Two SLU Students Win Area Emmy Suncoast | Livingston/Tangipahoa

Two students from the University of Southeast Louisiana who worked at Southeastern Channel received Emmy awards.

Dylan Domangue of Houma won the non-fiction – long-form category, while John Austin Williams of Denham Springs won the director’s award. Both have been honored multiple times by the Emmys.

The students and their productions were honored in the Emmy Suncoast region made up of television stations and production companies in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Puerto Rico.

“Winning an Emmy is a surreal feeling, especially to do it while being a student,” Williams said. “Being named an Emmy winner puts me in a class of individuals who have demonstrated a level of talent unmatched by most. I feel great admiration and pride to be named one of these people. , and I will cherish it all my life.

An Emmy award is what everyone in television is looking for in their career, Domangue said.

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“It’s the highest honor we can get, so that’s what we’re working towards,” Domangue said. middle School. There are many awards people can win in their television career, but if you ask them all what the highest honor is, it’s definitely an Emmy.

Domangue’s winning non-fiction – long-form entry was his 17-minute personal documentary, “12 Seconds to Birth”.

“12 Seconds at Birth” documents Domangue’s remarkable journey and triumph over an incurable motor disability. As the title of the program suggests, “12 Seconds to Birth” begins with Domangue being born when he was deprived of oxygen for 12 seconds, causing permanent brain damage and cerebral palsy, leading to muscle problems, joints and bones that affected his walking motion throughout his life. Entire life.

Williams won for her short film, “The Overthinker.” He produced the short as part of a class assignment for Comm 449: Advanced Video Production and Editing, taught by Southeast Channel Operations Manager Steve Zaffuto.

The entire four-minute film is shot by a single camera in one take as it follows the title character, played by student Ross Chauvin, of Houma, as he strolls through downtown Hammond la night, absorbed in his thoughts. As Chauvin walks through the city, the viewer hears through the narration the character thinking that he cannot escape his own thoughts which constantly bombard and trouble him.