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Senior Apprentice:  Assists the instructor in teaching media literacy and video production in the after school “Youth In Motion” program.   


Instructor:  CFWC promotes apprentices through its’ profession development program “Teaching Youth Media”, and by crewing on not-for-profit productions.  


Technology Instructor and Marketing Interns: Students assist with maintenance of CFWC’s website, facebook, and constant contact email markerting. In addition Students teach Flash, Photoshop and other digital media classes.


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Community Film Workshop of Chicago

In Residence at the Harris Park 6200 S. Drexel Rm. 201


Staff List


Margaret Caples (Executive Director) MSW, University of Chicago 

She has worked as a community organizer and a teacher-social worker. Ms. Caples is a graduate of the first class of the Community Film Workshop of Chicago. For the last 30 years Margaret has worked in the media arts field. Ms. Caples has served as: a board member of Chicago CAN TV, Englewood Community Cultural Council and Kartemquin Films. Locally, she serves as a partner on numerous groups such as the South Side Network in the Civic Knowledge Project at the University of Chicago, and DePaul University. Nationally, she has been actively involved with the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture. Ms. Caples was profiled in the documentary, “women of Vision: 20 Histories in Feminist Film and Video” by Alex Juhasz.



Albert Johnson IV (Instructor) Albert has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Visual Communication: Video and Animation from InternationalAcademy of Design and Technology, Chicago. He participated in CFWC’s “Youth In Motion” after-school program and worked as administrative Assistant at CFWC. He has worked at Crown Community School, Harper and Washington High Schools. He also teaches adult classes in video production and the AVID. He is the lead instructor for the summer camp, The Woodlawn Reporter.  Albert is also a freelance videograher and editor.