Del Padre Wins Two 35th Annual Telly Awards

Product Video Production

The Telly Awards has named Nino Del Padre as a winner of two Bronze Telly Awards for Proficient Signature Series and Proficient MaxTV product launch videos. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

The first video “Proficient Signature Series” is an online promotional feature to introduce Proficient Audio’s new flagship Signature Series loudspeaker and subwoofer. The video was shot on a RED Epic and conveys the exceptional performance and features the elegant seven-layer, high-gloss black finish on the products.

The second award was a product launch video for Proficient’s MaxTV, a slim-line, under-TV loudspeaker system featuring hi-fidelity sound and Bluetooth capability. The video was created to demonstrate the dramatic differences between TV sound and the MaxTV.

Director Nino Del Padre achieved these goals using a combination of live action, stock footage and sound design. “The challenge was to illustrate the sound from the sub-standard TV speaker system compared to the home theater quality sound coming from the MaxTV. I ended up using hyper-real sound for the images shown on the TV when the MaxTV is turned on. Working with thousands of sound effects to pair with the TV content was a huge task.”

“We blended dozens of different sounds for each shot, such as sounds of a jet engine and an explosion for a gulf swing, bullet ricochets for rain drops hitting a flower and cracking ice for a time-lapse shot of a plant growing” said Del Padre. The Bronze Award was for outstanding Sound Design in a Internet/Online Commercial.

About The Telly Awards

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

For its 35th 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.

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “Nino Del Padre’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

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