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Watch: Dark Room - The Factory’s Summer Filmmaking Showcase

Youth Programs | Posted on: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

By Lauren M. Taylor, Next Gen Education Manager

If you missed Dark Room, the summer screening by students in BAVC’s advanced video production program, The Factory, you can still watch the films online. What you won’t be able to experience was the amazing...

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QCSchool: All About TOUT

Media Preservation | Posted on: Monday, August 03, 2015

By Kelly Haydon, Preservationist

Welcome to our very first how-to blog for QCSchool: A blog series for users of QCTools. Since I’m am the one driving, I get to choose the music, and I’ve decided we’ll start with the filter most analogous to the easy listening instrumentals of The John Tesh Project: TOUT, or, Temporal Outlier. 

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Intro to a Blog Series for QCTools Users

Media Preservation | Posted on: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

By Kelly Haydon, Preservationist

With the launch of QCTools 0.7.1, we tweeted, we updated the download links, aaaaand....that's it. What can I say? We've been busy. We've had a headache. Our dog ate our social network. The intern desk has been empty for so long old video decks attach themselves to it like barnacles. 

Thus, as QCTools creeps ever so stealthily to a full blown integer, we have fallen short on...

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Highlights from BAVC's first Bridges Fellowship

Youth Programs | Posted on: Thursday, July 16, 2015

by Ingrid Hu Dahl, Director of Next Gen

The following reflections were provided by two peer mentors from the Bridges Fellowship program, which just completed two intensive week-long series of career workshops and trainings in June and July. During each intensive, Fellows received training and support from peer mentors and...

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#SFCommonSense: Fourth Fridays with SF Commons

Public Access Television | Posted on: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

By Naima Noguera, SF Commons Outreach Intern

Free expression is at the heart of public access television. As many of the Public Access Producers are longtime City residents, their accounts and memories of San Francisco and the changes that have occurred in their tenure here provide rich material for their shows.

This Spring, SF Commons staff launched #...

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Meet BAVC's Summer 2015 Artist-in-Residence Susie Cagle

General BAVC | Posted on: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 

By Matt Sussman, Public Programs Manager

Having both designed the flyer for and participated as a panelist for 2014's Gig Union Town Hall, and having also participated as a panelist in BAVC's...

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ETP Student Profile: Erica Bowman

Training and Education | Posted on: Monday, June 01, 2015

By Matt Hemmerich, ETP Manager

For the last fifteen years, BAVC has provided training to employees from digital media and tech companies at no cost through the support of California's Employment Training Panel (ETP). ETP is a state agency that helps employers strengthen their...

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Makers, Learners, Seekers

Youth Programs | Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

By Ingrid Hu Dahl, Director of Next Gen

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the webinar "Makers, Learners, Seekers: Showcasing Your Work Through Portfolios and Certification" as part of @america's Makers in American Spaces webinar series, where the audience explored non-traditional ways of assembling knowledge outside of the classroom. I was invited to speak on the panel due to BAVC's history of helping...

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Gig Union Spotlight: Lala Openi Hsin-Cheung

Gig Union | Posted on: Monday, May 11, 2015

By Mwende Hahesy, Training Strategist

Lala Openi Hsin-Cheung is a creative force to be reckoned with. Her skill set is broad and deep - she’s created mixed media documentaries, worked on corporate visual design teams, and helped start businesses. Her personal mission is to create work that inspires and uplifts others while learning to...

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Three Things To Make Your Crowdfunding Campaign Successful

Membership | Posted on: Thursday, May 07, 2015

By Aylara Odekova, Marketing and Development Associate

Crowdfunding has become an integral tool for independent digital media professionals and storytellers looking to finance their projects and grow their audience. In April, BAVC hosted a panel of creative industry professionals and crowdfunding experts who...

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