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The Story

What began as a summer student project creating short videos about international folk dance festivals is now an endeavor to immerse San Francisco State students into professional storytelling. Folkdocs+ matches students with award-winning SF State alums, such as Jeremiah Ysip, in an intensive, top-level, 360º production experience.



 [Folkdocs+] did make me feel confident in being capable of leading a production and coming up with a campaign. [This] experience taught me a lot of valuable skills I wouldn’t have been able to learn from a regular class.

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From the technical skills that you will have a chance to work on, to the network that surrounds the staff, and to the resources at your disposal, this is one of the greatest BECA programs that a student could be a part of.



This experience has broadened my perspective, revealing the unique storytelling potential of documentaries. The skills I acquired during the documentary production, particularly in music for visual media and audio production for interviews, have significantly contributed to my proficiency in this aspect of my career.

In the Media

Featured on UnderSF: Joshua Prado

Joshua Prado on UnderSF, a student-produced television show from the BECA department in San Francisco State University...

Featured on Crave Radio: Jeremiah Ysip

On the internationally recognized radio show, Crave Radio, director and filmmaker, Jeremiah Ysip, is interviewed on November 8,2023

Featured on Podcast: Ray Tadio

Professor Ray Tadiois interviewed on This Filipino American Life (podcast), December 1, 2023

Featured on SF Magazine: Ray Tadio

Professor of Dance Ray Tadio and alumnus Patrick Makuakāne are both winning praise for the unique ways they use traditional dance to express their cultural identities

Featured: Utah State University Eastern Magazine: Miriam Smith

Professor Miriam’s early experiences traveling to folk dance festivals with an American folk dance group, Clog America, in Utah State University Eastern Magazine

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