Johnny Ramos

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Director of Youth Programs
Phone Number: 
(212) 966-4510 x625
Email Address: 
jramos@dctvny.org

As Director of Media Fellows, Johnny Ramos is responsible for the curriculum, program design, instruction and administration of DCTV’s long-term, in-house Youth Media program, the Media Fellows. He also oversees our 6 week, Summer Media intensive course. Media Fellows is a 1 – 3 year, 10 month per year, free media arts instruction program for over 25 New York City Youth a year. Students can participate for up to 4 years, starting as Junior Fellows and finishing as one of two DCTV professional apprentices. Each year of instruction is distinct, and guides students through technical training of camera, light, sound, editing, as well as the creative development in storytelling, and understanding of media. Summer Media serves up to 40 students each summer, 4 days per week, for 6 weeks.

Johnny graduated with a BFA in film production from Wright State University in Ohio. He produced an award-winning documentary entitled, African American, that explores the cultural relationship between native Africans and African Americans. Mr. Ramos taught a film production course at Colonel White High School for the Arts for seven years and also worked as a scenic designer for Red Productions designing commercials for Proctor & Gamble. In the past, Mr. Ramos's duties as Assistant Director, have taken him around the country working with at-risk youth teaching video production and photography.