EASTSIDE STORIES: VIDEO DIARY ART
Winter 2018, Safe Streets East
In this digital filmmaking workshop student fellows will explore the possibilities of the video diary for telling their personal stories and the stories of their families, friends, and neighborhoods. They’ll shoot with their cellphones, learning to capture what they witness with a critical eye; and they’ll work with digital film cameras and a drone, developing technical skills as they experiment with visual composition, including movement and light, filming in daylight and after dark. They’ll master the basics of audio-recording, collecting street sounds, original music, and their own and each other’s voices; and they’ll learn correct protocols for documentary interviews. In collaboration with community mentors and instructors, they'll revise and refine their narratives to achieve maximum impact. Their films will be shared at a public screening and on the program website. Limited to 8 student fellows.
Eastside Stories 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.