Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Saddleback Radio/TV Students Win!

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Five Saddleback College student finalists for the CBI College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) National Student Production Awards were recognized during  the 2011 National Student Media Convention in Orlando, Florida held on October 26-30, 2011.   More than 650 entries were received with 40 stations or classes represented among the finalists. 

And the winners Are
Debra Hill, Producer/Director, Zac Rodriguez, Assistant Director, Ryan Rodriguez, Assistant Editor, Larissa Garrett, Boom Operator, took home first prize for Best TV Documentary/ Public Affairs for From Bullets to Bubbles.  The 22-minute documentary is about a group of disabled veterans who are trying to reinvent their lives through scuba diving. 

(L-R)  Zac Rodriguez, Debra Hill,  Ryan Rodriguez, Kelly Jones and Larissa Garrett
 Photographer: Jennie McCue

Hiro Konishi, Professor of Cinema-Television-Radio, praised his film students, stating, “They are award winners.  That is great but what is more wonderful is that they showed true dedication to the project.  Their work ethics made this success possible.”

Advanced Radio Broadcasting student Kelly Jones won the first place award for Best DJ.  Kelly is recognized for her work on Saddleback College radio station KSBR 88.5FM, but is also heard on the college’s web-based station, OCRockRadio.com.  Terry Wedel, Director of KSBR-FM/OCRockRadio.com, chimed in saying, “We are all extremely proud and happy for Kelly.  She’s taken full advantage of the opportunities that students have here at Saddleback to get real hands-on experience, and she has already used that experience to obtain a full-time job at Playlist 92.7.”

For more than 20 years, the Cinema/Television/Radio Department (CTVR) at Saddleback College has been known for giving students hands-on experience. This means students design their film, shoot it, and you edit it. CTVR always puts the concept of bringing the “real world” into the classroom as a priority. Shooting on the latest technology including Red Digital Cinema and Final Cut Pro 7 HD, Saddleback offers the full set of filmmaking tools such as dollys, steadicams, and industry standard lighting, camera, and audio packages. The department’s productions each year are featured in the Newport Beach Film Festival and students constantly transfer to the top university film schools or they are placed in desirable internships and jobs. Saddleback’s CTVR Department is offering courses designed to help students succeed in the field, including outstanding 1 to 2 day workshops for students who want to specialize in a specific area of filmmaking. CTVR continues to teach the approach of concept to final edit in terms of visual storytelling, aesthetics, composition, directing, producing, cinematography, lighting, audio and editing.  CTVR is an elite film school at Saddleback College and was featured in Movie Maker Magazine this year 

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit www.saddleback.edu and for Fine Arts information, please visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.  

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