Top accolades for screenplay, animation by CSULA students
ÂEverymann,Â ÂJukes and PogoÂ recognized at this yearÂs CSU Media Arts Festival
ÂEverymannÂ by Phil Snyder
ÂJukes and Pogo in: Treasure HuntersÂ by Travis Sheflin
Two creative projects by Cal State L.A. students Phil Snyder and Travis Sheflin received high merits at the 2010 CSU Media Arts Festival held recently at CSU Fullerton.
The feature screenplay EverymannÂproduced by CSULAÂs TV, Film and Theatre graduate student SnyderÂgarnered second-place honor in its respective category. A video pitch for SnyderÂs original feature-length comedy, Everymann is described as a story about Âa man cloned in a neo-Nazi experiment using his amazing morphing power to foil his progenitorÂs scheme of world conquest.Â CSULA Communication Studies Professor Alan Bloom is SnyderÂs faculty adviser. To view the feature screenplay, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JQvbUT1z_8.
By CSULAÂs Communication Studies major Sheflin, Jukes and Pogo in: Treasure Hunters garnered fourth-place honor in the animation category. Describing the storyline, Sheflin noted: ÂTwo young men head into a vast desert in search of unfathomable wealth, but instead find they must face their own inner demons, as well as deal with greed and betrayal, culminating in a discovery about the ultimate price of friendship.Â Art Professor Tony Longson is SheflinÂs faculty adviser. To view the animation, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDABec5Fda0.
The annual CSU Media Arts Festival showcases exceptional student film and video projects throughout the California State University systemÂs 23 campuses. To choose the top finalists, a panel of distinguished CSU faculty and industry professionals reviewed 131 entries before selecting 29 outstanding pieces from 12 of the 15 CSU campuses that participated. The categories the students competed in include animation, documentary, experimental, interactive, music video, narrative, television, feature screenplay, and short screenplay.
Find out more at the following links:
- 2010 CSULA Media Arts Festival finalists (press release):
- CSU Media Arts Festival:
- CSU Summer Arts:
- Cal State L.A.Âs Department of Communication Studies:
- Cal State L.A.Âs Television, Film and Theatre Program:
- Cal State L.A.Âs College of Arts and Letters: