LEARN IT, SHOOT IT, SHARE IT: THE LAW
Open to Ages 16-29
Saturdays, September 21-November 2, 9-1, Langston Hughes Community, Business, and Resource Center, 5011 Arbutus Avenue (map)

In this videography workshop, student fellows and instructors will collaborate with Baltimore City police officers to create short, engaging instructional videos about a range of city, state, and federal laws.  Fellows will ask and address a number of questions: What are the laws? What are citizens’ rights? How does law enforcement look from the citizen’s point of view and how does it look from the police officer’s point of view?  They’ll consider how direct and observed experience can impact perceptions, interviewing community members as well as police officers, and bringing their own experiences to bear where appropriate.  As they learn, fellows will explore different methods for sharing their discoveries with an audience, including through voiceover, interviews, and dramatized scenarios.  They’ll work together as crew, behind and in front of the camera, mastering the basics of video and audio recording, including editing.  Their films will be shared on YouTube, at a public screening, and on the program website.  Limited to 12 student fellows.

Jamal Evans teaches in the Interactive Media Production program at Edmondson-Westside High School.  For over fifteen years, he has inspired students to enter the world of media production.  He also has a passion for social media and does freelance photography and video throughout the Baltimore region and beyond.   

Essence Smith is Coordinator at the Harambee Center.  She has a passion for empowering today’s youth through education and leadership development.  Essence believes you should be the change you want to see.

Matthew Henry is a police officer with the Baltimore Police Department.  He currently serves with the Northern District's Neighborhood Coordination Office.  He has joined the "Learn it, Shoot it, Share it: The Law" workshop with the hopes of shedding light on some ambiguous legal topics and encouraging participants to look upon police officers as a resource.