Red Bank Business Owner Wins Six Prestigious Awards for Video Production at JSPRAA Ceremony
Frank Farrell, founder of Custom Video Productions Inc., Red Bank, took home six gold and silver awards at 39th annual JASPER awards ceremony sponsored by JSPRAA (Jersey Shore Public Relations and Advertising Association), held recently at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel.
Farrell won two gold awards for his television/video productions. He won gold for Kohl’s Solar Initiative, a commercial campaign in the Television/Internet Video category; and Bartlett Survivor Tree Program, a short documentary/promo for Television/Video.
In the Television/Video category, Farrell also won silver awards for AT&T Mobile Security and Coach Alex, product or trade show videos used for infomercials and promotions; Veriscript a consumer digital ad or campaign in the digital/interactive media category; and Metallix Refining Website, the website design category for consumers.
Farrell’s interest in AV (audio-visual) recording equipment, electronics, and amateur radio began in Forestdale Grade School, Rumson, when teachers there cultivated his curiosity. Farrell knew what his life’s love and work were going to be when his elementary music teacher Mrs. Guthrie had him figure out how to use the equipment and film his music class while they lip-synced to popular music, such as the Beach Boys, the Beatles, and others.
In 1978 at age 16, Farrell had already started his company in the basement of his parents’ home, producing mainly wedding videos. At Rumson-Far Haven Regional High School, from where he graduated in 1980, Farrell filmed football games; and at the very beginning of the personal and business film production industry, he started filming family events, wedding videos, and then corporate videos.
It was at Brookdale Community College that Farrell met Richard Moose of Bell Laboratories who hired Farrell to help with their corporate video production. Farrell later worked for AT&T, videotaping engineer lectures about video technology and the Internet, among other classified projects. “These experiences are the foundation of where I am at today,” said Farrell.
Farrell earned certification in video production at Sony Technical Trade School, California. He now does work for Kohl’s department stores; Bayer Corporation; the cancer research facility Imclone Systems, Somerville, N.J., and AT&T, among others.
Farrell’s other awards include a Silver at the 2013 ADCNJ (Art Directors Club of New Jersey) 50th Annual Awards ceremony for the video Veriscript, which describes a process that law enforcement officials use to analyze people’s handwriting to determine if they are being truthful; First Place in the 2012 NJAD (New Jersey Advertising) Club Jersey Awards contest for Veriscript; and a gold award from JSPRAA in 2010 for a television/video documentary and promo for the U.S. Army entitled, VIS (Vehicular Intercom Systems): Situational Awareness for the Tactical Vehicle Crewman.
Farrell is a member of JSPRAA since 2005, and the Monmouth Ocean Development Council (MODC) where he serves on the marketing committee. Farrell is also a member of Navesink Business Group, the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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About Custom Video Productions Inc.
We create, design, and develop every aspect of video production from concept development to scriptwriting, shooting, editing, DVD authoring, DVD duplication, and more. We are the one-stop media shop for video production. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit www.cvpnj.com for more information.