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MediaMaker Fellows Hit CIFF

MediaMaker Fellowship | Posted on: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

By Jason Jakaitis, Director of Independent Media
 
In late September, eight National MediaMaker Fellows at BAVC traveled to coastal Maine to participate in the second-to-last convening of the year – a weekend of networking and film-viewing at the tenth annual Camden International Film Festival (CIFF). 
 
CIFF is well known for its...

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Gig Union Town Hall Recap

Gig Union | Posted on: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By Mwende Hahesy, Training Strategist Innovation Manager
 
During BAVC’s and TechSF’s Gig Union Town Hall, panelist Denise Cheng mentioned that the first step for improvements within the freelance labor economy is for people experiencing the struggle to witness and see one another.  
 
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Watch: The Factory's Summer Community Filmmaking Partnerships

The Factory | Posted on: Monday, September 22, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager

Earlier this month, The Factory -- BAVC's advanced video production program for young artists -- presented the  Community Filmmaking Partnership documentaries they produced this summer in partnership with the SF Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). Working with four local nonprofits chosen by the Commission, Factory filmmakers created films which highlight how different communities are responding to...

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Newbie Quiz: Anne Simmons

General BAVC | Posted on: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
Anne Simmons brings her background in public media and a genial personality to her role as the new SF Commons Manager. She also has a deep knowledge of Gamera titles and could probably tell you more about local city council politics than most council members. Read her Newbie Quiz below to find out how she gets her intel.
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Newbie Quiz: Annie Tahtinen

General BAVC | Posted on: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
With over a decade of HR experience, most recently as an HR Director at a local advertising agency, Annie's passion is in helping people find their dream jobs. Annie has been a longtime admirer and friend of BAVC, having sent a number of employees to us to train and participate in TechSF client outreach efforts. She is very excited to join BAVC...

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TechSF Participant Profile: Kenny Lewis

Training and Education | Posted on: Thursday, September 04, 2014

By Roula Seikaly, Job and Internship Coordinator
 
Kenny Lewis was hired as a technician at BAVC after completing training through TechSF. As a valuable member of the Technology and Preservation team, Kenny keeps all of BAVC's machines in good working order, which makes their human users very happy.  We caught up with him to hear more about his...

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Philadelphia's Media Art Scene at the NAMAC/ACM Conference

General BAVC | Posted on: Friday, August 22, 2014

By Aylara Odekova, Marketing and Development Associate
 
This year NAMAC and ACM organized a first-ever joint national conference in Philadelphia. The theme “State and Main” represented the intersection of networks, communities and generations. The diversity of panelists reflected this theme as leaders of...

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Newbie Quiz: Vince Caminiti

General BAVC | Posted on: Thursday, August 21, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
Meet Vince Caminiti, BAVC's new Tech Career Specialist. Vince brings with him extensive experience in consulting and professional development, having worked to train or plan trainings for hundreds of individuals over the course of his career. He's also a super-talented guitarist, raising the number of musicians on staff to a point where we could really have an in-house band (...

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Newbie Quiz: Roula Seikaly

General BAVC | Posted on: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
Meet Roula Seikaly, the latest addition to our ever-expanding Training Department. As our Job and Internship Coordinator Roula will help make sure TechSF-ers are getting matched to internship and employment opportunities that best suit their abilities and interests. When she's not going to bat for our participants, Roula writes visual art reviews for...

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In Conversation with the Grande Dames

Youth Programs | Posted on: Monday, August 18, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
We always love following what people get up to after they've come through BAVC, and the all-female blogging collective The Grande Dames is no exception. Comprised of BAVC's Next Gen media production program alumnae, along with friends and fellow travelers, the Dames aim to provide an...

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