Tag Archives: video

The YIMBYs had a ball: Dispatches from a pro-housing party in your backyard

The YIMBYs are no longer just a scattering of familiar voices at public meetings crying out to build housing and build it faster — now they’re now a real nonprofit and a political movement. At least, that’s how it seemed at the group’s first gala. Here’s a glimpse of the evening: There’s fake news, aggregated news, sponsored news. At Mission...

Short film explores life of John Ratliff, “Swan”

Perhaps you’ve seen John Ratliff, formerly a prolific journalist, at 16th and Mission streets, feeding the pigeons. Maybe you’ve come across his Daily Rag, which he still writes with keen self-awareness. Maybe you read our story by Julio Marcial about this enigmatic street dweller. School of the Arts students Kylie Villavicencio, Ashley Escobar, Queenie Li, Sarah Jones, Phoebe Milvy-Soloff and...

Filmmakers Offer Rides to Strangers Willing to Delete Uber

In light of the recent sexual harassment claims against the rideshare company Uber by former employee Susan Fowler, two local activists offered free rides to users who agreed to delete their Uber accounts. Thousands of riders uninstalled the app and publicly encouraged others to do the same under the #DeleteUber campaign that went viral earlier this month following news of Uber’s ties to the Trump administration. On President’s...

Lost Weekend Video Lives On in Renovated Cinema

Lost Weekend Video has been operating for four months as a kiosk inside the lobby of the New Mission Theater, and its owners are now figuring out how to keep their longstanding movie rental business alive while appealing to a new clientele. “We have just been sort of struggling to get back on our feet,” said David Hawkins, one of...

David Ireland House is Pay-What-You-Can on Sunday

The home of conceptual artist David Ireland at the corner of Capp and 20th streets has been booked solid since its opening night. But for one special day, on Sunday March 20th, the former home and now museum will be open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on a pay-what-you-wish basis. From cement sundaes to animal skulls to quirky altered...

Dolores Park Video Taker Considers a Park Clean Up

A Dolores Park visitor who took video of a confrontation between his friends and some parks enforcement officers who cited them for playing amplified music says he could have handled the situation better. Matthew Card, who recorded an encounter with Recreation and Parks officer J. Chan after being cited for playing amplified music, said he and his friends are now thinking...

Lost Weekend Video Makes Another Bid For Survival

Lost Weekend Video, the film rental shop on Valencia Street that has already made one major conversion to stave off closure  has reversed its plan to close by May 1 and will instead expand its current services and open a shop in Oakland. The expansion is made possible by a partnership with the Oakland-based record store 1234Go!.  The latter has been considering a...

Mexico and Brazil Win! Mission’s Horns a’ Honkin’

Walking by any bar with a big screen this afternoon the air was filled with cheering. After Mexico beat Croatia 3 to 1, the honking began. We captured the scene at 22nd and Mission from our office’s fire escape. Also, Brazil bested Cameroon, 4 to 1. Chile lost to Netherlands and Spain beat Australia. Full, in-depth World Cup coverage here.

What You May Have Missed Over the Weekend

TEXT: A three-alarm fire on 23rd and Capp streets brought 150 firefighters to the Mission on Saturday morning. More than 20 people were displaced. No residents were injured, but one firefighter was treated for dehydration. Check out the full story by Rigo Hernandez. VIDEO: Ride-sharing may be one of the best ways to travel in 2013, if companies could just...

60 Segundos: Indocumentados Licenciados en Derecho

La semana pasada, los legisladores latinos respaldaron una petición para que se le permita a los licenciados indocumentados en derecho poder practicar. Mission Local se fue a las calles para preguntar: Si los estudiantes indocumentados que son inmigrantes aprueban el examen para ser abogados, ¿se les debería permitir practicar derecho?

How Did She Do That?

This is one of Claudia Escobar’s beautiful videos, a story about two jewelers in the Mission who share a friendship and a passion. If you’re wondering how she shot and edited this, you’re in luck. She and Helene can teach you. They’re teaching a two-day video workshop on Aug. 11 and 12, covering the basics of shooting video and video...

Mission Loc@l Impartirá Taller de Rodaje y Edición

Si usted siempre ha querido aprender a filmar y editar video en Final Cut Pro, entonces ¡esta es su oportunidad! Las periodistas multimedia Claudia Escobar y Hélène Goupil impartirán un taller de video en Mission Loc@l que tendrá una duración de dos días en el mes de mayo. Este taller de fin de semana cubrirá los requisitos básicos en la...

Video Renegade Becomes a Financially Precarious Institution

One step inside Artists’ Television Access, a complex smell of incense, must and cedar awakens the nose. Underfoot, hardwood floors creak, and just through a small hallway, red movie theater-style seats await. It’s the perfect place to screen under-the-radar films, and that’s what the nonprofit ATA has done on Valencia near 21st Street since 1986 — a time when people...