Professor Guerra wins national awards for UCSF, SF Giants videos

Photo of students and Professor Oscar Guerra shooting video in an operating room

From left: Students Jacob Crowell and Elizabeth Siri, nurse practitioner Amber Forster and Assistant Professor Oscar Guerra shoot a training video for UCSF’s 10ICC, Intensive Cardiac Care Unit personnel. Photo courtesy of Guerra.

Broadcast Education Association honors collaborative project between BECA faculty, an alumnus and students

Assistant Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Oscar Guerra scored two major wins recently. Videos he directed for the San Francisco Giants and University of California, San Francisco won national awards from the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts. Winners were selected from more than 1,540 entries from more than 175 colleges and universities.

Festival winners from the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts faculty in the past decade include: Marie Drennan, Dina Ibrahim, Jeff Jacoby and David Dunaway. 

The Giants and the Gators

Estación de mi Gente,” a profile of San Francisco Giants legend Tito Fuentes, tied for first place in the Short Form Sports Video category. The video aired on NBC Sports Bay Area. Guerra shares the award with the video’s producers, Lecturer Antonio A. Ayala and SF Giants Productions Vice President Paul Hodges III (B.A., Radio and Television, ’01). Students Jonny Trimboli, Jacob Crowell, Adam Griffith and Adrian Chen worked on the video as well.

In the video, Fuentes details his journey from Cuban émigré to Major League infielder and the Giants’ Spanish-language radio announcer.