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Ames Media Production Services Receives Recognition for Water Plant Video

Post Date:09/06/2018 10:30 AM
City of Ames Media Production Services received second place at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) 33rd Annual Government Programming Award held recently in Philadelphia. The awards program honors excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies.
This year NATOA received more than 880 entries submitted by local governments across the country. The 19-minute video, “Ames Water Treatment Plant | For Decades to Come,” placed second in the documentary category. The program was written, edited, and produced by Media Production Services Coordinator Derek Crisler. Access the documentary by clicking on this link:
“It’s very exciting to be recognized by your peers and win this recognition for the City of Ames,” said Crisler. “It’s great that the Water Plant video was honored because the entire plant staff was incredibly generous and wonderful to work with on this project. This production took more than eight years to complete and will hopefully commemorate the tremendous accomplishment of building a new water treatment plant. I am appreciative of everyone who helped make this happen.”
The Ames Water Plant documentary follows the efforts to plan, build, and fund a new facility. It features multiple staff interviews, video footage of the old and new facilities, drone footage of the new facility, the facility ground-breaking, construction progress, and ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 26, 2017, and operation of the new plant for the first few weeks.
City of Ames Media Production Services is responsible for programming content on Ames government access Channel 12 and scheduling content on public access Channel 16 available to Mediacom cable television subscribers. Ames Channel 12 is available via video streaming at and on YouTube at
Media Production Services provides City Council and City board and commission meeting coverage available on demand at
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