Naperville North Student Wins Award

Naperville North Student Wins Award

Noah Semeria won the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Student Production Award in the cinematography category for his film, Discoveries: Awakening.
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National Award

One Naperville North High School student has already taken a big step into his future filmmaking career.

Noah Semeria won the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Student Production Award.

“I was confident in my submission, but it was a national competition so it was pretty amazing to hear my name,” said Semeria.

The high school senior received the Emmy in the cinematography category on November 1 for his 3-minute film, Discoveries: Awakening.

“The message of my film was, life is full of moments, both big and small that we can all awaken to and experience fully. Because I think as we go through life we tend to forget some of the beauty that’s just in our everyday life and that’s kind of what I tried to convey through my film,” said Semeria.

Discoveries: Awakening

He does that throughout the film when he slows some moments down and speeds others up to show the motion of life.

The clips are a collection of other work he’s done and footage from trips he’s taken.

“So all the footage was created for different purposes. And then at the end of the year I was thinking that I have all this footage I can basically make a film out of it because I wanted to reflect on what I learned as an individual that year and that’s how I wanted to share that realization,” said Semeria.

Telling Stories

He hopes this award will launch a bigger film career for him so he can continue to tell stories.

“My main motivation has always been emotion and how I can tell that story through emotion and influence whoever my audience is in a positive way,” said Semeria

Helping people make discoveries, one moment at a time.

Naperville News 17’s Aysha Ashley Househ reports.