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April 9, 2013 – Anthony Puente, a local filmmaker, told the Business Journal that he opened Digital Revolution on February 1 because he wanted to share his skills using digital videography equipment. The business, located at 4242 Atlantic Ave. in Bixby Knolls (where Puente grew up), teaches students digital filmmaking, digital SLR photography, high-definition video editing, visual effects, motion graphics, documentary-style filmmaking and more. Digital Revolution’s motto is “Learn, Create, Innovate.” According to Puente, Digital Revolution is in the process of scheduling classes and hours of operation. “We will offer classes to all ages but will launch this summer with kid and teen filmmaking and animation camps,” Puente said in an e-mail. “We are currently hosting a city funded digital filmmaking, hands-on job training program. After the program wraps in early June, we will be opening classes and workshops to the public.” Puente holds bachelors and masters degrees in film production and has won a student Directors Guild of America award. He has had films screened at domestic and international film festivals, including a screening at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005. Puente has taught youth filmmaking courses at UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC Irvine campuses, and plans to work with other film professionals at Digital Revolution. “Our goal at Digital Revolution is to empower future digital media artists and filmmakers, as well as anyone interested in learning all things digital media related,” he said. For more information, call 562/595-9454 or visit www.the-digitalrevolution.com. (Photograph by the Business Journal’s Thomas McConville)

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