Andrew Ina (front right) and the "Broad & High" team at the Emmy awards. Photo courtesy of WOSU Public Media.
Just over a year after Andrew Ina (CCAD 2006) began working as a videographer at public TV station WOSU, the painter and filmmaker took home an Emmy award for his work on Broad & High, an arts and culture program in its first season.
"To win, especially for Broad & High as a series, was very exciting," Ina said. "Our city is rich with art, artists, and a variety cultural events, and we feel privileged to have the creative freedom to showcase it."
Ina, a Fine Arts grad and self-proclaimed lover of history and art, has worked on multiple WOSU programs including Columbus Neighborhoods, an Emmy award-winning documentary series.
"Learning about the history of this city and being able to interact with people that have fascinating stories about their past is very rewarding," Ina said.
His work for Broad & High has included artist profiles and documentary pieces, one of which earned accolades at the 2014 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition—A Day in the Life of a Ballerina was awarded best of show in the fair's short film exposition.
Ina credits almost everything he does an artist to his CCAD education.
"A Day in the Life of a Ballerina" by Andrew Ina. Screenshot from www.vimeo.com.
"My formal training as an artist—understanding light, form, color, design, and movement—allows me to capture the imagery that I do behind the camera."
Up next for Ina are new seasons of Columbus Neighborhoods and Broad & High and a personal documentary project funded through Kickstarter about local artist Stephanie Rond.
"It means a lot to me to give back to the art community," Ina said.
Ina is from Strongsville, OH, where he attended Strongsville Senior High School.