Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SkillsUSA California 2017

DATA is pleased to announce that, in addition to being recognized as a Silver Chapter of Distinction, students earned 14 medals out of 24 events at the 50th Annual SkillsUSA California State Skill and Leadership conference in San Diego this spring break. Despite the increase in competitors state-wide, DATA students worked hard, had fun, and four gold medalists earned a spot at the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky later this June. 

Congratulations to the following students!

Interactive Game Design - Conner Robles & Daniel Monaloto
Pin Design - Crystal Martinez
Graphic Communications - Sadrac Camacho 
20 Second Elevator - Karen Meza-Morales 

Digital Cinema - Jebari Wooten & Manuel Aramburo
Interactive Game Design - Redmyn Lee & Erick Inzunza
Chapter Business Procedure - Disneiruby Parra, Jennifer Duran, Gina Milanovich, Mariah Vega, Trinity Walker & Eduardo Gomez
Extemporaneous Speaking - Mikie Bowman
Creed - Bonnie Cortez

Audio/Radio Production - Karen Meza-Morales & Sebastian Garcia
Photography - Reece Dupont
Screen Printing Technology - Jeanette Gonzalez
Intro to Ad Design - Andrea Rojas
Prepared Speech - Andrea Rojas 

Post-Secondary State Officer Elect 
Guadalupe Cortez 

Region 6 Officer Elect 
Sadrac Camacho

Statesman Awards 
Disneiruby Parra, Erick Inzunza & Sadrac Camacho

Courtesy Core Volunteers
Melissa Diaz, Michelle Velasquez, Juvan Hackett & Crystal Martinez

Monday, April 10, 2017

Find Food Bank Designs

As part of the new partnership with local tech firm, Pocial, DATA Digital Imaging students were tasked with the opportunity to design poster work that represented what the Find Food Bank meant to them. What is unique about this opportunity is that the project was orchestrated by DATA senior Cynthia Bonaparte as part of her internship with the company and that the design work was put into Pocial's social polling platform and shared online to determine the winner of the best design and spread awareness for the cause. The student designers were also invited to be on KESQ during the April 7th telethon to  share a little about their work and efforts.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Where Art Keeps Happening

For the 7th year in a row, DATA Digital Imaging is proud to have partnered with Dianne Funk Enterprises and Hot Purple Energy to be a part of the 2017 Indian Wells Arts Festival. Once again, students shot both photography and video and operated a mobile studio run on solar energy in the center of the event.

This is an amazing opportunity each year for students to interact with the public in a professional manner and gives them a chance to apply the technical skills learned in class to a community-based event.  

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Fashion Week Year 8

For the 8th year in a row, DATA students have earned a spot next to the pros shooting photography and video at Fashion Week El Paseo. 14 students shot over the 8 nights to gain experience and develop their portfolios at the stylish event that has been running since 2005.   

Monday, March 13, 2017

2017 Ad Fed Winners

On Saturday, March 11th at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs, three DATA Digital Imaging students were awarded as part of the Desert Ad Fed's 2017 WOW Advertising Scholarship competition. DI students swept the valley-wide competition earning a total of $7,600 for students and the classroom. All entries were required to produce a single ad campaign that included both electronic and print media surrounding the theme of addiction.

Congratulations to the following students

$2,000 1st Place
Rebecca Wenger

$1,500 2nd Place
Pamela Montenegro

$1,250 3rd Place
Luis Rodriguez