Bridges Live!

Fellowship Summer Intensive 2024

BAVC Media is pleased to offer Bridges Live!, a four-week summer intensive program that is designed to equip transitional-age youth (18-24 yrs old) with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in live event videography.

Over the course of four weeks, fellows will receive comprehensive training in a variety of skills related to filming live events, both solo and as part of a team. Throughout the intensive, fellows will acquire strategies to successfully prepare for, challenge, and surmount the barriers to entering and staying in the media industry.

The program covers everything from camera operation and shot composition to pre-production and client communication. Fellows will also receive training in editing workflows, including organization, assembly, rough cut, fine cut, color correction, and audio mixing, using non-linear editing software (NLE), including multicam editing techniques. By the end of the program, fellows will have a solid foundation in professional skills, career readiness, and video production techniques that will enable them to succeed in event videography.

In addition to technical skills, Bridges Live! emphasizes the development of soft skills, such as teamwork, communication, and professionalism. Fellows will work collaboratively on a range of projects, including event highlight reels, promotional videos, and client work. They will also have opportunities to receive constructive feedback from instructors and build a professional portfolio that showcases their skills and accomplishments.

Bridges Live! is an immersive, hands-on program that provides transitional-age youth with the tools and support they need to enter and succeed in the media industry. It is an ideal opportunity for recent high school graduates, community college students, full-time workers, and recent four-year college graduates who lack the necessary skills and experience to secure employment.

Schedule and program information

  • June 3 – June 28 (no class June 19)
    • Class Meeting Days: Monday through Friday
    • Time: 10am– 3pm
  • Location: Hybrid
    • A mix of in-person at our BAVC Media (9th St Independent Film Center, 145 9th St., San Francisco), on-site locations for film shoots across the Bay Area and remote sessions.
  • Cost: Free

Compensation: Participants receive a $500 incentive upon completion of the program

All participants must be between 18-24 years old and complete an online application. We will notify you of your acceptance status on a rolling basis beginning in May!

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