2019 PROGRAMS

After Effects Essentials

Sat Oct 12: 11:00am - 5pm

$95 Tuition

$70 for students enrolled in High School, College or University

Affordable general and student tuitions for this workshop are made possible by the support of members and supporters of NWFF and Reel Grrls. Limited scholarships are available by application. Scholarships will be awarded one week prior to the workshop.

Location Northwest Film Forum in Capitol Hill
Duration: 6hr
Instructor: Charlie Bartlett

About

Created in partnership by Reel Grrls and Northwest Film Forum.

Adobe After Effects is a powerful and essential tool for professional film and media editors. If the complexity of the program has daunted you in the past, or you’ve dabbled or are excited to understand more, this workshop is for you! Join us and get a solid foundation for how to use this software from an instructor with a passion for design, motion graphics, and creating amazing visual stories.

Minimum age to attend is 17, there is no maximum age. This is part of a series of production intensives being offered this fall for emerging filmmakers. Female and gender non-conforming students age 17-26 who complete all the workshops will be eligible to join RGPro, a production company that produces broadcast-quality media for nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and institutions.

Charlie Bartlett

Charlie fuses his talents, interests, and experiences into a balance of tech know-how and design saavy. Charlie is appreciative of the opportunities and eager to help out. 

He loves to help crank out the shots to tell the stories. Charlie loves the diversity of work in the various shops here in the Northwest and appreciates the opportunities to teach.

With strong skills in After Effects, Mocha Pro, PFTrack, and Premiere, as well as additional knowledge in NukeX, Cinema 4D, and X-Particles, Charlie can help to create amazing visuals, and finish the shots where no one is supposed to notice that we did anything.   ; )

Editing Workflows in Premiere

Sat Oct 19: 11:00am - 5pm

$95 Tuition

$70 for students enrolled in High School, College or University

Affordable general and student tuitions for this workshop are made possible by the support of members and supporters of NWFF and Reel Grrls. Limited scholarships are available by application. Scholarships will be awarded one week prior to the workshop.

Location Northwest Film Forum in Capitol Hill
Duration: 6hr
Instructor: Shelley Westover

About

Created in partnership by Reel Grrls and Northwest Film Forum.

This workshop will cover the essentials for learning to edit with Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud, a leading platform used by many professional filmmakers for editing digital media. The class will give participants the skills to confidently, efficiently and effectively edit client projects with the most up to date version of this software. We will focus on the basics including cataloging, filing, using the timeline and workflow. Computers and software are provided.

Minimum age to attend is 17, there is no maximum age. This is part of a series of production intensives being offered this fall for emerging filmmakers. Female and gender non-conforming students age 17-26 who complete all the workshops will be eligible to join RGPro, a production company that produces broadcast-quality media for nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and institutions.

Shelley Westover

Shelley Westover is an award-winning film editor, producer and educator. Her professional experience includes video production for Harvard University and Microsoft Learning. Shelley now runs Sanderling Pictures with her husband, Sam, offering video production and support services. Check out shelleywestover.com for more info.

Camera Operation and Techniques

Sat Oct 26: 11:00am - 5pm

$95 Tuition

$70 for students enrolled in High School, College or University

Affordable general and student tuitions for this workshop are made possible by the support of members and supporters of NWFF and Reel Grrls. Limited scholarships are available by application. Scholarships will be awarded one week prior to the workshop.

Location Pound Studio in Capitol Hill
Duration: 6hr
Instructor: Jonah Kozlowski

About

Created in partnership by Reel Grrls and Northwest Film Forum.

This workshop will cover camera setup, operation, and DSLR functions. You’ll learn about the artistic advantages of DSLR cameras, and what types of shoots would require a different camera. Students will learn how to choose a lens, manually control exposure to create a desired look, understand standard framing for shots, tripod use, and techniques for hand held shooting. Leave with a workflow to help you get consistently beautiful footage from your shoots. 

Equipment: NWFF Canon cameras and lenses are are provided for use during the workshop. The concepts will apply to most any camera. If you have your own camera, we encourage you to bring it to practice with!

