There are days you wake up and know it’s going to be a good day. And then there are days where life really surprises you. Today was one of the latter.
This morning we found out that Plot Device, a short film we helped bring to life, was nominated for a Webby Award. I’m not going to lie to you… It’s a big fricken deal. The Webby’s are basically the Academy Awards for Internet content. And while it’s my nature to be humbled by recognition like this, I’m not really comfortable even saying that, because, in reality, this award isn’t really about Red Giant. It’s not for us to be humbled. But we are proud…and extremely excited.
The nomination is for Best Editing – something that can be attributed entirely to Seth Worley, the film’s director. Seth is an amazing storyteller and, while the nomination is a surprise, the fact that a storyteller as talented as Seth is being recognized for his ability to tell a great story, is not.
Also – I know I said that we’re not feeling humble, but I totally lied. Me and the rest of the folks at Red Giant are actually quite humbled at this moment – Humbled and honored that a film we helped create is considered notable among the fantastic content being produced by the community of visual artists, for whom we work so hard to support.
It’s one thing to make software that your customers love and use in telling their stories. But it’s a whole other thing to tell those same creative people a story and have it pass muster. We’re totally floored by the reaction you’ve had to Plot Device.
I’m not a fan of telling people to rock the vote, and I’m even less a fan of when people email, asking me to vote for a creation in a contest without even considering that there may be someone who is truly more worthy of the win. But if you believe in the importance of acknowledging great work, then head over to the Webby Awards and check out all of the nominations. If, after that, you think Seth deserves the award, great – vote for Plot Device. If not – vote for someone else that worked hard and deserves the recognition that editors so often don’t get.
In the meantime, you can watch Plot Device right here: