AVC’s staff editor, Mitch Silver, won the 2007 Videographer Awards “Award of Distinction” for the wedding invitation video he produced. Mitch met with clients Debra and Ethan to determine their interests and to plan the shoot that took place at the nearby Rose Garden. Mitch applied some fun effects during editing and posted the wedding invitation to YouTube. See it here.
AVC produced both an online version and a DVD version. The DVD became incorporated in the printed invitation sent out to guests. Debra and Ethan were married May 27, 2007.
AVC’s Stu Sweetow won an Indie at Oakland Unwrapped’s Indie Awards Celebration May 4, 2007. Stu’s award, entitled Grand Avenue Dynamo, stated that “Stu regularly donates his services and time to help the community.” A nominator commented that Stu’s efforts and humble attitude “make the neighborhood and city better places.”
The Association of Professional Videographers (APV) gave this award to AVC for a documentary video we produced for Starr King School of the Ministry on what it takes to become a Unitarian minister.
In 2007, AVC won the J Magazine Readers Choice Award, 2nd Place, Best Videographer
Former AVC post production manager, Jason LaBatt won this award for AVC for the creative editing he did with a wedding video highlights DVD. In one scene, Jason was able to combine both the bride’s and groom’s vows together so they are speaking in unison.
AVC owner, Stu Sweetow, won first place in the Southern Illinois University film festival in 1970 for a music film he produced while a student.
The Chicago Area Camera Club honored Stu Sweetow with a “Ten Best” award for a music film he produced to go with the Beatles “Day in the Life.”
The Welfare Public Relations Forum presented this First Place Award to Stu Sweetow for a documentary video he made for then employer Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago.