Red Giant and Plot Device Nominated for the Best Editing Category in the 16th Annual Webby Awards
Portland, OR (April 11, 2012) – Red Giant announced today that its nine minute short film, Plot Device has been nominated for the Best Editing category in the 16th Annual Webby Awards. The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The short film can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/24320919.
Plot Device is a nine minute short film directed by indie filmmaker, Seth Worley, and executive produced by Red Giant’s Aharon Rabinowitz. Aharon and Seth co-wrote the film to showcase the tools in Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Suite 11 with humor and over-the-top visual effects. The entire film was made for under $10,000.
As a nominee, Red Giant is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until April 26th, Red Giant and Plot Device fans can cast their votes at http://pv.webbyawards.com/ballot/94.
“The entire team here at Red Giant are truly 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,” said Aharon Rabinowitz, executive producer of Plot Device and director of communities for Red Giant. “It’s one thing to make software that your customers love and use in telling their stories. It is really gratifying to share a story with those same creative people and have it pass muster. We’re totally floored by the reaction to Plot Device.”
“Editing is one of the fundamental elements of filmmaking and storytelling in general, and it often gets taken for granted,” added Seth Worley, director of Plot Device. “It’s awesome that there’s a Webby Category to recognize editing, and I’m grateful to even be considered for the award. There are so many talented people out there making cool stuff - I’m just glad someone made a mistake and added my name to the list.”
"Nominees like Red Giant are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 10,000 entries we received this year."
About the Webby Awards
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 16th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Yahoo!, Vitamin T, MLB Advanced Media, Rackspace Hosting, JWT, The Atom Group, Financial Times, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Guardian News and Media.
About Red Giant
Founded in 2002, Red Giant (www.redgiant.com) creates an ever-expanding universe of effects tools ranging from plug-in suites, applications and mobile apps to Guru Presets, free products and sharing communities. We provide software for motion design, photography and color correction that is used for everything from major motion pictures to worldwide television programming to web production. Red Giant offers the industry-leading Trapcode tools for broadcast design; Magic Bullet Suite for color correction; and over 60 products that run in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, Avid, Vegas, Nuke, and Avid Studio. Our effects have enhanced dozens of feature films such as Angels & Demons and The Social Network, and added sparkle to networks like NBC Universal, ESPN, Disney, CNN, Comedy Central, MTV, and TNT. Join us on Facebook (RedGiantSoftware), follow us on Twitter (@RedGiantNews) and get free content at Redgiantpeople.com.