DATE: Tuesday, November 26, 2013; TIME: 5:00PM - 6:30PM; FALL 2013
In this Master Class, Shola Lynch focuses on the techniques, approaches and aesthetics of archival filmmaking from concept to screen. Examples from Lynch’s documentaries including Chisholm '72 – Unbought & Unbossed, and the more recent Free Angela and All Political Prisoners will demonstrate her practice.
Followed at 7:30PM by a Scribe Producers' Forum screening of Free Angela and All Political Prisoners at International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street.
DATE: Wednesday, December 18, 2013; TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM; FALL 2013
Rachel Pikelny will speak about her experiences as a freelance producer of feature documentaries for Kartemquin Films, a major media arts center established in Chicago in 1966. At Kartemquin, she was Producer on The Trials of Muhammad Ali, Associate Producer on A Good Man about director/ choreographer Bill T. Jones, and Co-Producer on Mormon Movie, American Arab, and On Beauty.
Rachel Pikelny will be in attendance at Scribe's Producers' Forum screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali, Tuesday, December 17, 7PM at International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street.
DATES: Mondays, January 6, 13, 27, February 3, 10, 17; TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM; WINTER 2014
How do you uncover the news? How do you know if a story is important? How do you produce a radio news story – quickly and accurately? Workshop participants learn the craft and technique of radio journalism by researching, producing and editing short news or feature stories about West Philadelphia for broadcast on WPEB. The workshop culminates in a live radio broadcast on WPEB featuring news reports produced by workshop participants.
DATES: Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 29; TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM; WINTER 2014
How micro is a micro budget? When does persistence become annoyance? What are the benefits and drawbacks of Kickstarter and Indiegogo? How do you manage the tension between the purity of your art and the demands of genre? These topics in fundraising and more are presented each week by local filmmakers.
DATES: Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13; TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM; WINTER 2014
Edit film, video, and file-based footage faster and in more ways with Media Composer 7, Avid’s newest non-linear program. Media Composer offers American Cinema Editors’ certified tools and a wide range of features, workflows, and options that enable you to work with everything, from old-school analog media to the latest HD camera technologies on both Windows and Mac-based platforms.
DATES: Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4; TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM; WINTER 2014
Using pioneering software from the MIT Media Lab, students of all ages learn programming in a fun and easy environment. This workshop -- with renowned computer scientist, inventor and artist John Henry Thompson -- will begin with an introduction to Scratch, which allows users to create and share interactive stories, games, music, and art. Students will also be introduced to other tools for learning and exploring creative programming.
DATES: Wednesdays, January 15, 22, 29, February 5; TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM; WINTER 2014
Rebuilt from the bottom up and priced for a broader market, Apple’s Final Cut Pro X represents a marked departure from Final Cut Pro 7. From the importing of media through the editing phase and to the final output, this workshop will introduce you to FCP X’s revamped workflow, which uses “storylines” as opposed to FCP 7’s tracks. You will also learn how to make effective use of FCP X’s most powerful features, including titling, basic effects, transitions, and newly integrated elements of Apple Color and Soundtrack Pro.
DATES: Saturday, January 18, 25, February 1; TIME: NOON - 2:00PM; WINTER 2014
This workshop introduces you to the basics of green screen, including lighting, shooting, and post-production in Final Cut Pro.
DATES: Thursdays, January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27; TIME: 4:30PM - 6:30PM; WINTER 2014
Students learn basic and camera and 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 to share them with the world. Projects include videos based on a haiku, personal essay, or political issue.