Kelyn Ikegami

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Kelyn Takeaki Ikegami graduated from Brigham Young University in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in media arts studies. He was included on the Winter 2013, Winter 2014 and Fall 2014 Dean's Lists.

In 2014, Ikegami won an Exceptional Citizen in Media Arts Critical Studies award from the Department of Theatre and Media Arts. He was also on the student team that worked on the film, Ghosts on the Mountain, which was nominated for a Regional Emmy in 2014 and received a Heartland Film Award.

The same year, he was involved in the Ultra Violet project funded by the Laycock Center. The project included many students and faculty of various departments at BYU, and produced several collaborative projects with the artist Ultra Violet (Isabelle Collin-Dufresne). The end of the project came with the showing of "Ultra Violet: The Studio Recreated, April 24-May 24," an exhibition which transported all the contents of her art studio inside Dillon Gallery in New York, including animations the artist had created with BYU students.

In 2015, he was on the conference committee for the Video Game Studies Symposium hosted by the Theatre and Media Arts Department at BYU. The same year, he attended the Full Frame Film Festival, which is sponsored by Duke University in North Carolina,as part of the Full Frame Fellowship Program. The same year, he and Scott Raia won the award for Best Non-Fiction for their film Pride and Faith. Also in 2015, he received a Media Arts TA/Employee Award and an Outstanding Student Award from BYU's Theatre and Media Arts Department.

He was the director for the director for the short film Beehive Stores: Davis County, and was the editor for the short film The Blue Aces, both of which showed at the 2015 BYU Final Cut Film Festival.

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