This year has been a busy one on the award circuit for SolidLine productions. In addition to several awards already accepted, including 2 Aegis Awards, a Communitas Award, and a Pixie to name just a few, SolidLine has learned that five videos have been awarded honors in the 31st Annual Telly Awards and two have been honored with a People’s Telly Award. The awards include six Bronze Telly Awards and one Silver Telly, the highest honor given to a production. The awards honor videos produced for DHL Global Forwarding, Digi-Data, Press-a-Print, American Osteopathic Association, and the American Hospital Association. The Silver Telly was awarded for SolidLine's patient safety documentary "The Story of Lewis Blackman." This production has received acclaim from around the world for its impactful story on open communication and disclosure in medicine.

With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this year’s Telly Awards has been one of the most successful and competitive in the long history of the Telly Awards. Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest video and film productions. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, and corporate video departments in the world.

“A Telly is a true honor in our business,” states Michael Kromm, SolidLine Creative Director. “It demonstrates to us that our work is amongst the best video production work in the world.”

Check out our award winning videos on our online galleries here.


Dave checks the B-camera setting up for an interview at Yale in New Haven, CT.
You don’t want to miss this! The annual Summer Intern Blog is back in action. For the past 5 weeks SLM Summer Intern Dave Rokos has been charting down his experiences on the road with the crew. You can follow his weekly blog right from our website. It’s a whole lot of fun to read. Dave has even produced a few behind the scenes films from the production trips. Get caught up with the first 5 weeks and make sure to keep tabs on his experiences by reading each week!


After a successful production trip to the Ukraine last month, SolidLine is again on the road overseas in July. Two separate SolidLine Media film crews head to China and Japan this week. Ed Boe will be heading up a crew in Tokyo, Japan to film a production for DHL Global Forwarding while Michael Kromm and Greg Vass head to Qingzhou City in Shandong China to produce a promotional video for Qingneng Power Company.

Make sure to keep an eye on the SolidLine Blog for interesting stories from the crew abroad!


In the spirit of Car Talk, our favorite PBS show, we are trying out something new this month. See if you can figure this one out...

Going down a long, steep grade, a vehicle was gaining speed at an alarming rate even though the driver was in low gear — he had to use the brakes nearly the entire way down. Why did he have to use the brakes? And why didn't first gear slow down the vehicle?

Think you know the answer? Send it in to puzzler@solidlinemedia.com. Our first email with the right answer will win a special SolidLine prize!


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Peggie Garcia
Learning Point Associates


SolidLine Media is a full service production house focused on the development and creation of smart video productions across the US and the world. Our full-time in-house crew of professionals can handle any video production project, and create a final product that is fun to watch, and entertaining.

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2010 Silver Telly Award - “The Story of Lewis Blackman" – Transparent Health

12 Awards in 2010 to Date


Dave Rokos, Summer Intern

Dave moved right from graduating Columbia in Chicago to the prestigious position of SolidLine Summer Intern. You can keep tabs on him on our website through his weekly blog, but lets really find out what he thinks about SolidLine...

What’s it really like traveling on the SolidLine bus?

Traveling on the SolidLine bus is really cool, and practical, because you can do pretty much anything on there you can do at home. You can shower, use the bathroom, cook dinner, even watch TV while you are driving down the highway. The biggest challenge I found is getting used to the movement. It is a unique experience to shower while rocking back and forth at 65MPH, all while trying to save water and make yourself as clean as possible. Another thing that surprised me about traveling on the bus is how fast the trips go by. Since you aren't limited to sitting in a seat the entire time, 14 or 16 hour trips are easily broken up and you don't get bored. I spend a couple of hours just talking and hanging out, a few more working on some projects, make and eat dinner, watch a movie, sleep for a few hours and next thing you know you've driven across the country and you are at your destination without ever sitting around doing nothing. All in all I really enjoy traveling on the bus. It is a cool way to see the country and you don't have to deal with airports and delays.

What’s something you have learned that you didn’t expect?

One of the biggest things I've learned at SolidLine that I didn't expect is how to take a normal shot and make it interesting and original. I've gotten the chance to get really hands on and learn about different ways to light a shot so you can see everything clearly and you can give it depth. I've helped with production design and seen how little things like the way books are stacked in the background can make a shot more interesting and believable. The most exciting thing I've gotten to work with and learn about is camera motion. How simply moving the camera up and down or side to side can make a shot come to life and really sell what you are shooting. All of these are little things I hadn't really thought about before because I didn't have a lot of experience with camera, but now I know how many things you can do and how small changes can make all the difference.

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