Every 15 Minutes Program Visits El Dorado

CAUTION - THE VIDEO CONTAINS A REENACTMENT OF A DRUNK DRIVING CRASH. The drunk driving awareness program, Every 15 Minutes, was presented at El Dorado High School on March 24-25, 2016. The program simulates a crash and the impact of drinking and driving on our lives. The crash and videos were presented only to juniors and seniors at the school. The Advanded Video students (many of them DMAA) were invloved in filming and editing the video of the crash, and our students worked alongside our professional partners at FilmED Academy of the Arts to produce all of the videos.

Yorba Linda Film Festival Winners

This past Friday, the Richard Nixon Library hosted the annual Yorba Linda Library Teen Film Festival. A number of El Dorado High School films and filmmakers were recognized. El Dorado DMAA students won the following awards: Best Acting, Stunts, & Action - "Los Ninos Exploradores" by KatieAnn O'Keefe '16 and Kaila Sahagun '17 Best Script and Dialogue - "Los Ninos Exploradores" by KatieAnn O'Keefe '16 and Kaila Sahagun '17 Best Direction - "Beyond a Daut" - by Caleb Garrett '17, Kyle Reed '17, Katie Ann O'Keefe '16 & Charles Brunner '16 Best PSA / Advertisement - "Pajamas" - by Caleb Garrett '17, Kyle Reed '17, & Katie Ann O'Keefe '16 Best Costumes, Props, Setting - "One Night Stand" by Jack

Donors Choose is Doubling Donations

Hi everyone! The DMAA video production fundraiser through DONORSCHOOSE.ORG has stalled. We have raised about $900, but still have $400 to reach our goal. 14 donors have given to support this worthy cause. For a limited time, donorschoose.org will DOUBLE any donation given to this project. This is our chance to complete the funding for this project. THIS PROJECT IS TO PURCHASE 3 MORE OF THE TRIPODS USED BY VIDEO STUDENTS. http://www.donorschoose.org/project/tripods-for-video-production-students/1871751/?rf=email-siteshare-2016-03-sendFriend-teacher_1586038&utm_source=dc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sendFriend&challengeid=259100 If you have already donated, please don't donate again. Ther

Sara Hoover and Nolan Voge Named CTE Students of the Year

Congratulations to DMAA seniors Sara Hoover '16 and Nolan Voge '16 on being named the Career and Technical Education (CTE) students of the year for El Dorado High School. Both of them were honored this week by the PYLUSD Board of Education, at the School Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 8th.

Tickets for the Orange County Film Festival

Hi DMAA students. If anyone is interested in attending this year's Orange County Film Festival on Saturday, April 2nd, tickets are now on sale online. Tickets will sell out. Here is the link........ https://ocff.org/store/festival-pass/

2016 Imagination Celebration Poster Finalist

Devyn Kontur (DMAA '16) was selected as a finalist in the 2016 Imagination Celebration Poster Contest (Theme- Pathway to the Future). As a finalist, she will have her work professionally exhibited in the Imagination Celebration Poster Contest Exhibition at the Orange County Fine Arts Gallery in Santa Ana this Spring. The exhibition runs April 24th through May 22nd with a reception and awards ceremony on opening day from 2pm to 4pm. The gallery is located across South Coast Plaza at 3851 S. Bear St., Suite B-15, Santa Ana. Additionally, her artwork will be featured online in the Imagination Celebration Poster Contest People’s Choice Contest on SparkOC.com April 1 – April 15. Here the public

OC Film Festival Nominations

The Cinematic Arts Experience and FilmED Academy of the Arts just announced the official nominations for the upcoming Orange County Film Festival last night, Friday March 4, 2016. The OC Film Festival will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, on the campus of Northwood High School in Irvine. El Dorado High School was honored with 8 nominations. Best Broadcast - Hawk Talk Best Anchors - Jack Massura and Kristin Shim Best Show Open - Hoth Talk (Holiday Show Intro) - Dakoda Smith, Connor Colby, Matthew Arnett and Charlie Ricotta Best Spot Feature - Beyond a Daut - Caleb Garrett, Kyle Reed, Charles Brunner, Katie Ann O'Keefe Best Independent - Movie Magic - Charlie Ricotta Best PSA - Pajamas -

"Flowering Beauty" Makes it to Finals

Out of 14,000 entries, EDHS DMAA student Sara Hoover's photograph title "Flowering Beauty" was one of the final 100 selected to be in the Photographer's Forum Best of College & High School Photography 2016. The top 4 will be selected soon and will be featured in Photographer's Forum Magazine. Each of the top 4 students will also receive $1000 cash. Congratulations, Sara! Good luck in the final round!

Upcoming Film Festivals and Contests

I challenged my Video 1 students today to do more........ and a student asked me right back..... what contests and challenges are out there for us to do? (It didn't go exactly like that, but the conversation really happened.) Well, some of these are named after their corporate sponsors, so you may need to click on them to learn what they are really about. Most (after the first two) have huge amounts of prize money. Here you go....... South Bay Student Film Festival - Entries Due March 31 (all categories) https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SouthBayStudentVideoFestival El Dorado (our school) Film Festival - Entries Due April 8 (all categories) Hope on Screen Video Competition - Entries Due Marc

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