ANTONIO MANRIQUEZ is the video production teacher for the New Media Academy at the world famous Hollywood High School in Los Angeles, California. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, an Apple Certified Trainer, and an Avid Certified Instructor. His education and career in video and cinema production began at the age of fourteen when he directed a feature-length film that premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. He is the founder and Executive Director of Media Educators of Los Angeles (MediaEducatorsLA.org), a networking organization founded in 2009 to educate and empower media arts educators in the greater Los Angeles area. Manriquez also chairs the CUE (CUE.org) Video in the Classroom Learning Network.