workshops

A very open environment, encouraging.
—Christopher

I love the variety of ages.
—Eddie

WINTER 2018


SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER
Open to Ages 16-25
Saturdays, January 27-March 10, 9-1, JHU-MICA Film Center
Saturday, March 17, 9-1 must be reserved by fellows as a snow day
Orientation, Thursday, January 18, 5-6, JHU-MICA Film Center

This digital video workshop will encourage student fellows to consider their relationships to institutions and to the authority figures in their lives, and to formulate thoughtful, personally expressive responses on film.  We all experience systems through individuals, whether “education” through a teacher, “medicine” through a doctor, even “family” through a parent or grandparent.  Encounters may be positive or negative.  Fellows will have opportunity to share a range of experiences in classroom discussion, and to choose which individuals and which institutions to “speak truth to” through their projects.  In addition to teachers, doctors, family, they might consider ministers, counselors, police officers, or powerful adults not connected to institutions, from a local political activist to a neighborhood gang leader; anyone whose behavior has influenced their world views.  Fellows will work collaboratively to create short films, honing critical thinking and communication skills.  They’ll learn digital video- and audio-recording, and editing on Adobe Premiere.  Their projects will be shared at a public screening and on the program website.  Limited to 12 student fellows.

Dean Radcliffe-Lynes is an Emmy Award-winning producer of specials and documentaries.  She also produces videos for nonprofit organizations and has extensive experience with content to facilitate prisoner reentry.  Clients include the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Girls Advocacy Project, Inc., and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Matthew Dillon is a Baltimore-born and based videographer and photographer.  He has worked with Baltimore City Schools, and produces his own creative content.

 

THE STORY OF ART: DOCUMENTING THE ARTIST'S PROCESS FROM INSPIRATION
TO FINISHED WORK
Open to Ages 16-29
Saturdays, January 27-March 10, 1:30-5:30, JHU-MICA Film Center
Saturday, March 17, 1:30-5:30 must be reserved by fellows as a snow day
Orientation, Thursday, January 18, 5-6, 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 in the Station North Arts District 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.

 

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY
Open to Ages 16-29
Saturdays, February 3-March 17, 9-1, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, Brody Learning Commons 4040 (map)
Saturday, March 24, 9-1 must be reserved by fellows as a snow day
Orientation, Thursday, January 18, 5-6, JHU-MICA Film Center
Full description coming soon!
 


Check back for March workshop listings in January.