Ages 16-29
Spring 2018, Johns Hopkins Homewood

In this videography workshop, student fellows will explore three genres for digital storytelling: fiction, documentary, and the broadcast segment.  They'll consider what makes a good story and what kinds of material are appropriate for which genres.  They’ll learn about the aesthetic possibilities and the logistical demands of each form, and experiment with documentary interviews, concept pitches, scriptwriting, storyboarding, and other elements of preproduction and production.  As they progress through the crash course in storytelling, fellows will shoot instructional videos that demonstrate what they’ve learned.  They’ll work together as crew, behind and in front of the camera, mastering the basics of video and audio recording, including editing.  Their films will be shared at a public screening and on the program website, and will inspire and guide other fellows and the general public in creating impactful narratives.  Introduction to Digital Storytelling is the second of the Learn It, Shoot It, Share It! workshops, part of the ongoing #wefilmseries.  Fellows from Introduction to Digital Video are encouraged to return, but participation in the prior workshop is not required for enrollment.  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.   

Essence Smith is Executive Director at the Penn North Kids Safe Zone.  She has a passion for empowering today’s youth through education and leadership development.  Essence believes you should be the change you want to see.

Jalen Eutsey received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and is currently an MFA candidate in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.  He is an amateur photographer and documentarian who enjoys capturing the magic of the mundane.