COM video team wins at Student Production Awards

A series of video vignettes created by COM’s Hothouse (now Real World) Productions won the top award in the commercial category at the annual Student Production Awards sponsored by the Boston/New England chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The video collection was created in 2022 for COM’s AdLab, the student-run advertising agency, to explain and help recruit for staff roles.

The team members behind the videos, now COM graduates, include: Ryan Gregory, videographer; Rohan Gupta, creative director and editor; Shanna Martinez, associate producer and writer; Ryan O’Connor, producer; and Cristina Thorson, producer.

“The videos hinge on the personalities of the AdLab team, so we were fortunate that we were filming such interesting, unique voices for the campaign,” Gupta says.

Sheila Sitomer, professor of the practice in film and television and faculty adviser for the project, adds: “This was a highly collaborative effort by the entire student team to create a visually engaging, cohesive and informative series of vignettes. They are so deserving of the recognition by the Academy, the second year in a row that a team has received this honor.”