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Not-so-newbie Quiz: Aylara Odekova

General BAVC | Posted on: Thursday, April 17, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
If you're a BAVC member (and if you aren't you really should consider joining), you've probably already had the pleasure of interacting with Aylara Odekova. In addition to being BAVC's Marketing and Development Associate, Aylara also manages our Membership program and, truly, we can't imagine a better person for the job....

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Newbie Quiz: Brittney Reaume

General BAVC | Posted on: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager

BAVC Receptionist Brittney Reaume's warm smile is one of the first things people see when they walk through our doors and I don't doubt that everyone's day is made a little better by it. We knew Brittney was going to fit right in once she told us about her priorities ("trees, cats, and rock n roll") and highly sophisticated coffee-drinking habits. Learn more about Brittney in the following...

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MediaMaker Fellows Hit Full Frame

Independent Media | Posted on: Friday, April 11, 2014

By Jason Jakaitis, Director of Independent Media
 
This year BAVC brought nine film and transmedia storytellers to the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival as part of the 2014 National MediaMaker Fellowship program. The four-day experience at Full Frame came on the heels of the March kickoff and represented the...

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TechSF Participant Profile: Marissa Mossberg

Training and Education | Posted on: Thursday, April 03, 2014

By Arya Zarrinkelk, Career Specialist

When we first met Marissa Mossberg during her TechSF Intake interview we were blown away by her enthusiasm, energy level and design chops. She also had a clear-eyed vision for what she needed to do to get skilled and get hired. But there were still challenges. Read more about Marissa’s experience.

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Recap: BAVC Career Panel at Adobe

Youth Programs | Posted on: Friday, March 28, 2014

By Aisha Fukushima, Youth Coordinator
 
On March 6, 2014  BAVC held at a Career Panel for youth involved in the field of media arts and technology. Adobe were our hosts for the evening, which was put on with support from the National Science Foundation. The audience included a dynamic mix of young people from across the Bay Area involved in Adobe Youth Voices as well as BAVC NextGen’...

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BAVC Rocks the Bells

Youth Programs | Posted on: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

By Aisha Fukushima, Youth Coordinator
 
Earlier this month marked the seventh annual Rock The School Bells conference at Skyline College.  At Rock The School Bells students and educators from across the Bay Area convene to “engage in hip hop workshops that promote...

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BAVC Reports back from SXSW Interactive: Scenius and Storyworlds

General BAVC | Posted on: Thursday, March 20, 2014

By Mwende Hahesy, Training Strategist and Innovation Manager and Matt Sussman, Communications Manager
 
Earlier this month BAVC sent us to the wild world of SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas. Here's what we heard, saw and came away with:
 
Mwende's SWXW Takeaway: Think Ecologically
 
Everyone is always looking for the grand takeaway of...

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BAVC Reports Back from DML 2014: Connecting Practices

General BAVC | Posted on: Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Digital Media Learning (DML) Conference is an annual event held by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, which brings together scholars and practitioners of digital media education for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and practices. This year’s conference took place in Boston and was attended by BAVC’s Director of Next Gen programs Ingrid Hu Dahl, Next Gen Program Manager Carrie...

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Gig Union Spotlight: Hope Armstrong

Training and Education | Posted on: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

By Mwende Hahesy, Training Strategist and Innovation Manager

Gig Union connects the Bay Area's community of media and tech entrepreneurs, freelancers and contractors to resources, networking opportunities, and gigs. The Gig Union Spotlight will feature members who are pursing their passion of working independently in the media and tech industries....

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Celebrating International Women's Day

General BAVC | Posted on: Thursday, March 06, 2014

By Matt Sussman, Communications Manager

Cate Blanchett declared in her acceptance speech for Best Actress at last Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony that “the world is round.” Blanchett was underscoring her earlier point that films with female-driven stories aren’t “niche” and can, in fact, be profitable. While Blanchett’s call for empowerment was heartening, its underlying message was clear: money talks.

And the...

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