Upcoming Workshops

Orientation to Scribe

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Thursday, July 9, 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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Digital Media Lab for Youth

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Tuesdays and Thursdays, Starts July 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, and 30 TIME: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Instructor: Haley Martin
Fee: $25. $10 for Scribe member’s family

Students learn basic camera editing skills while exploring different methods of storytelling. Each student produces short pieces investigating a subject of personal meaning based on their experimentation with video. Completed projects are uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo so they can be shared with the world. Projects include videos based on a haiku, personal essays, or political issues.


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Oral History in the Digital Age

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July 20 and 27, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Instructor: Charles Hardy
Fee: $35. $20 for Scribe members

This workshop provides a broad-based introduction to oral history practice for participants including project design, interview preparation and question lists, ethics and law, interviewing techniques, collection of supporting documents, the construction of memory, presentation in multiple forms of media, and the preparation of materials for deposit in an archive.


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Voiceover Practice and Craft

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Tuesdays, July 21 and 28, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Instructor: Stephanie Renée
Fee: $75. $50 Scribe members, $25 WPEB members

Designed for actors, authors, performers, radio hosts, and anyone who wishes to learn the craft of voiceover performance.Through exercises, recordings,critique, and discussion, participants explore the process of shaping and shifting their voices to embody characters and moods. Space is limited and advance registration is required.


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Special Presentation: Personal Archives - A workshop and screening with Ashley Maynor

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Thursday, July 23, TIME: Workshop - 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Screening - 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Ashley Maynor
Fee: $20. $10 for Scribe members

Preserving Your Memories: A Workshop on Family Film, Photo & Document Preservation
In this hands-on workshop, filmmaker and librarian Ashley Maynor will demonstrate best practices for protecting and preserving home movies, photographs, and documents. She will explain how to store and care for these items and provide information for ordering archival quality photo albums and supplies. She will also discuss online tools and services to organize digital photographs, store digital copies of family documents, and create new, archival-quality albums
from scanned photos. Participants are invited to bring their own home movies (8mm, Super 8, etc.) and heirloom documents or photos for inspection, repair tips and recommendations.

The Story of The Stuff (USA, 2015, 72 min), a web documentary directed by Ashley Maynor
An investigation into America’s obsession with temporary memorials, The Story of The Stuff mixes documentary video and a personal essay as it tracks what happens to more than half a million letters, 65,000 teddy bears, and hundreds of thousands of other packages, donations, and condolence items sent to Newtown, Connecticut, in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting. As Maynor tracks Newtown’s stuff, she also reflects on her experience of working in
Blacksburg, Virginia on April 16, 2007, the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.


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Intermediate Adobe Premiere Pro

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DATES: Mondays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and September 14 ; TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00PM; SPRING 2014

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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Animated Murals: Video Projection as Public Art

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Tuesday, August 4; TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor: Tom 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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Produce and Host Your own Radio Show

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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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Youth Workshop: Intro to Animation

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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

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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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Narrative Scriptwriting

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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

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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

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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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