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Monterey County Film Commission Selects Film Student Jessica Moss as $2,000 Scholarship Winner

Jessica Moss, a student at California State University, Monterey Bay, was named the winner of a $2,000 scholarship in the 2014 Monterey County Film Commission’s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship & Awards Program. She is a Marina resident and a senior in the Cinematic Arts Jeff Clark and Jessica Mossand Technology Department at CSUMB.

The Monterey County Film Commission scholarship program was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film as well as beginning filmmakers who reside in Monterey County or those enrolled in a college or university in the county. The fund was established as a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County.

Jessica will use the award to help cover costs for her final thesis project, “The Maw,” an animated film short. She chose the challenge of an animated film, which entails doing frame by frame traditional animation in addition to digital animation. It requires specialized equipment as well as an extended time commitment.

“With animation, I will be drawing approximately 4,000 frames over the course of two semesters and three summer months,” Moss said. “Thanks to this award I can upgrade equipment, purchase light boxes and more.”

Before coming to CSUMB, Moss attended Modesto Junior College where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Television Production, and produced five film shorts. She is a student assistant at CSUMB where as lead media technician she presents camera and after-effects workshops, and helps students with technical issues. She recently served as director of photography on a fellow student’s short film, “Will-o’-the-Wisp.”

The Craig and Paula Tigerman family, along with numerous local donors, made contributions to the film student scholarship. Donations are welcomed for next year’s program, according to Jeff Clark, the scholarship program chairperson and film commission board member.

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Application Deadline for Film Student Scholarship Program has been Extended to April 4, 2014

Applications for the Monterey County Film Commission’s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship & Award Program are now being accepted. Forms are available at the film commission office, or may be downloaded HERE. Deadline to submit applications is April 4, 2014.

The recipient of the $2,000 award will be announced May 2, 2014.

The scholarship program was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film and beginning filmmakers who reside in Monterey County or are currently enrolled in a community college or university in the county. The fund was established as a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County. It bears the name Richard Tyler in memory of Tyler, who served 20 years on the board of directors of the Monterey County Film Commission, and was dedicated to the nonprofit’s mission of bringing an economic boost to the county from film production and providing educational opportunities for local film students.

“We hope to offer encouragement to the next generation of filmmakers through our film student scholarship,” said Jeff Clark, the scholarship committee chair and a member of the Monterey County Film Commission board of directors. Last year’s scholarship winner was Nicholas Fryou, now a senior at California State University, Monterey Bay.

Throughout the year the film commission offers educational lectures and presentations on job opportunities in the film industry with its Focus on Film lecture series and Reel Jobs presentations.

Additional contributions to the film commission’s film student scholarship fund are welcomed. For additional information, contact the film commission at 831-646-0910

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Film Student Nicholas Fryou selected as winner of the $2,000 Monterey County Film Commission Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award

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Nicholas Fryou Nicholas Fryou, a student at California State University, Monterey Bay, was named the winner of $2,000 in the 2013 Monterey County Film Commission’s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award.

Fryou, who is from Aromas, is a senior at California State University, Monterey Bay, majoring in Teledramatic Arts and Technology.  He will use the award for the production expenses of a dramatic Western he plans for his Capstone, a senior film project required as a final thesis film by CSUMB.

“This scholarship will help out tremendously, and will allow me to successfully complete my Capstone project, which in turn will help jumpstart my career in film,” Fryou said. “Ever since I was very young I have had a passion for filmmaking, acting and being around the camera.  It was a fun hobby that has now become a career choice in reach for me.”

The annual Monterey County Film Commission Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Scholarship Award is named in memory of Tyler, who served 20 years on the film commission’s board of directors.  It was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film as well as beginning filmmakers who reside in Monterey County or those enrolled in a college or university in the county.  The fund is established as a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County.  

This year’s scholarship is supported by a donation from Union Bank, individual donors, and by Craig and Paula Tigerman in memory of Richard Tyler.

