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BAVC Media is launching an editing fellowship and lab program in partnership with PG&E. BAVC Media will provide an opportunity for in-depth professional development to aspiring editors from underrepresented communities while supporting PG&E storytelling and content creation.

Offerings & Structure

  • Three fellows will be selected to train as assistant editors over the course of a five-month program. The fellows will hone their craft and build experience through the editing of professional video pieces, with a focus on stories that highlight PG&E grantees and supported communities. They will work in a professional editing lab with industry-standard equipment for 30 hours each month.
  • Each fellow will receive a stipend of $5,000 and emerge from the program with enhanced skills, expanded portfolios, and strong connections to new mentors and peers.
  • Two mentors with substantial professional editing experience will offer hands-on guidance and BAVC Media’s Advanced Training and Community Media staff will provide program oversight.
    Through a collaborative process, beginning with assessment of footage for each project, the fellows and mentors will establish a realistic editing schedule before developing their ability to efficiently log and organize footage; code, sync, and export that footage; transcribe interviews; upload materials; maintain hard drives; and prep deliverables.
  • Fellows will then build towards more creative tasks, working in collaboration with each other and mentors to cut and polish scenes for PG&E partner spotlight videos.
    Fellows will also gain training in key accessibility features such as open and closed captioning, with an emphasis on both the technical and creative integration of those features.
  • Mentors and BAVC staff will lead broader career workshops for fellows on subjects such as growing their professional networks, identifying job opportunities, interviewing effectively, and building their portfolios on an ongoing basis.

Primary Outputs

  • A series of compelling videos highlighting the work of PG&E community-based partners and grantees. The approximate number and length of these videos will be determined at the outset of the project by PG&E and BAVC Media staff.
  • New and expanded skill sets for fellows in areas that range from transcription and timecoding to creating assemblies and polishing scenes.
  • Stronger career-readiness skills for fellows in areas such as building professional networks, finding and working with creative collaborators, and interviewing for promising job opportunities.
  • Expanded portfolios for each participant, with the addition of new professional pieces created during the fellowship program.

Eligibility & Criteria

  • The Fellowship aims to serve as a pre-apprenticeship program, preparing adult participants to become assistant editors on independent productions or commercially as the next step on their path to sustainable editing careers.
  • Attention to detail, ability to communicate clearly and proactively, and a highly collaborative approach.
    Availability to commit 30 hours each month for five-month duration of program, based on a schedule that may be mutually agreed upon with program mentors.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Photoshop and Premiere Pro).
  • Familiarity with video and audio formats and the equipment it runs on.
  • Overall knowledge of Macs or PCs, and multimedia software.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Photoshop and Premiere Pro).
  • Ideally, Fellowship applicants are past participants of BAVC Media or another film and media organization or program, who possess at least entry-level facility with video production and post-production.

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