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Balboa Park Online Collaborative Blog

While it can be said that all BPOC video productions are always collaborative, since we work with other institutions to create videos that feature everything from in-gallery displays, to lecture and special event documentation, we don’t stop there, and the newly publicized Balboa Park Summer Camp video is proof of that. With nine institutions participating, the video features the extraordinary and unique opportunities available to kids, from pre-kinder through 12th grade, during the summer in Balboa Park.

The idea was simple, tell the story of Balboa Park and the opportunities it affords to families looking for summer activities for their children. The key to completion was clear communication and correspondence. The proposal was brought to us with not too much time before summer camp registration started, so we needed to work fast, so there wasn’t time to film in every institution like we had done for the Special Event and...

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We have some new faces in the offices of BPOC!  If you haven’t had a chance to meet our newest team members yet, here is a bit of information to tide you over until you get a chance to meet them face-to-face.

Nik Honeysett, BPOC’s new chief executive officer joins us most recently from the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where he was the head of administration.  Nik comes to us with an extensive background in management, interactive, multimedia, and information technology, specifically targeted to the cultural sector.  Nik is deeply involved in the dance between technology and culture, as he currently serves on the Board of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), where he previously chaired the Media and Technology Standing Professional Committee.  He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, teaching a course on museum technology management as part of their Museum Studies Masters program. 

We also welcome Chad Weinard, our new Director of Digital Media.  Chad joins us from the North Carolina Museum of Art, where he served as the Manager of New Media, and led digital engagement initiatives which included web, mobile, in-gallery technology and social media.  Chad has won several awards for ArtNC (an educational resource website), including the Best of the Web in Education from...

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UPDATE:  This position is no longer accepting applications.

 

We're looking for talented, enthusiastic people to join our team in beautiful Balboa Park.

We have one new job opening at BPOC:

Digital Media Manager

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It comes with great excitement that I can announce the publication of the newest video from the Balboa Park Online Collaborative video department. The Balboa Park Learning Institute Customer Service video comes after having filmed, interviewed, and gathered footage since October 2013. The Learning Institute reached out to us in the summer of 2013 to document a project they were undertaking in the fall.  This marked the beginning of a fun and exciting new collaboration between BPLI and the BPOC video department.

The initiative, in conjunction with the launch of the Balboa Park Explorer and in preparation for the 2015 Centennial, is the result of a grant that the Balboa Park Learning Institute received from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to implement a collaborative learning professional development program. 33 representatives from 17 Balboa Park institutions worked with experts from the field and one another to develop a Park-Wide strategy for creating consistent, excellent visitor experiences and a related customer service training.

It’s not always easy to produce videos...

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In January we were fortunate enough to have a student from High Tech High join us for a 3 week, full-time internship that helps students acquire workplace skills in a real-world environment! Sean Jarrell-Hurtado, a junior at High Tech High, created the amazing video for the Japanese Friendship Garden's Haiku Hunt App., which launched in January and is now available for download in the Google Play Store. We asked him to write about his experience working at BPOC and to hear what it was like to develop the video from the pre-production stages through final edit and publication.

I started here as an intern at BPOC in early January from High Tech High Media arts in Point Loma. My school integrates an internship program into the yearly curriculum for all 11th graders to give students the opportunity to develop the skills needed to become a professional, as well as understand what it means to be in a real world workplace. Utilizing High Tech High’s project-based learning curriculum I was given the task of coordinating a project with my mentor, Andrew Mandinach of BPOC, that would help me develop these...

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