LS3 STUDIOS SELECTED A WINNER IN THE 34th ANNUAL TELLY AWARDS
Telly again proudly honors the very best commercials, videos, films and internet work
Maurice, LA — (April 30, 2013) The Telly Awards has named LS3 Studios as a Bronze winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for “From Shanghai to Harlem.” With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.
For its 34th season, The Telly Awards once again joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards. In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community helps decide the People’s Telly Awards winners.
A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work entries do not compete against each other rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit.
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. LS3 Studios’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.
About LS3 Studios
Owner, Leonard Smith III, has been involved in graphics, photography, video, and multimedia projects for over thirty-five years. His professional career started at Eastman Kodak in 1975. While at Kodak, Leonard traveled the United States and Europe supporting various imaging systems.
LS3 Studios offer a variety of services that include image and audio editing, production of broadcast quality video and multimedia presentations, custom photography and web development. We take pride in providing clear and intuitive access to archives and information as well as staging compelling narratives using digital media. The studio’s creative team of producers and writers are dedicated to educating, entertaining, and inspiring audiences through innovative storytelling.
Please contact Leonard Smith III, LS3 Studios for inquiries: info@LS3Studios.com or call 337-453-4684
AVA DIGITAL AWARDS ANNOUNCE 2013 WINNERS
Narrative Network and LS3 Studios net Gold Award from among 2000 global entrants
New York, NY (February 1, 2013) Narrative Network and LS3 Studios are winners of the AVA Digital-Gold Awards, for co-producing documentary trailer “From Shanghai to Harlem,” in the category of Creativity Video Production/Editing, it was announced on February 1, 2013. AVA recognizes outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication. Work ranges from audio and video productions to websites and social media sites that present interactive components such as video, animation, blogs, and podcasts to other user-generated digital communication.
There were 2,000 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and several other countries in the 2013 competition. Entrants included digital professionals from audio, video and film production companies; web developers; advertising agencies; PR firms; corporate and government communication departments; and independent creative professionals such as designers, producers, directors, editors and shooters.
AVA Digital Awards is sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand productions, marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, and free-lance professionals. AMCP administers recognition programs; provides judges and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the profession. As part of its mission, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of creative professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations.
Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.
Winners, who will receive certificates and inscribed statuettes, were selected from over 200 categories in Audio, Video, and Web-based production. A list of Platinum and Gold Winners can be found on the AVA Digital Awards website at www.avaawards.com.
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is proud to present a screening of LS3 Studio’s –
A Legend in the Classroom: The Life Story of Ms. Yvonne Busch at 7:30pm See Trailer.
New Orleans, LA (February 17,2013) A Legend in the Classroom is included with regular Museum admission and coincides with the exhibition, Ralston Crawford and Jazz.
Born in New Orleans in 1929 and raised in the historic Treme section of the city, Ms. Busch, who mastered several brass instruments and wood chimes, became a touring professional by the age of 12, crisscrossing the United States as a member of the critically acclaimed “International Sweethearts of Rhythm” and the “Swinging Rays of Rhythm”, two all female bands sponsored by the Piney Woods Country Life School, an African-American boarding school located in Piney Woods, Mississippi.
A Public School Teacher’s Contribution to New Orleans Music History by Al Kennedy
Mercedes Tucker Stamps earned a place in history in 1948 by becoming the New Orleans Public School District’s first itinerant instrumental music teacher serving African American students. During her 30 1/2 years as a public school teacher and her two years at Gilbert Academy, she influenced the lives of thousands of students while preparing talented young musicians for professional careers. Many of the sounds of New Orleans music had their beginnings in Mrs. Stamps’ classroom.
Mercedes Tucker Stamps discovered the life changing power of a musical instrument in the 1930s, when she sat down at the old upright piano in her grandmother’s living room and began to pick out melodies of the songs her grandmother sang. As an adult, her success as an instrumental music teacher and band director in the New Orleans Public Schools was based upon the lesson she learned from that old
piano: music changes lives and unlocks creativity. During her more than three decades in public school classrooms, she prepared her students to become responsible adults through the example she set, and the way she taught them to read, understand, and appreciate music.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Al Kennedy’s book, Chord Changes on the Chalkboard: How Public School Teachers Shaped ]azz and the Music of New Orleans (Scarecrow Press, 2002), was awarded the Henry Kmen Award for excellence in New Orleans music research by the New Orleans International Music Colloquium in 2003. He also received the Louisiana Jazz Federation’s “Jazztown Award” in 2000 for his contribution to New Orleans’ musical heritage.
Kennedy worked as a communications coordinator in the public information office of the New Orleans Public Schools for 21 years, during which time he began a series of interviews with retired teachers, principals, and superintendents. In 1982, he initiated the effort to establish the Orleans Parish School Board Collection in the Earl K. Long Library at the University of New Orleans (UNO), a collection that has grown to more than 850 linear feet. Kennedy (Ph.D. in Urban Studies, UNO) has conducted additional research that focuses on the lives of music teachers who taught in the city’s public schools and on the history of public education in New Orleans through UNO’s Ethel and Herman L. Midlo International Center for New Orleans Studies. He has taught at Dillard University and currently teaches American History at UNO.