Edit House Productions, LLC has won five national awards to date in 2012. The most recent are two additional Telly Awards. Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web. Entries are self-nominated with approximately 11,000 submissions per year, with the submissions judged by past award winners.
Edit House Productions, LLC was awarded two Bronze Awards for Achievement in Overall Production and in Editing Technique for the project “New Mexico State Police: Timestamp”. “Timestamp” follows a day in the life of the agency’s officers.
Matt Smith was the lead editor, and one of the cinematographers for the project. He has worked as a production assistant, editor and cinematographer for the company for many years.
“It”s amazing to be able to work with the New Mexico State Police and encourage people into becoming officers. Hopefully, the videos we produced will play a big part in people’s decision to join the agency,” Matt said. The Timestamp video was part of a new Training and Recruiting campaign that included two thirty second commercials that played all across New Mexico. The campaign also included two web-based videos that played world-wide, and a targeted online pay-per-click ad campaign managed through Ad House Advertising, a division of Edit House Productions.
Other awards this year for Edit House Productions, LLC included two Bronze Telly Awards for Achievement in Religious Programming, as well as in Cinematography for the project “Mulungwishi: A United Methodist Mission”. The documentary was also awarded an international “Best of Show” Aurora Award in February of 2012. Ed Smith and his wife Kim Smith, who wrote the documentary, traveled approximately 38 hours to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in April 2011 and had only 4 days in country to complete the entire 30-minute documentary. Ed was the cinematographer, editor and director of the project, which was nearly two years in the planning and production.
“It’s an honor to again be recognized for something that I love for such a meaningful project,” Ed Smith said.
You can watch these productions for the New Mexico State Police as well as the Mulungwishi documentary on the Edit House Productions YouTube Channel.
Ed Smith has been in television since the 80s and began Edit House Productions, LLC in 2000. He grew up in Culver City, California, where he enjoyed hanging out with his father on the sets of MGM Studios. Ed has been awarded dozens of Addy, Telly and Aurora Awards for cinematography, directing, and art direction. Over the years, Ed has produced for Fortune 500 companies like Pizza Hut, Cessna Aircraft, Coleman, and Rent-A-Center. Ed earned a MA in Communications and a BA in Radio-TV-Film from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.