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GreenFest Goes Live

Support from the President’s Leadership Fund and other donors funds a live-stream online video of the annual festival.
Two students enjoy GreenFest 2011 by making hats out of paper bags.
Two students enjoy GreenFest 2011 by making hats out of paper bags.
Thanks to the President’s Leadership Fund and other donors, this year’s GreenFest Festival will be shared online via live-stream video produced by students in the School of Theatre, Television and Film.
 
This year's festival, which ends a week of sustainability education and Aztec pride, features a concert headlined by T-Pain, as well as self-powered carnival rides and local food. To watch the live-stream of the GreenFest Festival on Saturday, April 28, visit www.livestream.com/aztecentertainment.
 
For students, by students 
 
Featuring student hosts from the School of Journalism and Media Studies and the School of Theatre, Television and Film, the group will use six to eight cameras at any given time and a cutting-edge iPhone app, iReporter, to bring on-the-spot interviews and glimpses of the annual carnival and concert to viewers around the world.
 

 
"It's unprecedented for a university
to tackle this kind of an event."  
 

 
“This would be a huge event for professionals,” said Tim Powell, professor in the School of Theatre, Television and Film and advisor to the group dubbed Aztec Entertainment.
 
“It's unprecedented for a university to tackle this kind of an event — it's all student-produced, student-run. They're in charge of all the creative aspects and all the elements of the program.” 
 
This Saturday’s live-stream will give the 20-student production team hands-on experience streaming GreenFest, an event planned by and for students by the Associated Students Cultural Arts and Special Events board.
 
“The President’s Leadership Fund supports projects that will launch new innovative ventures, and increase learning opportunities on and off campus to support student success,” said Christina Kawai, director of the SDSU Fund.
 
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The PLF assisting in funding a successful GreenFest is just one example of how the university engages the San Diego region, a key initiative of The Campaign for SDSU. Whether it’s supporting programs that contribute directly to San Diego's growth or building academic programs to prepare for the region’s future, SDSU is an important community partner. Learn more about SDSU’s community engagement and how you can contribute.
 
Other online productions 
 
Aztec Entertainment has produced live-streams for a variety of San Diego-area events, including SDSU’s “Squawk! A Peace Song Play” and concerts at Little Italy’s Anthology and the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. Other upcoming live-streams include “Mainly Mozart: Opus One” and “Carmina Burana” at SDSU’s Don Powell Theatre.
 
In addition to the President’s Leadership Fund, Aztec Entertainment is supported by SDSU film professor Jack Ofield and his wife, Helen, and SDSU alumna and Hollywood producer Kathleen Kennedy.
 
About the President's Leadership Fund 
 
The President’s Leadership Fund provides San Diego State with the discretionary resources to underwrite a wide variety of projects that would otherwise go unfunded at SDSU.  For more information about the President's Leadership Fund, visit sdsu.edu/plf.

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