Archive for category Philanthropic
We at The Big Picture are excited to announce that we are, once again, a proud sponsor of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation! SVEF is a fourteen year old, non-profit organization that helps Silicon Valley students prepare for college by providing innovative academic programs in math and science.
We are so proud to be part of a program that strives to give educational opportunities to our future generations.
To contribute to the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, click here to visit their donation page. And for more information about SVEF, check out this video that gives an overview of the entire SVEF program.
The San Francisco AIDS Walk is a fundraiser benefiting the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. For 25 years people from all over the Bay Area meet at Sharon Meadows in Golden Gate Park and walk 10 Kilometers in hopes of someday finding a cure for AIDS. On Sunday, July 15th The Big Picture’s very own Renée and her Mom, Judy participated in the 6 mile walk, raising over $900 between the two of them! As a sponsor to the cause, we applaud Renée and Judy’s efforts and hard work.
Our very own George Lang was featured in this month’s edition of The National Academy of Television Arts and Science’s Off Camera newsletter. The article focuses on the announcement that George will continue to offer two scholarships for overall Video Production Excellence for 2012.
Zero Breast Cancer is a Marin-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping to determine the causes of breast cancer through community participation in the research process. They are just down the street from us and we have been a proud supporter of them for many years. They hold an annual fundraising event, Honor Thy Healer, to honor healers in the community.
We’d like to share a part of the video that we created for the event, and if you have the time please check in with them at www.zerobreastcancer.org to learn more about this very important organization.
The Big Picture Film & Video Arts is honored to have created two $3,000 video production scholarships through the San Francisco chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to be awarded to one outstanding undergraduate student and one outstanding graduate student.
These scholarships have been created in the names of Jerry Jensen and Steve Davies. Two colleagues of George Lang, with whom he worked at KGO-TV with for many years.
George says, “Jerry was a mentor to me from the time I was 20 years old and helped me with my career throughout his life. Steve Davis and I worked closely together through the tumultuous 80s and all the major news stories that Steve was assigned to. There was no better journalist and one of few who fought for principles.”
The Big Picture Film & Video Arts takes pride in contributing to philanthropic projects for San Francisco and Bay Area community organizations. Here we created a promotional video for Youth In Arts, “The Paper Princess.”
Youth in Arts’ world premiere musical theater production is based on Elisa Kleven’s popular Paper Princess book series, adapted for the stage by YIA Director Miko Lee and featuring original bilingual music by Miguel Martinez, large-scale puppets and multimedia effects.
The cast with the author. (source: youth in arts blog)
artwork from the children’s book: (source: youth in arts blog)
As proud sponsors of the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, we were honored to attend the Gala Fundraising Event “The Art of Dessert” last Saturday, where over 300 people gathered to enjoy a gourmet dinner, eat scrumptious desserts, and bid in a silent and live auction that raised $200,000 for education in the arts!
The Wells Fargo Center for the Arts has live events the enrich the community with comedy, theatre, dance, music and so much more. Their arts education program provides workshops, courses and programs directly into the schools in Sonoma County teaching writing, visual arts, music history and culture. This life enriching culture and art education curriculum would otherwise not reach the children in the schools.
We are passionate about this program and produced the following video with Rita Moreno for the event to show some of the fantastic things that the Wells Fargo center provides to the community. We would like to thank Rita Moreno for her time and contribution to our community.
As part of our ongoing sponsorship of the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts we create video messaging for them that brings to light the wonderful programs that they provide in their community in Santa Rosa.
Bellow is a video we created for them, for their newsletter which you can view here:
This video covers the music for schools program, which puts instruments into the hands of students from disadvantaged families.
Staying in line with our previous post, concering support of community art programs, we went back to the archives to pull this video that was put together for Marin County non-profit, Youth in Arts.
Youth In Arts is a Marin based non-profit that provides after school programs and community events that promote education and arts for primarily low-income youth in the Area. They have a teen acapella ensemble, “‘Til Dawn”, and put on an annual Italian Street Painting Festival, of which The Big Picture Film & Video Arts is a Proud Sponsor.
View the video to learn more about them!
Click here to go to our flickr album of the street painting festival from this spring:
It’s no secret that we support the arts, community programs, and other philanthropic endeavors. We are privileged to be able to do so and believe that anyone that has the opportunity to get involved in their community should do so.
We are currently proud sponsors of the Wells Fargo Center Arts in Santa Rosa, a fantastic non-profit organization with it’s own venue that has really great events. It is one of the top-ranked performance centers in California where one can see music, theater, dance, comedy and spoken word performances year round.
You really need to take a look at their upcoming calendar to see the scope of events that that are going on in the near future: Santa Rosa Symphony, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the Moscow Ballet’s nutcracker, Natalie Cole, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kathy Griffin and countless plays and concerts.
We are working on an outreach video for them which we hope to share with you soon. Here are some behind the scenes photos of us shooting back stage at Rob Schneider’s comedy night.