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The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect was created by students in the Baltimore Speaks Out! Program at the Reisterstown Road branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in the Spring of 2013. Students in the program wanted to shed light on the impact of water cleanliness in the Chesapeake Bay and our local streams, and what we can do to make a difference in our communities.

Posted January 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized by waym
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The Golden Tongue

In this short, animated video, teen filmmaker Evodie Ngoy challenges us to respect that power that words have to change the world.

Posted February 14th, 2013 in Uncategorized by waym
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All Things Can Change

In this short, autobiographical film, Malcom Barton Jr. explores why some Baltimore youth make self-destructive decisions. When Malcom Barton, Jr. fails one of his high school classes, he loses the support of his friends and family. With his self-confidence shaken, Malcolm gives up on school. But, as he grows older, he realizes that it is his responsibility to put his life back on the right course.

Posted February 7th, 2013 in Uncategorized by intern
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Unoriginal Individual

This short combines documentary interviews and scripted scenes to explore how peer pressure affects youth in Baltimore.

 

Posted December 12th, 2012 in Uncategorized by waym
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Behind The Scenes: Joshua White’s Audio Clip

Mentoring Video Project student Joshua White’s Fall project explores how young men are affected by the male role models in their lives. In his story, a lack of positive role models leads a young boy down a self-destructive path, but, when a new friend comes into the picture, the boy is able to set his life back on course. This is an excerpt from a practice recording session on Thursday, November 15th. Joshua says that too many young men in Baltimore refuse to ask for help from family and friends because they are afraid of looking weak, but that “you have to accept your imperfections in order to move forward in your life.”

Posted November 19th, 2012 in Blog, Homepage, News, Uncategorized by waym
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Video Game Violence PSA

Youth producers in Wide Angle’s Baltimore Speaks Out! Program at the Herring Run Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library worked together for a semester to produce this PSA!

Posted August 29th, 2012 in Uncategorized by intern
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Bottled Water PSA

Youth producers in Wide Angle’s Baltimore Speaks Out! Program at the Orleans Street Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library worked together for a semester to produce this film!

Posted August 29th, 2012 in Uncategorized by intern
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The Struggle

 

Posted August 28th, 2012 in Uncategorized by intern
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Our Little Secret

Posted August 13th, 2012 in Uncategorized by intern
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Welcome to our new Program Manager!

We are excited to welcome back Sheila Wells as our Program Manager! She is returning to our staff after a few years working at Johns Hopkins University as the Student Housing Coordinator. Shelia is no stranger to our office, as she was previously an office neighbor, a lead facilitator, and the Youth Media Festival coordinator. We are thrilled to have her back as we are on the verge of marking 12 years of providing media education in Baltimore City. 

 

My name is Sheila Wells and I am ecstatic to inform you that I will be joining Wide Angle Youth Media as their Program Manager.

A little bit of info about me: I graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Video. I have a strong background in the arts, love making things and making things happen, and currently reside in the Remington community. I have a long history with Wide Angle Youth Media – I first came to know of the organization in 2005, when I shared the office building during my MICA internship with the Megaphone Project. I quickly formed a close relationship with the Wide Angle staff as my interests in media, education, and the arts in Baltimore City matched closely with their own. I’ve worked here previously as both an assistant and lead facilitator, and was the Youth Media Festival coordinator in 2007 in partnership with the Community Art Corps program. 

In 2008, I left Wide Angle Youth Media for a position as the Student Housing Coordinator at Johns Hopkins University. My time at Johns Hopkins was crucial for my professional and personal development. While there, I was able to rigorously focus on my office management skills, gain additional experience in web and graphic design, coordinate large scale events, and even curated a permanent student artwork installation in my building. Although my experience there has been positive and productive, I have greatly missed the community involvement, critical thinking, and creative energy at Wide Angle Youth Media and am honored at the opportunity to return!

Now that I am back, I have noticed immediately how much the organization has developed and grown since my time here four years ago. I look forward to learning as much as I can about the latest and greatest projects, people, and ideas that make up the Wide Angle Youth Media community and cannot wait to dive into this year’s fall programming.

Posted August 2nd, 2012 in Blog, Homepage, News, Uncategorized by waym