Entries by Jessica Pullano

A Season of Thanks

On this #givingtuesday, BAYCAT is thankful for so many things: our friends and supporters, our youth and young adults, and the companies who give back to our community. We are fortunate to have many supporters, and wish we had room to name them all here! Organizations and foundations like Pixar Animation Studios, the William and […]

Why Donate to BAYCAT Today?

Because our educational and training programs bring diverse talent to the tech, media and creative industries. Make their dream jobs come true. Help us reach our $85,000 goal today. In light of all that has occurred in the past months and especially in this past week, BAYCAT stands strong and committed to equality, social justice […]

BAYCAT Interns Begin New Project with SFPUC

We are proud to announce our latest partnership with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to foster the learning of our young adult BAYCAT interns. Currently, the interns are developing a video series about the SFPUC’s robust community benefits program with focus areas on Arts and Culture, Workforce and Economic Development, Land Use and Environmental […]

Carrying On The Message of Every 28 Hours

The live productions of Every 28 Hours have wrapped…but, the issues of racial justice and implicit bias are far from resolved. BAYCAT partnered with Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the American Conservatory Theatre to film three productions that take a hard look at why the #blacklivesmatter movement came to be and how the reasons for it […]

Q&A with BAYCAT Academy Film Student D’Arion, 17

We got a chance to sit down last week with D’Arion and talk about how BAYCAT is shaping his career and influencing his life. We are so fortunate to have young people like him in our program and in the world. Get to know D’Arion and see BAYCAT’s programming in action! Q: Tell me about […]

Media Classes Are Back in Session!

Find Out How You Can Take Part BAYCAT students are back in the house! Class sessions have started at BAYCAT, with two new instructors heading up our documentary and graphics art tracks this semester. Media Producer and Mentor, Carla Orendorff, will lead the documentary film classes for beginning and advanced students along with Graphic Arts […]

Inside BAYCAT: Carla Orendorff, BAYCAT Media Producer & Mentor

Getting to Know our Newest Team Member & Youth Media Instructor Meet Carla! Carla joins BAYCAT as a Media Producer and Mentor, working with the youth and young adults teaching filmmaking skills. A documentary filmmaker, artist and educator, Carla has taught filmmaking classes with hundreds of young people in collaboration with organizations throughout Los Angeles and […]

Not Quite Goodbye: Music Producer Jason Valerio Makes His Move

Member of BAYCAT’s Music Program Pursuing Music Full-Time After an AMAZING 4 years at BAYCAT, Jason “Trackademicks” Valerio will be pursuing his music career full-time. Jason, a Bay Area native, will be splitting his time between the Bay and LA. Here’s a little insight into his future plans, plus what he will miss, and why this isn’t goodbye. […]

Internship Opportunity: Apply Today

BAYCAT Internship helps grads like Elysia achieve dream jobs The BAYCAT Studio Internship is back, and accepting applications! If you are (or know)* a young adult, ages 18-25, go online to complete a short application. Interns build skills in digital media, including filmmaking, editing, graphic arts and experience with professional sound and video equipment. Plus […]