On Thursday, March 26, VisitPITTSBURGH announced the recipients of its 2014 Travel & Partner Awards. The awards, recognize “outstanding contributions” to the region’s convention, travel and tourism industry.
Along with Pittsburgh Transportation Group and Pittsburgh Restaurant Week, Apple Box Studios and Mike Wertz (Owner & Creative Director) received the Tourism Partner of the Year Award.
In 2013, Apple Box Studios produced the first Barney Visits Pittsburgh promotional, animated video for VisitPittsburgh, which features Barney bringing his business to the Burgh. The video also received a 2013 Silver Telly Award.
In 2014, Apple Box Studios produced the “Mighty Beautiful Pittsburgh” video for VisitPittsburgh, which highlights the richness and quality of life from above using UVAC (unmanned video aircraft carrier) technology. UVAC technology allows us the unique ability to capture beautiful, aerial imagery never seen before. The video (seen below) even went viral months later after being featured in a realty blog post from Movoto titled: “If you’re from Pittsburgh, this will be the most jaw-dropping thing you see today…”
Last month, VisitPittsburgh released the sequel to Barney Visits Pittsburgh. Also produced by Apple Box Studios, the animated sequel features Barney brining his whole family to Pittsburgh including his pitbull, of course named Pittsburgh.
Apple Box Studios is grateful for an ongoing partnership with VisitPittsburgh and looks forward to another year of showing off Pittsburgh to the world.
For the original VisitPittsburgh news release click here.