Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Documentary History Project for Youth is an after-school, weekend and summertime production workshop for middle and high school students. Up to 12 young people explore an aspect of the political, social or cultural history of Philadelphia by creating short video documentaries, audio works or websites. Students gain solid skills in media production - including planning, scripting, camera & sound recording, editing, and exposure to varied media production softwares – FinalCutPro, AfterEffects, HTML and Audacity. The Documentary History Project for Youth program also helps young people learn about the process of studying and presenting history, teaching the skills of archive research, field interviews, data collection and analysis, constructing narratives and fact checking.

Youth enrolled in grades 8 – 12. No prior video making experience is necessary.

Interested applicants must be willing to commit to 6 hours of work during the school year and up to 12 hours per week in the summer. Participants are paid an honorarium of $7.35 an hour for their participation.


For questions please call Monica Peters, program coordinator, @ 215 222 4201 or send an email to inquiry@scribe.org.