Friday, January 23, 2015

Desert Art Center

Congratulations to Senior Reesha Jesse for receiving the Most Innovative award at the Desert Art Center's 2015 High School Art Show. Her image, Fear of Injection, will be on display January 16th through the 25th in downtown Palm Springs.


Monday, January 12, 2015

PSIFF Student Day 2015


On January 12th, 150 DATA students joined 850 of their peers from across the Coachella Valley for the Palm Springs Film Society's 2015 Student Screening Day.

They were treated to a great lunch and two excellent short films

Keep On Keepin' On about legendary jazz trumpet player Clark Terry and his friendship with his gifted and blind student pianist Justin Kauflin. Justin also surprised the audience by making an appearance after the film to play a tune and answer questions with Australian director Alan Hicks.

Natural Sciences about a 12 year-old girl who struggles with adolescence in the remote hills of Argentina and sets off on an adventure to find a father who she has never met.

Both films were powerful and very well received by everyone in attendance. A huge thanks to the Palm Springs Film Society and to PSUSD's Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator Louisa Castrodale for making this annual event happen for students valley-wide.



Thursday, December 18, 2014

2014 In Review

Here's a look back at DATA Digital Imaging's proud moments of 2014 . . . 
  • 1 of 6 highlighted Apple Distinguished Programs 
  • California Partnership Lighthouse Academy status continued
  • Dia de Los Muertos Celebration - 2nd Place Photography
  • Coachella Valley Economic Partnership - October Student of the Month
  • ConnectEd Studios - 1st and 3rd Place
  • Cathedral City High School - Salutatorian and Golden Lion
  • California Student Media Festival - Honorable Mention, Fine Arts
  • San Bernardino Valley College Student Film Festival - Best Producer, High School
  • So Cal Student Film Festival - Best Experimental film
  • South Bay Student Video Festival - Excellence in Editing
  • DigiCom Student Film Festival - $14k in student achievement awards
  • SkillsUSA California - 3 Gold, 1 Silver, and 6 Bronze state medals
  • Palm Springs Art Museum's Fine Arts Creativity Awards - U.S. Bank for Creativity Award
  • Palm Springs Art Museum - Georgia Fogelson Scholarship
  • Palm Springs Art Museum - Two Museum Associates Council awards
  • DonorsChoose.org - Makerbot for Creativity 3d printer donation
  • California Streaming photography contest- 3 Honorable Mentions
  • Desert Advertising Federation - 1st Place, Texting while Driving campaign 
  • Scholastic Art & Writing Awards - 1 Silver key, Two Honorable Mentions for photography
  • SkillsUSA Region 6 - 8 Gold, 7 Silver, and 3 Bronze medals
  • Unicorns & Trashcans iBook shared globally through Apple Education
  • Graphic Designs: CCHS scoreboards, Ramon Academy leadership tees, DATA gear & print media, CCHS theater poster & program, Desert Theater League logo, Speedwalker t-shirt design, and California Partnership Academies brochure & logo redesign 
  • Event Photography: PSUSD Champions of Excellence, Craftchella, Digicom Film Festival, El Paseo Fashion Week, Indian Wells Arts Festival, Palm Springs Modernism, Mary Pickford Oscars Night, and the Palm Springs Zombie Walk
  • Collaborations: Year 5 of the Student Creative global arts collaborations and Year 4 of the Rio Vista Collaborations. 
  • Publications: Press Enterprise 1000 Words, Scholastic Arts Storytelling with Friends, and Thrive! magazine Inside the Career Acadamies  
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MMXV already looks amazing!

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.


Dec. 30th- Crime Scene investigation with Cathedral City Police CSO Glen Warnica aligned photography skills with documenting a crime scene for CSI SkillsUSA preparation.