“Temple was the perfect fit for me. It’s in the sixth largest media market in the United States,” he says. “There’s a lot of sports teams that can be covered and there’s always news coverage. It’s great because Temple is just in the middle of it all so you can get involved with many different opportunities.”
After being encouraged along with other classmates from the School of Media & Communication, the Red Lion Class of 2011 graduate was one of many students to submit their work to the NATAS Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards Committee in late May in hopes to receive an Emmy nomination.
A few months later Otte received a message from a Temple studio worker that his submission had been nominated by the committee in the Collegiate Sports Production category.
The video work Otte submitted highlighted former men’s basketball guard TJ DiLeo as a student athlete. Working together with reporter Tanya Hubbard, the submission also gave a behind-the-scenes perspective of the atmosphere of last year’s Temple Men’s Basketball team’s trip to the NCAA Tournament in Dayton, OH.
Now with the nomination at-hand, the 2013 NATAS Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards Committee will host a dinner on September 7 to announce the winners within the various categories.
“Although it is a huge honor to be nominated for this award, I unfortunately can’t make it to dinner because I’m previously committed to film a wedding on that same day,” explains Otte. “It is an accomplishment by itself to be nominated for this award. Either way, I’m very excited to see what the future holds.”
Many say it’s Otte’s passion and dedication that got him to where he is today.
“This would’ve never happened without Mr. Deprator and doing all the TV and video work I did in high school,” he says. “That’s how it all started.”
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