Scribe’s programming continues to be online for the fall/winter season, allowing you to participate in workshops and screenings from the comfort of your home. When feasible, we will also present in-person workshops and presentations at our facility or outdoors, following the recommendations for public safety provided by the City of Philadelphia Department of Health. Please check our website regularly for the most up to date information. Screenings, except where noted, will be virtual on the Crowdcast platform. Please follow us on Crowdcast at www.crowdcast.io/scribevideocenter
Scribe Video Center was founded in 1982 as a place where emerging and experienced media artists could gain access to the tools and knowledge of video making and work together in a supportive environment. Scribe provides training in all aspects of film, video and audio production. We also offer classes in computer-based interactive media to individuals and community organizations as well. We give emerging and mid-level video makers the skills and opportunity to use video and film as tools for self-expression and for representing and supporting their communities.
Scribe programs are designed to be accessible to all. Please contact us if you have special (audio or visual) needs so that we can accommodate.
On August 3, 1965, in the midst of wide-spread freedom struggles in the Northern cities, a crowd of 10,000 people gathered at the intersection of 40th and Lancaster to hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hail the Civil Rights movements across the country. Forty years since that speech, residents tell tales of “The Strip” and how King’s visit eased racial tensions along the Avenue.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2021 Precious Places Community History project! Learn more and apply here.