Have you ever wanted to make a movie about your life?
Do you live in Baltimore?
Are you between 11 and 21 years old?
Can you shoot video or would you like to learn?
Do you like the idea of sharing your story with the rest of the city?
The SNF Parkway is partnering with Park School alumni and Baltimore filmmakers, educators, and community organizations to invite young people to create video diaries about their daily lives during this extraordinary year. Baltimore Chronicles will provide an important outlet for Baltimore youth to share their stories and experiences while learning the craft of filmmaking.
Young people will create and submit short movies capturing their experiences from summer 2020 through spring 2021. Those movies will be presented in a screening on the SNF Parkway virtual theater platform in spring 2021 and before a synchronous series of pop-up outdoor screenings of one Baltimore-centric movie located at sites around the city.
If you're interested in participating, please check out online support workshops to guide you through the process of shooting and editing on mobile devices.
Link to Workshops: https://mdfilmfest.com/baltimore-chronicles/
Big Thanks to Aaron Henkin for inspiration and text.
Videos must be 4 minutes or less and made by a person living in the Baltimore region who is 11-21 years old.
HOW TO SHOOT:
Feel free to use any camera you have access to including the camera on your phone.
. Every now and then, make sure the videos are saved properly.
· Always hold the camera sideways/horizontally so the video looks like it would on a TV
· The camera lens is on the other side of the screen. Be careful that your finger doesn’t cover it up when shooting. Best to hold the phone by the top/bottom edges if you are shooting handheld.
. MOV and MP4 are the best file types to submit but don’t worry too much about it.
· Use a tripod or other stabilizer if you have it. This will give you a stable picture and free up your hands while you’re recording.
. Above all, be sure to maintain your own safety and the safety of others.