Learn the fundamentals of documentary theory and criticism and the basics of filmmaking techniques. You will learn how to conduct interviews, work with DLSR cameras & lighting, and edit in Premiere Pro.
Youth Media Classes
For ages 11 – 17
BAYCAT youth media classes are a hands on experience for kids ages 11-17 to explore and create digital media. All students will collaborate on an episode of BAYCAT’s long-running youth-produced show “Zoom In.” Students will work within educational tracks to specialize in an area that interests them.
What Youth Media Producers Say
Miguel finds a second home at BAYCAT. It’s place that helps him stay out of trouble and to learn how to make cool media.
What Track Will You Take?
BAYCAT Youth Media Program: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I fill out a paper application?
A: Applications are only accepted on the BAYCAT website.
Q: What can I expect after I apply online?
A: The Academy team will review your application. If we are able to offer you a spot in the term, a member of the team will contact you using the email address provided in your application.
Q: How are students selected to participate in BAYCAT?
A: Youth applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. BAYCAT prioritizes returning students, students and families who identify as low-income, students who reside in the SF Bay Area and students who attend SFUSD schools. At this time, BAYCAT can only accept students who are in grades 6th – 12th.
Q:Can I apply to BAYCAT if I am not in middle school or high school?
A: At this time, BAYCAT can only provide programming for middle and high school youth (grades 6th – 12th).
IMAGINE. LEARN. CREATE.
What Young Adults Share About their Internship Experience
FROM TECHNICAL TRAINING TO REAL JOBS
Gain hands-on experience in the digital media industry.
“I really can’t express how it feels to know that BAYCAT was there for me and you are the reason I have the job at the Giants! Thank you so much for getting me this opportunity! You have been a huge part of my life and continue to be a huge part of my future. I plan on being one of your many success stories.”
“Thank you so much for always thinking of ways to connect me to new opportunities. I wouldn’t have gotten here without BAYCAT and I am so thankful for everything this program has opened up to me.”
Workshops on Wheels
For all ages
BAYCAT Educational Workshops are hands-on training that enable the participants of local schools, nonprofits and organizations to effectively and immediately integrate digital media into their programming and communication efforts.
We believe the world would be a better place if socially-minded organizations and schools could leverage better the power of visual storytelling. That’s the goal of our “Workshops on Wheels.”
Through hands-on training and real-life setting, we enable the participants of local schools, nonprofits and organizations to effectively and immediately integrate digital media into their programming and communication efforts. In fact, at the end of the Workshop, BAYCAT staff will provide a professionally produced promotional video for the organization.
Please note: BAYCAT strives to provide workshops for schools, nonprofits and organizations in the SF Bay Area who serve youth ages 11-18.
See What We’ve Created With Our Partners
What Our Partners Say
BAYCAT helped me to teach an enrichment class in video production last spring. I have never had a more positive experience with an outside organization. They were incredibly responsive, professional, good with kids, and a pleasure to work with. The kids kept asking when we were going back, and BAYCAT was even super flexible about coming to our school to do a video shoot. I was very pleased with the final product of our collaboration, and we’re using the promo video we made in all of our school materials – it’s at the top of our school website!
Beautiful! Amazing! I am thrilled at this production! Such great work! It would be great to strategize sharing if this lovely promo. Partnerships…yay!