Ages 16-21
Summer 2016, Morgan State University

In this software skills workshop, student fellows will gain a complete understanding of the most important Adobe Creative Cloud applications in a video production pipeline. These programs--Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and Premiere--are at the core of design, motion graphics animation, and editing for film. Expanding the fellows' creativity and technical knowledge will be our emphasis as we work through all phases of the production cycle and examine where each program is best utilized.  Fellows will gain an understanding of Adobe Creative Cloud applications Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and Premiere; design graphics and logos combining applications; use design elements in a motion graphics animation; work with video in a non-linear editing environment.  Each fellow will create a short, creative commercial (30 seconds) for their portfolio and to share at a public screening and on the program website.  Limited to 12 student fellows.

Adobe Creative Cloud Studio Apprentice is a co-production of Baltimore Youth Film Arts and Morgan State University.

Kobina Yankah is Adjunct Professor of Animation in the Morgan State University Screenwriting and Animation (SWAN) program.   His animations have won numerous awards and his clients include the NBA, New Line Cinema, Cisco Systems, and Chris Rock.  He is the director and animator of the 2014 animated series Kochville.    

Alexander Johnson was introduced to animation through the Maryland Institute College of Arts – Young Peoples Studio.  He was the first animation student to attend Morgan State University’s Screenwriting and Animation (SWAN) program and is now pursuing his MFA in Computer Animation and Multimedia at the University of Baltimore.

Sakinah Bowman is an undergraduate in Morgan State University’s Screenwriting and Animation (SWAN) program with a special concentration in editing.   She mastered Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 in order to create her own visuals for her poetry and narrative works.