Upcoming Workshops

Digital Media Lab for Youth


DATES: Mondays & Wednesdays,January 12, 14, 19, 21 ; TIME: 4:30PM - 6:30PM; WINTER 2015

Instructor: Helyx Chase
Fee: $25. $10 for Scribe Member's Family

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 issues.

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Intermediate Final Cut Pro X: Making Tiny Movies in Final Cut Pro X


DATES: Tuesdays, January 13, 20, 27, and February 3 TIME7:00 -9:00 PM

Instructor: Tayarisha Poe
Fee: $90.

Have you ever scrolled through Netflix bored by the vast selection of mediocre media? Have you ever said to yourself, when you're walking around, having a conversation, "this would be a great scene in a movie"? Do you have a bunch of one-liners itching to be shouted by an as-yet-undiscovered movie star? This might be the class for you. In this workshop we'll be writing, shooting, and editing a series of micro films using Final Cut Pro X! Some basic understanding of Final Cut X or other editing programs is assumed.

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Making Tiny Movies in Adobe Premiere Pro


6 Sessions - Thursdays, January 15, 22, 29, February 5,12,19 7:00 -9:00 PM

Instructor: Ryan Saunders
Fee: $195. $95 for Scribe Members

Ready to take your Premiere editing to the next level and learn some of the power 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, tilting and more. Experience with Adobe Premiere Pro'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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Natural & Available Light Cinematography


DATES: Saturdays, January 17 and 24; TIME: 10:30 AM -1:30 PM: WINTER 2015

Instructor: Paul A. Hinson
Fee: $110.

An introduction to lighting and videography featuring hands-on practice with a number of shoot situations common to documentaries. Participants will learn technical skills with the Sony NEX-EA50U and the HXR-NX70U cameras as well as conceptual and problem-solving methods to get the best image out of any budget or location.

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Master Class - Bradford Young: The Craft of Cinematography


DATE: Thursday, January 22, 2015 TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Instructor: Bradford Young
Fee: $20. $10 for Scribe members

Bradford Young will talk about his process of creating the cinematic image - what he describes as "the quest to find the sublime in the ordinary." There is perhaps no more influential cinematographer in independent American cinema today than Bradford Young. Trained at Howard University, his impressive list of DP credits include Mother of George and Ain't Them Bodies Saints (both of which won 2013 Sundance Awards for Excellence in Cinematography), Dee Rees' Pariah (2011 Sundance winner Excellence in Cinematography), Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere, Tina Marby's Mississippi Damned, and Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City. He recently completed shooting on Du Vernay's Selma and Ed Zwicks Pawn Sacrifice.

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Master Class - María Agui Carter: Moving Our Stories from the Margins to the Center


DATE: Tuesday, January 27; TIME 4:00PM – 6:00PM ; WINTER 2015

Fee: $20. $10 for Scribe members

Filmmaker, Scholar and media activist María Agui Carter’s films navigate the tension between national and community narratives, and explore the politics of race and gender in telling story. Using her latest film REBEL, winner of a 2014 Erik Barnouw Award for best historical film in America as a case study, she will discuss imaginative ways of creating compelling documentary with limited material (for REBEL she had one photo), and share her process in fundraising for, producing, and getting distribution for films that place characters from the margins into the center of American media, as well as discuss her latest works in progress.

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