MOTION PICTURES: EXPLORING A KINETIC BALTIMORE
Summer 2017, Motorhouse and on location
In this short, intensive filmmaking workshop, fellows will capture Baltimore in motion. They’ll frame and consider sources of movement—people, traffic, the elements; a gesture, a dance step, shifting sunlight, running water—and also styles of movement—lyrical or abrupt, choreographed or spontaneous. In addition to moving subjects, they’ll experiment with moving cameras, and with the ways in which cutting may create or alter movement through a sequence of shots. They’ll work collaboratively to create one or more short films, and their material will become the basis for the BYFA website banner. Meetings will be broken into: Pre-Production: introduction to equipment, creation of teams; Production: all-day shoot, review of rushes; Post-Production: editing and scoring. Fellows will learn video-recording, including the basics of location shooting, and will gain post-production experience, using Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition. Their film(s) will be shared on the program website and at a public screening. Limited to 10 student fellows.
Motion Pictures is the third in a series of concentrated workshops, designed to take a team of fellows through a complete video project in a single, intensive weekend. The productions are "guerrilla" in that they're agile, portable, low-budget; and professional in the quality of their high-production-value results. Fellows may participate in one or more in the series.
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.
Alec Jordan is a Baltimorean and a recent graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where he was president of the Dunbar Baldwin Hughes Theatre Company. He plans to develop his creative skills in order to pursue a career in photography and filmmaking.