Dept. of Telecommunications.
Radio-TV Center, Room 276
rprickel 'at' indiana.edu
I have worked in video production since 1976. I joined WISH-TV in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1978. During my time at WISH-TV, I worked as a newscast director, producer, videographer and editor. In 1992 I accepted the position of Video Production Manager at Indiana State University. In October 2000, I agreed to take on the title of Senior Television Producer/Director at Indiana University.
Over the years, my productions have received numerous awards. During my tenure at IU, I won a regional Emmy for “Sugarplum Dreams: Staging the Nutcracker Ballet”, an Emmy nomination for ”Doc Councilman: Making Waves”, an Emmy nomination for “Hometown: A Journey Through Terre Haute”, a Cine Golden Eagle for “Spanning Time: America’s Covered Bridges”, a Best Documentary award from the Society of Professional Journalists for “Restoring the Legend: The French Lick Hotel”, a Telly award for “Indiana State Parks: Treasures In Your Own Backyard”, a Telly award for “Hoosier Hospitality-Wine”, and a regional Emmy for “A Prayer Service With His Holiness The Dalai Lama”.
While at Indiana State University I received two first place National Vision Awards and a first place award from the Admissions Marketing Report for television spots created for the University. While at WISH-TV, I won first place awards for documentary work from the Associated Press, United Press International, Indiana News Photographers Association and Sigma Delta Chi. One documentary produced for WISH-TV, still holds the distinction of being the highest rated locally produced program in the history of the station. It was also during my time at WISH-TV that I received 13 First Place awards, 3 Second Place awards, and 5 Third Place awards from the Indiana News Photographers Association for my work as a videographer/editor.
My degree in Radio and Television from Ball State University has been augmented by professional development opportunities throughout my career. I participated in the National Press Photographers Association TV News Video Workshop where I was chosen “Best Editor”. I attended “Editing TV Documentary” at The Workshops in Rockport Maine. I also have a strong graphics background as well, having completed Computer Graphics workshops at The Sony Institute and SoftImage Animator School at Video Central in Orlando Florida.