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'Valley Uprising' Missoula effects team wins Emmy for work on climbing documentary

September 22, 2016View for printing

The Emmy is also a win for the University of Montana. Five of the team members, Twigg, Thompson, Meeks, Jones and Bucy, are graduates of the School of Media Arts. "It's a great representation for us," Twigg said.

A team of Missoula effects designers won an Emmy at the News and Documentary Awards at a ceremony held on Wednesday in New York City.

The group won the award for Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction for their work on "Valley Uprising," a documentary about the history of the boundary-pushing rock climbing scene in Yosemite that aired on the Discovery Channel.

"It was quite surprising. We were up against HBO, POV, NOVA/PBS, all these other fantastic graphic artists, and so it was definitely an honor," team leader Barry Thompson said in a phone interview from New York.

CORY WALSH cory.walsh@missoulian.com

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