DATES: Friday, July 24, 6:00 - 9:00 PM & Saturday, July 25, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
How do you master a mixer? How do you cope with difficult sound situations? What are the pros and cons of wireless microphones? This special two-part workshop will look at important considerations for field recording, particularly with miniDV camcorder productions, including choosing the proper gear for your project. The workshop will also look at some of the newest technological innovations for digital video sound recordings.
DATES: Mondays, July 20, 27, August 3, 10,17; Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Have an idea for a video documentary project? This intensive workshop is designed for people who want to work in small-format video (DV, miniDV and HDV). We will focus on how to creatively develop and break down your idea into a one-page treatment and introduce materials to create project production schedules and a sample budget. This is the ideal workshop for first-time videomakers at the start of their projects.
Renaissance on Sacred Ground is a documentary about the healing power of African cultural art forms, including music and dance, to transform the lives of everyday people. It tells the story of Ile Ife, the House of Love, an African cultural center located on Germantown Avenue in North Philadelphia and created by famed dancer choreographer, Arthur Hall. The young people who entered the doors of Ile Ife in the 1960s, drawn in by the sound of the African drum, over time became the members of the internationally known Arthur Hall Afro American Dance Ensemble.
Produced collaboratively by the alumni of Ile Ife/the Arthur Hall Afro American Dance Ensemble and young people from the Village of Arts and Humanities, which now occupies the same site, Renaissance on Sacred Ground looks at how a four decade tradition of cultural expression – rooted in African music and dance, has helped nurture and sustain a community. This documentary combines contemporary interviews, video journaling and extraordinary archival footage of performances from the Arthur Hall Collection and Ile Ife films.
The program will be preceded by short films produced by the young people participating in the Village Arts Challenge media program at the Village of Arts and Humanities.
Community Visions is made possible by support from Bread and Roses Community Fund, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Samuel S. Fels Fund, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, H. Fred and Karen Clark and Ann Greene.
Apply Now for Community Visions 2009!
Extended Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2009
Community Visions teaches documentary video-making skills to members of community organizations in Philadelphia, Chester and Camden. Community Visions is a part of Scribe's mission to explore, develop and advance the use of video, film, audio and interactive technology as artistic tools and as tools for progressive social change.
Interested groups should visit the Community Visions Application page or contact Corey Chao, the Community Programs Coordinator, for application materials. Please call 215.222.4201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.