Contributions to next year’s film student scholarship are welcomed, according to Jeff Clark, Monterey County Film Commission board member and scholarship committee chairperson.  For more information call 831-646-0910 or email info@filmmonterey.org

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Jeff  Clark and Joey Blackburn

Jeff Clark and Joey Blackburn

2012 MONTEREY COUNTY FILM COMMISSION SELECTS FILM STUDENT JOSEPH BLACKBURN AS $2,000 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Joseph “Joey” Blackburn, a student at California State University, Monterey Bay, was named the 2012 winner of the $2,000 scholarship in the Monterey County Film Commission’s Film Student Scholarship & Awards Program.

Nurten Atila with Union Bank hands check to Joey Blackburn

Nurten Atila with Union Bank hands
check to Joey Blackburn

Blackburn, originally from Paso Robles, is a Marina resident and graduating senior at the California State University, Monterey Bay’s Teledramatic Arts and Technology Department.

The Monterey County Film Commission scholarship program was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film as well as beginning filmmakers who reside in Monterey County or those enrolled in a college or university in the county.  The fund was established as a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County. MORE 


Rachel Asendorf 2010
Rachel-Asendorf 2010
Juan Ramirez 2009
Juan Ramirez 2009
Dominic Parisi 2011
Dominic Parisi 2011

Past winners from Left to right Rachel Asendorf( 2010), Juan Ramirez (2009), and Dominic Parisi (2011). For details about past winners scroll down.

The scholarship program was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film and beginning filmmakers who reside in Monterey County, or who are currently enrolled in a community college or university in the county.  It is designed to help a film student work towards a career goal with funds going directly to the student to be used for Capstone or other film projects.

The Film Student Scholarship & Awards Program was established as a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County.  Its amount was increased this year thanks to private donations and a contribution from the Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation.

The Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation’s director Lou Adler noted that MIPFF’s donation to the scholarship was made “in the same spirit that brought the musicians and artists together in Monterey on the weekend of June 16, 17 and 18, 1967, for the Monterey Pop Festival.”

“The Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation cannot think of a more ideal place to support than where the festival was born and where it continues to live,” Adler said. “An additional incentive for our involvement is the fact that the Monterey County Film Commission is proactively marketing Monterey County as a destination for the motion picture, television and related industries, for the purpose of stimulating economic development, creating jobs, and providing and supporting educational opportunities in these areas.”

“The Monterey County Film Commission is proud to be able to provide this kind of assistance to young filmmakers,” said Jeff Clark, chairperson of the scholarship committee. “These funds provide students with the added dollars they need to take their film from being a good project to becoming a great project.”

Last year’s winner was Dominic Parisi, a student at California State University, Monterey Bay, in the Teledramatic Arts and Technology department. His production titled, “Derby” takes a behind-the-scenes look at the sport of female roller derby.

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Previous Scholarship Winners...

Monterey County Film Commission Selects Dominic Parisi as $1,000 Film Student Scholarship Winner for 2011

(Monterey, CA – June 1, 2011) -- Dominic Parisi, a student at California State University, Monterey Bay, was named the 2011 winner of a $1,000 scholarship in the Monterey County Film Commission’s Film Student Scholarship & AwardsDominic Parigi being awarded by Jeff Clark Program. Parisi, who is from Glendora, is a Marina resident who will be a senior this fall in the CSUMB Teledramatic Arts and Technology Department.

The Monterey County Film Commission scholarship program was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film and beginning filmmakers who reside in Monterey County or are enrolled in a college or university in the county. The fund was established as a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County.

The scholarship is funded through individual donations, and by this year’s business sponsor Alan Vasquez, the owner of Alternative Visual Artists Group (AVAG, Inc.), a Monterey area multi-media production company dedicated to keeping the arts alive.

Parisi plans to use the award to help cover costs anticipated for his “capstone” Dominic Parisi on scenefilm production, a creative project the university requires of seniors to demonstrate what they have learned.

“Winning this scholarship will really take a big load off my shoulders, covering certain production costs and allowing me to purchase a specialized camera that will enable more creative shots and insights for my film,” Parisi said. “I strive to inspire social progression through my filmmaking, and in the future I would like to have a career in editing.”

