COMPLETED WORKSHOPS


SPRING 2018

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TALKING PICTURES: THE VISUAL LANGUAGE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Developing visual literacy through photography
Ages 16-29
JHU-MICA Film Center

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL STORYTELLING: LEARN IT, SHOOT IT, SHARE IT!
Three genres for digital storytelling: fiction, documentary, and the broadcast segment
Ages 16-29
Johns Hopkins Homewood

COMMUNITY-BASED FILMMAKING: THE BALTIMORE ARABBERS   
The world of the Baltimore Arabbers from the inside out
Ages 16-29 
JHU-MICA Film Center and on location

EAST SIDE: THE SERIES
A documentary web series devoted to uniquely Eastside stories
Ages 16-29
Safe Streets East and on location

CLIENT ASSIGNMENT: FULLBLAST S.T.E.A.M.
Creating a promotional video for a Greenmount out-of-school program
Ages 16-29
Open Works and on location at Light City

WINTER 2018

EXPLORATIONS IN MAGICAL REALISM
Realistic narratives enlivened by elements of the fantastic, the magical, the mythical, and the surreal
Ages 16-29
Morgan State University

AN ARTIST’S EYE: PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY FOR CELLPHONES
Photography and videography exploring the full artistic potential of the smartphone
Ages 16-29
Johns Hopkins Homewood

EASTSIDE STORIES: VIDEO DIARY ART
Video diaries in collaboration with Safe Streets East
Ages 18-29
Safe Streets East

THE STORY OF ART: DOCUMENTING THE ARTIST'S PROCESS FROM INSPIRATION TO FINISHED WORK
Investigating artists in a variety of media: sources of inspiration, skills, methods, and tools
Ages 16-29
JHU-MICA Film Center

SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER
Fellows "speak truth" to powerful individuals and institutions that impact their lives
Ages 16-25
JHU-MICA Film Center

FALL 2017

BALTIMORE UPROAR: DOCUMENTING MEMOIR AND JAZZ
Exploring connections between jazz and the art of collage
Ages 16-29
Morgan State University and on location at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center

FROM CONCEPT TO TRAILER: DEVELOPING THE DOCUMENTARY SUBJECT
Professional documentary development
Ages 18-29
Motorhouse and on location

CINEMATIC ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY
Intensive workshop in action cinema
Ages 16-29
Morgan State University and on location

MOVEMENT AND MEANING: AN INTRODUCTION TO DANCE FOR THE CAMERA
Experimental movement and videography
Ages 16-29
Towson University

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL VIDEO: LEARN IT, SHOOT IT, SHARE IT!
Video and audio basics for the short, instructional film
Ages 16-29
JHU-MICA Film Center

IMAGE OF THE CITY                  Photo Book Available
Urban photography: theory and practice
Ages 16-29
Johns Hopkins Homewood

ANIMATED STORYTELLING: CHARACTERS IN STOP-MOTION
Action-based storytelling in claymation and pixilation
Ages 16-24
JHU-MICA Film Center

A GOOD STORY WELL TOLD: MEMOIR FOR FILM
Personal stories on film
Ages 20-29
Learning Is For Tomorrow, Inc. (LIFT )

Summer 2017

MOTION PICTURES: EXPLORING A KINETIC BALTIMORE
A short, intensive workshop exploring sources and styles of movement for digital filmmaking
Ages 18-29
Motorhouse and on location

VISUAL STORYTELLING: MEMOIR
A short, intensive workshop on personal storytelling for digital film
Ages 18-29
New David Baptist Church of Christ, 1401 N. Milton Avenue, and the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

SOUND ART: LISTENING TO BALTIMORE
A short, intensive workshop in the art of sound recording and editing
Ages 16-29
Johns Hopkins Homewood

WHO I'M FROM: FAMILY TREES IN WORD AND IMAGE                 Photo Book Avaliable
Creative writing and photography exploring family relationships
Ages 16-29
Johns Hopkins Homewood

FROM MIND TO MOVIE: CHARACTER AND SCENE DESIGN FOR ACTORS AND DIRECTORS
Performance and collaborative story design
Ages 16-29
Normal's, 425 E 31st, and the Arellano Theatre, Johns Hopkins Homewood

RETURNING TRUTH TO NEWS AND STORYTELLING
Storytelling relying solely on facts
Ages 16-29
Johns Hopkins Homewood

BALTIMORE UPRISING: A HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL CHANGE
Cross-generational documentary filmmaking focusing on youth and social change
Ages 16-18
Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St.

