When the time came to relocate the Biscardi Creative Media, we knew we had to part with some of our gear as we downsized our working space. While we did sell some of the equipment and furniture, BCM Principal Walter Biscardi, Jr made a determined effort to ‘pay it forward’ to the next generation of media professionals.
“The best part about working in the creative industry is not the tools and toys we get to play with, those let us do our work. It’s the people we meet and create lifelong friendships with, that’s what makes this industry so cool,” said Biscardi. “I’ve been contributing to the ‘next generation’ of artists for many years through outlets like the Creative Cow, WalterBiscardi.com and many other online resources. So when the time came to move, I knew I wanted to donate some gear to the next generation so the tools wouldn’t be a roadblock to getting their careers started.”
BCM worked with the Blue Collar Post Collective to donate editorial equipment to support their mission of fostering the growth of emerging talent in post production. “I was especially excited to donate a Flanders Scientific monitor and AJA IoXT to an emerging colorist. I love color grading and it’s so cool to hand off those kind of tools to someone who is so excited to move into the role,” said Biscardi.
Additionally, some equipment went to local schools like Lanier High School in Sugar Hill, GA. “We’ve worked with the LHS program in the past and they not only have great programs for visual and audio production, the teachers have such a passion to encourage the students to really push the creative boundaries.” BCM donated a Small Tree 48TB ST RAID II to allow the students access to better performance and storage space in their editorial work along with a couple of older Mac Pros. A ProTools HD 5.1 Surround Sound System was also donated to a local area school.
All of us here at BCM are not only excited about our next chapter in downtown Atlanta, but to see this next generation take our industry to new heights in the years to come.