Contributions to next year’s Film Student Scholarship & Awards Program are welcomed, according to Jeff Clark, the film commission’s scholarship committee chairperson and a board member. For more information call 831-646-0910 or email info@filmmonterey.org.

UPDATE Dominic Parisi has recently completed his film titled “Derby”. The short film is about the misconceptions of female roller derby and how the sport has transformed.

derby from Dominic Parisi on Vimeo.


2010 MONTEREY COUNTY FILM COMMISSION SELECTS RACHEL ASENDORF
AS $1,000 FILM STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Rachel Asendorf

Rachel Asendorf, a student at California State University, Monterey Bay, was selected as the 2010 recipient of the $1,000 prize in the Monterey County Film Commission Film Student Scholarship and Awards Program. Asendorf is a junior in the Teledramatic Arts and Technology Department.

The Monterey County Film Commission scholarship program was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film and beginning filmmakers who reside in Monterey County or are enrolled in a college or university in the county. The fund was established as a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County.

Asendorf, a Seaside resident, is putting herself through college, currently working as a news intern in the office of strategic communications at CSUMB, learning how to merge news and technology. She is also a production assistant for the Monterey Teen Film Festival, helping manage media and marketing. Asendorf had her own political talk radio show, “Raving Raven,” focusing on issues such as media influence, and next semester she’ll be hosting the radio show, “Cult Pop.”

Awarding the check

In 2007 she won the Hispanic Heritage Bronze Award in the Los Angeles area for excellence in news writing. In high school in Apple Valley, Calif., she produced, directed, edited and filmed two documentaries that were distributed to each student who purchased a yearbook.

Her career goal is to produce video packages and enter the online or broadcast journalism field. “I want to enlighten, inform and entertain audiences through my future productions,” Asendorf said.

Contributions to the Monterey County Film Commission Film Student Scholarship and Awards Program are welcomed. The chair of the film scholarship committee is board member Phyllis Decker. For more information call 831-646-0910 or email info@filmmonterey.org.

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2009 MONTEREY COUNTY FILM COMMISSION
FILM STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
CSUMB Student Wins $1,000 Prize

(Monterey, CA – May 18, 2009) -- Juan Ramirez was selected as the 2009 Juan Ramirezrecipient of the $1,000 award in the Monterey County Film Commission Film Student Scholarship and Awards Program. Ramirez is a recent graduate of California State University, Monterey Bay, where he majored in Teledramatic Arts and Technology.

A Salinas resident, Ramirez had his latest film and senior project, “Letters From Within,” screened at the CSUMB Capstone Film Festival on May 15 at the CSUMB World Theater. The film features the stories and voices of young people within the Salinas juvenile hall. It was co-directed by CSUMB student Steven Sprague.

“Upon working with incarcerated teens I learned the meaning of film and what I can do with it to help make someone’s life better,” Ramirez said. “This experience honestly changed my life and gave me the certainty that documentary filmmaking is what I want to pursue. I want to work on films that bring help, hope, justice and love to people all over the world.”

The Monterey County Film Commission scholarship program was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film and beginning filmmakers who reside in Monterey County or are enrolled in a college or university in the county. The fund was established as a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County. The scholarship program chairperson is film commission board member Phyllis Decker.

“We not only want to congratulate Juan Ramirez for his extraordinary ambition, creativity and outstanding achievement, but also the faculty in the film programs at CSUMB and the local community colleges, Hartnell and Monterey Peninsula College, for turning out such an impressive group of promising young filmmakers,” Decker said.


winners
l-to-r Estee Blancher, Alison Eastwood, Clinton Kuska, Anna Veronica Calvillo

Estée Blancher and Anna Veronica Calvillo were named the first recipients of $500 scholarships in the new Monterey County Film Commission Film Student Scholarship and Awards Program. The two are students in the Teledramatic Arts and Technology Department at California State University, Monterey Bay. Blancher's film was created in collaboration with fellow CSUMB student Clinton Kuska.

 

 

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