Ages 16-21
Spring 2016, Johns Hopkins Homewood

This filmmaking workshop will explore the history and ongoing transformation of the Station North arts district through experimental documentary.  Student fellows will interview artists, filmmakers, and musicians; investigate studios, galleries, and theaters; and while assembling a cinematic collage of Baltimore arts culture, implicitly address their own place in that creative world.  Fellows will learn camera and editing skills, and correct protocols for documentary interviews.  Finished films will be shown at a public screening and made available on the program website.  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 has helped many former students move into the industry with passion and integrity.

Vanessa Richards is a freshman majoring in Film and Media Studies, English, and Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins.  When not writing papers she enjoys movies, almost any genre of music, and attempting to explain Afrofuturism to anybody willing to listen.

Helena Chung is a senior studying in the Writing Seminars and the Film and Media Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University. After graduating, she hopes to pursue an MFA in poetry and eventually work at a nonprofit. You can find her online at