Wednesday, January 27, 2010

DATA Students Volunteer at Palm Springs International Film Festival

For the second year in a row, DATA students worked as volunteers at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Vamping for the camera on January 16 at the Regal Theater between manning the ticket lines and collecting ballots are (left to right) Hector Gutierrez, Carlos Valdes, and Karen Lopez.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Digital Images Show at Desert Art Center

The first High School Student Art Show at the Desert Art Center on North Palm Canyon Dr. runs from January 16th to the 23rd.  The exhibit in the downtown Palm Springs gallery features work from the three high schools in the Palm Springs Unified School District.
Congratulations to the following DATA Di students for their work in digital photography being recognized!

Spencer McQuinn
Light Painting (above)
Best of Show- Photography

Anthony Lamb
Rain House (above)
1st Place- Photography 

Brandon Aponte
Lomo Self Portrait (above)
2nd Place- Photography 


Introducing the 2010 DATA Tee


The 2010 DATA t-shirt is now out and on the backs of DATA students.  This year's shirt was designed by DATA Di senior Brandon Aponte.
"At the start of the year I never really considered that something I created would get worn by anyone," said Aponte about his work.  "I looked at a lot of different shirt designs before deciding to go with the camera, which I felt was a foundation for a lot of what we do in the DATA program."

Images from the DATA Di Fashion | Energy challenge at DST Studios


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Palm Springs Film Festival Hosts Students

Two hundred DATA students from Cathedral City High School joined other high school students from around the valley as special guests of the Palm Springs International Film Festival Wednesday Jan. 6, 2010 at Palm Springs High School.
Coordinated by PSIFF Education coordinator Deborah Dearth, students saw a screening of "Samson and Delilah" in the morning, a story about a young aboriginal couple facing cultural hurdles.
After lunch hosted by Chipotle, the students watched "The Most Dangerous Man in America; Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers." "Most Dangerous" co-producer Judith Ehrlich (left) participated in a question and answer session with students following the viewing.


Monday, January 4, 2010

DATA Grad Returns to Speak to Students

Brian Evans, a 2005 DATA graduate, returned to speak with digital imaging students on Monday Jan. 4, 2010.  Brian spoke to students in Contemporary Media, Digital Imaging, and Media Literacy on the significance of being a DATA student, graduating from Cal State Fullerton as an entrepreneurship major, and the business of photography. 

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