Saturday, September 19, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
In the first hour of this hands-on workshop, filmmaker Ashley Maynor will discuss and demonstrate best practices for protecting and preserving home movies, photographs, and documents. She'll explain how to store and care for these items and provide information about obtaining archival quality photo albums and supplies. Maynor who was Oral History Archivist for Roanoke Public Libraries will then share tips and techniques for recording oral histories with elders. She'll discuss and demonstrate easy-to-use and affordable technology that makes recording family histories easier than ever before. Participants are invited to bring their own home movies (8mm, Super 8, etc.) and documents or photos for inspection and repair tips and recommendations.
Wednesday, July 22, 29 August 5, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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.
DATE: Wednesday, May 20; TIME: 6:00 PM
As low-cost digital video formats allow videomakers to shoot many more hours of footage, the editor, sifting through all the video and audio elements to find the story, has become even more central to moviemaking. How do you tell a story through the language of editing? What is the meaning of a cut, a dissolve, a fade?
DATE: Tuesday, April 7 TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Want to see what all the fuss is about?
DATE: Wednesday, February 18 TIME: 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Interested in doing a project that might involve using historical or archived footage and stills? Don't know what obstacles and costs might be involved given our copyright clearance culture? The Penn Program on Documentaries and the Law presents this special session with D.C. based Media Historian and Researcher Bonnie G. Rowan who in the past 20 years has worked on hundreds of documentaries, exhibits and publications. She will share her expertise in searching collections including those of the National Archives and the Library of Congress.