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We empower media makers to develop and share diverse stories that create social change.

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If you're on unemployment, or employed full time in California, you may qualify for NO COST training.

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When you take a BAVC class, your tuition directly supports free community programs and helps foster a more, diverse, equitable, and vibrant media landscape.

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SF Commons provides any current city resident who wants to produce a show access to video equipment, a television studio, low-cost trainings, and a time-slot on cable TV. Our local producers create media that matters to them and their communities covering a wide range of issues, topics and interests.

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We foster creativity and entrepreneurship in young media makers (ages 14-24).

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BAVC is proud to be a Blackmagic Design Training Partner. Watch for upcoming BMD certified classes in DaVinci Resolve. 


We collaborate with leading organizations and individual artists to preserve and digitize our media heritage.

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BAVC Preservation Services. Museum quality video and audio preservation in the Bay Area. San Francisco, CA

I think BAVC’s support for community media making and preservation exemplifies how video can be a tool for social change.

Kate Dollenmayer
Preservation client