Ages 18-29
Fall 2016, Johns Hopkins Homewood

This filmmaking workshop will combine theory and practice. Student fellows will discover, analyze, and discuss the work of eminent international filmmakers from the silent era to contemporary cinema. Clips include the Lumière brothers, Eisenstein, Chris Marker, Agnès Varda, De Sica, Chantal Akerman, Spike Lee, and James Gray.  Fellows will then use these examples as inspiration for finding their own voices, apprenticing themselves and also responding creatively, developing distinct, personal styles.  They'll learn the basics of image analysis, shooting, sound recording, lighting, and editing.  And they'll create a collective final project in which they locate and explore their shared interests through shared work.  No prior experience or film history knowledge is necessary.   Limited to 12 student fellows.

Sabrina Bouarour is a lecturer and PhD candidate in film and media studies from La Sorbonne-Nouvelle in Paris. She is currently making a documentary about the Baltimore uprising.

Sage Okolo, a junior at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, has participated in numerous film theory and hands-on production courses and workshops throughout her education.  After high school she wants to pursue a career in editing and television production.  Her collaborative film The New Definition screened at the summer BYFA event on July 30, 2016.

Vanessa Richards is majoring in film and media studies,  English, and writing at Johns Hopkins.  When not writing papers, she enjoys watching movies, listening to almost any genre of music, and attempting to explain what Afrofuturism is to anybody willing to listen.

Chris Marker
"This is the story of a man marked by an image of his childhood."
- La Jetée

Chantal Ackerman
"Dearest Child, I received your letter and hope you write often.
In any case, I hope you'll be home soon."
- News From Home


Auguste and Louis Lumière
Workers Leaving the Factory