Don’t just consume media. Learn how to tell your own story through audio, video, and design using industry-standard equipment and software in a supportive, collaborative environment. Under the instruction of award-winning filmmakers, coders, and practicing artists and musicians, Next Gen participants, ages 14-18, receive unparalleled technical training in a creative community of peers, along with opportunities for professional growth and direct access to industry professionals. All of BAVC's youth programs are entirely free of cost (and provide snacks!) for all participants.
Learn audio engineering, digital recording and mixing techniques. Participants apply their skills to key areas of the audio, music and news industry, such as audio post-production, sound design for film and radio/podcast.
Participants learn a wide array of video production techniques using professional cameras, equipment and software. Students in this track gain exceptional skills in all aspects of storytelling through video production.
BUMP Records participants develop their own high quality music projects for BAVC’s in-house record label and get hands-on experience in producing, packaging, and promoting their recordings. Participants learn how to build an online portfolio and use social media professionally; develop their video, web and graphic design skills; and improve their chops as performers and public speakers. Includes a paid summer capstone or internship experience.
Factory participants create professional-quality short films, music videos and public service announcements. They are encouraged to explore issues important to them through narrative, documentary and video art. Includes paid summer capstone or internship experience.