Helping young media makers tell their own stories.

Don’t just consume media, make it.

Learn how to tell your own story through video, music, animation, game design and coding using high-quality equipment and software in a supportive, collaborative environment. If you are between the ages 14-17, you are eligible to join Next Gen, BAVC Media’s FREE after school youth program – winner of the 2017 San Francisco Magazine Best After School Program and the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.  Please note that all youth programming is currently hybrid or in-person! 

We are currently accepting applications for our upcoming Spring 2023 Next Gen Program

Questions? Email us

Meet The Next Gen Instructors

Youth Audio Production: BUMP Records

Music Production (Track #1)

Tuesdays and Thursdays – 5:00-7:00PM, IN PERSON

In the BUMP Music Production track, express yourself, gain an understanding of audio engineering, digital recording and mixing techniques!  No previous experience is required. Youth interested in music, rap, hip-hop, beats, songwriting, and performing are strongly encouraged to apply.

Podcasting (Track #2)

Tuesdays and Thursdays – 5:00-7:00PM, VIRTUAL

In the BUMP Podcasting track, you will develop your own audio-storytelling projects and get hands-on experience in producing, packaging, and promoting your projects. Express yourself and tell your story!  No previous experience is required.

BUMP Record’s Bandcamp | BUMP Record’s Youtube

Youth Video Production: The Factory

Beginning Track: February 14 – April 1st

Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00-7:00PM, IN PERSON

Through storytelling techniques using DSLR cameras, creative cinematography techniques, unsynced audio, and more advanced post-production, participant filmmakers will create fiction, non-fiction documentaries, music videos, experiment pieces and public service announcements. Filmmakers are encouraged to explore issues important to them while also making videos that touch on issues of social justice.

Advanced Track: April 4th – May 20th

Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00-7:00pm, IN PERSON

This track expands upon the beginning video production track. Students with experience in video production (pre-production, production, post-production) are encouraged to enroll in the advanced track. 

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Animation (Choose One or Both)

Beginning Track: February 15th – April 1st

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00-7:00PM, IN PERSON

Participants with an interest in visual art and animation will learn essential techniques for studying and creating motion. Explore a number of different techniques that range from traditional frame animation, to experimental styles and stop-motion. Then bring your imagination to life through individual projects and collaborative exercises.

No animation experience required!

Advanced Track: April 5th – May 20th

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00-7:00PM, IN PERSON

This track is designed for students with basic animating experience (ideal for alumni of the beginner track).  Advanced will dive deeper into techniques and focus on completing a culminating project to be showcased at our final celebration.

Basic animation experience required!