Zoom In 24 Sneak Peek!!!

What can you find only in SF? Our awesome BAYCAT Youth Media Producers! Here is a sneak peek into Zoom In 24: Only in SF, premiering at the BAYCAT Open House on July 26th.

The song was produced by the music production class, filmed by our intern Jayraj, and features the youth and the art of the documentary filmmaking class, music video production, and graphic arts. They brought all their talent together to film our intro in one shot!

Set design for Zoom-In 24: Only in San Francisco

Sneak peak at the Zoom-In 24 opening sequence!

San Francisco Skyline (via cardboard)

Theme song for “Zoom In #24: Only in San Francisco”

The Music Production track got to hear the song they made for the introduction to Zoom In 24!!

BAYCAT animation program praised in CineSource Magazine

BAYCAT’s recent participation in the 2012 ASIFA-SF Animation Screening caught the attention of CineSource Magazine, with special shout-outs to two of our students. Congratulations to all who participated!

Tim Harrington’s students in San Francisco have produced films that are delightful displays of kids’ talents and sensibilities without an overlay of adult influence. Gwydion Brain’s “Build-a-Baby Workshop” was so funny that the audience gave it the evening’s “Excellence in Humor” award. Trevor Cartmill-Endow, a high school student who creates animation independently and has been a student assistant at BAYCAT, presented a reel of his shorts that shows off his ability to communicate with the medium.

Read the full article here.

Commercials for the Dogpatch Cafe

The documentary youth split into 2 groups to practice their new camera skills at the Dogpatch Cafe. They made two commercials, one targeted for youth, and the second for adults… pretty sweet!!!

The BAYCAT Scavenger Hunt

This was the first time the documentary youth used the cameras!

This first part of this video was shot on the HDV and T2I DSLR camera, and they learned how sets and crew work during the exercise. The second part was shot on a flip camera – everyone was given a list of images and interviews to film in the BAYCAT space, and here’s what we came up with…

Dolly Exercise

Yesterday Laura’s Music Video Production class got an awesome intro to the dolly! 2 groups split up and took turns doing a dolly move to the Outkast song “Hey Ya” – check out the end result!!

Behind the Scenes footage:

BAYCAT Animation at the Exploratorium

Last Friday, BAYCAT animators had an opportunity to see their work screened alongside that of other students and professionals alike at the ASIFA San Francisco 2012 animation screening at the Exploratorium’s McBean Theater. There was an incredible variety of work on display, ranging from sobering historical documentary to whimsical fantasy. BAYCAT animator Gwydion Brain’s new short “Build a Baby Workshop” was a big crowd-pleaser and received a number of write-in votes nominating it for a special humor award.

Summer Media Camp Day 3: Music Video Exercise

On the third day of BAYCAT’s 2012 Summer Media Camp our youth media producers were asked to imagine, choreograph and perform a music video for Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” in under 45 minutes. They accomplished this amazing feat by forming smaller groups which created puppets, held up signs, acted, danced and covered themselves in written text for various portions of the video. Enjoy!

Summer Media Camp Day 2: Documentary Exercise

During the second day of our Summer Media Camp orientation our young media producers split into three groups to brainstorm ideas for a documentary. Here are some excerpts from their one-on-one interview sessions.