INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL VIDEO: LEARN IT, SHOOT IT, SHARE IT!
Ages 16-29
Fall 2017, JHU-MICA Film Center

In this videography workshop student fellows will learn the basics of video- and audio-recording, from camera operation to shot composition, to the uses of artificial and natural light, to sound recording in controlled settings and on the street. They’ll shoot with Canon DSLRs and experiment with GoPros and a drone.  They'll capture audio with Zoom recorders, and bring everything together on the editing platform Adobe Premiere.  As fellows master each new skill, they’ll work with each other and with their instructors to shoot short instructional videos on the technical aspects and also on aesthetics.  They’ll consider the impact on image content of various angles, various lighting schemes, different kinds of movement.  They’ll consider how sounds ranging from city traffic to the spoken word might impact a viewer’s understanding of visuals. Their videos will be shared on the BYFA website, and will inspire future fellows and the general public, helping them learn about mediamaking technologies and teaching them to see with new eyes.  Skills acquired in this workshop will also prepare participants for higher level workshops in the program.  Limited to 12 student fellows.

Jim Mahjoubian, Video Production Coordinator for the Baltimore City Public Schools, believes any young person with an interest in film should be given an opportunity to explore and find their voice. In fifteen years of production and education he's helped many former students move into the industry with passion and integrity.

Jamal Evans teaches in the Interactive Media Production program at Edmondson-Westside High School.  For over fifteen years, he has inspired students to enter the world of media production.  He also has a passion for social media and does freelance photography and video throughout the Baltimore region and beyond.   

Essence Smith is Executive Assistant to the CEO and Program Director at the Penn North Kids Safe Zone. She has a passion for empowering today’s youth through education and leadership development. Essence believes you should be the change you want to see.

Vanessa Richards is an undergraduate majoring in film and media studies, English, and writing at Johns Hopkins.  When not writing papers, she enjoys watching movies, listening to almost any genre of music, and attempting to explain Afrofuturism to anybody willing to listen.  She has worked as both teaching assistant and production assistant in Baltimore Youth Film Arts.