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Citizen Folklife Workshop

Session #3: Culture in Your Camera




7 pm - 7 pm

Brooklyn Arts Council’s Citizen Folklife Workshop
Session #3: Culture in Your Camera

Learn tricks and techniques to capture music, dance, and material culture with camcorders, still photographs, and cellphones (featuring live music and dance).

Tuesday, May 16, 7-8:30pm

Brooklyn Public Library Central Library
Info Commons Lab
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

This series of five workshops will provide an introduction to documenting your community. Using digital media, this class will change the way you listen and tell stories. We’ll cover audio recording techniques, interviewing skills, photography, and video. This class will both cover the technical, personal, and ethical aspects of community documentation. Go behind the scenes with folk artists and folklorists and learn about their craft in an intimate setting. We’ll talk about how we document traditional practices, what current issues they are thinking about, and see and hear a demonstration of their art.

You may come to the full series or to individual workshops. To sign up or learn more, contact BAC Folk Arts Director Christopher Mulé at or 718-625-0080 ext. 229. Equipment will be provided, though if you have your own - even a smartphone - you're encouraged to bring it.


Funding Credits: Major support for Citizen Folklife is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council. Additional support is provided by T.D Bank.

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