Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cat Center (Re)Designed

Congratulations to the following DATA sophomores for being selected by the Cathedral Center for their logo re-designs! The 1st place winner's work will be used by the Center for years to come.

$260 1st Place
Morgan Wash

$150 2nd Place
Angela Inprom

$100 3rd Place
Sadrac Camacho

Friday, April 15, 2016

Fashion+Art = Spring Break

in addition to the 68 competitors that attended the 2016 SkillsUSA California Skill and Leadership Conference, many additional DATA students worked during spring break to shoot annual events such as the Indian Wells Arts Festival in partnership w/Hot Purple Energy and Fashion Week El Paseo.

Both Fashion Week and the IWAF events continue to provide work-based learning experiences with in the local arts community for students to apply skills learned throughout the Academy.

At IWAF, DI students work directly with local company, Hot Purple Energy, to operate a photo-booth run entirely on solar energy and act as official photographers for the 3-day arts event.

At Fashion Week, both DATA Digital Imaging and Digital Storytelling students are the only school given access to the exclusive media platform for the entire 7 nights. This provides an extremely rare opportunity for deserving students to exercise pro-skills and rub elbows with likely mentors.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

2016 SkillsUSA California

Congratulations to the following DATA students for their efforts at the SkillsUSA California 49th Annual State Leadership and Skill Conference in San Diego, Ca!

Graphic Communications - Sadrac Camacho 
20 Second Elevator - Rosalina Rogel 

 Screen Printing Technology - Jeanette Gonzalez 
Audio/Radio Production - Tinity Walker & Mariah Vega 
Creed - Disneiruby Parra 

3D Visualization and Animation - Jordan Lazalde & Antonio Arce 
Interactive Game Design - Jonas Engelmann, Miguel Platero, Diana Mejia, & Sebastian Gomez 
Creed - Andrea Rojas 

State Officer Elect 
Secretary - Shan Vo 
Reporter - Guadalupe Cortez 

Regional Officer Elect 
Hillary Rivera & Jennifer Reynoso 

Statesman Awards 
Diana Nguyen, Melissa Diaz, Shan Vo, Guadalupe Cortez, Hillary Rivera, & Jennifer Reynoso

- Gold and officers will advance to Nationals in Kentucky this June -

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

DI Rocking the ADDYs

Congratulations to the following DI students for their work being recognized at the 2016 Desert Advertising Federation's ADDY Awards! Each student was challenged to create an electronic/print advertising campaign based on the theme Be True to Your School. The students and Mr. Cauthron were recognized on Saturday, March 19th at the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Palm Springs.

Senior Jetzabel Villaescusa
1st Place - $2,000

Junior Rebecca Wenger
3rd Place - $1,250

DATA Digital Imaging
$1,850 Classroom Grant

Learn more about the ADDYs here!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Create Day 2016

On March 2nd, the Digital Arts Technology Academy launched its second Create Day. 80 Students from three local middle schools were invited to come to Cathedral City High School to participate in full-day workshops in studio classrooms lead be current DATA students. Workshops included:
Digital Photography 
Game Design 
T-shirt Design 
Digital Cinema 
TV Video Production 
Audio/Radio Production

8th graders were taught professional tools emphasizing creativity and became familiar with the CCHS campus. The day concluded with a student showcase and raffle items. Participating students also took home the student-designed shirt for the day.