Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
By Barb Teed, TC Daily Planet
A beautifully filmed documentary featuring the 4,000-acre Schiefelbein beef farm in Kimball, Minnesota, won top honors at the 2010 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Awards, held Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis.
Schiefelbein Farms earned the gold statue for producer and writer Whitney Thielman and videographer/editor Jon Otte in the Student Production category of Single Story/Feature.
The St. Cloud State University students beat out several other nominees in the division.
"We are pretty excited," said Thielman at the Emmy pre-show event at Seven restaurant.
"We were all happy because we put a lot of work in it. The Schiefelbeins are friends of mine and I wanted to do something cool to recognize the farms of Minnesota."
Thielman and her crew brought in camera dollies and other film equipment to the farm. "
We made sure we got the best angles and interviews possible. We wanted to submit it for awards," she said. Thielman, a senior at
St. Cloud State majoring in Television Production, said she plans on heading to Chicago or New York City after graduation.
The Upper Midwest media organizations are from Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Iowa, and western Wisconsin.
Editor's note: Whitney Thielman is the daughter of former Kimball Schools superintendent Dr. Scott Thielman, and she graduated from KAHS in 2006. Congratulations, Whitney and crew!
Reprinted by permission.