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Capture Now! (in QCTools)

Media Preservation | Posted on: Monday, February 23, 2015

By Lauren O'Connor, Preservation Resources Fellow
 
If you’ve digitized magnetic videotape before, perhaps you’ve experienced the following situation:
 
You’ve just purchased an expensive new computer with all the bells and whistles including professional capture software.  You soon discover, however, that your out-of-the-box capture software doesn’t meet...

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Member Spotlight: Dan Lichtenberg

Membership | Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015

By Aylara Odekova, Development and Marketing Associate
 
Dan Lichtenberg is a writer, filmmaker and poet. Founder of Slow Clap Productions, Dan combines his passion for poetry and film (much of the video work Slow Clap does is for corporate clients) in...

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Newbie Quiz: Megan Lavelle

General BAVC | Posted on: Thursday, February 19, 2015

By Matt Sussman, Public Programs Manager
 
Megan first appeared on the BAVC blog two years ago when she was profiled as a recent member of Gig Union, BAVC's network for freelance workers. Since then, Megan -- who is a talented designer and visual artist -- has gone on to play a crucial...

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Department Newbie Quiz: Preservation

General BAVC | Posted on: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

By Matt Sussman, Public Programs Manager
 
Whether quietly at work in the Preservation Suite saving our analog media heritage or talking up the open source future of capture software at national convenings, the folks behind BAVC's Preservation department are always up to something amazing. In fact, they are so frequently busy...

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Next Gen visits YouTube

Youth Programs | Posted on: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

By Teagan Singer, Next Gen Intern
 
Last week, 35 Next Gen students and eight staff members, as well as 15 students from Loyalton High School, caravanned to YouTube headquarters in San Bruno.
 
After a nutritious meal, compliments of our hosts, we gathered for a career panel with YouTube employees. The students asked engaging questions and received expert responses from the panelists. ...

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Read now: BAVC Preservation on Jerome Caja's home videos

Media Preservation | Posted on: Monday, February 09, 2015

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager

Pop over to our Preservation program's Tumblr to read BAVC Preservation Fellow Lauren O’Connor's eloquent post about the significance gleaned from preserving the intimate home recordings of the late, great San Francisco visual artist,...

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ETP Student Profile: George Ramirez

Training and Education | Posted on: Monday, February 02, 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 competitive edge through job skills training for their employees. What does that mean? Right now, employees at qualifying companies train at...

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Newbie Quiz: Nicole Wisler

General BAVC | Posted on: Friday, January 30, 2015

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
Meet Nicole, BAVC's new part-time Next Gen Youth Coordinator. Not only does Nicole get social justice-focused pedagogy, she has also spent 6 months in India teaching an Adobe Youth Voices program and speaks Hindi and Spanish. Get to know her better in her Newbie Quiz!
 
1. The story of your life starts out with which 10 words?...

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Member Spotlight: Vivian Kleiman

Membership | Posted on: Thursday, January 22, 2015

By Aylara Odekova, Marketing and Development Associate
 
Vivian Kleiman is an award-winning documentary filmmaker known for tackling challenging topics such as international adoption, race relations, globalization and labor, LGBTQ issues, and disability rights.
 
Together with longtime collaborator, the late African American filmmaker Marlon Riggs, Kleiman...

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Newbie Quiz: Kristian Melom

General BAVC | Posted on: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
Meet Kristian Melom! As Content Manager and Producer for SF Commons, Kristian will build out a new community outreach/digital storytelling program for Independent Media. He'll be forging community partnerships, filming public events for airing on SF Commons, and generally growing SF Commons' visibility and engagement with arts organizations around the city. 
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