SCRIPT TO FILM: THE ROUGH CUT
Open to Ages 16-29
Saturdays, September 21-November 2, 10-2, Morgan State University, Holmes Hall (map)
This fiction filmmaking workshop will build on the summer workshop Story to Script: The Short Screenplay. Student fellows will work together and with instructors as a team to produce two short fiction films. They'll gain experience with all aspects of production, from casting and location scouting to storyboarding and shooting, filling roles of producer, director, actor, cinematographer, camera operator, gaffer, DIT, boom operator, and sound mixer. The workshop will result in a rough cut of each project. A short workshop in winter of 2020 will focus on post-production and end in polished films. Excerpts of fall rough cuts will be shared at a public screening and on the program website. Limited to 12 student fellows.
Keith Mehlinger is Director of the Digital Media Center and of the Screenwriting and Animation program (SWAN) at Morgan State University. A producer/writer/director, he produced episodes of the syndicated series, Story of a People, and recently completed a short documentary about parents of sons lost to street violence for the Morgan multimedia project, Mother's Lament.
David Warfield teaches filmmaking and screenwriting at Morgan State University. He has been an AFI Fellow, an advisor to the Sundance Screenwriters Lab in Prague, and a V.P. of Production at Propaganda Films in Hollywood. He has sold scripts to and done assignment work for Warner Brothers, MGM, Sony, and ABC. His films include Linewatch (Sony Pictures, 2008) and the independent feature Rows (2015).
Kyle Yearwood is an assistant in Morgan State University’s Screenwriting and Animation program, with proficiency in cinematography, editing, photography, special effects, and animation. He has worked as a videographer for the Baltimore MTA, interned for HBO’s Show Me a Hero, and currently freelances in visual production.
David Lee Roberts Jr., an award-winning television producer and documentary filmmaker, is Adjunct Professor in the Screenwriting and Animation (SWAN) program at Morgan State University. Television credits include Metro Focus, and film credits include the upcoming features Covenant of Peace, about the Washington, D.C. juvenile justice system, and Charm City, about Baltimore community reform and engagement.
Alfonzer Harvin is a graduate of the Screenwriting and Animation program (SWAN) at Morgan State University. He has created animations for Comcast and for the Baltimore Parking Authority, and is skilled in all phases of production. He believes knowledge is all we need to change the world.