Ages 16-29
Summer 2019, JHU-MICA Film Centre

In this experimental animation workshop, student fellows will work with archival photographic images, hand-drawn images, and other paper materials to deconstruct, critique, and reimagine themselves, their physical environments, and their culture. Animations may be grounded in either narrative or lyrical progressions, and might explore personal or sociopolitical concerns.  Fellows will write voiceovers and record soundscapes to accompany their visuals.  They’ll learn the basics of digital photography, create stop motion animations with Dragonframe software, record original audio with Adobe Audition, and pull everything together using Adobe Premiere Pro. Final projects will be shared on the program website, with selections shown at a final screening. Limited to 12 student fellows.

Somer Greer is a poet and photographer who, since moving from Florida, is happy to call Baltimore home. He teaches writing at Johns Hopkins University and Loyola University, and pursues photography all over the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. He is thrilled to help make Baltimore stronger through art.

Yiran (Eva) Guo is a freelance illustrator and animator originally from the plains of northern China. She is a graduate of the MFA program in Illustration Practice at Maryland Institute College of Art, and in her time in the States, has created award-winning window displays, GIFs, animations, and illustrations. 

Alfonzer Harvin has a B.A. in Computer Animation from Morgan State University and is skilled in all phases of production.  He believes knowledge is power.  

Maya Bussey is currently working towards her Bachelor's of Science in the Department of Biology at Johns Hopkins University. She is interested in medicine, specifically maternal and pediatric health, and she hopes to help people in underserved communities learn about their individual rights when it comes to health and medicine.