Master Class

Preserving Your Memories: Family Film, Photo & Document Preservation and Oral Histories

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Saturday, September 19, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Instructor: Ashley Maynor
Fee: $20. $10 Scribe Members

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.

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Sonia Sanchez: Where Writing Comes From

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Wednesday, July 22, 29 August 5, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Instructor: Sonia Sanchez
Fee: $120. $96 Scribe Members

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.

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Aesthethics of Editing


DATE: Wednesday, May 20; TIME: 6:00 PM

Instructor: Ann Tegnell
Fee: $35. $25 for Scribe Members

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?

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Meet the Red

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DATE: Tuesday, April 7 TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Instructor: Paul Hazlet
Fee: $20. $10 for Scribe & PIFVA members

Want to see what all the fuss is about?

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Archival Footage and Stills


DATE: Wednesday, February 18 TIME: 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Instructor: Bonnie G. Rowan
Fee: $0. FREE

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.

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