DATES: Thursdays, April 26, May 3, 17, 24; TIME: 7:00PM-9:00PM; SPRING 2012
Learn how to edit, retouch, paint, manipulate and create still images using the industry standard graphic design program. Quickly become familiarized with Photoshop's interface and workflow. This class is useful for anyone wanting to create graphics for print, web and video. General computer literacy is required.
For more information, please call 215-222-4201 or register online now.
Award Winning Director Teaches Master Class: Digital Spoken Word – Creating and Adapting Poetry for Video & New Media Platforms
DATE: Monday, October 24; TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM; FALL 2011
Roland Legiardi-Laura, co-director of the award winning documentary To Be Heard, hailed by the New York Times as "One of the Best Documentaries of the Year," conducts a special master class for spoken-word artists and media makers to explore how the lyricism of poetry can fuel the narrative vision of video as well as media works for web based and transmedia platforms. Legiardi-Laura is as an artist who creates with words and images. He has championed a hybrid art form that extends the power of both. The event is free and open to the public.
To Be Heard screens in the Philadelphia Film Festival on Sunday, October 23, 12:30PM at the International House. MORE INFO
DATE: Monday, December 5, 2011; TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00PM; FALL 2011
Jean Carlomusto’s films are unorthodox investigative reports on subjects that have been all but erased from history. Her documentaries and interactive installations have been exhibited internationally in festivals, museums and on television. Whether using a traditional documentary filmmaking approach, or cobbling together a history using scraps of gossip, memory, and traces of evidence that can be found, Carlomusto’s works are multilayered treatises on human experience. In this master class Carlomusto will show clips and discuss strategies toward developing an integral approach to documentary subjects with particular attention to histories that have been forgotten, neglected or left unsaid.
Register by calling 215-222-4201 or online now and bring confirmation receipt on day of workshop. Thank you for registering.
DATE: Thursday, September 22; TIME:7:00PM - 9:00PM; SUMMER 2011 (Reception at 6PM before presentation)
Presented in partnership with Film at International House, Philadelphia Independent Film & Media Association (PIFVA), and the Film and Media Arts Department at Temple University; the Africana Studies and Cinema Studies at University of Pennsylvania and Reelblack members
Frequently basing a work on archival or found footage, Kevin Jerome Everson "resurrects the conditions, tasks, and gestures of a vital moment in time by repositioning them in the present through a variety of mediums such as photography, film, sculpture, artist books, and paintings."
Everson's films combine scripted and documentary moments with rich elements of formalism. His most recent films - shot in single eleven-minute takes on 16mm film - use light flares, over exposed film, and distorted sound to render visible the materiality of film stock and videotape.
Join us for this special presentation in which Everson discusses how he creates his works that document and reflect on the "gestures or tasks caused by certain conditions in the lives of working class African Americans." Everson will screen a selection of his recent short films. Films courtesy of the artist and Picture Palace Pictures.
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DATES: Mondays, July 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22; TIME: 7-9PM; SUMMER 2011
Adobe Flash is the industry-leading software for creating and delivering interactive animated content for use on the web. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use Flash to add animation, video and interactivity to web pages. Topics include how to import Adobe Photoshop content into Flash, an introduction to Actionscript 3.0, timeline and script based animating, and working with video and sound in Flash. Students are invited to bring project ideas to develop throughout the course. Walk-in registrants welcomed.