13 Days Left: Donate to Make Their Summer Happen

School’s out for the Summer, but BAYCAT teachers are working! We’re excited to start up again on June 15, but that means we only have 13 days left to reach our goal of 200 hours of instruction for our FREE Summer Media Camp. Thanks to our awesome donors we’ve raised 9 hours so far ($1,352) but we can’t get the rest of the way without you.

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 10.11.45 AMDuring the summer session, BAYCAT offers extra classes, which means hiring extra instructors. Help our youth from our community experience documentary filmmaking, music video production, graphic arts instruction, and digital music making. These classes and teachers, plus some really great field trips and mentors, keep our youth engaged and growing as artists and individuals. At BAYCAT we work with bright kids who need us most, but now we need you. Here’s how you can help:

1. Share our campaign with friends, family, neighbors, your coworkers… the person next to you on MUNI – anyone! You can share our link on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, email, etc.

2. Like and share the youth films and music posted on BAYCAT’s Facebook page. (The youth love to get feedback!)Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 10.11.58 AM

3. Pick out your favorite youth film to share on social media. (One of ours is “Take a Look at Yourself.”)

4. Donate.

We love option #4, but each one is important! Please donate and share the links to our fundraising page, and to our youth’s media. Thank you from the entire BAYCAT family.

Social Sculpture exhibit goes live!

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.

Social Sculpture Tapestry

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Zoom In #18: Youth Health

WOW! Has summer already come and gone? We had an incredible summer media camp this year, with so many amazing students and some excellent new media productions for this summer’s Zoom In 18: Youth Health. Student work includes a soundtrack to BAYCAT’s upcoming film "The Invisible City", some hilarious skits and animations, and some news pieces about our community partners like Literacy for Environmental Justice and the

3rd Street Youth Center.


Check out our YouTube Zoom In playlist:

Zoom In #15: Youth Marketing

Created entirely by the students of the 2009 Summer Media Camp, this full episode focuses on Youth Marketing. Congratulations to everyone who participated!

Unlucky Charms

David B., Earl H. and Juan C. created this short film about a "Tragically Delicious" breakfast cereal.

Scratchers Shoes

The fashion statement of the season will light up your life. By Daisy C., Devynn R. and Richard M.

Chia Monster

It’s fun! It’s easy! It’s the latest product from Chia Pet! By Courtney H., Elijah H., Marco A. and Mark V.

Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun 2009

 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.

Crunch Time!

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!

 BAYCAT Students working on stop-motion animation project.

Exercise is good for you!

For our first light table exercise the Summer 2009 Animation Class came up with a few "exercises" of their own. Work it, baby!