Amid a jam-packed Summer Media Camp schedule, one of the best things are the amazing field trips. Youth get to tour the offices of digital media companies, seeing how and what working professionals are doing in the field. Visiting community partner Sandbox Studio, a national producer of visual content for retail advertising and eCommerce, BAYCAT’s youth media producers heard about a different use for the cameras they normally use to create films and music videos.
Only a short walk away from BAYCAT in the Dogpatch, Harrison Budd, Digital Services and EQ Supervisor at Sandbox Studio’s San Francisco office, gave the youth an overview of what a digital photography studio does, even giving them a quick studio session for some hands on learning.
“It was really amazing! I liked the still life photos, and seeing how how the camera works in a studio,” said Lucrezia Berry, 13, a first time Zoom In producer.
She, along with 25 of our youth, were hosted by Budd, who spoke about the different types of projects, and how lighting and post-production needs differ for still photography vs. film. He also stopped at one shoot to introduce the students to the creative director and digital photographer, who explained their roles and what they do. The tour gave the youth perspective on what they’re learning at BAYCAT, and how it parallels the professionals at Sandbox Studios.
“I learned how much work it takes to do a whole photo shoot,” said Jevani Mclean, 13, “And how much you need to learn in school to be able to do this stuff.”
“The crew at Sandbox Studios had such a great time meeting the [BAYCAT] kids and showing them around our studio! They were very interested in learning about what we do and how we do it. They came prepared to learn and asked a lot of great questions,” said Budd. “I wish them all the best in all their future endeavors.”