Grace Lee: Exploring the Gap between Rhetoric and Reality

Monday, February 11 from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Instructor: Grace Lee
Fee: $25. $15 for Scribe and PIFVA members

In this Master Class, director Grace Lee will discuss the ethical, aesthetic, and practical implications of mixing scripted elements with documentary material. Can artifice enable us to comprehend underlying truths otherwise invisible within a conventional documentary structure? What is the difference between "fact" and "truth"? What is the filmmaker’s ethical responsibility to audience and subject? How does this strategy impact the filmmaking process from development/pre-production to post-production and distribution?

Her film Janeane from Des Moines will be screened on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00PM.

Presented in partnership with the Asian American Studies Program at University of Pennsylvania, The Greenfield Intercultural Center at University of Pennsylvania, The Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) at University of Pennsylvania, Film and Media Arts at Temple University, and Philadelphia Independent Film & Video Association (PIFVA)

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Camera and Lighting Schematics for Videography

DATES: Mondays, March 18, 25, April 1, Thursdays, March 21, 28, April 4; TIME: 7:00PM-9:00PM; WINTER 2013

Instructor: Carlton Jones
Fee: $150.

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 basic camera operation is required.

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Youth Workshop - Visual Effects: Green Screen Techniques

DATES: Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, January 5; TIME: NOON-2:30 PM; FALL/WINTER 2012-2013

Instructor: Jay Mohan
Fee: $0. FREE and open to all young people ages 11 to 19. Please call us at 215 222 4201 for more information

Shooting on a “green screen” is the technique of shooting your subject against a green background that is later superimposed to replace the background with different footage. This workshop introduces you to the basics of setting up a green screen, lighting, shooting and the post-production process of working with green screen footage. You will shoot original footage and learn how to key the green screen in Final Cut Pro.

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Community News Reporting

DATES: Wednesdays, March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1; TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00PM; WINTER 2013

Instructor: Heshimu Jaramogi
Fee: $65. $32.50 for WPEB members

How do you uncover the news? How do you know if a story is important? How do you produce a radio news story – quickly and accurately? Workshop participants learn the craft and technique of radio journalism by researching, producing and editing short news or feature stories about West Philadelphia for broadcast on WPEB. The workshop culminates in a live radio broadcast on WPEB featuring news reports produced by workshop participants.

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Writing Radio Drama


Instructor: Ed Shockley
Fee: $85.

Character, plot, story, description, soundscape, dialogue, these and more are the elements that combine in the author controlled medium of dramatic radio.This radio scriptwriting workshop will guide workshop participants through the process of creating short radio plays for WPEB. Participants should come to this workshop with a story idea for a topic or issue relevant to their community, and be prepared to get dramatic!

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