Ages 16-29
Spring 2018, Safe Streets East and on location

In this production workshop student fellows will create a documentary web series focusing on Baltimore’s East Side; the streets, the music, the businesses, and the personalities of their neighborhood.  They’ll work together with instructors to identify and  pursue stories they find most meaningful, and continue to collaborate as professional crew to shoot and edit four short episodes.  They’ll create original theme music, design opening and end titles, and promote the series through social media.  They'll learn interview techniques and the basics of digital video production, both practical—camera operation, audio recording, editing on Adobe Premiere—and aesthetic—visual and sound composition, narrative design.  The series will be shared on YouTube, as well as at a public screening and on the BYFA program website.  Limited to 12 student fellows.

East Side: The Series is a co-production of Baltimore Youth Film Arts and Safe Streets East.

Annette Porter is a documentary filmmaker and co-founder, with Helen Morell, of Nylon Films, UK.  Comfortable with her camera in a corporate boardroom or on a high altitude trail in Chile, she produces, directs, and shoots both stills and moving images.

Jimmy Powell, Jr., an alumnus of the Maryland Institute College of Art, is a freelance videographer and editor.  His clients include the NAACP, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, and the University of Maryland Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.