I have also been watching short documentaries on contemporary visual artists. This has been a source of inspiration and it introduces me to my future peers. The artist's talk about their art, why they create and other thought processes. It introduces me to other ways of thinking and creating.
From the city library and on youtube I've been watching art:21. It's a PBS series on artists from the 21st century. Also from the library I've been watching Spark made by KQED. It's production quality is no where as finished as art:21, but I recognize lots of locations of San Francisco. Plus I want to learn about the local artists too. I haven't checked out Art City, but I hear it is good like art:21.