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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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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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