Scribe Video Center, a non-profit organization founded in December 1982 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, seeks to explore, develop and advance the use of electronic media, including video and audio, as artistic media and as tools for progressive social change. “Scribe” is a metaphor for the use of electronic recording technologies as a modern tool to document significant contemporary concerns and events.
Scribe uses electronic media to document issues and ideas affecting diverse economic and cultural communities; create media works that comment on the human condition and celebrate cultural diversity. Scribe Video Center facilitates new approaches to visual form and language in an effort to further the aesthetics of video making.
We offer video, animation, and radio production workshops for adults and young people, with some workshops especially for youth. We also offer The Documentary History Project for Youth, which is a program in which middle and high school students work with experienced filmmakers and historians after school and during Scribe Video Center the summer to research, plan, and produce documentaries
about issues of historical significance. Student-workers are paid a stipend to research, write, shoot, and edit these documentaries. Free Animation, Video, Green Screen, and Radio production workshops for youth are offered year round. See the schedule for details.
Sample of Student work:
Video produced by Ali El-Mekki during the 2010 Documentary History Project for Youth summer workshop.
Location: 4212 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Boone Nguyen, Program Manager