Photography/Video Student Wins First Place at CSU Media Arts Festival Awards

Art and Design Photo/Video concentration student Casey Wieber won first place for his video “Danny Derrick: The Private Studio Experience,” in the Promotional Video category at the CSU Media Arts Festival. Wieber produced and directed the video, which is a portrait of a San Luis Obispo tattoo artist, as his final project for ISLA 340. (available for viewing on the CSU Media Arts Festival YouTube page - link below)

The annual CSU Media Arts Festival is a film competition for students in the 23-campus California State University system. The festival gives students an opportunity to present their work for critical review and bridges the gap between students and working professionals in film and media. The competition was a part of the Digital Hollywood media conference, which had workshops and events meant to prepare CSU students to work in entertainment and media.

In addition to Wieber's first place award, Cal Poly Journalism major Shanti Herzog placed first and third in the Screenwriting category for two original screenplays and Cal Poly English major Matthew Lam placed second in Screenwriting for an original screenplay. All of these screenplays were written and produced in two classes available to Art and Design students and media arts, society and technology (MAST) minors: Media Arts and Technologies: Storytelling (ISLA 340) and Media Arts and Technologies: Cinematic Process (ISLA 341). Under the guidance of Instructors Randi Barros and James Werner, in ISLA 340, students work on their writing and storytelling skills and produce screenplays throughout the quarter and in ISLA 341, students pitch their screenplays and work in teams to produce short films with Digital Video 2 (ART 483) students.  


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In photo at the top, from left, Cal Poly students Matthew Lam, Shanti Herzog and Casey Wieber with their awards at the CSU Media Arts Festival.

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