AUSTIN, TEXAS — Woody Harrison, a video storyteller for nonprofits and member-driven associations, received the 2021 Telly Award for his video introducing the Austin Lighthouse and its mission to the world.
The Telly Awards, founded in 1979, honors excellence in video and television across all screens. The judging council comprises leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology companies.
Harrison’s winning submission, “Holy Cow, I Had No Idea,” is the first video he created for the Lighthouse. The title is a quote CEO Jim Meehan often hears from first-time visitors to the agency’s facilities in Austin and Taylor, Texas. The Austin Lighthouse, also known as Travis Association for the Blind, is often referred to as one of Austin’s well-kept secrets.
The Lighthouse has always kept a low profile. But then, technology innovations like the blind-operated turret trucks and the new robots in Taylor, along with the Lighthouse’s COVID-19 response, thrust the Lighthouse into the spotlight.
And Woody was there to capture it all.
On the Austin Lighthouse YouTube channel, you’ll find more works produced by Woody Harrison Films. You’ll see behind-the-scenes footage of blind and visually impaired employees shipping out millions of sanitizer bottles during the pandemic, videos telling the stories of employee achievements, and the different ways the Lighthouse uses technology to create more jobs for people who are blind.
Learn more about Woody Harrison Films here.
Congratulations, Woody, from everyone at the Austin Lighthouse! Watch the award-winning video below.