Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Shooting the Oscars

On Sunday, Feb. 24th, DATA Di was invited by the Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce to shoot 'paparazzi style' on the red carpet at Hollywood's Biggest Night, a live broadcast of the Oscars at the Mary Pickford Theater.

While working the event, several of the 14 students were interviewed by KESQ and DATA grad, Laura Yanez, for Oscar Fever Takes Over the Valley as well as for The Desert Sun.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour 2013

On February 20th, The Digital Arts Technology Academy took 50 CCHS freshmen and 50 incoming 8th graders from Nellie Coffman and James Workman middle schools on a VIP tour of Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Ca. This was an awesome time for all students entering the DATA proram and/or thinking about careers in arts, media, or entertainment.

While on the tour, students (and teachers) were treated to a tour of various on site shooting locations, several sets, the WB Museum, the extensive prop room, and the car warehouse showcasing vehicles from WB films. The entire experience provided a first hand look into the history of film and TV, as well as one of California's leading industries.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

2013 Scholastic Awards

Congratulations to the following DATA Di students who were recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers as 2013 Scholastic Art award winners. Gold Keys recipients' artwork advances to New York to be considered for National recognition. An awards show and gallery reception will be held on February 28th from 5:30-7:30 at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art at California State University, San Bernardino.

Gold Keys

Emilia Jimenez,  
Winter in New York
Digital Photograph

Nancy Zavala,
Dia de Los Muertos
Digital Illustration

Silver Keys
 Branden Joven (3d Rendering)
Denisse Gonzalez (Photography)
Geraldine Morataya (Photography)
Leslie Rocha (Photography)
Manuel Gomez (Photography)

Honorable Mentions
Cristian Herrera, Emilia Jimenez, Maggie Arechiga, and Nancy Zavala for photography 
Jacquelyn Isais & Angie Ochoa for animation 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

2013 SkillsUSA Regionals

Congratulations to the 55 DATA students who earned medals at the 2013 SkillsUSA California Region 6 skill and leadership competitions!

They won 26 Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in 15 individual and team events over the two Saturdays at San Bernardino Valley College. 56 total students (up from 40 in 2012) qualified to advance to the state competitions at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego this April.

Leadership Events

Prepared Speech
Gold - Moises Murillo

Gold - Antonio Arce

Quiz Bowl (Team)
Gold - Christian Orduno, Alex Eisman, Moises Murillo & Kyel bullen

Chapter Display (Team)
Gold - Marina Texel, Mariah Wells & Narcisso Barragan
Silver - Nancy Zavala, Maggie Arechiga & Jazmin Orozco
Bronze - Melissa Munoz, Kaylin Murphy & Jazmin Simon

AME Career Pathway Showcase (Team)
Gold - Jessica Gallardo, Nancy Zavala & Melissa Munoz

Promotional Bulletin Board (Team)
Gold - Crystal Zacarias, Mariah Wells & Tammy Melendez
Silver - Yolanda Cortez, Denys Loaiza & Andrea Alvarez

Skill Events

Digital Cinema (Team)
Gold - Jarelle Balanzat & Melissa Medina
Silver - Jonathan Serna

3D Visualization (Team)
Gold - Branden Joven & Alex Eisman
Silver - Kyle Bullen & Brady Guitterez
Bronze - Jason Bullen & Manuel Lopez
w/3 other DATA 3D teams advancing to State

Gold - Emilia Jimenez
Silver - Ella Ramirez
Bronze - Melissa Guevara

Broadcast Journalism (Team)
Gold - Kaylin Murphy, Linda Ha, Taylor Burns & Sara Lopez
Silver - Derrick Serrano, Jessie Villareal, Kimberly Martinez & Yolanda Cortez

TV Video Production (Team)
Gold - Andrea Alvarez & Denys Loaiza
Silver - Rio Chacon & Simi Chacon
Bronze - Mayra Garcia & Tracy Sanchez

Graphic Communications
Gold - Sebastian Vasquez

Screen Printing Technology
Gold - Paul Acevedo

T-Shirt Design
Bronze - Christian Orduno

Audio/Radio Production (Team)
Gold - Sebastian Gomez & Alan Anguiano