The HartBeat Digital Media Hub (HBDMH) is powered by Dakar Foundation and is a physical and virtual location within HartBeat Studios where Students, Faculty, and Staff can get assistance with various media creation needs.
Dakar Foundation is committed to strengthening and expanding collaboration with other LA County stakeholders in education to digital media workforce, as well as community-based organizations, to embed the arts and form incubator media hubs within systems of care that support, heal and develop youth in disadvantaged and traditionally underserved neighborhoods.
To accomplish this, in-depth visual, performing and digital media instruction will be made available in neighborhood hubs as the means for supporting personal transformation by engaging individuals and families in arts activities designed to promote resiliency and cohesiveness in their communities and to promote intergenerational creative activation. We will focus resources on designing and expanding opportunities for foster youth and others from historically marginalized communities to engage in trauma-informed arts practices within their own neighborhoods, thereby helping them to develop positive self-identity, personal voice and agency.
This includes the use of social media, digital media platforms and original work created on personal devices to construct employment pathways for youth from historically marginalized communities, foster youth and disenfranchised transition youth to access jobs in LA County’s creative economy, providing them with stable income and viable career options.
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Equipment Check Out
Monday – Friday: 11 am – 3 pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: By Appointment Only
Media Production Advising / Assistance
Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 12 pm – 5 pm
Sunday 3 pm – 8 pm
Monday – Friday TBD based on need
Spring Summer 2019 hours or the HBDMH
(Beginning 5 – 24 – 2019)
Equipment Check Out / Media Production Advising / Assistance:
Monday – Friday 10 am – 3 pm
Saturday and Sunday By Appointment Only
Focused Training By Appointment Only
The HBDMH offers four primary services:
Check Out – Provides media equipment checkout and training during scheduled times. Equipment available for checkout ranges from different types of video cameras, audio recorders, microphones to-many other items to support media creation.
Media Production Advising / Assistance – Scheduled student led assistance and training on various media creation products like, but not limited to Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, audio editing applications and other media creation based applications and hardware.
Specialized Resources – A green screen room, audio studio and two recording studios are available for checkout. The checkout includes scheduled support from our HBDMH student team.
NEW – 2019 – Virtual Reality – Experience Virtual and Augmented Reality with the Oculus Rift, Microsoft Hololens, and Magic Leap ! For more information, check out the
If you have any questions, please contact the HBDMH by phone at 323.815.3641
If you have any concerns or are requesting additional resources for check out, please contact:
IT-Educational Technology & Media Services