Titan Terror 3 Winners take home 2012 Westmonster Awards

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Titan Terror Project Showcase and Award Ceremony took place today at 12:45 pm in Muller Theater in the McKelvey Campus Center on the Westminster College campus, where the top 10 entries were viewed for the first time and the Grand Prize, Runner Up and Audience Choice winners were recognized and rewarded. This event was free and open to the public. Pizza was provided courtesy of Sodexo.

Entries were judges by two rounds of qualified judges on creativity, accordance with the Titan Terror Project theme to make a scary movie without the use of violence or gore, development of story, and production value.

The Grand Prize "Westmonster" award went to Cannibals of the Lake, by Chelsea Haybarger and team Sunshine. The independent panel of judges recognized this team in particular for their video's Creativity and Story. They have been awarded over $460 worth of prizes, including:

• A Single-Cup Keurig Machine
• A Thirty-One Bag
• 2 TTP T-shirts
• A Pittsburgh Penguins Towel and Picture on Canvas
• A Kindle Reader with Built-in Wi-Fi
• A $25 Crane Room Gift Card
• And more!
View this winning video here: https://vimeo.com/album/2117088/video/50537130

The Runner-Up "Westmonster" award went to Follow Me, by Sean Schachner and Norrschach Productions. Judges recognized this team in particular for their video's accordance with the Theme and Technical Production Values. They have been awarded over $280 worth of prizes, including:

• A Pittsburgh Penguins Towel and Picture on Canvas
• A Kindle Reader with Built-in Wi-Fi
• A $25 Crane Room Gift Card
• 2 Tickets to Celebrity Series' "A Chorus Line"
• 1 lb. of Starbucks Anniversary Blend Coffee
• And more!
View this winning video here: https://vimeo.com/album/2117088/video/51684017

The Audience Choice "Westmonster" winner was Tulpa, by Stephen Bendig, and STAT1CProductions. This team was voted on by the live audience at the showcase using immediate audience response clicker technology.
They have been awarded over $225 worth of prizes, including:
• 1 Insulated Backpack
• A Pittsburgh Penguins Towel and Picture on Canvas
• A Gorilla Joe Printing Co. Certificate for 16 Free, One-Sided Shirts
• 1 lb. Starbucks Anniversary Blend Coffee
• 2 $10 Crane Room Gift Cards
• And more!
View this winning video here: https://vimeo.com/51697035

The rest of the top ten finalists included three high school entries from both Lawrence and mercer counties, as well as student entries from Westminster College. They included:

•        Beep - Kyle Bruinooge, KAB Studios
•        Silent Asylum - Daniel Trotter, Uncle RJ Productions
•        Midnight Terror - Danny Jaskowak, Dannystepmary
•        On My Way - Jared Chapman, Chapkenzie Productions
•        Scarebrush - Kait Roth, Fabulous Films
•        School Terror - John LaMarca, T-Squared
•        Hunchback of Old Main - Casey McDonald, McDonald Productions

An archival feed of the entire showcase can be seen here: http://meridix.com/everywhere.php?liveid=WestminsterCollegePA&x=0&y=0.
Once on the site, look under "Recent Results" for the "Titan Terror Showcase."

This event, and all AV Week events would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:

Sodexo, Matune Law, Thirty-One (Katie Weisz), The Tavern on the Square, Trib Total Media, Hermitage Starbucks, Westminster Celebrity Series, Gorilla Joe Printing Company, Crane Room Grille, Sharon Regional Health System, Armstrong Cable and Westminster College Career Center

Please join us in applauding today's winners and all the contestants of the Titan Terror Project! Keep an eye out for information on TTP4, coming in 2013!
The Titan Terror Project is collaboratively hosted by WCN (Westminster Cable Network), Titan Radio (88.9 FM) and Audio Visual Services.


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Chelsea Haybarger shows off her Grand Prize Westmonster trophy.




A still from Grand Prize winner CANNIBALS OF THE LAKE




A still from Runner-up entry FOLLOW ME




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Audience Choice winner Stephen Bendig addresses reporters on the red carpet following the showcase.




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Audience members showed up early to get a good seat for the showcase and enjoy pizza from Sodexo. Over 100 people filled Mueller Theater for the event.