Alex Schein is a multimedia producer and part-time faculty at Temple University. He has directed and produced numerous promotional films for organizations, independent artists, and institutions such as The Common Fire Foundation, Frack Action, The New School for Public Engagement, and Swarthmore College. Currently he serves as a creative director for the African-American Policy Forum and produces content for WHYY, the local PBS affiliate in Philadelphia, as well as the Laura Flanders Show on GritTV.  While a graduate student at the School of Media Studies at The New School, Schein worked as the lead editor and sound engineer of the short film AWednesday - an official selection of the 2014 NYC Downtown Short Film Festival. His documentary film, Making Sense, profiles the rising maker and micro-manufacturing movement in Philadelphia and made its world premiere in New York City at the 2014 DOC NYC Film Festival.

Pocket Documentaries:  The Story is in Your Hands

How do you tell stories with images?  What makes a compelling shot?

Smartphone technology gives us all the power to document the world, but not everyone knows how to tell a gripping story. This workshop will give you the basics of guerrilla filmmaking using mobile devices.  From shot composition to editing a strong narrative, participants will learn the fundamentals of dynamic filmmaking. Students will have the opportunity to edit 3-minute film which will be screened on the evening of August 2nd.  No prior experience necessary.

Possible projects might include: a video diary of your camp experience, a photo slideshow of your community, or a digital poem.