Minimum age to attend is 17, there is no maximum age. This is part of a series of production intensives being offered this fall for emerging filmmakers. Female and gender non-conforming students age 17-26 who complete all the workshops will be eligible to join RGPro, a production company that produces broadcast-quality media for nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and institutions.

Jonah Kozlowski

Jonah got the camera bug as a teen, shooting 35mm still photography. He went to University for broadcast production, focusing on documentary filmmaking, and has been a freelance camera operator for over 15 years. He has a board range of experience with various cameras, from DLSRs to high-end production cameras, as well as experience shooting live music, sports, documentary, narrative, and commercial projects. His latest exploration has been into shooting 360 video for VR.

Lighting for Film and Media

Sat Nov 02: 11:00am - 5pm

$95 Tuition

$70 for students enrolled in High School, College or University

Affordable general and student tuitions for this workshop are made possible by the support of members and supporters of NWFF and Reel Grrls. Limited scholarships are available by application. Scholarships will be awarded one week prior to the workshop.

Location Pound Studio in Capitol Hill
Duration: 6hr
Instructor: David Falcon Ayala

About

Created in partnership by Reel Grrls and Northwest Film Forum.

In this workshop you learn and practice the lighting set ups for interviews and portraits. We will focus on getting the most out of location with your resources and the use of natural light to get a professional and clean look for your interview. We will go over basic lighting techniques and what to do when you do not have access to the perfect lighting kit.

Minimum age to attend is 17, there is no maximum age. This is part of a series of production intensives being offered this fall for emerging filmmakers. Female and gender non-conforming students age 17-26 who complete all the workshops will be eligible to join RGPro, a production company that produces broadcast-quality media for nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and institutions.

David Falcon Ayala

David Falcon Ayala is a technology consultant in Seattle, WA to fellow filmmakers and musicians. I raised critical funds for innovative, technology based media arts programs. These programs included several, acclaimed VR film festivals (SIFFX, TWIST360 Challenge, Cartoons & Bloody Marys: Festival of Animation, TECH+DOC+FEST, The Transmedia Gallery, KinetoscopeVR). I am currently working at Amazon Galaxy Studios as the Digital Imaging Technician and onset Assistant Avid Editor, providing a timely delivery to our post production facility every day. I have a wide variety of experience from DIT, Media Manager, Data Wrangler, Art Direction, Camera Op to PA.

Sounds Good

Sat Nov 09: 11:00am - 5pm

$95 Tuition

$70 for students enrolled in High School, College or University

Affordable general and student tuitions for this workshop are made possible by the support of members and supporters of NWFF and Reel Grrls. Limited scholarships are available by application. Scholarships will be awarded one week prior to the workshop.

Location Pound Studios in Capitol Hill
Duration: 6hr
Instructor: Tara Munoz

About

Created in partnership by Reel Grrls and Northwest Film Forum.

Sounds Good covers the basics of production audio will leave participants with a deeper understanding of sound on set.

We’ll start with the basics of what exactly a sound department should be doing on set, and what the priorities of a good sound mixer should be. There will be a hands-on demonstration of all the gear in a sound mixer’s kit, including timecode equipment and boom pole technique. This class will prepare the participant to jump in as an audio apprentice on the Reel Grrls Pro set.

By the end of the day, students should have a more comprehensive understanding of why good sound starts at the source and how to achieve it. 

Minimum age to attend is 17, there is no maximum age. This is part of a series of production intensives being offered this fall for emerging filmmakers. Female and gender non-conforming students age 17-26 who complete all the workshops will be eligible to join RGPro, a production company that produces broadcast-quality media for nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and institutions.