MINING THE ARCHIVE: AN INTRODUCTION TO EDITING
The art and science of editing
Ages 16-29
Johns Hopkins Homewood

ESSAY TO FILM: PERSONAL STORIES OF EMPOWERMENT
A co-production with the City College Baldwin Prize
Ages 16-21
Johns Hopkins Homewood

SPRING 2017

THE FRAMED WORLD: VISUAL COMPOSITION FOR FILM
An introduction to visual composition
Ages 16-29
Motorhouse and on location at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park

FOR FILM LOVERS: DESIGNING A FILM FESTIVAL OR FILM SERIES
Public events for film exhibition
Ages 18-29
Johns Hopkins Homewood and on location with the Maryland Film Festival in the Station North Arts District

HEROES OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Biographical documentary filmmaking
Ages 16-24
Johns Hopkins Homewood

ANIMATED EMOTION: AN INTRODUCTION TO HAND-DRAWN ANIMATION
The "dancing forms" of animation
Ages 16-29
Johns Hopkins Homewood

GUERILLA FILMMAKING: TATTOO ART
A concentrated, three-meeting, guerilla-style production
Ages 18-29
Motorhouse and on location at Points of Xpression Artspace  

EXPLORATIONS IN NEOREALISM
Collaborative filmmaking in the neorealist mode
Ages 16-29
Morgan State University

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY
Full semester course in partnership with Johns Hopkins undergraduates in the Center for Visual Arts
Ages 16-21
Johns Hopkins Homewood

RE-VIEWING BALTIMORE
Filmmaking and storytelling exploring iconic Baltimore locations
Ages 18-29
Amazing Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

RÉSUMÉ WRITING
The effective résumé and cover letter
All BYFA Fellows
Johns Hopkins Homewood

WINTER 2017

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT                       Photo Book Available: Portrait Photography
Studio and location portrait photography
Ages 16-21
Johns Hopkins Homewood

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
Johns Hopkins Homewood

FALL 2016

HOLIDAY DIARIES
Cross-generational collaboration in personal video diaries
Ages 18-29
JHU-MICA Film Center

SEEING BALTIMORE THROUGH THE LENS OF AN $11 CAMERA         Photo Book Available
Disposable camera photography
Ages 16-29
Creative Alliance, Patterson Park

A MASTER CLASS IN FILMMAKING
Filmmaking and film studies  
Ages 18-29
Johns Hopkins Homewood

HEAR ME
Video diaries exploring the impact of incarceration on families
Ages 16-25  
JHU-MICA Film Center

SOUNDING HISTORY: THE PERSONAL AUDIO-VIDEO ARCHIVE
Experimental documentary
Ages 16-24
JHU-MICA Film Center

THE HIDDEN INNER ME
A fantastical Baltimore of the future
Ages 21-29
Learning Is For Tomorrow (LIFT)

PHOTO MOTION ULTRA-SHORT FILMMAKING
Experimental storytelling and filmmaking
Ages 16-21
Morgan State University

SUMMER 2016

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING: THREE STORIES OF RETURNING TO SOCIETY  
Introduction to professional commercial film production
Ages 18-29
Motor House and on location

SHOOTING THE DOCUMENTARY SHORT: URBAN FISHING
Guerilla documentary filmmaking
Ages 16-24
JHU-MICA Film Center and on location

PERSONAL ESSAY FILM: EXPLORING IDENTITY AND ENVIRONMENT
Personal essay, a sub-genre of documentary
Ages 18-29
Johns Hopkins Homewood

THE GUERILLA ROLE ANIMATOR
Fellows as self-sufficient animators
Ages 16-21
Morgan State University

COMEDIC STORYTELLING: CREATING THE ONE-PERSON SHOW
Performance, storytelling, the one-person show
Ages 16-29
Johns Hopkins Homewood

ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD STUDIO APPRENTICE
Software skills and personal storytelling
Ages 16-21
Morgan State University

PORTRAITS: WORD AND IMAGE
Memoir, biography, and photography
Ages 16-21
Hollins Market

SOUND AND IMAGE IN DIGITAL STORYTELLING
Digital storytelling with music
Ages 16-29
Faith, Hope, and Charity Christian Center & JHU-MICA Film Center

THE INNER CITY ME
Digital filmmaking
Ages 21-25
Learning Is For Tomorrow (LIFT)

SPRING 2016

PERFORMANCE AND STORYTELLING
For the actor, storyteller, and filmmaker
Ages 16-25
Johns Hopkins Homewood & JHU-MICA Film Center

INSIDE OUT: THE ART OF THE VIDEO DIARY
Personal storytelling
Ages 18-29
Johns Hopkins Homewood

SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY                          Photo Book Available: Our Vision Our Voice
Photography as a tool for investigating the human experience
Ages 16-21
JHU-MICA Film Center

DISCOVERING STATION NORTH
Documentary filmmaking: the transformation of the Station North arts district
Ages 16-21
Johns Hopkins Homewood & JHU-MICA Film Center