M-A Student Cristian Hernandez Wins Oculus 360 Challenge

Competing against nine other area high schools, 2016 M-A graduate Cristian Hernandez took home top honors in the Oculus 360 Filmmakers Challenge in June.

Oculus, a leading virtual reality production company owned by Facebook, partnered with Digital Promise Global to sponsor the local event, which sought to connect with and inspire the next generation of VR creators.

Hernandez, who was a member of M-A’s Computer Academy, took home the 360 Complete Award, which recognized his excellence in both creative and technical production.

Hernandez’s award winning video was recently uploaded by Oculus as this year’s competition is set to begin in the coming weeks. Video productions teacher, John Giambruno, who was Hernandez’s teacher for the competition is looking forward to entering M-A’s next class of expert filmmakers.

For more information on the Oculus 360 Filmmaker Challenge and to see Hernandez’s film, check out the link below.

Trevor Thiele-Sardina

My name is Trevor Thiele-Sardiña, and this is my first year working with the Chronicle. Leading the digital media team, I am excited to produce interesting digital content. Outside of school, I love to travel, take photos of nature and the night sky, and adventure with my friends. I also love to play soccer, and I take great pride in playing for M-A for the last three seasons. I cannot wait to start producing content and expand the Chronicle’s sources of media.

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