Upcoming Workshops

Oral History in the Digital Age


DATES: 2 Mondays - April 20 and 27; TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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.

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Orientation to Scribe


Tuesday, April 21, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Instructor: Scribe Staff
Fee: $0.

Come and learn about Scribe's digital media workshops, Master Classes with visiting filmmakers, equipment and programs!
Please call (215) 222-4201 for RSVP.

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Camera and Lighting


DATES: 6 Thursdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor: Carlton Jones
Fee: $150. $115 for Scribe members

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.

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Intro to Adobe Premiere Pro


DATES: 6 Mondays, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15; TIME:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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Writing with Sound: Audio as the Key to Multimedia Storytelling


DATES: 6 Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10

Instructor: Elisabeth Perez-Luna
Fee: $115. $75 Scribe members

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.

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Share Your History Using Low-Cost and No-Cost Web-Based Tools


DATE: Wednesday, May 6; TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor: Stacey Mann and Mimi Cheng
Fee: $30.

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.

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Master Class with Bradford Young: The Craft of Cinematography


DATE: Saturday, May 9, 2015 TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 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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Media Management for Digital Cinematography


DATE: Saturday, May 16; TIME: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Instructor: ManSee Kong
Fee: $35. $25 for Scribe members

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!

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Planning a Low Budget Documentary


DATES: Tuesdays, May 19, 26, June 2, and 9 TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM; SPRING 2015

Instructor: Anula Shetty
Fee: $85.

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!

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Craft of Editing


DATES: 3 Wednesdays, May 20, 27, and June 3; TIME:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor: Ann Tegnell
Fee: $95. $65 for Scribe members

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.

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Youth Workshop: Creating an Online Portfolio and Résumé


DATES: 3 Tuesdays - May 26, June 2, June 9; TIME: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Instructor: Tayarisha Poe
Fee: $20. $10 for Scribe member's Family

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!

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