The Instructional Technology Center at Brigham Young University has won four awards for its distinguished video production.

The technology center is responsible for producing instructional media for curriculum and non-curriculum campus needs, said media designer Glenn Anderson. The award-winning video productions were created for BYU instructional purposes."David O. McKay, Prophet and Educator" was awarded a Crystal Award of Excellence from The Communicator Awards in February. The Videographer Awards gave its Award of Excellence to "New Student Orientation 1997: Mission Impossible," its Award of Distinction to "Students with Disabilities: A New Look at the BYU Experience" and an honorable mention award to "Conservation at BYU" in April.

The Communicator Awards is a national organization that recognizes individuals and companies in the communications fields, awarding excellence awards to print and video production.

The Videographer Awards is a national awards organization that chooses its winners in the video field. There were 1,839 entries from 42 states for the Videographer Awards, Anderson said.

"I think winning the awards for video production will show the public ITC is a well-rounded production facility," Anderson said. In addition to video production, the center uses CD-ROM, video disc video, Web-based instruction, photography, computer graphics, scripting and instructional design to create its materials.

"We use a team approach. Different parts of the departments of ITC are used in the productions and this brings all parts of the production together," Anderson said.

Anderson and video specialist Joel Galbraith collaborated on all four videos, with Anderson writing for the productions and Galbraith shooting video. The two also directed and produced the four videos.