The Friends of the Texas Room launched a new YouTube channel this week. Kicking off the launch are clips from the PBS documentary “In Search of Houston’s History”. Watch it here:
Asia Society Documentary Premieres March 21 on HoustonPBS HD ch. 8, 7:30p.m
The third episode of Texas Foundation for the Arts’ Telly Award-winning series Houston Arts Television, produced in collaboration with HoustonPBS, explores how famed Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi’s landmark building came to fruition in Houston’s Museum District. The filmmakers take a look at the history of the organization, the design and construction of the building, the grand opening festivities, and the many exhibitions and programs that will be presented in the 300-seat theatre, art exhibition space, and conference facilities.
Fast Cut Films is pleased to announce Art of Architecture won a 2012 bronze Telly Award in the documentary category. Congratulations to the production team and executive producers Kim Lykins and James Bailey. Congratulations to Texas Foundation for the Arts, HoustonPBS and underwriters W. S. Bellows Construction Corporation, ArchCenter Houston Foundation, Gensler, Hines, and Houston Arts Alliance.
The 33rd Annual Telly Awards named Texas Foundation for the Arts a bronze winner in the documentary film category for its program titled Galveston Island. Executive Producers James Bailey and Kim Lykins. Post Production by Fast Cut Films.
This is the second national award for the 60-minute documentary program, which has also been honored with a Gold AVA Award. Galveston Island premiered on HoustonPBS and has subsequently been broadcast on PBS stations throughout Texas. Production began just weeks before Hurricane Ike devastated the island. In the aftermath of the storm, the filmmakers captured the resiliency of the islanders during their struggle to rebuild, a scenario that mirrored the determination of the island residents after the devastating storm that struck the island in 1900. The Telly Awards, founded in 1979, 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. More than 11,000 entries were submitted from all 50 states and five continents in this year’s Telly competition. “The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Telly Awards. “Texas Foundation for the Arts’ accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill and dedication to their craft, and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
Air Liquide broke ground in the spring of 2010 for construction of its newest Hydrogen Steam Methane Reformer located in La Porte, Texas. The plant opened on April 26, 2012. The SMR will produce more than 100 million cubic feet of pure hydrogen per day for its customers along the Texas Gulf Coast. Air Liquide looked to Fast Cut to film on location throughout the duration of the project. Fast Cut reported on construction progress, plant design and innovation, supply chain logistics, global sourcing and remarkable safety record. It’s worth noting there were over 1.2 million safe man hours during the project without a recordable or loss time incident. The video was produced in high definition, HD and distributed in various formats for tradeshow displays, PowerPoint presentations and web streaming servers.