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March 3, 2015

Success Story: Prize winning student returns as instructor at DMA.

Sam Sandweiss first attended Digital Media Academy when he was in high school. A creative kid with lots of energy, Sam lacked focus, but loved film. Sam's path to his current role with Snap Chat took him through Digital Media Academy Tech Camps as a student and then as an instructor. This is his story.

Sam attended a Digital Media Academy Filmmaking Camp and with the skills he learned in camp entered a video commercial contest, and won a $10,000 grand prize. What is he doing now? Sam Sandweiss is an undergrad at University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, double majoring in Film Production and Interactive Media Games. Looking back, he notes what made the difference in launching him onto an early fast track to success. It was that first summer at Digital Media Academy tech camp at Stanford University.“It was one of the best decisions I ever made,” Sam says.

“DMA opened my eyes to a whole new world of creative technology, and it has influenced many of my life choices since then.”

And Sam then become an instructor. Sam is now a Producer at Snap Inc. the parent company of Snap Chat.

Make This Summer Your Big Start
As Sam Sandweiss’ story proves, it’s never too early to get a head start on success. This summer you can jump-start your future by attending camp, at Digital Media Academy tech camp locations on leading university campuses. Pursue your passion for filmmaking, game design, app development, music production, robotics, animation, engineering, and many more great subjects.

At Digital Media Academy you work on cool projects that you can take home or include on college applications. Plus, with the skills you'll acquire here, you can compete in cool contests like Sam, and maybe win some nice prize money!

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