Since 1982, people of all backgrounds and ages have gathered at Scribe Video Center and learned the craft of video making. They have made videos about themselves, their communities, and their lives.
These works have been assembled into the Scribe Catalogue of over 100 titles. Scribe's videos include tapes that reflect the personal visions of artists, as well as the collective vision of communities defining themselves. Some of the videos come out of Scribe workshops, others are the product of Precious Places, a community oral history project and Community Visions, a 12-month production program which matches an experienced filmmaker with a community group. Many people who have produced work through Scribe are first-time filmmakers, and quite a few have become professional media makers in the process.
Scribe's videos have been screened throughout the world, at international festivals in Ouagadougou, Toronto, San Francisco, Montreal, New York and Philadelphia; local and national public television and cable; and a wide range of educational institutions, including universities, community colleges, schools, churches, media arts centers and libraries across the country and abroad.
Scribe Videos are available for purchase.