Tara Munoz

I'm a cage free/free range, audio capturer and my favorite wave form is a triangle wave with a dash of sine to round out the harsh spicy edges. I generally practice catch and release of wav files. I started when I was wee and come from a family of wav makers. I've had the pleasure of working on a bunch of commercials, short films, feature films and documentaries that take me all over the world. My last couple features are Sadie, East of the Mountains, and The Stairs. The End 

Producing for Film and Media

Sat Nov 16: 11:00am - 5pm

$95 Tuition

$70 for students enrolled in High School, College or University

Affordable general and student tuitions for this workshop are made possible by the support of members and supporters of NWFF and Reel Grrls. Limited scholarships are available by application. Scholarships will be awarded one week prior to the workshop.

Location Northwest Film Forum Capitol Hill
Duration: 6hr
Instructor: Laura Jean Cronin

About

Created in partnership by Reel Grrls and Northwest Film Forum.

This workshop provides the basics of producing for a client video, including pre-production, production and post production and what the producer does during each. Students will be introduced to client relations, scheduling and budgeting. We will focus on organizational skills and techniques, a must have for any producer.

Minimum age to attend is 17, there is no maximum age. This is part of a series of production intensives being offered this fall for emerging filmmakers. Female and gender non-conforming students age 17-26 who complete all the workshops will be eligible to join RGPro, a production company that produces broadcast-quality media for nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and institutions.

Laura Jean Cronin

Laura Jean Cronin is an award winning filmmaker as well as an accomplished artist and educator. Her eclectic education includes a BFA in Photography, Painting and Printmaking, a three year sojourn of studying art in Florence Italy, an MA in Italian Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, and a Ph.D. ABD in Comparative Literature at the University of Washington.

 

She began her education in Film Production at 911 Media Arts in Seattle working with the renowned John Jacobson. During her Doctoral studies she specialized in Cultural Criticism with an emphasis in representations of minorities in Film, Literature and the Media, Gender Studies, Queer Theory and Film Studies.

 

Her short films John Gill, 2000, Block Party, 2001, Leave It, 2002, Free Parking, 2006, One Night, 2009 and Home for Sale, 2014 have earned national attention and have screened worldwide. Her feature length screenplay, Princess and Buddha, has been a finalist in the Slamdance, Sundance and Washington State Screenplay Competition. Ms. Cronin has worked as an AD and Producer in the corporate world and for six seasons of Biz Kids, an financial literacy show for teens and tweens on Public Television and currently is the Lead Producer for Reel Grrls Pro.

Scriptwriting and Storyboarding Workshop

Sat Nov 23: 11:00am - 5pm

$95 Tuition

$70 for students enrolled in High School, College or University

Affordable general and student tuitions for this workshop are made possible by the support of members and supporters of NWFF and Reel Grrls. Limited scholarships are available by application. Scholarships will be awarded one week prior to the workshop.

Location Northwest Film Forum in Capitol Hill
Duration: 6hr
Instructor: Kaylee Forsythe

About

Created in partnership by Reel Grrls and Northwest Film Forum.

Learn and practice professional scriptwriting format and structure, get an overview of current software options, and dive into storyboarding techniques for different types of projects. Even with standard formats, creatives still have many choices to make regarding format and style in making these two types of vital communication for projects. This workshop will be a mix of lecture, practice, and feedback. Students can bring in their own material to work on and workshop, or practice with provided scripts and prompts. 

Minimum age to attend is 17, there is no maximum age. This is part of a series of production intensives being offered this fall for emerging filmmakers. Female and gender non-conforming students age 17-26 who complete all the workshops will be eligible to join RGPro, a production company that produces broadcast-quality media for nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and institutions.

Kaylee Forsythe

Kalee is a Seattle filmmaker who loves all aspects of the storytelling process. She has extensive experience working on sets as a Data Wrangler and Script Supervisor. She has also worked in post-production as an assistant editor for the Daytime Emmy Award Winning web series, Red Bird, as well as numerous comedy and documentary videos for the popular YouTube channel, CUT.

Her true passion lies in writing and directing her own projects. In 2017, she released her debut short film, E 1200, and plans to finish writing, then produce and direct a short romantic comedy inspired by High Fidelity in Winter 2019. You can see her reel and other filmmaking experience on her website, www.kaleeforsythe.com.

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