Update from David: I'm graduating!

After graduating high school, I earned my BFA and MA at Chapman University in Orange, CA. I began working at Chapman full-time at Chapman in 2005 and served there for almost 12 years. Before resigning, I was Chapman's as Assistant Vice President of Web and Digital Media and I had an incredible team of 14 talented individuals. Together, we accomplished a lot.

Overhaul of Chapman's website

The creation of lots of supporting sites for Chapman

  • Anaconda Wire Site - https://anacondawiresite.com/
  • SMC Knowledge Base - https://kb-smc.chapman.edu/
  • Chapman 50 - http://chapman50.org/
  • Cirque Symposium - http://cirquesymposium.com/
  • Global Arts Festival - http://www.globalartschapmanu.com/#decoding-shostakovich
  • The Hilbert Museum - http://www.hilbertmuseum.com/#california-art
  • Blogs - blogs.chapman.edu
  • AICCU - www.aiccu.edu
  • Huell Howser Archives - huellhowserarchives.com
  • Neighbors of Chapman - https://neighborsofchapman.com/
  • Social - social.chapman.edu
  • Inside - inside.chapman.edu
  • Events - events.chapman.edu
  • Chapman Broadcast Network (Digital Signage) - signage.chapman.edu
  • CU Economic Forecast - http://www.chapman.edu/economic-forecast/
  • Discover Chapman - http://www.chapman.edu/discover/

We organically grew Chapman's social media accounts by leaps and bounds, and we experimented with new types of content like VR, AR, and live streaming social video. Together, we earned more than 100 marketing awards, and I am so proud of the great work that our team accomplished for Chapman. Team, I'll continue to watch your successes from afar!

As much as I love Chapman University, I'm proud to say I'm growing up - I'm finally leaving college!

In early December, I started a new position at Milken Community School in the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles, and I serve on their new Marketing team. I'm already amazed by the kindness of the community, the incredible caliber of the faculty and staff, and the talent and brilliance of the students. I am truly honored and humbled to be part of this tremendous team and this amazing community.

In my first two weeks at Milken, I've already seen two of their alumni named as Forbes' 30 under 30 and learned about a student working in Milken's Guerin Institute. In this FAB LAB, the student is using 3d printing and laser cutting to make her very own musical instrument.

I look forward to #20Gr18 - I'm sure more excitement is to come.

#20Gr18 Live Stream

David May

Internet Marketing: David has enjoyed employment ever since he graduated from Chapman University as an undergraduate. He's got more than 8 years of marketing and 'sales' (Admission) in the education vertical and has managed Chapman's team of web gurus since the summer of 2011. He now serves as Chapman University's Director of Web and Interactive Marketing. So... we know what you are thinking - you don't want to hire someone with a day job. Well, get over it because that's how we can afford to keep our rates low. Video Production: David May's two short films have screened at over 100 film festivals. Both Fetch and Itsy Bitsy have won many awards including "best of fest." He has also had international syndication through his experience on the FOX Reality show "On the Lot" where he placed 12th out of 12,000 applicants. David has also directed/produced Marketing videos for Universities such as Chapman University and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and organizations such as WACAC.

Feature Film Scripts Available to Read

The narrative filmmaking section of www.pogonacreative.com is live.

Ideas are the currency of Hollywood, and as a result, most people keep their ideas secret until they can meet with a studio or an agent. The concept of the narrative filmmaking pages in the Pogona Creative website is just the opposite. David May and collaborators will be posting original content to the Pogona Creative website for free. Users will need to provide an email address to gain access to the content, but once inside, they will be able to read outlines, treatments, and feature-length scripts.

Here are a few examples of what is posted as of today:

Vinepire

Horror comedy: A small group of student sommeliers are invited to a mysterious vineyard for a private tasting. What they don't know, however, is that they were not invited to taste - they were invited to be tasted.

Rappaccini's Daughter

Charlie goes home to visit his parents only to find that their neighbor has a creepy house and an even creepier garden. Regardless, Charlie falls in love with the girl next door, but there's something unique about her. 

Fetch

Father and son 'break the ice' while on their frozen adventure. Feature-length script based on the short film.

 
 

For more information, visit the narrative filmmaking section of Pogona Creative's website.

*If any feature length scripts are used for production or modification,
credit is due to the original authors. 

David May

Internet Marketing: David has enjoyed employment ever since he graduated from Chapman University as an undergraduate. He's got more than 8 years of marketing and 'sales' (Admission) in the education vertical and has managed Chapman's team of web gurus since the summer of 2011. He now serves as Chapman University's Director of Web and Interactive Marketing. So... we know what you are thinking - you don't want to hire someone with a day job. Well, get over it because that's how we can afford to keep our rates low. Video Production: David May's two short films have screened at over 100 film festivals. Both Fetch and Itsy Bitsy have won many awards including "best of fest." He has also had international syndication through his experience on the FOX Reality show "On the Lot" where he placed 12th out of 12,000 applicants. David has also directed/produced Marketing videos for Universities such as Chapman University and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and organizations such as WACAC.

For My Birthday, Give the Gift of Science!

Friends and family,

As you know, I believe education is one of the most powerful things on earth. An educated person has the means to change their life and improve their situation, and an educated society benefits our country and our world. This is one of the many reasons I happily serve in the education sector, and why I am so thrilled to work at Chapman University.

You may also know that it is my birthday coming up, and I always select a nonprofit organization for friends and family to support in lieu of gifts. Chapman University is always included, but this year I'm only giving friends and family one option. 

Chapman is currently fundraising for a Center for Science and Technology. While every discipline serves its place in society, it's clear that STEM fields are critical to our country's progress. Chapman's progress over the last 25 years has been amazing, and I can't wait to see what they do with the Center for Science and Technology!

Please, instead of birthday gifts, please donate to Chapman University's Center for Science and Technology.

For more information or to make a gift in support of the Center, please contact Lauren Lee at lkenney@chapman.edu. Also, if you have feedback on the online giving process, please email me at dmay@chapman.edu with feedback and ideas.

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David May

Internet Marketing: David has enjoyed employment ever since he graduated from Chapman University as an undergraduate. He's got more than 8 years of marketing and 'sales' (Admission) in the education vertical and has managed Chapman's team of web gurus since the summer of 2011. He now serves as Chapman University's Director of Web and Interactive Marketing. So... we know what you are thinking - you don't want to hire someone with a day job. Well, get over it because that's how we can afford to keep our rates low. Video Production: David May's two short films have screened at over 100 film festivals. Both Fetch and Itsy Bitsy have won many awards including "best of fest." He has also had international syndication through his experience on the FOX Reality show "On the Lot" where he placed 12th out of 12,000 applicants. David has also directed/produced Marketing videos for Universities such as Chapman University and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and organizations such as WACAC.

Happy National Library Week: Bruno Mars Parody "Unread Book"

Happy National Library Week: Bruno Mars Parody "Unread Book"

Pogona Creative wishes you a happy National Library Week, and to celebrate, we teamed up with the Orange Public Library, and Chapman University alumni to create "Unread Book," a parody of the Bruno Mars hit "Uptown Funk."

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