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SF Stories at the San Francisco Women’s Jail

Independent Media | Posted on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

By Carol Varney, Executive Director
 
With support from the James Irvine Foundation's Exploring Engagement Fund, BAVC is collaborating with local social service agencies to provide a series of digital storytelling workshops to San Francisco-based individuals who might not otherwise have the opportunity to tell their personal, important stories....

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Newbie Quiz: Lydia Blanco

General BAVC | Posted on: Monday, July 14, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
Lydia Blanco brings a background in student journalism and broadcast media and a passion for helping folks tell their stories to her role as BAVC's new SF Commons Associate. Get to know Lydia in our Newbie Quiz!
 
1. The story of your life starts out with which 10 words?
 
 There's no benefit in doubt-...

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Recap: Sound-Maker Institute's Industry Panel

Youth Programs | Posted on: Thursday, July 10, 2014

By Gabriela Quintana, Next Gen Intern
 
BAVC’s Sound-Makers Institute (SMI) is a Next Gen summer program open to San Francisco residents 14 to 17 years of age interested in music production. The institute teaches students all aspects of digital music production and the intricacies of the music industry through hands-on classes and career and portfolio workshops. At the end of this free program, students are paired with a paid...

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Recap: Next Gen goes to AMC

Youth Programs | Posted on: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

By Aisha Fukushima,Youth Coordinator with help from the Sirens of Next Gen

This year Next Gen attended the Allied Media Conference (AMC) in Detroit. I was present along with Youth Programs Manager Carrie Leilam Love, BUMP Records participant Danielle “DayDay” Dooley and Factory participant, Lily Yu (that's Carrie and Lily drinking Detroit's beverage of choice in the lead photo).  Every summer...

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TechSF Participant Profile: Dan Lopez

Training and Education | Posted on: Wednesday, July 02, 2014

By Arya Zarrinkelk, Career Specialist

In between DJing, coding, and just being plain awesome, TechSF participant Dan Lopez has been hustling hard. Dan is the kind of programmer that employers dream about: right-brain softskills coupled with left-brain attention to process makes him tremendously valuable to any team he works with. On top of that, he's just a down-to-earth nice guy. Get to know Dan!

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Exit Interview: Jazmin Jones

General BAVC | Posted on: Tuesday, July 01, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager

Jazmin Jones first came to BAVC as a Youthlink student waaaaay back in the day to learn video, eventually becoming a Factory instructor and an accomplished filmmaker in her own right. She also became an indelible part of the BAVC family. Her journey here and the successes she's counted along the way, are in many ways, emblematic of what we aim to do...

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Recap: Point of Pride Premiere

General BAVC | Posted on: Thursday, June 26, 2014

By Dimitri Moore, Point of Pride Producer

Tuesday night was the premiere of Point of Pride, a documentary that is the culmination of 70 years of filming and 6 months of collaboration between filmmakers with multiple perspectives and completely different backgrounds. The film uses archival clips to tell the history of the Bayview/Hunter's Point neighborhood while also using present-day interview footage of people with deep connections to...

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Newbie Quiz: Jaynell Bryant

General BAVC | Posted on: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager

As Registrar for TechSF, Jaynell Bryant is in charge of making sure every applicant had dotted their i's and crossed their t's. She's also committed to social justice and making sure everyone has access to opportunities for self growth and improvement (she was previously with Americorps and SOAR), so it makes sense that she's now part of the BAVC family. She...

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Newbie Quiz: Sarah Gonzalez

General BAVC | Posted on: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager

Sarah Gonzalez, our new Factory Film Instructor, isn't demuring when she says that she's ,"not the lead but one of the many supporting characters." If anything, this simply gets at her jill-of-all-trades nature and the enthusiasm she brings to filmmaking, whether working on her own projects or helping the next generation of filmmakers realize their vision. We're thrilled to have her as part...

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SF Stories: A Shared Experience - Veterans

Public Access Television | Posted on: Friday, June 13, 2014

By Andy Kawanami, Program Manager

With support from the James Irvine Foundation's Exploring Engagement Fund, BAVC is working with local social service agencies to provide a series of digital storytelling workshops: SF Stories: A Shared Experience. Workshop participants learn digital storytelling from...

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