Isaac Svensson and Morgan Lott built a site to promote their video company and won $7,500 as top prize winners.
David Reynosa and Andrew Hatling won $9,500 at the Pringels Xtreme online video contest. View Commercial
Anthony Kemp parlayed his CMA internship into one of the most sought after job opportunities at Pixar Studios.
Biola CMA student Zach King teaches Final Cut Pro in 50 States and 193 countries through his website, FinalCutKing.com.
Kevin Ulrich’s "Chaisson: Rise of the Zerad" wins Best Animated Short at the Orlando Film Festival.
Zach King takes first place as the Hewlett-Packard brand winners in a contest by Mofilm.
Jitensha becomes the most awarded and internationally recognized Biola student film.
The national Broadcast Education Association awarded CMA Prof. Dean Yamada with top faculty award.
Jed Saba and Zach King won first place as the Hewlett-Packard brand winners in a contest by Mofilm earning them a trip for two to the Times British Film Institute 53rd London Film Festival, $3,000 in spending money and $5,000 in HP products.
Christian Video Magazine reports that the Cinema and Media Arts (CMA) department of Biola University is a constantly expanding film school that integrates excellence in film with strength of character and of faith.
CMA students Chris Newell and Vinnie Fayard won first place in the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Free Speech Public Service Announcement Contest. NAB is the world’s largest digital media industry event held annually in Las Vegas. Students Melodie Tuori and Rob Croft also took third place honors.
The 2009 Biola student film, The Dropout, tied for Best Short Film and earned a $1,500 cash prize from the Icicle Fund. The Dropout was also chosen as a Semi Finalist at the renowned Angelus Student Film Festival, an international competition that boasted 556 entries from 28 countries this year.
Junior Taylor Rae’s film, The Old Man and the Ceiling, won second place and tied for the Audience Award for Best Director at the 2009 Damah Film Festival in Seattle, WA. Along with a cash award of $2,500, the film was also translated into Japanese and screened at the Damah Film Festival in Hiroshima, Japan.
In 2009, CMA student Jordan Crabtree tied for the honor of Best Iowa Filmmaker at the Hardacre Film & Cinema Festival for a film he both wrote and directed entitled Horizons.
Recent Alum, Daniel Parris, led a national campaign to raise funds to film a documentary called Give A Damn? to showcase what extreme poverty is really like as they experienced it on $1.25-a-day. Their work received national coverage when the plane they used to capture aerial footage of the slums of Nairobi crashed, killing the pilot. They sustained serious injuries but continue the work.
CMA student, Ben Koppin, wrote and directed a web series based on best-selling author, Bill Myer’s, teen series titled Forbidden Doors.
Representing the Biola Cinema and Media Arts department, Dr. Gerry Fisher, Dr. Michael Gonzales, John Schmidt and Dean Yamada presented at the 2010 Broadcast Educators Association Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. BEA is the largest gathering of media educators in the US. They spoke on topics ranging form Paradigm Shifts of Smart Phones in Media Education, Technology Infrastructure of Social Media Networks, and Independent Screenwriting.
Henry Riady holds the distinction of being the youngest director ever to present a feature film in Indonesia.
Out of 400 entries, freshman Taylor Horky was named first runner up in the Dam Short Film Festival in February 2009 in recognition of his short film Gracie. The Dam Short Film Society is held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ricky Norris went to Rwanda to provide media for non-profits and to document the story of former child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. And Isaac Svenson produced a video promo for a non-profit ministry to help bring water to impoverished nations.