Scribe Video Center


4212 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA19104
Organization Type: 
Arts Organization
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SCRIBE VIDEO CENTER, a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization, was founded in 1982 as a place where people could work together and gain skills in media making. Scribe Video Center seeks to explore, develop and advance the use of video as an artistic medium and as a tool for progressive social change. "Scribe" is a metaphor for the use of video as a modern medium to record significant contemporary concerns and events. Central to our mission are efforts to reach communities that traditionally have not had access to video training or production facilities. We engage people of color, women, young people, senior citizens, and those with limited economic resources in a dialogue about the potential of the video medium. Scribe offers workshops in Camera and Lighting, Linear and Non-Linear Editing, Sound Recording, 16 mm Film Production, Scriptwriting for Fiction and Documentary Films, and Oral History Production. Scribe also offers artist's services such as fiscal sponsorship, equipment rental, and editing facilities. Our ongoing programs include Community Visions, a video production program for community organizations; Street Movies, a free outdoor neighborhood-based screening series; and the Producers Forum screening and lecture series of visiting artists and media activists. Additionally, Scribe produces the Documentary History Project for Youth, an annual production workshop for middle and high school students. This profile courtesy of Arts & Democracy.