Babies Got The Blues, 12 minutes

A film by Karen Kohlhaas & Rachel Hamilton
Produced by Barefoot Workshops, Inc
Created: February 2008, Clarksdale, MS © Barefoot Workshops
Instructors: Chandler Griffin, Alison Fast & Damien Blaylock

At the Delta Blues Museum's Arts and Education Program in Clarksdale, Mississippi, students 5 years old and upwards learn to play the blues by jamming with professional blues artists.

This 2-week HDV workshop runs twice a year and is designed for photojournalists who are looking to make the move to video-journalism and the web, new documentary filmmakers who want to launch their careers in web and television documentaries and for those with experience in some aspects of filmmaking that are looking to expand their skill, understanding and mastery of the whole process. Producers, cinematographers, editors and writers with narrative experience who are considering working in non-fiction filmmaking are also encouraged to enroll.

Students learn all aspects of the process including the importance of the still image, HDV camera, compact lighting methods, field sound, field editing and how to weave the story. To view an extended version of the course description, visit our website at

This is one of many tuition-based workshops that Barefoot offers. In addition to the Mississippi Delta, check out our website,, to learn more about our workshops in Africa, Australia and the West Bank.


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