Imagemakers, of Wamego, and S&N Design, of Manhattan, teamed with the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau to create an award winning video. The video, which features Manhattan’s location in the Flint Hills, as well as its shopping, entertainment, education and economic strengths, has been named a Telly Award recipient.
Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional, cable television commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners of the award represent the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations and corporate video departments in the world.
In addition to Imagemakers and S&N Design, this year’s winners include Turner Studios, Nickelodeon, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts and Time Warner Cable.
“We are thrilled to have partnered with S&N Design and the Manhattan CVB to produce this video,” Dan Holmgren, Creative Director for Imagemakers, said.
Because Imagemakers has proven experience in the creation of videos, as well as films, it was tapped to help in strategic planning for the video, directing the emotional appeal to those looking for a retirement community, second home or planning a move to Manhattan.
“We wanted to produce a video that truly highlighted the best of this area, featured Manhattan’s strong economy and the wide variety of entertainment, shopping and outdoor opportunities available in this area,” Mary Foster, Project Manager for Imagemakers, said.
“Imagemakers and S&N Design were so easy to work with. We really appreciate their expertise and vision as we helped tell the story of Manhattan – a young, vibrant and inviting community,” said Karen Hibbard, Director for Manhattan CVB.
“This was a very fun and yet challenging project for us. But with Dan’s background as a movie producer most of this video was shot in a more cinematic style than another agency might do,” Foster said. Adding, “Steve’s script writing experience made for great chemistry.”
“The videography was shot over the course of a year and features over 100 locations. In the process of writing the script we were able to enlist the help of a number of people with a great understanding of the Tallgrass Prairie, the Flint Hills and Manhattan. We are grateful to the many volunteer actors who donated their time to the project,” said Steve Lee, Creative Director for S&N Design.
Different versions of the video have been created for different audiences. Combined they have already been viewed over 10,000 times.
Pictured from left to right: Steve Lee and Nancy Raleigh, S&N Design; Karen Hibbard, Manhattan CVB; and Dan Warner and Mary Foster, Imagemakers
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