Film and Visual Storytelling is a new department at the Baltimore School for the Arts, now in its sixth year.
We are seeking students with a passion for film and the collaborative art of movie-making. At the core of the program are the principles of visual storytelling and an emphasis on writing.
Only current 8th grade students may apply.
Storyboard – (Hansel and Gretel, 6 panels. You can draw with a pencil or use any material to make it.) Create a storyboard for the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. The storyboard has to have 6 panels, not more or less. We are looking at your imagination and creativity in telling the story visually, not your drawing expertise. (Storyboard definition: a sequence of images, typically with some directions and dialogue, representing the shots planned for a movie or television production.)
Optional – You may bring in some of your work that is film related, for example:
Please note: In order to view video or other digital work, you must provide us with a link to view the work online or bring your own device to present it.
Picture Story – You will look at 6 pictures and write a story based on the pictures. You will have up to 60 minutes to write the story. We will provide a google document for you to type the story.
Compose an image – Take one picture of a still life that we have prepared. We will provide an iPad for you to take the picture.
Conversation – You will sit with a couple of film faculty members to have a conversation about, but not limited to, the following topics:
Students will be evaluated based on the quality of the audition elements and their enthusiasm for this field.