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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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Why multiplatform media is necessary for the survival of journalism

Independent Media | Posted on: Thursday, January 15, 2015

By Jason Jakaitis, Director of Independent Media

Throughout the world in places where smartphones and tablets are the predominant way of consuming media, audiences increasingly expect multiplatform storytelling and deeper engagement in news that is important to them. More people in the United States consume news from video than any other media format. Smartphone and...

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Gig Union Spotlight: Natalie Q. Rold

Gig Union | Posted on: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

By Mwende Hahesy, Training Strategist and Innovation Manager
 
We’re kicking off 2015 Gig Union Spotlight with documentary filmmaker, producer and editor, Natalie Rold. She has a gift for capturing the grace of the human body in movement and a passion for socially engaged film and new media projects. Keep an eye out for her at Nerd Underground or a Gig Union workshop. She gets a...

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Looking back on Next Gen's Fall Semester

Youth Programs | Posted on: Friday, December 19, 2014

By Aisha Fukushima, Next Gen Manager
 
This week Next Gen concluded its fall semester with a Winter Celebration hosted at BAVC. The event began with a gallery walk through works-in-progress curated by students and their teaching teams. 
 
Families, friends and program participants explored works ranging from audio stories made by Sound Bytes to choose-your-own-adventure-style computer games...

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Newbie Quiz: Emily Neigel

General BAVC | Posted on: Friday, December 19, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
We are delighted to welcome Emily Neigel as our new TechSF Admissions Counselor. Emily has jumped into her role quickly and smoothly, and is excited to start helping TechSF applicants on the path to landing their dream jobs. Read on to learn more about Emily (as well as which movie theater serves the best snacks in the Bay Area):
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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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