SHOOTING THE DOCUMENTARY SHORT: URBAN FISHING
Summer 2016, JHU-MICA Film Center and on location
This documentary filmmaking workshop will give fellows the real-life experience of guerilla documentary filmmaking, with a small budget, tight deadlines, location-shooting in all weather, unscheduled interviews, unplanned events, and the promise of a fresh, engaging story. The subject is urban fishing: Baltimore men and women of all ages and backgrounds lured to the harbor's edge by blue crab and striped bass, and simply by the pleasure of their pursuit. The process will be one of discovery, beginning with chance encounters and developing through follow-up interviews and intensive editing. Fellows will work collaboratively on all aspects of the project, including video and sound recording, and editing. Limited to 8 student fellows.
Charles Cohen's most recent documentary film is The Crooked Tune, an Old Time Fiddler in a Modern World. He holds an MFA in Film and Digital Media from American University and has written for the New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, and Baltimore City Paper.
Amy Hodges holds a B.A. in Photography from Virginia Intermont College and a Master of Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins. She enjoys urban street photography and all things documentary.