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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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Member Spotlight: Annelise Wunderlich

Membership | Posted on: Wednesday, May 06, 2015

By Aylara Odekova, Marketing and Development Associate

Annelise Wunderlich is a documentary filmmaker and media educator living in San Francisco. She specializes in creating educational content and in designing community engagement campaigns for public media. Previously, Annelise worked at...

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Remembering Carl Weichert

General BAVC | Posted on: Tuesday, May 05, 2015

By Mindy Aronoff, Director of Training 

We were at Slow Club, of course. This was years ago. Carl was drawing on a bar napkin a rendition of King Kong tiptoeing across a tightrope to illustrate how Chroma key works in After Effects. He was drinking his standard, a...

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20 Tips for Your Job Search

Get A Job | Posted on: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

By Annie Tahtinen, Talent Scout

On April 16, we held a TechSF Alumni Panel with the following panelists:

  • Beth Zonderman, UX Architect (Contract), Macy’s
  • Colleen FitzSimons,...

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Recap: Full Frame 2015

MediaMaker Fellowship | Posted on: Thursday, April 16, 2015

By Jason Jakaitis, Director of Indpendent Media

The Full Frame Film Festival in Durham North Carolina is one of the very best documentary film festivals in the country. Few events for nonfiction storytellers match Full Frame’s fusion of tasteful programming and filmmaker support. And few festivals create an environment that fosters more effortless engagement between emerging artists and their...

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Free Yo Mind! Aisha Fukushima at TEDx

Youth Programs | Posted on: Thursday, April 02, 2015

By Teagan Singer, Next Gen Intern

Eloquent and musically talented, BAVC Next Gen Manager Aisha Fukushima builds solidarity and social action through her global music platform, RAPtivism. RAPtivism has taken Fukushima on many travels. Her most recent stop was in Costa Rica, where she spoke at a student conference at...

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Return of the Open Mic Night

Public Access Television | Posted on: Monday, March 30, 2015

By Naima Noguera, SF Commons Outreach Intern

For the superstitious scheduling a live television show for Friday the 13th might seem like a bad idea. But for SF Commons Producers, the return of the Open Mic Night was all the more memorable precisely because it took place on 3/13/15.

The free-form flow of the Open Mic Night is very much a part of the history of San Francisco Public Access television, and is a...

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SF Commons to PhillyCAM: Communicating Full Value of Public Access

Public Access Television | Posted on: Friday, March 20, 2015

By Anne Simmons, SF Commons Manager
 
When the federal mandate for public access was handed down by the FCC in the 1970s, it ensured access to equipment, facilities and timeslots for independent producers of local television programming. In keeping with the times, public access stations in 2015 are often offering more...

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