Upcoming Workshops

Orientation to Scribe


Monday, August 3, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Instructor: Scribe Staff
Fee: $0.

Scribe’s staff is on hand to answer your questions and give details about all of our programs.

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Produce and Host Your own Radio Show


2 Wednesdays - August 5 and 12 TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor: Dyana Williams and Derrick Sampson
Fee: $75. $50 for Scribe Members, $25 for WPEB Members & Broadcasters

Dyana Williams and Derrick Sampson, hosts of the weekly music program “Soulful Sunday” on Old School 100.3, present a
survey of the skills set necessary to be a solid broadcaster and to execute a meaningful show, whether it is music, talk, or news program.

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Intermediate Adobe Premiere Pro


DATES: Mondays, August 17, 24, 31, September 14 and 21 ; TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00PM; SUMMER 2015

Instructor: Ryan Saunders
Fee: $195. $ 95 Scribe members

Ready to take your Premiere editing to the next level and learn some of the powerful features available in Premiere CC? Working on a project that needs some finessing? This workshop builds on the basic concepts of Premiere Pro and will include color correction, Audio and multi-camera editing, Photoshop and After Effects integration using Adobe Dynamic Link, motion graphics, titling, and more. Experience with Adobe Premiere’s basic editing concepts is a prerequisite. The workshop is project driven and participants will complete a short project using their newly learned skills.

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Youth Workshop: Intro to Animation


DATES: Mondays & Wednesdays, August 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26 ; TIME: 4:30PM - 6:30PM

Instructor: Lowell Boston
Fee: $25. $10 for Scribe Member's Family

Join us for a hands-on workshop exploring different techniques of stop motion animation including mixed media, hand drawn, and cut paper. No previous art of computer training is required.

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Portfolio Tools: The Video Biography


9 Sessions – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; August 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, and 29 ; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM and Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Instructor: Serena Reed
Fee: $225. $175 for Scribe members

Sometimes a resume and a business card may not be enough. This 3-week intensive media making process focuses on creating short 3 - 5 minute Video Bios to be used as a marketable resource for independent artists and/or entrepreneurs. Participants will gain basic skills for producing creative media content that highlights the unique skills and talents of each individual. The workshop will also incorporate social media resources, to spotlight the particular artistry of the video bio subject. Participants will acquire basic training with audiovisual recording/editing, Final Cut Pro X, low budget DIY website building, using open source and free online resources.

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Animated Murals: Video Projection as Public Art


Tuesday, August 18; TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor: Tim Portlock
Fee: $25.

Are you a filmmaker or an artist who wants to reach a broader audience? As video projectors have become more powerful and less expensive, more artists are using them as tools to make large scale highly visible public arts works to reach a large audience. This workshop will go over some of the basic practical aspects of creating animated images for projection on buildings, billboards and other public spaces, including softwares for projection, mapping techniques and recent creative examples of work made with these tools.

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Narrative Scriptwriting


6 Wednesdays - August 19, 26, September 2, 9, 16, and 23 TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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 23- 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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