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Newbie Quiz: Sydney Matterson

General BAVC | Posted on: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
Sydney Matterson has been engaged in our Next Gen programs since 2008 -- first, as a participant in our advanced video production program for youth, The Factory, and later as a mentor to Next Gen youth. This time, she's back for good as our newly-minted SF Commons Associate. Read her Newbie Quiz below to find out why she's our very own...

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Newbie Quiz: John Capogna

General BAVC | Posted on: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
John Capogna is not exactly new to BAVC even though he has just been hired as our Media Lab Technician: John was a proud TechSF participant and a Featured Maker at GHOSTING, our multimedia haunted house. Learn more about John in our Newbie Quiz and be sure to check out his online portfolio (he's made some...

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ETP Student Profile: David Sky

Training and Education | Posted on: Thursday, November 13, 2014

By Matt Hemmerich, ETP Manager
 
For the last 15 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 BAVC for...

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TechSF Participant Profile: Nicola Chips

Training and Education | Posted on: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

By Arya Zarrinkelk, Senior Career Specialist

Nicola Chips found a fantastic gig as an Art and Design Consultant at ÆRENA Galleries and Gardens. In this brief interview, she relates how participation in TechSF helped her realize long-held professional goals.

What did you do before TechSF?

I had been doing project management and...

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Gig Union Spotlight: Andrew Juris

Gig Union | Posted on: Monday, November 10, 2014

By Mwende Hahesy, Training Strategist and Innovation Manager

We caught up with freelance motion graphics artist and illustrator Andrew Juris, who just joined Gig Union. He tells us how he keeps up his hustle and why the Bay Area is the best place for networking.

Tell us a little bit about yourself! ie. What you do, how you got into it, share the website to your portfolio.

I’m a motion...

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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.  
 
That’s...

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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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