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CSU students and faculty win honors at BEA Festival!

The Broadcast Education Association just announced the winners for this year’s Festival of Media Arts, and many CSU students took home prizes.  These students will be honored at BEA’s conference which will take place April 7-10 in Las Vegas, NV.

15 California State University student projexts were recognized in audio, video, and scriptwriting categories.  One CSU faculty member also took home top honors.

The winners are:

Faculty Winner:

Audio Promo/PSA/Ad:
Best of Festival             “Jeff Jacoby, San Francisco State University; Support Public Higher Education

Student Winners:
Specialty Audio Program: 1st                                               John W. Morin, San Francisco State University ;Glossolalia #9
Student Interactive Media Large Team: 1st                  Rachel Freeman, San Francisco State University;
Scriptwriting:  Best of Festival                                                Liam  Goulding, San Jose State University; Rasputin’s Resurrection
Scriptwriting Short Subject:Honorable Mention           Darren H. Rae, San Jose State University; Park Arcadia
Scriptwriting Feature/TV Hour:  2nd                              Joshua Klein, San Jose State University;  Striker
Scriptwriting Feature/TV Hour: 3rd                                Dan Koskie, San Jose State University, Friend Triangle
Scriptwriting TV Spec:1st                                                      Courtnee Rizzo, San Francisco State University; Mad Men-”The          Blackout”
Scriptwriting TV Spec: 3rd                                                   Amy E. Ribar,  San Francisco State University; Dexter – “Like Me”
Scriptwriting Mobisode/Webisode:  1st                         James Defebaugh, San Francisco State University; Hell, Michigan
Scriptwriting Mobisode/Webisode 2nd                       Brenda J Lopez, San Francisco State University; La Bestia
Video production: Best of Festival                                      Jonathan  Park, Blake Gaytan, Kristina Ivanova, Cutler Gray    California State University Northridge;  CSUN Notable  Alumni – Mark Langill
Animation/Experimental/Mixed: 3rd                            Jeff Schroeder, Bryan J.H. Gordon, San Francisco State University;  Kick
Instructional/Educational: 2nd                                        Jeff McCarthy, California State University Long Beach;  When Disaster Strikes
Narrative: 3rd                                                                             Beneyam Wolde-Yohannes, California State University, Northridge;    Pareto Principle
Spots: 1st                                                                                        Geoffrey K. Norman, San Francisco State University; “Refine Your Style and Shop at Goodwill!”