TALES OF THE TRADE
Fall 2018, JHU-MICA Film Center
In this intensive production and videography workshop, fellows will develop a new series for the BYFA website: Tales of the Trade. A collection of interviews, Tales will focus on successful Baltimore filmmakers and photographers, exploring their practices, influences, and career paths; what inspired them, what sustained them, challenges they faced along the way. Fellows will be engaged in designing the look and feel of the series, and in creating the first episodes. They’ll learn videography, including lighting, sound recording, and editing; and correct interview protocols. Interviews will be edited and shared on the BYFA website and at a public screening. Fellows must be present and on time for all meetings. Lunch will be provided for the final, all-day meeting, December 8. Limited to 12 student fellows.
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.
Darian Jones is currently working towards his associate's degree in Digital Media Production at the Community College of Baltimore County. He is interested in documenting unique and authentic stories, and he hopes to give back by teaching others.