Upcoming Workshops

Narrative Scriptwriting


6 Wednesdays - September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7; TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; SUMMER 2015

Instructor: Sloan Seale
Fee: $150. $125 for Scribe members

In this workshop, participants learn the fundamentals of narrative screenwriting, focusing on finding story ideas, character development, story structure and strong film-writing. The goal of this workshop is for participants to complete a draft of a short script, and to feel empowered to continue the screenwriting process on their own.

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Fundraising for Documentaries: Success and Failure of Crowdfunding


2 Thursdays, September 3 and 10, TIME:7:00 - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. Yaba Amgborale Blay and Barbara Attie/Janet Goldberg
Fee: $50. $35 for Scribe members

Participants learn the fundamentals of narrative Crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, GoFundMe. These are online tools that make the process of grassroots fundraising accessible and fun for people who might be hesitant to directly ask people for money. But not all crowdfunding campaigns are successful. Local artists discuss how best to approach and make the most of crowdfunding and grassroots fundraising.

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14 Week Production Workshop


28 Sessions - Wednesdays and Saturdays, Starts September 30 - Wednesdays 7:00 -9:00 PM and Saturdays 10:30 AM -12:30 PM

Instructor: Aleks Martray
Fee: $350. $325 for Scribe members

This semester-long “how-to” workshop covers all major aspects of film and video production and supports participants in the completion of short projects. Bring your individual project ideas and get instruction in scriptwriting, production planning, digital video, sound recording lighting and editing. Participants with projects must submit a brief written description at orientation or a week prior to first class.

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Master Class - Anne Papillault & Jean-François Dars: Short Stories, Big Ideas


3 Sesssions - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, October 6-8 TIME: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor: Jean-François Dars and Anne Papillault
Fee: $125. $100 for Scribe members

Over three sessions, celebrated filmmakers Anne Papillault and Jean-François Dars teach participants how to make photographic short stories, using black and white still-images accompanied by a high quality audio interview. Their “histoires courtes” or short story technique allows filmmakers to explore big ideas in science and politics, using a narrative photomontage approach. This master class introduces participants both to production tools (hardware and software) and production methodologies.

We invite you to look at the Papillault & Dars website to see a sampling of their short story/histoires courtes approach.

Interested participants should write a very brief description of an idea that they would like to explore through the "short story" technique.

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