Cogswell student, Jose Saavedra Lara who was a 2012 Adobe Youth Voices winner, has been selected as one of the judges in the upcoming Adobe Youth Voices 2013 competition in the Music Video category.
Jose, along with fellow Cogswell students P.J. Poloai and Diamante Horton, directed and produced Keep Pushing, a video that received the Gold Award in the Music Video category in the 2012 competition. Their moving narrative, Angel in my Sky, received a Gold Award in the Narrative Category of the competition. 20 20 Vision, an inspiring call-to-action music video, received the MTV Act Award. The trio met at the Redwood City Boys & Girls Club while in middle school. The Club houses a state-of-the-art production studio and provides guidance from Adobe industry professionals who donate their time to teach audio engineering, video editing and production. Jose, P.J. and Diamante turned to Cogswell College to continue their education and earn their bachelor degrees. Jose’s goal after graduation is to become a music producer for the best in the business.
Michael Martin, Dean of the College at Cogswell College, has been asked to serve as one of the judges in the Poster Campaign category. Michael also currently serves on the San Jose Arts Commission and sits on the nationally recognized Public Art Committee and the Mineta Airport Art Program Oversight Committee.