One-Day / Weekend Workshops

Northwest Film Forum classes and workshops are designed to instruct filmmakers on both the mechanical skills required in current filmmaking technology and the artistic application of tools to explore the critical and emotional range of the cinematic experience. Classes and workshops are taught by working artists: filmmakers, writers, producers and editors.

Explore filmmaking by doing it. We do not want you to make a commitment you are uncomfortable with; we offer a wide range of classes and workshops that can be taken at whatever pace you prefer. Whether you are new to the art and plan to plunge into filmmaking as a career or you have purchased your own equipment and wish to drop in on a few certifications to learn more, our classes are for you. The Film Forum's curriculum offers a complete education in nearly all aspects of filmmaking. Multi-session classes meet weekly and offer in-depth, hands-on experience with filmmaking tools, while one-day workshops offer both insightful lectures and practical techniques on current filmmaking topics. Email craig@nwfilmforum.org for any questions.

 

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Intro to Aerial Videography

Saturday, July 19th, 12:30pm - 4:30pm
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Saturday, Aug 23rd, 12pm - 4pm


Instructor: Jeremiah Kaynor
Tuition: $60 ($50 Members)

Amazing aerial footage is not just a luxury for big-budget movies anymore. With the new Aerial Flying Units (AFU) that carry HD cameras, the options are limitless. Come and discover the world of AFU’s/Drones and the new tool for Aerial Cinematography as we cover what is now available to independent filmmakers. See the different ranges of AFU’s and have a chance to watch them in action as you learn all about Aerial Cinematography with AFU’s. The only limits are your imagination!

 

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Intro to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 3pm, August 16th & 17th

Instructor: Chris Julian

Tuition: $330 ($295 for Film Forum Members)
Limited to 5 students  

 

This workshop will cover the essentials for learning to edit with Adobe Premiere Pro. Premiere Pro is a leading platform used by many professional filmmakers for editing digital media. This class will provide the training so you will have the skills to confidently, efficiently and effectively edit films. We will focus on the basics about the interface, the timeline, workflows and refining your cut. Dynamic linking will also be introduced, for those handling effects in your Premiere timeline.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
A comprehensive understanding of the basic editing mechanisms of Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, which will prepare you for your personal editing projects. 

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Introduction to Color Correction

Sunday, 11am - 5pm,  August 10th

Instructor: Michael Poggenburg

Tuition: $150 ($130 Members)
Limited to 5 students

 

This six-hour class introduces you to the basics of color correction that focuses on what to look for when correcting footage and how to use video scopes. Working in Northwest Film Forum’s edit suite, you will discover how Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere, and Adobe After Effects each allow you to correct and stylize your footage. We will learn how to create film “looks” of our own in order to change the mood of the scene, correct contrast, modify saturation, set skin tone, and match footage shot on different cameras or under different lighting conditions. This class will give you a comprehensive understanding of how to use the color correction tools available and train your eye to fundamentally correct the look of your film.


 

 

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Apple Motion

Sunday, Aug 24th 11am - 5pm
Instructor: Bernard Mann
Tuition: $170 ($150 for Film Forum Members)
Limited to 5 students  

In this one day workshop, video editors will be introduced to Apple’s Motion 5. It is an ideal tool for creating dazzling animations and effects in 2D or 3D space, compositing together different types of media, and adding eye-catching titles to FCP X projects. This class is appropriate for anyone who has basic knowledge of video editing software. Final Cut Pro X experience is preferred but not required.

 

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GoPro Comprehensive

Sat & Sun, September 20th and 21st, 11am - 4pm
Instructor: Faith Haney
Tuition: $250 ($230 for Film Forum Members)
Limited to 6 students 

Learn to shoot professional video with the GoPro Hero 3 Black. This class will go over camera settings, industry techniques, and useful gear. After shooting, students will learn proven editing techniques to maximize the impact of their footage. Cameras will be provided but feel free to bring your own GoPro camera to class.

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Intro to Time Lapse Video Production

Sunday, Sept 28th 11am - 3pm 
Instructor: Michael Poggenburg
Tuition: $110 ($95 for Film Forum Members)
Limited to 5 students 

This class will cover beginning to intermediate level time lapse techniques, from camera settings to post-production. You'll learn what to look for in a scene, how to set up your camera, what additional equipment to use, software you can use to improve the look of your finished product, as well as some of the most common problems you'll encounter and how to fix them. After taking this class you'll have a firm understanding of how to take excellent time lapse video to incorporate into your next project. This class will focus primarily on DSLR cameras and Adobe After Effects, but the principles will apply across all camera types and editing setups.

 

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Assistant Director Tool Box

Wednesday, Sept 10th 7pm - 9pm
Instructor: Arianne Garden Vazquez
Tuition: $50 ($40 for Film Forum Members)
Limited to 10 students  

This two-hour workshop will address the fundamentals of what an Assistant Director does. Learn what you need to know to be an indispensable resource for you director, cast and crew. You will learn everything from how to prepare a good call sheet to scheduling tips and from developing a script breakdown to the importance of set etiquette.

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Shooting with Anamorphic Lenses

Sunday, Sept 14th 11am - 5pm
Instructor: Jody Cole
Tuition: $110 ($95 for Film Forum Members)
Limited to 6 students 

Even with DSLR cameras, you can be shooting with anamorphic lenses for your next project. In this class, we'll explore the history and characteristics as we jump in and try some lenses out in the classroom. Shooting anamorphic is traditionally expensive but we'll explore all your options, ranging from pro rentals all the way to faking it for under $20. Bring a camera and a lens you are familiar with to see the effects for your preferred system during the hands-on section. On completion, you'll be certified to rent the Film Forum's official Anamorphic Kit and take your dreams to the Widescreen.

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Adobe After Effects

Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 3pm, Sept 6th & 7th
Instructor: Chris Julian
Tuition: $330 ($295 Members)
Limited to 5 students

This course will introduce the basics of the visual effects process through one of the most commonly used compositing programs in the industry, Adobe's After Effects. We will cover the concepts of multi-layer compositing, and introduce AE's advanced masking tools, blending modes, basic 3D graphics, 3D camera controls, XYZ space, luma mattes, and the keying process for green screening techniques.

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Working With Green Screen: Theory & Practice

Sunday, 11am-5pm, July 27

Instructor: Bernard Mann

Tuition: $150 ($130 Members)
Limited to 6 students

 

In this one-day workshop, you will learn all the industry methods for lighting and shooting your subject using a green screen. Afterwards, you will learn how to composite your footage using an advanced keyer over a background. In post, using Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro, you will learn how to effectively position the subject over the new background resulting in movie making awesomeness. Bring your own camera if you have one, but it is not required.

 

 

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