Orientation to Scribe II

DATE: Monday, May 20; TIME: 6:30PM - 7:30PM; SPRING 2013

Instructor: Scribe Staff
Fee: $0. FREE - Please call 215.222.4201 or email inquiry [at] to register for orientation.

An overview of all the resources of Scribe Video Center. This orientation session will direct you to the resources, workshops and programs that can get your project off the ground. Scribe staff will be on hand to answer your questions and to give details about all our program offerings. If you are new to Scribe, please plan to attend one of these introductory sessions.

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14 Week Production Workshop

DATES: Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28, September 4, 11; Saturdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29, Jguly 6, 13, 20, 27, Auust 3, 10, 17, 24, September 7; TIME: Wednesdays, 7:00PM – 9:00PM; Saturdays, 10:00AM – NOON; SPRING/Summer 2013

Instructor: Serena Reed and Scribe Staff
Fee: $325. $325 for participants with projects, $275 for those without a project

This semester-long “how-to” workshop covers all major aspects of film and video production and supports participants in the completion of short individual projects.

Bring your project ideas and get instruction in scriptwriting, production planning, digital video, sound recording, lighting and editing. The workshop will meet on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays, with additional time for shooting and editing projects. Participants will work together as crew on each others’ projects. Two instructors, each with their own area of expertise, will co-teach this workshop.

*Participants with projects who are interested in registering must submit a brief written description about their proposed project for the 14-week workshop and are required to meet with one of the instructors prior to the workshop. Non-fiction projects exploring personal visions, social issues and/or community life, under 10 minutes in length, are encouraged. Please note there is limited space for participants without projects who wish to attend the workshop training sessions and serve on crews for other projects.

For more information, please call 215-222-4201 or register online now

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YOUTH WORKSHOP: Digital Media Lab


DATES: Mondays, June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15; TIME: 4:30PM - 6:30PM; SPRING 2013

Instructor: Jonathan Farbowitz
Fee: $0. FREE and Open to all young people ages 11 to 19. Please call us at 215 222 4201 for more information or to register.

Each student will produce a short video based on their in-class experimentation with different modes of storytelling, including Japanese haiku poem and the personal essay. Students will be introduced to video camera operation, sound, editing and digital media production techniques.

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Introduction to Screenwriting


DATES: Thursdays, May 30, June 6, 13, 20; TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM; SPRING 2013

Instructor: Chinonye Chukwu
Fee: $100.

This workshop is an introduction to basic screenwriting for film and video production and is designed to help participants complete an outline and a rough first act of their screenplay. Topics covered include this dramatic story structure, dialogue, character development, and visual storytelling. Participants must submit a one page description of their project.

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Making the Concert Film


DATES: Saturdays, June 8, 15, 29; Wednesday, June 19; TIME: Saturdays, 1:00PM - 3:00PM; Wednesday, 5:00PM - 11:00PM (Shoot day)

Instructor: Mike Dennis and Craig Carpenter
Fee: $150.

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.

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