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
DATE: Sunday, April 28; TIME: 1:00PM - 3:00PM; SPRING 2013
Currently on a screening tour, Gloria Morán's new documentary The Unique Ladies is introducing members of San Diego's only all-women lowrider club to audiences across the country. At the same time, these extraordinary women's stories are amplified by related content – photographs, testimonials, interview footage – that Morán developed for dissemination across diverse platforms.
Using The Unique Ladies as a case model, Morán will present strategies for developing, funding, and producing digital media projects for distribution through multiple digital media platforms. Topics will include how to effectively collaborate with participants (usually dubbed “subjects”) to develop a compelling story; how to organize a successful crowd-funding campaign; how to use different delivery platforms to extend your story and broaden your audience; and how to produce, edit, and prepare content for delivery across multiple platforms including blogs, online photo- and video-sharing services, and social media sites.
Moran's documentary The Unique Ladies screens in the Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival 2013 on Saturday, April 27, 2:15PM at the International House and again on Sunday, April 28, 6:00PM at the Gershman Y.
Presented in partnership with the Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival and the Leeway Foundation
DATE: Wednesday, May 1; TIME: 5:30PM - 7:30PM; SPRING 2013
Filmmaker Michelle Parkerson examines milestones in her documentary career from concept to production. The impressive body of work created by Parkerson contains portraits of some of the most extraordinary artists of the last half of the 20th century including the jazz musician vocalist Betty Carter, the a cappella innovators Sweet Honey and the Rock, and the extraordinary poet/essayist Audre Lorde. Parkerson is among the first African American women filmmakers to explore the intersections between race, gender, LGBT sexual identity, and class in her film work.
Parkerson's Master Class will contrast nonfiction strategies with her current endeavors as a screenwriter – using fictional narratives to explore the less celebrated histories of African American women, as well as speculative fictions to create visions for the future.
Anne Papillault & Jean-François Dars: Documenting the World from Urban Uprisings to High Energy-Neutrinos
Thursday, May 2, 7:00PM-9:00PM
Scribe Video Center is pleased to welcome the celebrated documentary filmmakers Anne Papillault and Jean-François Dars to talk about their work and their current approach to media making. Defined as “activist videomakers,” their early work in video and film was created in support of the general strikes and student protests of May 1968 in France. Dars and Papillault worked closely with pioneering documentary filmmaker Chris Marker and were part of Slon/Vidéo, the activist video collective created by Marker and Inger Servolin.
Since the 1980s they have been “documentarians-in-residence” for CRNS, the French National Center for Scientific Research. Their recent “Short Story” series uses still photos and audio interviews as a way to understand the way scientists think, work, and create.
Presented in partnership with Temple Film and Media Arts and the Slought Foundation.
DATE: Wednesday, April 24; TIME: 7:00PM-9:00PM; SPRING 2013
In this Master Class with renowned photographer Jamel Shabazz (whose photographs are featured in the upcoming Producer's Forum film My Brooklyn) participants will learn about Shabazz's practice of shooting on the street, his process of developing relationships with subjects, making the most of available light, choice of cameras, and anticipating and capturing the "decisive moment" where composition and emotion fill the frame.