DATE: Wednesday, March 4; TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
With anecdotes drawn from clips from her award-winning films Trouble the Water and Citizen Koch, and drawing on her years producing for other outstanding filmmakers like Michael Moore and Marin Scorsese, director Tia Lessin will talk about the arts and craft of archival documentary filmmaking.
Wednesday, March 18; TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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.
DATES: Mondays, March 23, 30, April 6, April 13 TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM; SPRING 2015
Have an idea for a video documentary project? Learn how to develop and break down your idea into one-page treatment, create project production schedules and a sample budget. Ideal workshop for first time videomakers at the start of their projects!
Master Class - Rodney Evans: Improvisation and Collaboration between Director/Actor with excerpts from The Happy Sad
DATE: Tuesday, March 24; TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rodney Evans has been making award-winning films and videos for over twenty years. He is the writer/director/producer of the feature film Brother To Brother, which won the Special Jury Prize in Drama at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. This workshop will include a screening of excerpts from his 2013 narrative feature, The Happy Sad, which has screened at over thirty film festivals world-wide and a discussion about incorporating improvisation into feature narratives. The workshop will explore the director/actor collaboration as it relates to micro-budget feature filmmaking. Rodney Evans has taught at NYU’s Tisch School, Temple, Cooper Union, and Bryn Mawr College.
DATE: Wednesdays, March 25 and April 1; TIME: 7:00 PM -9:00 PM
Learn to capture sound from live performances, using affordable, portable audio recorders. You’ll learn to pick the right equipment, from recorders and microphones, to stands and cables, and discover techniques for optimizing the quality of your recordings for radio or video.
28 Sessions - Tuesdays and Saturdays, Starts March 31 - Tuesdays 7:00 -9:00 PM and Saturdays 10:30 AM -12:30 PM
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 script-writing, 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. It is required to fill out and submit this form for registration of the workshop.
DATE: Wednesday, April 1; TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Are you looking for a new way to present your personal or community history on the web? This workshop will introduce a selection of open source, web-based development tools to help turn your historical content into valuable and attractive interpretive resources to be used in the classroom, in presentations, and online. Platforms that will be introduced include History Pin, Tiki-Toki, and Thing Link.
DATE: 2 Thursdays, April 2 and 9; TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
With global activist organizing now happening via Twitter and Instagram, workshop participants will open accounts on Twitter,Instagram and Tumblr, while determining their own goals and guidelines
for effective use of social media. Technical “how to” skills will be framed in larger contexts of social media for arts, education and activism.
DATE: Wednesday, April 8; TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; SPRING 2015
Oral history is a superb way to preserve the stories, the details and the complexities of your community. In spite of the name, video is an important tool for oral history because people learn so much from having an image to accompany the sound. We’ll talk about the process and philosophy behind oral history and some of the complications, with an emphasis on your concerns and questions. Jim Hubbard will also discuss how to incorporate extended oral histories into documentaries.
DATE: 6 Wednesdays, April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20; TIME: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tell your own story through music and visual art. Learn the basic elements of shooting, lighting and editing. Topics covered include: studying current/past music video style, production planning, creative shooting techniques, audio-sync and playback, and innovative editing craft.
DATES: 3 Thursdays, April 16, 23, 30; TIME:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Focusing on the documentary/non-fiction form, these three sessions will offer theoretical, practical and aesthetic approaches to the edit. We will investigate ways to ‘find’ and refine story, how to organize for the edit, and hands-on techniques for structuring and crafting a piece. The overarching focus will be on how you can question your material to find a way through the edit. The last session will allow participants to show short scenes from their in-progress work for discussion.
DATES: 2 Mondays - April 20 and 27; TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The workshop will provide participants a broad-based introduction to oral history practice, including project design, interview preparation and question lists, ethics and law, interviewing techniques, collection of supporting documents, the construction of memory, presentation in multiple media, and the preparation of materials for deposit in an archive.
Tuesday, April 21, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Come and learn about Scribe's digital media workshops, Master Classes with visiting filmmakers, equipment and programs!
Please call (215) 222-4201 for RSVP.
DATES: 6 Thursdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28
Through hands-on exercises, participants will practice shooting using different lighting schemes and camera configurations that can be easily duplicated to achieve a consistent look and mood throughout their projects. Participants will learn how to light and shoot different situations including multi-subject interviews using various backdrops. Participants will also learn how to set up and light for multi-camera shoots while learning advanced camera functions. Basic knowledge of camera operation is required.
DATES: 6 Mondays, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15; TIME:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This workshop teaches students how to import, manage, and encode media; efficiently navigate Premiere’s workflow; and make use of editing tools for effects and transitions
DATES: 6 Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10
Bring your project ideas for audio stories and get instruction in scriptwriting, production planning, sound recording and editing.
Relevant to audio and video producers, this workshop will give participants a firm foundation in basics of audio production and storytelling. Please submit a short description of your idea one-week prior to the first day of class.
DATE: Saturday, May 16; TIME: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
In today’s ever-evolving world of media storage, recording formats, cameras, and hard drives, how do we manage it all and make sure our precious footage is handled properly? This workshop will introduce and demystify the media management process by suggesting essential equipment, preparations, and workflow to ensure that your footage is safe!
For freelance Production Assistants, having these skills could serve as an asset for any film shoot – and your resume!
DATES: 3 Tuesdays - May 26, June 2, June 9; TIME: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
In the age of the Internet, knowing how to creatively present your work and yourself is all too necessary. In this course we will craft creative résumés and online portfolios guaranteed to help you and your achievements stand out against the crowd!