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SJSU Commercial Receives Award of Excellence

Contact: Nick Martinez, Spartan Film Studios, 408-924-4549

(February 16, 2012) – San Jose State University’s institutional commercial produced by Spartan Film Studios, the SJSU film production company, just won an Award of Excellence from the Broadcast Education Association. The commercial, produced by Spartan Film Studios Co-­Directors Barnaby Dallas and Nick Martinez, involved five SJSU alumni and over 30 students.

The commercial was filmed over four days using the same camera as “Transformers 3.” The spot showcased 18 SJSU locations and was broadcasted on all of the ESPN channels during televised SJSU football games.

About the Broadcast Education Association

The Broadcast Education Association is the professional association for professors, industry professionals and graduate students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises.

About Spartan Film Studios

Spartan Film Studios, an organized training and research unit for SJSU, is a truly unique creative/artistic instructional program and innovative production facility operating in Silicon Valley. Since its inception in 2005, Spartan Film Studios has provided university students, under the direction of expert instructors and industry professionals, a full range of film production experience that has resulted in multiple feature length and short subject films.