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Photo of Loni Ding on C-Span with the caption Pres. Vox Productions, Inc. She is wearing large glasses and a tan spots coat
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This piece was originally written by Moriah Ulinskas ( former Preservation Program Director, and former Director of Next Gen Programs at BAVC) in February 2010. This morning I received news that Loni...
May 24, 2021
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
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
Still from U-matic tape digitized by BAVC Preservation. 1988 installation of Oldenburg & Van Bruggen's "Spoonbridge and Cherry" sculpture at the Walker Art Center. A whimsically large bent spoon arches over a man-made lake, balancing a red cherry.
Considered one of the nation’s leading art institutions, Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center has been a leader in musical and dance performances, contemporary design and fine arts, and...
April 24, 2020
PAP Sunglasses
There is no doubt that recent events have thrown a curveball at everyone’s daily activities. Our team at BAVC Preservation wishes everyone a safe and healthy 2020 and we are grateful that our work to preserve and...
April 21, 2020
Crip Camp Thumb
Throughout New York State in the 1970s The People's Video Theater was producing documentary programs using Sony PortaPak cameras. At the time, this technology was cutting-edge, and these programs chronicled the...
January 7, 2020
Digital Deliverables at BAVC At BAVC Preservation one of our main objectives is to digitize tape-based media formats to preservation-ready digital files. We often try to...
December 12, 2019