This year’s session of Summer Media Camp started with a bang! Watch the stop-motion exercises our youth media producers created for their first day.
Please join us for our 2011 Summer Open House and screening on Thursday, July 21st from 6-8pm. We will be showcasing new studio and student work including the 22nd installment of our youth-produced television show “Zoom In”, a series of original mobile phone games, and work from our first-ever Graphic Arts class. Free food and drinks!
Doors open at 6pm, screening begins at 6:30. Don’t miss it!
Free Summer Media Camp!
June 13 to July 21, 2011
Monday thru Thursday,
BAYCAT Summer Media Camp is a free 6 week intensive program that focuses on digital arts. The program consists of producing a TV show, mobile video games music videos, live performances, field trips and so much more! Read more and apply here.
Students from this summer’s Media Camp created a Social Sculpture installation in the BAYCAT studio. Each object in the sculpture was connected to a memory or event from students’ lives. The final work is a tapestry constellation of collected memories that lives both here in our studio space and in the online exhibit, below.
* Launch Timeline Tapestry * (this may take a moment to load)
Yesterday the students and staff of BAYCAT went on the field trip of a lifetime at the world’s most prestigious animation studio. It was an incredibly awesome experience all around, from the life-sized models of Pixar characters in the lobby to the wacky, custom-built office spaces used by the animators. Other highlights included private screenings of behind-the-scenes documentaries, a tour through the process of character and story development, and a peek at the "Render Farm" where a huge network of computers runs 24/7 to create cinematic gold one frame at a time.
Plus, free sodas!
On Thursday the Summer Media Camp took a break from production day of fun and sunshine in Dolores Park. There was snacking, football, a three-legged race and a water balloon toss, which quickly became a water balloon fight. Good times, good times.
We’ve bonded as a team. We’ve gone through the exercises. We’ve mastered the software, written the skits, read the research and characterized the characters. Now it’s GO TIME- with less than two weeks left to create the latest episode of "Zoom In," our students are working hard to put together their film and animation segments. Stay tuned for the premiere at our open house on August 20th!
The animation crew has perfected the illusion of speech through lip-sync. Behold these classic movie lines, spoken from the lips of some kind of cycloptic Flash character that I put into a template file.
24 Frames of some pretty slick moves.
The students at BAYCAT’s Summer Media Camp were given one page of the script for the film "WALL•E" and 30 minutes to create a working storyboard for
the scene. Afterward the students’ drawings were synced up with footage from the final film
to see how closely the two matched.
Can you tell which parts were made by our kids and which were the work of Pixar professionals? Neither can I!
Who We Are
Bayview-Hunters Point Center for Arts and Technology (BAYCAT) is a nonprofit social enterprise that educates, empowers and employs young people from historically underserved Bay Area communities in the digital media arts including: video production, music production, animation, graphic and web design.
We believe in running a nonprofit like a business, and in changing the philanthropy model. That’s why we created the “clonor” model, where clients become donors, and donors become clients.