DMAA / ROP Students Recognized

On April 24, 2017, the “44th Annual North Orange County ROP Celebration of Success” was held at the City National Grove of Anaheim. The Celebration of Success recognized 225 outstanding 12th grade ROP students out of more than 16,000 throughout Orange County. Eight incredible El Dorado students were honored for high levels of achievement and engagement in their ROP courses, including: Mr. Block’s students in the Arts, Media & Entertainment industry sector, Graphic Design Pathway Brittany Hethcoat Ryan Frederickson Garrett Gonzales Jocelyn Cruz-Garcia Mr. Reynold’s students in the Public Services industry sector, Legal Careers Pathway Michael Barnes Breanna Ceja Elyssa Estrada Alfredo Lopez M

DMAA Student Wins Grand Prize in CTIA Drive Smart Now Video Contest

A Representative from the CTIA Wireless Foundation was on campus today to present the Grand Prize award in the Drive Smart: No Distractions, No Excuses, Teen Digital Short Film Contest. Their representative flew in from Washington D.C. to present the award. This year’s grand prize winner is Digital Media Arts Academy freshman, Zach Cooper. Zach’s prize is $10,000 and his video is now featured on their website and on YouTube. (Last year’s winning video has over 500,000 views.) Zach’s video was chosen from over 500 other entries from high school students of all ages throughout the U.S., and the video was made as part of a class assignment his Media Production class had back in December. Z

Caleb Garret named OC Artist of the Year Finalist

EDHS Digital Media Arts Academy senior Caleb Garrett was just named a finalist for OC Artist of the Year in the filmmaking category for the second year in a row. The Register just published their story on the film nominees today….. http://www.ocregister.com/articles/students-748665-artist-nominees.html Here are the pics from his photoshoot. As a filmmaker, Caleb should know that corduroy doesn’t photograph well…..

Bert Poole to speak on Saturday

The Yorba Linda Arts Alliance Foundations would like to invite you all to attend a discussion this Saturday, April 8th, with visiting artist Bert Poole. Bert is a CG Supervisor with DreamWorks and has worked on animated films for over 20 years; such as Shrek, Shark Talk, Flushed Away, Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, How to Train Your Dragon 1&2, Megamind, The Croods and recently on The Boss Baby. Mr. Poole will be speaking at the YORBA LINDA COMMUNITY CENTER at 10am this Saturday, April 8th. The event is FREE and there is a rumor that they will have snacks. This event is not affiliated with our school district but you are all invited to attend.

DMAA New Student Orientation / Welcome Night

The Digital Media Arts Academy is hosting their annual Welcome Night for new DMAA students and parents tonight, Wednesday, April 5th, at 7pm in the little theater. This is a chance for new students and their parents to learn about the program and interact with their instructors. All are welcome.

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