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Empowering Baltimore Youth Through Video Editing: Free Bootcamp with Industry Pro A'sia Horne

Video editing is a skill that has become increasingly valuable in today's digital world, especially for young people. As technology advances and video social media platforms grow in popularity, the demand for high-quality video content has skyrocketed. This presents a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn video editing and establish themselves as experts in the field. Here are some of the benefits of learning video editing at a young age:

  1. Career Opportunities: There are numerous career paths for those with video editing skills. One of the most popular is working in the film and television industry. With the growth of streaming services and digital media, there is an ever-increasing need for video editors. Many businesses also require video editing for promotional content, training videos, and presentations. By learning video editing, young people can open up a world of opportunities in various industries.

  2. Creative Expression: Video editing is a creative outlet that allows young people to express themselves in unique and exciting ways. By learning how to create compelling visuals and manipulate audio, they can bring their creative ideas to life. This can lead to a sense of personal fulfillment and satisfaction as they watch their projects come to life.

  3. Financial Freedom: Video editing is a skill that can be monetized in numerous ways. Freelance video editors can earn a substantial income by working on projects for clients. They can also start their own video production companies, sell stock footage, or monetize their content on platforms like YouTube. By learning video editing, young people can establish a side hustle or even a full-time career that provides financial independence.

  4. Job Security: As technology advances, the demand for video editing skills will only increase. Video editing is a skill that is likely to be around for a while, making it a safe career choice. By learning video editing at a young age, young people can future-proof their careers and ensure they are always in demand.

  5. Improved Communication: Video editing requires collaboration and communication with clients and other creatives, such as cinematographers and sound designers. By learning video editing, young people can improve their communication skills, which can be valuable in various aspects of life.

Learning video editing at a young age can provide numerous benefits, including career opportunities, creative expression, financial freedom, job security, and improved communication. With the availability of online courses and tutorials, it has always been challenging for young people to learn this valuable skill. That is why we put together a free opportunity for Baltimore area youth.

We partnered with Baltimore City Public Schools for the MRI x The Hue Collective Post Production Bootcamp. Held at MRI Studios, we are giving youth the opportunity to learn from industry professional A'sia Horne.

A'sia Horne is a talented video editor with experience working for ESPN, Phelps Group, RPA, and various freelance projects. She has edited for well-known companies such as Hulu and DC Comics' Daily Show. Her web series, Funny Married Stuff, received recognition on the film festival circuit and was a potential Emmy nominee. A'sia continues to freelance as an assistant editor for popular shows such as NBC's Young Rock and Lena Waithe's TWENTIES.

Open to the youth 10-17 years old this 2-day BootCamp will give students the necessary skills to begin video editing like a pro. Interested youth should apply today. Only TEN slots are available.

One lucky student will win a Lenovo laptop to continue to build their video editing skills.

Dates: May 4th & 5th, 2023

Location: MRI Studios 20 N. Howard St., Baltimore MD, 21201

Time: 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Cost: FREE

Criteria for Application:

  • Be 11-17 years old.

  • Attend Middle school (6th- 8th) or high school (9th-12th).

  • Fill out the application completely.

  • Answer prompts on why you’d like to attend the camp.

Click here to complete the application.

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