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Top accolades for screenplay, animation by CSULA students

‘Everymann,’ ‘Jukes and Pogo’ recognized at this year’s CSU Media Arts Festival

Screen-captured image of Everymann video.
‘Everymann’ by Phil Snyder

Screen-captured image of Jukes and Pogo video.
‘Jukes and Pogo in: Treasure Hunters’ 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 Everymann—produced by CSULA’s TV, Film and Theatre graduate student Snyder—garnered second-place honor in its respective category. A video pitch for Snyder’s original feature-length comedy, Everymann is described as a story about “a man cloned in a neo-Nazi experiment using his amazing morphing power to foil his progenitor’s scheme of world conquest.” CSULA Communication Studies Professor Alan Bloom is Snyder’s faculty adviser. To view the feature screenplay, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JQvbUT1z_8.

By CSULA’s Communication Studies major Sheflin, Jukes and Pogo in: Treasure Hunters garnered fourth-place honor in the animation category. Describing the storyline, Sheflin noted: “Two 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.” Art Professor Tony Longson is Sheflin’s 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 system’s 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.

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