Pittsburgh Grad Wins Emmys for Work with NHL’s Penguins

By: Rachel Handel Filed under: Film & Production

October 17, 2016

Cody Shuckhart, a video production assistant for the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins, recently won an Emmy Award in the category of “Best Sports Programming – Cinematography” for his work on the hockey team’s behind-the-scenes show, In the Room.

Cody also earned an Emmy for “Best One-Time Special – Photography” for There’s No Place Like Home with Sidney Crosby. Both Emmys were awarded by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

Cody is excited to be working for the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins—and he’s recently finished work on the teams’ newest ticket sale commercial—a project he calls the biggest job of his life. “Getting hired by the Penguins was huge for me. I could not have planned it any better.”

He admits that the long hours of his job were difficult to adjust to. But over time, he’s gotten used to the demanding schedule and is proud of the effort he’s put into building his career. “No company is going to want to hire someone who is only going to put half of the effort in. If you truly want something, you have to go all in,” he says.

Cody earned an Associate of Science in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2015. He says that his education prepared him for his career—especially the relationships that he built with his classmates and instructors. . “[It] really helped to prepare me for the real world.”


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By: Rachel Handel Filed under: Film & Production

October 17, 2016