On Friday, May 13th, the Academy of Art University presented the Visionary Award to Colum Selvin, the General Manager of Oculus Rift at the university’s annual Media Awards event. Each year, the Media Awards are created to recognize the outstanding talent of student work from the many artistic fields at the university.
Awards were presented by the Academy of Art University in a huge range of fields including: , music score, music video, original screenplay, podcast, animated short film, cinematography, directing, documentary, film editing, game design, performance by an actor in a class scene, performance by an actor in a student film, performance by an actress in a class scene, motion graphics, motion picture production design, sound design, visual effects, branded content, commercial, complete campaign, on-camera female, on-camera male, performance by an actress in a student film.
The Media Awards ceremony was held at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco with a red carpet kickoff at 630pm and the awards ceremony by the Academy of Art University at 730. Some fo the distinguished industry guests included: Kate Amend, David Ansen, Liz Glotzer, Scott Kroopf, Kate Lupo, Lauren Weissman and Jerry Zucker.