2011 OWH Year in Videos — Andrew Mattson

This was a big year for the College World Series, with the new digs at TD Ameritrade Park and the former president of the United States throwing the first pitch. It presented its own unique challenges as well, including an inability to shoot video of the momentous occasion due to television rights. But with a little audio and the still cameras, several of our photographers we were still able to capture the moment.


Omaha-born Tim Halperin of “American Idol” fame, returned to his junior high school to help promote the choir program and encourage continuing education beyond high school.


The flood of 2011 was constantly in the news throughout the summer, but on Sept. 16, Omaha could breathe a sigh of relief as Mayor Jim Suttle declared the city victorious and the floodgates were removed.


The Huskers’ move to the Big Ten found everyone surveying a conference of teams new to us. This inspired the Big Ten Preview with Lee Barfknecht, a new weekly show that takes a look at the weekly games in the conference. This is one of those episodes.


The launch of NEPREPZONE.com inspired an overhaul of our weekly high school sports show. New graphics and a new host were added to complement the substantial sports knowledge of Stu Pospisil and Mike Patterson.

Andrew Mattson

About Andrew Mattson

As a freelance video producer, I began to produce the "Big Red Today" show for the Omaha World-Herald in the fall of 2009. In the spring, I produced the "High Schools Today" show and a few promotional spots. I was hired full time in February 2011. I grew up in Omaha and earned my bachelor’s degree in English from Creighton University. I earned my MFA in film production from Chapman University in California. While in school, I began working professionally for an ad agency producing radio and television spots. I also began editing for "Street Tuner Challenge" and "Chop Cut Rebuild with Dan Woods," a pair of automotive themed television shows featured on Speed Network. I enjoy still photography as a hobby and have plenty of subject matter in my two kids. My time thus far with the paper has proven to be anything but ordinary. On any given day, surveillance video might be plopped on my desk, cell phone video of the Hamburg levee falling into the river is emailed to me or I might be out shooting an advertisement for a client. It can get a little crazy at times, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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