Upcoming Workshops

Intro to Color Correction

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DATES: Tuesdays, April 15, 22, 29, May 6; TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00PM; SPRING 2014

Instructor: Valerie Keller
Fee: $125.

Learn about the basics of color correction for advanced editing programs - how to match shots, fix problem footage and use color correction for a custom look. Learn how even good footage can be improved and bad footage can be repaired. This workshop will cover basic strategies that will work with Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro or Avid. Students are encouraged to bring a piece of footage from their project to use as demo material.





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Marco Williams: The Documentarian as Healer

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DATE: Tuesday, April 22; TIME: 5:00PM - 7:00PM; SPRING 2014

Instructor: Marco Williams
Fee: $20. $10 for Scribe members

Marco Williams has used the documentary as a way of understanding and addressing the extraordinary traumas that we face in this country due to race, ethnicity, gender and class. His film subjects (In Search of Our Fathers, Two Towns of Jasper, Banished!!) have been inspired by painful social and historical disjunctures. Williams’ documentary examinations create a salve of understanding in uncovering difficult histories.

Drawing from his own work, Williams will explore the healing power of the documentary, the possibility that this art form can bring understanding and ultimately correction of past wrongs. Marco Williams will also look at the larger role of the documentary in empowering audiences to action.

On Tuesday, April 22, 7:30PM, at the International House Philadelphia, Scribe presents Marco Williams's The Undocumented


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Intermediate Adobe Premiere Pro

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DATES: Thursdays, May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12; TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00PM; SPRING 2014

Instructor: Ryan Saunders
Fee: $195. (includes 8 hours of individual edit time)

This workshop covers some of the more advanced functions of Adobe Premiere Pro. Topics include: mixing formats, multi-cam editing, chroma keying, video filters, adjustment layers, and how Premiere Pro works with other applications in Adobe Creative Suite. Use our footage or bring your own for troubleshooting.





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Natural and Available Light Cinematography

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NEW DATES: Saturdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31; TIME: 1:00PM-3:00PM; Spring 2014

Instructor: Paul Hinson
Fee: $125.

This introduction to lighting and videography features hands-on practice with a number of shoot situations common to documentaries. It focuses on natural and existing lighting techniques to discuss the fundamentals of cinematography applicable even when working with limited resources. Students 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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Intermediate Final Cut Pro X

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DATES: Tuesdays, May 13, 20, 27, June 3; TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM; SPRING 2014

Instructor: Tayarisha Poe
Fee: $90.

Take your editing skills to the next level! Topics covered include: editing multi-cam clips, chroma key, keyframing, effects, transitions, generators, and project exports. Students are encouraged to bring their own clips for use during class.





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Planning a Low-Budget Documentary

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DATES: Thursdays, May 15, 22, 29, June 5; TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00PM; SPRING 2014

Instructor: Anula Shetty
Fee: $85.

Have an idea for a video documentary project? This intensive workshop is designed for people who want to work in small-format video. Learn how to creatively develop and break down your idea into a one-page treatment and introduce materials to create project production schedules and a sample budget. This is the ideal workshop for first-time videomakers at the start of their projects.





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