Equipment Certifications

Learn how to use some of the Film Forum's more sophisticated camera equipment and film transfer station.  Certifications are required before renting or using these cameras and facilities.  Contact with any questions.

Please check back soon for new Equipment Certification sessions in spring 2014!


Arri Light Kit

September 1st (Tuesday) 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Instructor: Brodi Willis
Tuition: $35 ($25 NW Film Forum Members)

This workshop covers the fundamentals of lighting for video. The Arri Soft Bank light kit is an industry standard used on many professional shoots. Students will learn the basics of setting up these lights along with common terminology and options. After attending this certification, students will have access to rent the Film Forum's Arri Soft Bank Light Kit.

Click here to sign up for this class



DSLR Filmmaking and 60D Certification

November 30th (Monday) 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Instructor: Craig Downing
Tuition: $35 ($25 NW Film Forum Members)

Come explore and learn the basic skills of DSLR video filmmaking. Using our Canon 60D, this class covers standard camera functions and the artistic possibilities of DSLR cameras. Students will learn how to manually control the necessary exposure functions to create professional video content. We will also review useful accessories for this camera such as our 24-105mm lens, 16GB SDHC cards, tripod, Beachtek DXA-SLR audio mixer, and our Marshall V-LCD50 5" HDMI monitor. Students completing the class with be certified to rent the Film Forum's Canon's 60D camera package.

While we use a Canonm camera in class, the concepts will apply to most any camera. 

Click here to register for DSLR Filmmaking and 60D Certification.