THE STORY OF ART: DOCUMENTING THE ARTIST'S PROCESS FROM INSPIRATION
TO FINISHED WORK
Winter 2018, JHU-MICA Film Center
In this documentary videography workshop student fellows will work with artists in a variety of media, including painting and sculpture, to document the artists' processes from conception to finished work. Fellows will meet with and observe the artists in their studios and consider how best to render their practices on film. Through research and interviews, fellows will investigate sources of inspiration, the artists' training and influences, and the requirements for working in various media: specific skills, methods, tools. Fellows will work collaboratively to make one or more short films that tell the "stories" of individual works of art. They'll learn interview techniques and the basics of digital video production, including lighting, camera operation, sound recording, and editing in Adobe Premiere. Their projects will be shared at a public screening and on the program website. Limited to 12 student fellows.
Terrence Nelson is a producer for TV One's "NewsOne Now" and a freelance journalist. The Morgan State University graduate has worked on projects with major media outlets, such as TV One, CNN, NY Daily News, Netflix, NBC, and MTV.
Jessica Pettiford is an undergraduate in the Screenwriting and Animation (SWAN) program at Morgan State University. She hopes to improve her own skills in animation while working with others and helping them learn something new.
Jalen Eutsey received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and is currently an MFA candidate in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. He is an amateur photographer and documentarian who enjoys capturing the magic of the mundane.