Thursday, May 24, 2012

OnCUE+ Launches with Di Masters

DATA Digital Imaging is very excited to announce that the all new OnCUE+ app has launched with cover art and supporting imagery selected from the Di Master Collection! The app is downloadable now for the iPad at no cost with Android, Kindle Fire, and iPhone versions coming later this year. All content is free to thousands of CUE members throughout California or $4.99 for non-members. Learn more about Technology in Support of the Arts in Curriculum in a great new digital format!

Di Master artwork by Markie Hackwith (left) and Spencer McQuinn (right)

Di Master artwork by Mike Brady (left) and Jasmine Mikulak (right)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pathways to Success

Andrew Juarez and Jasmine Milkulak with DATA Counselor Deborah Applebaum. Photo Austyn Moreno
Congratulations to DATA Digital Imaging seniors Andrew Juarez and Jasmine Mikulak for each receiving a $5,000 scholarship from Pathways to Success

Andrew, the DATA-SkillsUSA Treasurer, will be studying computer science at San Diego State University and Jasmine, DATA-SkillsUSA Vice President, will be studying fashion and photography at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. In addition to being strong academically, both students were very active in DATA, SkillsUSA, yearbook and/or band.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Students Awarded by IWAF

What a great community partner! Not only did Dianne Funk, producer of the Indian Wells Art Festival, donate 150 tickets and $350.00 to DATA-SkillsUSA this year, but she also arranged a photography contest for Di students who shot the event. Images were judged by a special selection of associated artists and photographers.

Congratulations to the following winners

1st Place 
Dennis Keat
2nd Place (left) Emily Reynolds $40
3rd Place (right) Ella Ramirez $30

Friday, May 11, 2012

Spring College Tours

This Spring, DATA students visited two Inland Empire colleges.

On April 25th, DATA returned to UC Riverside for a campus tour, a Chicano student panel, and met with two faculty members. Asst. Professor of Computer Science and Engineering,  Tamar Shinar, discussed connections between computer science, art, math, and physics used in interactive 3d graphics, while Assoc. Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, Derek Burrill, presented several student films that addressed the cultural impact of war in video games.

On May 9th, DATA visited Cal State San Bernardino for its first campus tour. After hearing from a student panel who emphasized community service, college internships, and the benefits of living on campus, students met with both the Communication Studies and Visual Arts departments. They began by touring the control room, edit bays, and set of the video lab which produces CSUSB's Local Matters broadcast. Later, they moved on to touring the studios, labs, and classrooms of the visual arts with a special short discussion about the student produced photography magazine, Dotphotozine.

A huge thank you to the following individuals for making these tours happen!
Toni Lawrence, UCR Associate Director of Development
Armalyn De la O, The California Arts Project @ CSUSB

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Shooting DigiCom 2012

For the second year in a row, DATA Di photographed Palm Springs Unified School District's DigiCom Student and Teacher Film Festival.

This provided another special opportunity for students to continue learning about shooting event photography which included an awards ceremony and a tethered 'red carpet' location setup with strobes.  

All images were made available to students, teachers, and families.