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Hainkel video wins national recognition

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – A video produced by Southeastern Louisiana University in honor of the late Louisiana Senator John J. Hainkel Jr. has received national recognition in three video production competitions.

     “John J. Hainkel Jr., Man of Service” was produced by the university’s Office of Public Information with assistance from the Southeastern Channel and was part of the dedication ceremonies of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts’ performance hall to Hainkel’s memory. The 14-minute video was a tribute to the senator’s life and incorporated photos and video footage obtained from the Louisiana Legislature, friends and family members, educational institutions, public and private agencies.

     In the category of history and biography, the video won a Bronze Award in the 28th Annual Telly Awards, which honors local, regional and cable film and video productions; an Award of Distinction in tribute category from the 13th Annual Communicator Awards; and an Honorable Mention citation in the tribute category from the 2007 Videographer Awards, which is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

     The video was scripted and produced by Rene Abadie, Southeastern director of public information, with assistance from assistant director Christina Chapple. Southeastern Channel videographers Claude Levet and Steve Kleyle edited the piece, and Todd Delaney, general manager of KSLU 90.9FM radio station, provided narration.

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