Ages 16-29
Fall 2018, The Door, 219 N. Chester Street, and on location

In this production workshop student fellows will contribute to a BYFA documentary web series focusing on Baltimore’s East Side; the streets, the music, the businesses, and the personalities.  They’ll work together with instructors to identify and pursue the stories they find most meaningful, and continue to collaborate as professional crew to shoot and edit four short episodes.  They'll build on a series created in a prior workshop, but all the content will be new, reflecting their unique vision and interests.  (The first four episodes will be released on Facebook and YouTube starting in September.)  Fellows will 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.  These new episodes will also be shared on YouTube, as well as at a public screening and on the BYFA program website.  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.   

Darian Jones is currently working towards his associate's degree in Digital Media Production at the Community College of Baltimore County.  He is interested in documenting unique and authentic stories, and he hopes to give back by teaching others.