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

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Enroll in video production and post classes, digital marketing, graphic design, web development, motion graphics and effects, or portfolio building courses.

FREE Summer Intensive

Bay Area High Schoolers – learn everything you need to know to make a movie this summer!

Support BAVC when you rent the new film SPACESHIP EARTH

Watch the stranger-than-fiction story of Biosphere 2 in Matt Wolf's new feature film.

Take Classes Online at BAVC – Audio, Video, Marketing, Design, Effects. Blue graphic with red text, person sitting at a laptop, and a simple camera illustration
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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.
Graphic illustrations of two teens dancing or leaping joyfully and a fresh laptop. Help BAVC Donate Computers to Students and close the digital divide in the Bay Area!
BAVC's Compiled Resources During COVID-19 – for filmmakers, artists, young people, mutual aid, and more. Pink graphic with person in a lab coat jogging and lightbulb glowing.
Person with glasses uses a smart phone sitting next to a vintage TV with color bars. We want your videos for TV! short films, tutorials, interviews, performances, PSAs, and more for public access community media broadcast

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 mediamakers.

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Reel Life
BUMP Records
The Factory

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