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Digitize Your Tapes Before It's Too Late Preservation Access Program
BAVC is proud to announce the recipients of the 14th round of our Preservation Access Program , made possible by...
April 6, 2021
Reel Stories student looks into DSLR viewfinder and point their lens straight ahead. Hair up in a bun, wearing a black sweatshirt and glasses. Figure it cut out and outlined with magenta, turquoise, and yellow waves of color.
We have big news! Expanding our BAVC family & doubling our impact...
February 16, 2021
Niema Jordan Is A Small Child Grinning Joyfully In A Beautiful Dress
We are thrilled to announce Niema Jordan as Co-Director of our MediaMaker Fellowship! Niema is a storyteller from Oakland, California. She is an alum of Northwestern...
February 10, 2021
Intro To Soldering and Circuits Thumb
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