Dallas, TX (July 15, 2020)—Stephen Arnold Music scored four wins at the annual Broadcast Production Awards, which honor creatives in broadcast and streaming media across a variety of formats, including production and set designers, motion graphics designers, composers and product engineers.
Stephen Arnold Music’s wins included Best Overall Use of Music for CNN America’s Choice Debate “Super Open”, a fully orchestrated, three-act music score. Other honors came for the studio’s work for China Global Television Network (CGTN), Scripps Television Stations and WDAF/FOX 4 Kansas City. Other honorees at the Broadcast Production Awards, now in its 11th year, included CCTV, CNN, NBC Sports and Sky News.
“Super Open” was used in the opening to CNN’s Democratic presidential debates, with an orchestral score intended to capture the drama and anticipatory atmosphere of the event through a blend of live trumpets, trombones, French horns, strings and percussion.
“See the Difference,” a promo for CGTN, won for Custom Music for Promotions. Part of a multifaceted image campaign, the 60-second piece aimed to communicate the breadth and scope of CGTN’s international news coverage.
Stephen Arnold Music also earned an award for Custom Music for Theme/Score for a custom music package composed for the Scripps Local Television group to accompany a graphic redesign and an overall news rebrand. The package features a range of live acoustic instruments, including violin, viola, cello, acoustic bass, acoustic percussion, piano and mallets.
Finally, the promo “This Is My KC” for WDAF was honored in the category of Image Campaign. Produced to mark the station’s 70th anniversary, the spot features an original alternative pop song denoting WDAF’s connection to its community.
The creatives honored at Stephen Arnold Music include Stephen Arnold, president; Chad Cook, VP creative/executive producer; Paul West, audio engineer; Jesus Garcia, lead editor/post production; Clay Lorance, creative/post production; Whitney Arnold, creative/post production; Mack Price, arranger/co-composer (CNN “Super Open” and CGTN “See the Difference”); Greg Barnhill, producer/co-composer (WDAF “This Is My KC”); and Greg Bieck, arranger/programmer (WDAF “This Is My KC”).
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