Mater Class - JT Takagi - Sound Recording Now: 2014 Approach to Documentary Sound


DATE: Saturday November 8 TIME: 11:00 AM -2:00 PM

Instructor: JT Takagi
Fee: $20. $10 for Scribe members

Join JT Takagi for a workshop on approaches to audio recording and sound equipment for documentary video production, including working with DSLR cameras and new gear options in double system with low and medium budget digital recorders – and radio mikes. This is an opportunity to learn about the essential gear for audio production, and essential techniques and approaches to good location audio. Workshop participants are invited to discuss planned projects.

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Blueprint for Documentaries


DATES: Mondays, November 3, 10, 17, December 8, and 15. TIME: 7:00 -9:00 PM

Instructor: Louis Massiah
Fee: $125.

Turn your documentary idea into a workable shooting script. This workshop covers research, developing and visualizing ideas, scripting and storytelling techniques. Participants must submit a one-page description of their project prior to the first session.

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Audio Post Production Workshop


DATE: 3 Thursdays, November 6, 13, 20; TIME 7:00PM – 9:00PM ; FALL 2014

Instructor: John Avarese
Fee: $115.

Studies have shown that a viewer will change a channel because of bad audio and will tolerate a bad picture if the program sounds good. This workshop will cover the entire audio post-production process of dialog editing, ADR, Foley, sound design, music editing and creating that final mix that will connect your story to your audience. This workshop will change the way you hear the movies.

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Producers' Forum: HERadventure directed by Ayoka Chenzira


Tuesday, November 11, 7:00PM
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
Filmmaker in attendance
$10, $7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe and IHP members

What would happen if social issues affecting women put other planets at risk?
Well, of course, HER, a Black female superhero, would swoop in to save the universe. HER is central to HERadventure, an online interactive movie that interweaves sci-fi fantasy, live action and a first-person game to create a unique storytelling experience. HERadventure not only entertains but tackles social issues that permeate the daily reality of many women.

Ayoka Chenzira, is an artist who creates with the moving image as a filmmaker and interactive digital media artist. Always interested in experimenting with the moving image, she has created a rich body of work that incorporates the moving image with various electronic and digital technologies to bring to screens stories about African American experiences that are markedly different than those produced by and for mainstream media. She is considered the first African American female animator (Hair Piece: a film for nappyheaded people and Zajota and the Bogie Spirit) and one of the first to write, produce and direct a feature film (Alma’s Rainbow). She helped pioneer a genre of filmmaking now identified as Black independent cinema. Her films and interactive projects have been exhibited internationally.
Ayoka is a professor at Spelman College where she founded the Digital Moving Image Salon and was the first Cosby Endowed Professor. You can learn more about her through her website or follow her on Twitter @ayomentary.

Presented in Partnership with International House Philadelphia

Muslim Voices of Philadelphia Local Screenings


Muslim Voices of Philadelphia Local Screenings at 18 different locations across Philadelphia
September 6 – November 1, 2014

Discussion will follow screening.
Free admission.

Host organizations include African American Museum, Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University, Free Library of Philadelphia, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Philadelphia History Museum, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Slought Foundation, and University of Pennsylvania.

Film listings and screening schedules available at

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