DATES: Mondays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7; TIME: 4:30PM - 6:30PM; SPRING 2014
Animation is the art of creating the illusion of motion through frame-by-frame manipulation. Join us for a hands-on workshop exploring different techniques of stop motion animation including mixed media, hand drawn, and cut paper. Participants will work in groups and on individual projects inspired by theme. No previous art or computer training is required, just a good imagination and some patience.
DATES: Mondays, March 10, 17, 24, 31; TIME: 7:00PM-9:00PM; SPRING 2014
Create a website with easy-to-use and free online tools. With an emphasis on WordPress, this class is a survey of Open Source tools and management systems for working with text, audio, images and video on the web.
NEW DATES: Wednesdays, March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23; TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM; SPRING 2014
Do you have an idea for a short audio story about a person, place or happening? Bring your project ideas and get instruction in scriptwriting, production planning, sound recording and editing. This workshop is designed to give participants a firm foundation in the basics of audio production and storytelling. These techniques are relevant to audio and video producers. At the time of registration participants must submit a short description of their idea for the instructor to review prior to the start of class.
NEW DATES: Thursdays, March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24; TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00PM; SPRING 2014
Premiere Pro works on both PC and MAC systems. Through hands-on exercises, this workshop will teach students how to import, manage, and encode media; efficiently navigate Premiere’s workflow; and make use of editing tools for effects and transitions. Students will also learn how to encode projects for distribution via web, disc and mobile devices.
NEW DATES: Saturdays, March 22, 29, April 5, 12; TIME: 10:30AM – 12:30PM; SPRING 2014
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.
DATES: Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22; TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00PM; SPRING 2014
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.
DATES: Mondays, April 7, 14, 21, 28; TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00PM; SPRING 2014
Learn FCP X’s revamped workflow and make effective use of its most powerful features, including titling, basic effects, transitions, and newly integrated elements of Apple Color and Soundtrack Pro.
DATES: Wednesdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4 Saturdays, April 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; TIME: Wednesdays – 7:00PM – 9:00PM; Saturdays – 10:30AM – 12:30PM; SPRING 2014
This workshop will cover all major aspects of scripting and shooting a short non-fiction film in High Definition video. Over the 8 weeks participants will refine their idea and shoot it using Scribe’s Sony NEX-EA50UH. The class includes instruction in scriptwriting, production planning, HD camera operation, lighting for HD and sound recording. Projects should be no longer than 10 minutes. We encourage documentary subjects that explore personal visions, social issues and/or community life. Participants will work together as crew on each other’s’ projects.
Participants must submit a brief written description about their proposed project for the 8-week workshop and are required to speak with the instructor before the start date. Workshop is limited to 6 participants.
DATE: Tuesday, April 22; TIME: 5:00PM - 7:00PM; SPRING 2014
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
DATES: Thursdays, May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12; TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00PM; SPRING 2014
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.
DATES: Tuesdays, May 13, 20, 27, June 3; TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM; SPRING 2014
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.
DATES: Thursdays, May 15, 22, 29, June 5; TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00PM; SPRING 2014
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.