Monday, March 16, 2015

Create Day MMXV

On March 11th, 70 students from Nellie Coffman, James Workman, and Raymond Cree middle schools spent the day with the Digital Arts Technology Academy as part of our first ever Create Day.

Middle schoolers had an  A W E S O M E  time working directly with current Academy students and were deeply engaged in day-long photography, cinema, game design, audio production, and screen printing workshops. A special component to the event was a filmmaking workshop by the talented Frank Guttler and Max Fennerman as part of Digicom's Artist-in-Residence program.

This was an amazing opportunity for incoming 9th graders to learn about the DATA program offerings and give current students a chance to deepen their content knowledge by teaching to others.

Friday, March 6, 2015


On March 6th, 25 DATA students had the rare opportunity to work directly with renown photographers Michael Childers and Taylor Sherrill in their clandestine Palm Springs studio complex.

SideShow, sponsored by the Digicom Learning Institute, provided a real-world learning environment with high end studio equipment setup for small product, fashion, dance, and motorcycle subject matter. This was truly a once in a life experience for all students.

Stay tuned for a behind the scenes video and upcoming collection of student works!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

2015 Global Collaborations

This year's Student Creative global challenges are underway with a recent article from co-collaborator David Gran in the March 2015 issue of SchoolArts magazine!

For the first time in the 6 years of the world-wide projects lead by DATA Digital Imaging and the Shanghai American School, we are offering two projects...

BOT: Transform your ordinary life in to something super sci-fy or down right robotic using Photoshop, video, or anything technology assisted. 
Sketches of the City: A 12 part video compilation with film composer Rolf Becker, challenging students to capture the uniqueness of their own cities.