Scribe Video Center

Gretjen Clausing, Acting Program Director ffffffffffffffffffffffffffff 4212 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
voice: 215-222-4201
fax: 215-222-4205

ATTENTION: Register now for Scribe's conference "Taking Liberties: Creativity, Freedom and Risk in the Media Arts," from September 28th to October 2nd.

For conference schedule and more information, visit

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.

Here are links to some of Scribe's community arts programs:

Workshops for aspiring videomakers

Community Visions

Street Movies!!

Producer's Forum

Africa Film Series


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