Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 in Review

Here's a look back at DATA Digital Imaging's proud moments of 2015 . . .  
  • DATA recognized as a 2015-17 Apple Distinguished Program and continues as a California Partnership Lighthouse Academy 
  • First student-lead CCHS Instagram photography contest
  • Launch of Free Family Portraits for Cathedral City families and staff
  • First student-curated digital art displays at the Cathedral City Library
  • First student team to present at TCAP's Courageous Creativity Conference
  • The 9th DATA graduating class
  • California Student Media Festival: On My Way awarded Best Secondary - Cross Generational
  • On My Way airs on PBS SoCal
  • Desert Advertising Federation: $4,650 awarded for Vacation student campaigns 
  • $100,000+ in senior scholarships 
  • PORTRAITS- our very first student film and photography showing with the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission
  • Visiting Slideshow promotional video awarded by the California Student Media, SoCal, and Digicom student film festivals
  • Norma Vazquez becomes DATA's first SkillsUSA California state officer
  • SkillsUSA California: 2 Gold, 4 Silver, and 3 Bronze
  • Launch of Create Day, student-lead workshops for middle schoolers in DATA classrooms
  • SkillsUSA Region 6: 14 Gold, 11 Silver, 10 Bronze
  • California Streaming: 4 Honorable Mentions
  • Desert Art Center High School Show: Most Innovative
  • Year 6 of Student2Student Mentoring at Nellie Coffman Middle School
  • Exhibited Works: UC Riverside Palm Desert, Palm Springs Art Museum, Cathedral City Public Library, Mary Pickford Theater, Desert Art Center, and the CSMF, Digicom, & SoCal student film festivals. 
  • Event Photography: 111 Music Festival, Street Fest, The Foundation's Glo Run and Champions of Excellence, Digicom Film Festival, El Paseo Fashion Week, Indian Wells Arts Festival, Mary Pickford Oscars Night, and SMaRT Robotics.  
  • Collaborations: Year 6 of the Student Creative global arts collaborations and Year 5 of the Rio Vista Collaborations. 
  • Publications: The DATA iBook, CV Weekly magazine, and CCHS Theater productions.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

On the Road with Coachella Valley Art Scene

On Nov. 1st and 7th, DATA Digital Imaging and Storytelling teamed up with the Coachella Valley Art Scene to provide students an opportunity to shoot photo and video at the 111 Music Festival and Street, a free celebration of art, music, food, and fashion.

The 111 Music Festival was a unique experience with 7 bands playing on Sunline Transit Agency buses along Hwy 111 from Palm Springs to Indio. The public was able to pay the normal bus fare to hop on and catch local musicians jamming in an extremely intimate (and mobile) venue.

Street was held on the top level parking garage of the Westfield Mall, Palm Desert and offered local artists, musicians, and sub-culturistas an open air marquee for all things creative and street-culture based.

Both events connected DATA students to local art and culture while giving them professional learning experiences unique to the Coachella Valley.

A HUGE thanks to the 
for making this happen!

Friday, December 11, 2015

#DATAcademy Photo Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the very first #DATAcademy Instagram mobile photography contest!

(From left to right)

1st Place
Crystal Gerada

2nd Place
Rio Chacon

3rd Place
Rosa Hernandez
Prize = Gone Apparel T-shirt

See all entries here!
The top 100 prints will be on display in Gallery 808 at CCHS and the Cathedral City Library

Special thanks to Social Print Studio
for providing free printing for the show and top winners

Rock'em Sock'em Robolights

On Saturday, Dec. 5th, DATA students and families were invited to a special artwalk with local artist Kenney Irwin Jr. at his Robolights display in Palm Springs. The tour provided a wonderful opportunity to hear from the artist and spend time capturing images of this unique southern California installation.

A very special thank you to DATA Social Science teacher, Lee Wilson, for arranging the event!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Nalani Decal Demo

On December 3rd, local artist/designer Nalani Hernandez spent time with DATA Di students demonstrating vector graphic preparation for decal printing. This was an excellent opportunity to learn first hand how production designers optimize Adobe Illustrator files to cut vinyl on a Roland CAMM-1 24" cutter.

Stay tuned for more vinyl creativity!