COMPLETED WORKSHOPS

 

FALL 2017

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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