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 Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

October 11 & 12 (Saturday & Sunday), 10am-3pm
I
nstructor: 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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Intermediate Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

November 8 & 9 (Saturday & Sunday), 10am-3pm
Instructor: Chris Julian
Tuition: $330 ($295 for Film Forum Members)
Limited to 5 students  

This workshop builds from the Premiere Pro essentials to help you take your editing skills to the next professional level. We will cover managing media with larger projects, photomation, backing up projects, time remapping, color correction and many more working-industry practices.

 

 

Botanicollage Workshop

October 4 (Saturday), 11am-4pm
Instructor: Caryn Cline
Tuition: $115 ($95 for Film Forum Members)
 

Filmmaker Caryn Cline will teach a workshop on the “botanicollage” technique, made famous by Stan Brakhage and his film Mothlight.  Participants will create handmade film frames using local botanicals, art materials and film supplies to produce a short collaborative film in class. Students will then have the option of screening their film during the Collaborating with Nature series at the Northwest Film Forum on October 5th.


 

 

 

Intro to Grip Tools on Set

November 10th (Sunday), 4pm - 8pm
Instructor: Art Reynolds
Tuition: $110 ($95 for Film Forum members)
Limited to 10 students

In this one day class, students will be introduced to the standard tools used by grips in the industry. Using clamps, stands and more, students will get hands-on experience learning what's available and how to use it effectively on set.

 

 

Intro to Color Correction

October 26 (Sunday), 11am-5pm
Instructor: Michael Poggenburg
Tuition: $150 ($130 for Film Forum 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.

 

 

Proper Script Formatting

October 20 (Monday), 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Instructor: Jill Fey
Tuition: $60 ($45 for Film Forum Members)

This workshop will cover industry standard formatting for a screenplay. We will cover correct formatting for scene headings and shots, transitions, direction, dialogue, parenthetical, and punctuation. We will also cover spacing, capitalization, sound effects, italicizing, ad libs, foreign language, etc. Giving you the understanding and skills to produce an industry standard screenplay.

 

Intro to Aerial Videography

October 26 (Sunday), 12pm-3pm
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nstructor: Jeremiah Kaynor

Tuition: $60 ($50 for Film Forum 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!

 

 

History of Music in Film

November 23 (Sunday), 11am–6pm
Instructor: Chris Julian
Tuition: $110 ($95 for Film Forum Members)

This course will feature a guided history of film music over the last 80 years, and its various trends. It will also cover common concepts, theories, issues and pitfalls within the scoring world. Our time together will feature plenty of viewing and listening, plus lots of rousing discussions and debates. This is great for filmmakers and musicians--both professional & amateur--and for film fans and enthusiasts alike.

 

 

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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