Screening work: Digital Arts Center students present to industry professionals

Students enrolled in UC San Diego Extension's Video & Editing Professional Certificate recently screened their demo reels for industry professionals, including Fred Ashman (MultiImage), Michael Jones (Michael Jones Group), and others.

During the screening, students — having now completed almost a full year of hands-on training — screened their work, practiced their "elevator pitches," and received critique from the experts in attendance.

Lead instructor Jodi Cilley, a San Diego based educator, award-winning producer, and founder of the San Diego Independent Filmmakers Consortium, said that "The students have done some excellent work over the course of this year. They've really come a long way, and come together as a team, and their final project 'I.O.U.' — a short film that they wrote, cast, filmed, and produced themselves — is going to be something to see."

Students recently wrapped production for I.O.U. After completing filming, student Janna Reznik had this to say: "I am so happy...we’ve worked with real clients and discussed and participated in all aspects of [production]...The instructors are very knowledgeable, experienced, resourceful, helpful, and supportive, and they encourage us to be creative, original, and highly professional in everything we do."

The Video Production & Editing certificate is one of three one year professional training certificates offered by UC San Diego Extension's Digital Arts Center.

The Digital Arts Center will hold its final information session on Monday, August 19 before the next programs start on September 24. For more information, visit

If you miss the information session, Jodi Cilley will also lead a free video production workshop on Tuesday, August 27. Participants can learn more and sign up for the workshop here.

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