Professor, Students Win National Awards from Broadcast Education Association

Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Still 360-degree image of Oscar Guerra holding his phone while walking in Dolores Park in San Francisco
Oscar Guerra, assistant professor of Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts, appears in his award-winning piece about 360-degree video production. Photo courtesy of Oscar Guerra.

For the second consecutive year, Assistant Professor Oscar Guerra won two national awards at the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts. Winners were selected from more than 1,500 entries representing more than 300 colleges and universities.

In addition, students Jaret Conlee and Kashif Lewis placed second in the Mobisode/Webisode category for their script #DieTechieScum.

Guerra’s 360 Video Production: Basic Gear won first place in the Educational/Instructional category. The video features Guerra and his student Dakota Giglio showing how to use 360-degree video equipment.

City Surf Project took home the Best of Competition award for Sports Mixed Video. Guerra directed and produced the video, a profile of a Bay Area nonprofit that teaches surfing to underrepresented youth. Giglio assisted with pre-production, shooting and post-production. Jennifer Gasang, director of the SF State Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, also helped produce the video.

Students Jordan Kelch and Valerio Lupini also worked on the winning videos.

In 2018, Guerra won Broadcast Education Association Awards for Estación de mi Gente, a profile of San Francisco Giants legend Tito Fuentes, and Open Chest Simulation, an instructional video for medical personnel at University of California, San Francisco.

Other past festival winners from the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts faculty include Marie Drennan, Dina Ibrahim, Jeff Jacoby and David Dunaway.

Broadcast Education Association

The Broadcast Education Association is the premier international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students and professionals. The association’s publications, annual convention, web-based programs and regional district activities provide opportunities for juried production competition and presentation of scholarly research.

BEA’s Festival of Media Arts was held April 8 in Las Vegas.

— Matt Itelson



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