Wednesday, December 17, 2014

1000 Words in Life

On Monday Nov. 24, three DI students were featured in the Life section of the Press Enterprise.
The article, titled 1000 Words, showcased the photography work of seniors Monico Casteneda and Cruz Moreno, as well as junior Mariafernanda Salazar.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Winter Workshops

During the month of December, DATA Digital Imaging hosted three excellent workshops, bringing the expertise of professionals into the studio classroom.
Dec. 3 & 4- Off Camera Lighting Product Shoot with photographers Chris Miller and Greg Peterson provided photography students with a hands-on approach to portable strobe and urban fashion. 

Dec. 4- Storyboarding for Animation with Frank Gutler offered a rare opportunity for animation students to work with the creator of AFI's infamous Door Scene and go deeper into storyboarding techniques.
A huge thanks to DigiCom for making this happen!

Dec. 15th- Game Design Creative Feedback with Joel Fashingbauer assisted four DATA game design teams as they prepare professional pitches for the 2015 SkillsUSA season.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Demo Day 12.14

On Dec. 12th, the Digital Arts Technology Academy at Cathedral City High School was honored to host 28 educators from 14 southern California school districts as part of it's California Partnership Lighthouse Academy and Apple Distinguished Program status. Also in attendance for this day-long event were friends from Apple Education and The California Arts Project.

DATA shared a variety of program experiences, Academy structures, and provided lunch. But, the real voice of it's "creative culture" came from student presentations in the following areas

CCNews, Behind the Blue & CVEP
Donielle Gerrell

Looping Student2Student Mentoring
Kenia Meza, Miguel Platero & Hillary Rivera

Creative Tools from Middle to High School
Jebari Wooten & Manny Aramburo

Game Design
Sebastian Gonzalez, Juan Martinez, Luis Galindo & Celeste Medina

The Rio Vista Collaborations
Norma Vazquez & Ariana Davis

Junior Mentoring
Jason Bullen

From Mentoring to Internships
David Vo & Samuel Oropeza

Monday, December 8, 2014

RV Collab in SchoolArts Magazine

A short article on the Rio Vista Collaborations, an ongoing project between DATA DI and 3rd graders at Rio Vista Elementary School, was featured in the January 2014 issue of School Arts magazine.
SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts for over 100 years and reaches 30,000 readers online and in print. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Geared Up for Skills

Have we grown? Yes! Five years ago the DATA program launched it's first SkillsUSA season with only 24 students. For 2015, we now have 142 members to include four educators and 138 students (121 from CCHS and 17 from Nellie Coffman Middle School). With more then 28 different skill and leadership contests and 5 different grade levels, it is very safe to say that our hands are full as we gear up for regional and state events!

T-shirt Design
Pin Design
20 Second Elevator
Job Interview
Extemporaneous Speaking
Prepared Speech
Quiz Bowl
Occupational Health
Job Demonstrations
Action Skills
Chapter Display
Promotional Bulletinboard

Digital Cinema
TV Video Production
Audio/Radio Production
Broadcast News Production
3D Visualization
Graphic Imaging Sublimation
Interactive App/Game Design
Screen Printing Technology
Advertising Design
Graphic Communications
Career Pathway Showcase- AME
Web Design
Crime Scene Investigation
Mobile Robotics

Good luck to all 138 students!