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The life of an AV archivist is always full of surprises! We're often dealing with materials and equipment that were never meant to last as long as they have, and as a result it can be a lot of work to make sure that...
November 6, 2020
Are you interested in building a transfer station that can perform preservation-level digital transfers? If so, you may know that properly digitizing analog video tape requires a lot of specializes equipment. The...
September 22, 2020
 Orange Kitchen TV photo from Francisco Andreotti
In times of crisis, staying connected and informed becomes imperative. A recent report from American...
August 31, 2020
Portable Channel video activists
Success Story
On August 5th, 2020, BAVC streamed a video event with Visual Studies Workshop (VSW), and we're happy to announce that the recording is now live on YouTube! Over the last two years BAVC has been working with VSW in...
August 11, 2020
Leah Simon
Success Story
Meet Leah Simon: BAVC Preservation Intern Working with BAVC as a preservation intern was a real treat. Coming to video preservation and digitization as a graduate student studying Folklore and archival theory, I had...
July 24, 2020
Public Access Celebration 1972 Poster
Stills from: Crip Camp (left) Mind of Universe (right) On June 3rd, 2020, BAVC streamed a video event highlighting the history of early video collectives The People’s Video Theatre (PVT) and Survival Arts...
July 20, 2020
Illustration from the public domain: Wolf, Canis lupus (1596–1610) by Anselmus Boëtius de Boodt. Text had been added in a ruddy pink color matching the wolf's tongue reading "Last Gal Standing," referring to Mindy Aronoff, BAVC's longest staff member.
...Except when you’re wearing a facemask. Like now, where it’s all Mad Max out there. Neighbors have morphed into strangers and people’s inscrutable expressions are concealed behind makeshift or store-bought protection...
May 19, 2020
BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship Logo
In the spirit of building the field, supporting nonfiction filmmakers to complete their projects, and facilitating connections between filmmakers at different stages of their careers, BAVC is proud to be able to provide...
May 8, 2020
Eight humans in red jumpsuits stand in a row at attention in front of a wing of Biosphere 2 which is glowing with unearthly green and blur light, the sparkling desert night sky behind. From Matt Wolf's new film SPACESHIP EARTH streaming through BAVC.
Stream the new film SPACESHIP EARTH starting May 8th and 50% of all proceeds will go to support BAVC and our staff.
May 5, 2020