Entertainment is the wellspring for digital media and communication. Teaching students the skills of telling stories, the importance of color, the use of sound and the organization needed to produce a 60 second news package, 60 minute television program or a feature length film, develops important skills that can give them a distinct advantage in any career choice. This track will examine the blurred lines between Creative and Business skills and the many hybrid jobs evolving in all industries. 

Track details are subject to change without notice. Please check this page often for an updated schedule.

  • David Mullich
  • Los Angeles Film School
  • Thursday, June 07 2018
  • 10:00 am – 11:45 am
  • Room: 301

Using Game Thinking to Level Up User Engagement

Game Thinking is a design methodology that applies the habit-building techniques behind the potent appeal of games to make any project or program more engaging for its participants. This methodology goes beyond the superficial extrinsic rewards of gamification elements like points, leaderboards, and badges. Game Thinking employs the core-learning loops that game designers so successfully use to develop player skills and reinforces the players’ habit-building journey with the power of such intrinsic motivators as purpose, relatedness, achievement and mastery. In this workshop, participants will apply Game Thinking methodology to a learning activity, training session, customer loyalty program, charitable event, software application, or any other type project of their choosing. After defining the core-learning loops needed to reinforce the desired habit-building behavior, workshop participants will select game design motivational techniques such as storytelling, collection sets, milestone unlocks, and mentorships to create a compelling path from onboarding to mastery. Workshop participants can later apply the Game Thinking methodology to their classroom curriculum to teach their students on how to apply it for designing their own projects or classrooms, now or later in their careers.

  • Andrew Maz
  • Cerritos College
  • Thursday, June 07 2018
  • 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
  • Room: 301

Networking and the Future of Audio

Audio networking protocols, such as Dante, are working its way beyond the studios into conference venues, concert halls, and the classroom. Whether you choose to create standalone audio networks or integrate into existing infrastructure you need to consider cost, effectiveness, and scalability. A successful audio network relies on careful planning and an understanding the caveats that accompany they system. Audio networking is changing the way we think about distributing, recording, and producing audio. This presents new challenges for educators striving to keep their curriculum current and relevant. This presentation explores the process of creating audio networks and the factors to consider when integrating this technology into your infrastructure and curriculum.

Track Presentation Files

  • Stephen M. Burns
  • Chromeallusion
  • Thursday, June 07 2018
  • 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Room: 312

Photoshop & Beyond

(A chance to win a 1 year subscription to the Create Cloud after the presentation)
In this class we will go beyond the imagination using a variety of approaches in Photoshop. Since Photoshop has embraced a variety of traditions like Video,3D, painting and photography you will learn how to integrate all of those traditions to create something that is unique to your imagination.
This class is ideal for instructors who would like to inspire their students to think outside of the box and create unique awesome work. Stephen will create singular vision before your eyes using video, 3D, photography and digital painting.
What you will take away from his presentation are approaches that can be applied to both commercial and fine art applications. Most of all you will gain an understanding of how and why Photoshop functions so that you can create more intuitively. Stephen will not only share with you his particular workflow but why he chooses to create the way he does. Come and be a part of this adventure.

  • Angela Gomez-Holbrook
  • Coastline Community College
  • Thursday, June 07 2018
  • 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Room: 309

Certification Matters - What is new in Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA) certification prepares a student with digital media skills, making them future ready for any opportunity coming their way by building knowledge to succeed in a fast-paced growing & competitive environment. As a validation requirement for a Perkins grant, 3rd party certification, can provide credit for college courses through articulation, saving students time and money. The college that offers articulation may offer the high school student other courses within their digital media department, therefore boosting enrollment and earning FTEs. Learn about Live-in-the-Application exam format. Certiport is excited to announce that several of the Adobe Certified Associate® Creative Cloud exams will be released in the Fall of 2018 featuring the Live-in-the-Application exam format.

  • Natalia Iragorri
  • CreatorUp Inc
  • Friday, June 08 2018
  • 10:00 - 10:45 am
  • Room: 301

Always-On strategy doesn’t have to be a struggle: A workshop for meaningful storytelling that has measurable results

Moving from casual posting to consistent content production might seem overwhelming, but there are critical steps you can take to ensure success. Let the CreatorUp! team show you how to leverage strategic storytelling and content creation to reach your communication goals. This hour-long session gives insight to omni-channel presence, digital content marketing, authenticity and measuring success across platforms to build a relevant, efficient and innovative roadmap. 

  • Sara Anne Fox
  • Independent
  • Friday, June 08 2018
  • 11:00 - 11:45 am
  • Room: 205

Make Them Binge or Tune in Next Week: Episodic Writing for Streaming, YouTube, and TV Series

What is the secret to the successful series that are available on the various platforms out there?  Great stories, compelling and relatable characters, along with conflict, tension and suspense, will make an audience tune in for more for the answers to the age-old question: "And then what happens?"

  • Greg Zekowski
  • Member of Director's Guild of America
  • Friday, June 08 2018
  • 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
  • Room: 301

Life is a Film Set, Live Your Life Like a Producer

Life is a Film Set, Be your Own Producer The lecture is a revealing discussion about how to create a successful life and career utilizing the universal skills required to succeed in the entertainment business. With over 25 years of experience creating film, television, internet, 3-D and 4-D productions, filming all over the world and having lectured at Loyola Marymount, USC, LA Valley, various High Schools Across Los Angeles, Street Lights, PA Boot Camps, at programs like ICT Digital Media and much more I have crafted a program that brings to light the universal skills that help create and sustain a successful career and life in show business and beyond. These skills cross platform to all aspects of life. The curriculum covers method, theory, and practice with real world examples. As working professional currently in preproduction on a feature film as a producer, Greg brings a wisdom from someone active and up to date in his native subject. He will illustrate how these skills cross platform and discuss how the adaptive, challenge driven, time challenged filmmaker possesses a life philosophy that when properly applied would elevate any career, workplace or even personal life. Life is a Film Set is a lecture Greg has given to High School, College students and transitioning professionals for many years.

  • Kish Rajan and Lori Sanchez
  • COE
  • Friday, June 08 2018
  • 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
  • Room: 301

A New model for Regional Industry Engagement

CCW is a LAOCRC Regional project changing the way the colleges reach industry across key sectors such as Digital Media and Entertainment

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Steve Wright


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