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Scribe Seeks Production Facilitators for the 2020 Precious Places Community History Project
Scribe Video Center, a non-profit media arts education organization, is seeking videomaking facilitators to work with community groups participating in the Precious Places Community History Project.
The Precious Places Community History Project is a community oral history project inviting members of Philadelphia's many neighborhoods to document the buildings, public spaces, parks, landmarks and other sites that hold the memories of our communities and define where we live. Unlike oral history projects in other cities, Precious Places teaches the video production process to participating groups, fostering projects authored by those who intimately know the featured neighborhoods.
1. Providing instruction to members of the community organization in the skills necessary to produce a short videotape, including production management and editing.
2. In consultation with the community group, seeing that the project proceeds in accordance with Scribe’s overall production and completion schedule.
3. Guiding the group in logging and transcription procedure, as well as in the completion of an editing script (paper edit) prior to editing.
4. In consultation with the community group, supervising and executing the edit of the video using Adobe Premiere software.
Participating videomaking facilitators will spend an estimated 75 to 100 hours on the project (generally 2-4 hours a week) over a six-month period beginning in March 2020.
Facilitators will receive an honorarium for their work.
Send a letter of interest, resume, and work sample with the subject heading “Precious Places Production Facilitator” by April 3, 2020 to: email@example.com, or mail to:
Scribe Video Center
3908 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
If you have any questions, please call 215-222-4201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TEACHING ARTISTS WANTED
Some of Philadelphia’s most outstanding media makers have taught and presented works at Scribe. We create a venue for experienced media makers to share their skills with emerging artists at our workshops in West Philadelphia and in community media production projects throughout the Philadelphia region. We are looking for talented artists with solid skills in HD videography, sound recording, editing, animation and motion software, web design. Most of our instructor/facilitators have MFAs and/or have produced a solid body of creative work. Our hourly rate for teaching is comparable to area colleges. (But in all honesty, you're not going to get rich doing this, but you will make a huge difference.)
Please send a cover letter, resume and web-links of your work to email@example.com with “Teaching Artist” in the subject line.
Freelance Photographers Wanted
Scribe Video Center seeks work-for-hire photographers to document community media projects. The photographer will attend production planning meetings and document community-based productions throughout the Philadelphia area. We are asking for behind the scenes production photos, as well as publicity stills suitable for newspaper, printed brochure, and web-based promotion. Scribe will pay $125 per shoot date for a minimum of ninety minutes per shoot and a minimum of 100 digital images.
If interested please send a resume and examples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer At Scribe
We often need volunteers at screenings and events. If you would like to be added to our list of prospective volunteers please email us at email@example.com.