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BALTIMORE

YOUTH FILM ARTS

 

TELL YOUR STORY.  SHARE YOUR VISION.

MAKE YOUR FILM.

 

      The Baltimore Youth Film Arts Program offers 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.

workshops

SPRING 2017

 

FOR FILM LOVERS: DESIGNING A FILM FESTIVAL OR FILM SERIES
Open to Ages 18-29
Thursdays, 6-9pm, April 27-June 1, & Saturdays, 9-1, April 29-May 20, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, 35 Gilman Hall (map)
Saturday, May 6: Workshop meets 11-3 in the Station North Arts District
No Meeting May 18
Orientation for enrolled fellows: Thursday, April 6, 6-7, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, 35 Gilman Hall (map)

This programming workshop will explore two approaches to creating public events for film exhibition: the film festival, typically for showcasing new films, often by emerging artists; and the film series, which might feature films by established filmmakers of any era.  (A film series may be organized around a variety of themes; for instance a director, a genre, or a national cinema.)  Fellows will be introduced to the festival submissions process from both filmmaker’s and organizer’s perspective.  They’ll volunteer with the instructor on site during the Maryland Film Festival; they’ll engage with professional festival organizers; and they’ll participate on selection committees for other events, including BYFA’s own new film and photography festival Born in Baltimore.  Each fellow will also pursue her/his love of film and film culture by planning her own film series, first examining the current playing field then creating a program that fills a void and/or fulfills a specific mission.  Fellows will finish the workshop with blueprints for sharing their passion in Baltimore communities large and small.  And — there will be popcorn.  Limited to 12 student fellows.

Jared Earley, memory maker, merges penchants for food and film through professional stints and personal indulgences. By day, he toils as a marketing, events, and PR professional. By night/weekend he consults for various film festivals and is the founder of the independent VHS screening series, playbackthetape (playbackthetape.com)

Cieara Adams is a Baltimore city native and graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts.  She is a practicing photographer/filmmaker and is seeking training to master her craft.  Her work focuses on social issues in underserved and underprivileged communities.

 

RÉSUMÉ WRITING WORKSHOP
Open to All BYFA Fellows
Saturday, April 22, 11-1, Gilman 35, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus

An effective résumé and cover letter are essential tools in any job search.  In this workshop, fellows will learn to create, polish, and update their résumés and cover letters.  With the guidance of a career specialist, they'll identify and feature skills acquired in BYFA film, photography, and storytelling workshops, and learn to showcase their accomplishments for maximum effect.  Each fellow will be provided with an individualized template and guidelines for completing a résumé that frames their professional identity.  Light refreshments included. 

Precious Blake is a community arts organizer and illustrator.  She received her BFA in Illustration with a concentration in Printmaking from MICA.  She is dedicated to serving underrepresented artists in Baltimore through community programming, event organizing, and advocating for equitable access to arts education.

 

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HEROES OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Biographical documentary filmmaking.
Ages 16-24 (this workshop is fully enrolled)
Saturdays, April 1, 1:30-5:30 and April 22-May 20, 1:30-6:30, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, 35 Gilman Hall (map)

ANIMATED EMOTION: AN INTRODUCTION TO HAND-DRAWN ANIMATION
The "dancing forms" of animation.
Ages 16-29 (this workshop is fully enrolled)
Saturdays, April 1-May 20, 9-1, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, 35 Gilman Hall (map)
No Meeting April 22

EXPLORATIONS IN NEOREALISM
Collaborative filmmaking in the neorealist mode.
Ages 16-29 (this workshop is fully enrolled)
Saturdays, April 8-May 13, 9-2, Morgan State University, G17 Holmes Hall (map)

RE-VIEWING BALTIMORE
Filmmaking and storytelling exploring iconic Baltimore locations.
Ages 18-29
Saturdays, 10-4, March 4-April 15, Amazing Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2424 McElderry Street (map)

 


WINTER 2017

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THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT
Studio and location portrait photography.
Ages 16-21 (this workshop is fully enrolled)
Saturdays, 9-1, February 11-April 1, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, 4040 Brody Learning Commons, (map)
No Meeting March 18; April 22 Snow Day

THIS IS WHO I AM: REMEMBERING WITH 16MM FILM AND DIGITAL VIDEO  
Experimental filmmaking inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell (sample works).
Ages 16-21 (this workshop is fully enrolled)
Saturdays, 9-1, February 11-April 1, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, 35 Gilman Hall (map)
No Meeting March 25; April 22 Snow Day

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY
Full semester course in partnership with Johns Hopkins undergraduates in the Center for Visual Arts.
Ages 16-21 (this course is fully enrolled)
Tuesdays, January 31-May 2, 6-9, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, Mattin Center

 

BYFA FELLOWS

EVENTS

 

FREE RÉSUMÉ WRITING WORKSHOP
Put your best foot forward.  An effective résumé and cover letter are essential tools in your job search.
Learn how to create, polish, or update your résumé and cover letter in BYFA's free session.  Identify and feature the skills you've acquired in BYFA film, photography, and storytelling workshops.  
Showcase your accomplishments and frame your professional identity for maximum effect.
Saturday, April 22, 11-1, Gilman 35, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus (map)
Confirm your space via the "contact" page, email, or phone: youthfilmarts@jhu.edu; 410-516-0502
Workshop followed by light refreshments.

 

BALTIMORE YOUTH FILM ARTS FINAL SCREENING & EXHIBITION
Save the Date!  Final Screening and Photography Exhibition for Winter and Spring Sessions
Saturday, June 3, 5-8:30, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus

 

BORN IN BALTIMORE FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
Save the Date! Born in Baltimore Film & Photography Festival
Saturday,  July 15, Creative Alliance, Patterson Park
Submissions Now Open • All Ages Welcome!
www.borninbaltimore.org