The Baltimore Youth Film Arts Program offers Baltimore City residents ages 16 to 29 the opportunity to learn camera skills, refine storytelling techniques, and create films and photographs to be shared at public screenings and exhibits and on the program website. Participants are paid stipends and receive certificates for successful completion.
Our mission is to build an online archive of Baltimore voices; a representation of our city, historical and current, real and imagined. Be part of the project. We want to hear from you!
The Baltimore Youth Film Arts Program is made possible by the support of the Johns Hopkins Film and Media Studies Program and a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
(Enrollment is closed for fall workshops. Click on titles for full descriptions.)
CINEMATIC ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY
Intensive workshop in action cinema
Saturdays, September 9-30, 10-5, Morgan State University, Holmes Hall (map), and on location
MOVEMENT AND MEANING: AN INTRODUCTION TO DANCE FOR THE CAMERA
Experimental movement and videography
Saturdays, September 9-October 7, 10-2, Towson University, CFA 1003 (map); October 14, JHU-MICA Film Center (map)
A GOOD STORY WELL TOLD: MEMOIR FOR FILM
Personal stories on film
Saturdays, September 16-October 21, 10-4, LIFT (Learning Is For Tomorrow, Inc.), 901 N. Milton St. (map)
FROM CONCEPT TO TRAILER: DEVELOPING THE DOCUMENTARY SUBJECT
Professional documentary development
Thursdays, September 7 & 14, 6-8pm; Saturdays, September 9, 16, & 23, 10-6; Sunday, September 24, 12-5; Motorhouse (map) and on location
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL VIDEO: LEARN IT, SHOOT IT, SHARE IT!
Video and audio basics for the short, instructional film
Saturdays, September 16-October 21, 9-1, JHU-MICA Film Center (map)
IMAGE OF THE CITY
Urban photography: theory and practice
Saturdays, September 16-October 28, 9-1, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, BLC-4040
ANIMATED STORYTELLING: CHARACTERS IN STOP-MOTION
Action-based storytelling in claymation and pixilation
Saturdays, September 9-October 21, 1:30-5:30, JHU-MICA Film Center (map)
Save the Date!
FINAL SCREENING AND PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION FOR FALL SESSION
Saturday, November 11, 5-8:30, 110 Hodson Hall, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus (map)
Doors Open to Photography Exhibition at 5
Opening Remarks at 5:15
Film Screenings at 5:30
Followed by Awarding of Certificates and a Reception with Light Refreshments