DATES: Mondays, August 12, 19, 26; TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00PM; SUMMER 2013
Poetry, performance and video documentary are allied art forms in the age of hip hop. In this writing workshop, conducted by world renowned poet and recording artist Ursula Rucker, participants will mine from their life experiences to create performance works for the camera, paying particular attention to the sound and rhythm of words. The workshop will culminate in the video documentation of participants’ new poetry works.
DATES: Saturdays, June 8, 15, 29; Wednesday, June 19; TIME: Saturdays, 1:00PM - 3:00PM; Wednesday, 5:00PM - 11:00PM (Shoot day)
Reelblack's Mike D and Craig Carpenter will teach you the basics of filming and editing live performances, from Rock Concerts to Stand-Up Comedy to Spoken Word, from Single camera to multi-camera edits. The end result will be a completed six minute documentary film about The Harvest, Spoken Soul 215's monthly open mic series, filmed and edited by the class.
For the day of shoot on Wednesday, June 19, the class will meet at Scribe at 5:00PM to tech up, then head over to World Cafe Live to shoot The Harvest open mic.
Some experience with HDV video cameras and Final Cut Pro is helpful, but not required.
DATES: Mondays, June 3, 10, 17; TIME:7:00PM - 9:00PM; SPRING 2013
This workshop is currently at capacity. Please call Scribe at 215-222-4201 if you would like to be on a waiting list.
We are honored that the distinguished poet and playwright Sonia Sanchez will conduct a writing workshop this summer. Over three sessions, Sanchez will help participants find their voice through the process of creating a performance monologue. A soliloquy told simply and directly is what thrills us about radio, theater and often film. The audio monologue is the essence of storytelling. Workshop participants are invited to come with an idea, an image or experience that they would like to explore and write about. Finished works may be thought of as a performance work or as the script for an audio or video piece.
above photo of Sonia Sanchez by Jim Alexander
DATES: Saturdays, January 12 & 19; TIME: 1:00PM – 4:00PM; WINTER 2013
This workshop is at capacity! Please call us at 215-222-4201 to be put on a waiting list. We will contact you if space opens up. Thank you.
Novella Nelson’s extensive acting career has involved wide-ranging roles in film, theater and television. She also has a highly successful career as a voice-over artist. This Master Class is designed for actors, authors, performers, radio hosts and anyone who wishes to learn the craft of being a professional voiceover artist. Through a variety of exercises, recordings, critique and discussion, participants will explore the process of shaping and shifting your voice to embody characters and moods. Nelson will also share personal experiences of entering the business and how to prepare your resume and voice-over reel. Space is limited. Advance registration is required.
DATES: June 14, 21, 28 and July 12; TIME: 7:00PM-9:00PM; SPRING 2012
How do you prepare for documenting live-music, spoken word or theater? Through hands-on exercises in real-life music and other performance recording situations, you will learn how to record high quality live audio efficiently and inexpensively. The different challenges of acoustic and amplified audio will be explored, as well as the pros and cons of using live-sound mixing board feeds and using your own microphones. We will discuss selecting the best microphones for each situation, and whether to record to a computer or a hardware recorder.
For more information, please call 215-222-4201 or register online now.