Films from six COM students and alumni selected for screening during 2021 Digital Media Educators Conference
This week, six current and former multimedia studies students from College of Marin’s (COM) Video and Animation program will have their film screened during a statewide virtual conference.
The 2021 Digital Media Educators Conference (DMEC) will feature the films from COM students and alumni Dawud S. Zafir, Sophie LeDean, Jaylon A. Young, Madeline Sarvey, Mauricio A Martinez and Lilyanna J. Fimrite. The virtual event takes place October 28-29 from 9 am to 3:15 pm on both days. The conference is hosted by the Western Academy Support and Training Center (WASTC), a higher education information and communications technology advocacy group for the western U.S.
B. Lee Federle teaches video and animation at COM. She submitted a total of 28 COM student films to BayICT Partnership, the consortium of five area colleges and their digital media faculty department chairs and reports to the larger WASTC. BayICT Partnership determined which films would be presented at DMEC.
The following films were selected:
Live by the Sword
By Dawud S. Zafir
By Sophie LeDean
By Mauricio A Martinez
Festival Inspired Lookbook
By Madeline Sarvey
By Lilyanna J. Fimrite
Don't Let COVID-19 Kill
Your Creativity and Career
By Jaylon A. Young
Martinez said he was excited to have his film selected for screening at the DMEC.
“I’m proud of the work I did, and I feel so honored to have been picked. I couldn’t have done it without (Federle’s) help, so I share this accomplishment with her," he said.
Martinez’s short movie “Unstoppable” is shot fully on a smartphone in a vertical orientation and explores struggles one can experience from within when on the quest to complete a goal.
Federle said the six students selected represent the rich diversity of enrollment at COM and community colleges across California.
“There’s room for all different types of students at COM and within the Video and Animation program. These six students, in particular, represent so much of our student body,” she said. “Students who need to save money; working students with families who need a flexible schedule; dual-enrolled high school students who are planning to transfer; returning students who want to upscale their skills so they can take their career in the direction they desire; students who prefer smaller classes all will find a hospitable environment here at COM.”
For more information about the Video and Animation program, visit COM Multimedia Studies website.