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
  • - 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. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Demo Day 12.14

On Dec. 12th, the Digital Arts Technology Academy at Cathedral City High School was honored to host 28 educators from 14 southern California school districts as part of it's California Partnership Lighthouse Academy and Apple Distinguished Program status. Also in attendance for this day-long event were friends from Apple Education and The California Arts Project.

DATA shared a variety of program experiences, Academy structures, and provided lunch. But, the real voice of it's "creative culture" came from student presentations in the following areas

CCNews, Behind the Blue & CVEP
Donielle Gerrell

Looping Student2Student Mentoring
Kenia Meza, Miguel Platero & Hillary Rivera

Creative Tools from Middle to High School
Jebari Wooten & Manny Aramburo

Game Design
Sebastian Gonzalez, Juan Martinez, Luis Galindo & Celeste Medina

The Rio Vista Collaborations
Norma Vazquez & Ariana Davis

Junior Mentoring
Jason Bullen

From Mentoring to Internships
David Vo & Samuel Oropeza

Monday, December 8, 2014

RV Collab in SchoolArts Magazine

A short article on the Rio Vista Collaborations, an ongoing project between DATA DI and 3rd graders at Rio Vista Elementary School, was featured in the January 2014 issue of School Arts magazine.
SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts for over 100 years and reaches 30,000 readers online and in print.