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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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Free Yo Mind! Aisha Fukushima at TEDx

Youth Programs | Posted on: Thursday, April 02, 2015

By Teagan Singer, Next Gen Intern

Eloquent and musically talented, BAVC Next Gen Manager Aisha Fukushima builds solidarity and social action through her global music platform, RAPtivism. RAPtivism has taken Fukushima on many travels. Her most recent stop was in Costa Rica, where she spoke at a student conference at...

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Return of the Open Mic Night

Public Access Television | Posted on: Monday, March 30, 2015

By Naima Noguera, SF Commons Outreach Intern

For the superstitious scheduling a live television show for Friday the 13th might seem like a bad idea. But for SF Commons Producers, the return of the Open Mic Night was all the more memorable precisely because it took place on 3/13/15.

The free-form flow of the Open Mic Night is very much a part of the history of San Francisco Public Access television, and is a...

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SF Commons to PhillyCAM: Communicating Full Value of Public Access

Public Access Television | Posted on: Friday, March 20, 2015

By Anne Simmons, SF Commons Manager
 
When the federal mandate for public access was handed down by the FCC in the 1970s, it ensured access to equipment, facilities and timeslots for independent producers of local television programming. In keeping with the times, public access stations in 2015 are often offering more...

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“I Would Be Lucky if I found One”: Reflections on The 2015 Lesbians Who Tech Summit

Youth Programs | Posted on: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

By Nicole Wisler, Next Gen Youth Coordinator

The Lesbians Who Tech Summit, held at the Castro Theatre in February, created a radical, wonderful, alternate reality in which the tech industry wasn’t represented by the shirtless brogrammers on Dice.com’s now-ubiquitous billboards, but by the 1,200 (mostly) queer women in attendance. 

As the youth...

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Next Gen Students on KALW's Your Call

Youth Programs | Posted on: Monday, March 16, 2015

By Teagan Singer, Next Gen Intern

Three Next Gen students made their radio debut last month on KALW’s Your Call program, hosted by Rose Aguilar. The discussion was candid, with students touching on the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, their own experiences interacting with...

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Adobe Youth Voice and BAVC Next Gen Career Panel

Youth Programs | Posted on: Monday, March 09, 2015

By Teagan Singer, Next Gen Intern
 
On February 11, BAVC Next Gen and Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) held a career panel ...

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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, perhaps you’ve experienced the following situation:
 
You just purchased an expensive new computer with all the bells and whistles, including professional capture software. You soon discover that your out-of-the-box capture software doesn’t, however, meet preservation standards. As a...

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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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