SOUNDING HISTORY: THE PERSONAL AUDIO-VIDEO ARCHIVE
Fall 2016, JHU-MICA Film Center
This experimental documentary workshop will explore the relationship of present to past in the communities of participating student fellows. Fellows will gather oral histories from family members and friends about their lives and the places they know that have changed over time: a neighborhood, a store, a church, a block, an intersection. They'll consider voices that have been excluded from dominant narratives, and the relationship between individual and collective storytelling. Students will make their own photographed and filmed images and they'll collect archival images from family, from libraries, and from historical organizations. In collaboration with the instructor and with each other, they'll create personal films, audio histories, musical videos, and slide shows. They'll learn the basics of photography, videography, audio recording, and editing, as well as interviewing and research techniques. Final projects will be shared at a public screening and exhibition and on the program website. Limited to 12 student fellows.
Jonna McKone is a filmmaker, storyteller, journalist, and interdisciplinary researcher. Her films, photographs, and audio works have been broadcast on public radio and screened and exhibited at galleries and museums, most recently at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.
Zongyi Hu is a graduate student in the Johns Hopkins University Masters of Arts in Film and Media program.