DIY Workshops at NW Documentary

DIY Documentary is NW Documentary’s flagship course: a 10-week journey to create a short film from start to finish. We welcome students ages 15 and up with all levels experience to tell a story that is meaningful to them, expressing their personal vision and style using the latest digital tools. Supplementary Editing coursework (Premiere or Final […]

Documentary Editing With Pam Minty

Documentary Editing Wednesdays, April 12 – June 7 6:30-9:30 pm Northwest Film Center, 934 SW Salmon Register online now. You have all the footage, now what? This class teaches the techniques and process of editing a no/low budget documentary film, either from footage that you have already generated, or from footage provided by the instructor […]

Saturday Workshop with Mark Orton

Saturday, February 18th the Northwest Film Center is hosting a workshop with local composer Mark Orton (Nebraska, Box Trolls, This American Life) called ‘Working with the Film Composer.’ Participants will get the inside scoop on logistics and process of working with a composer. Plus, Mark will help answer your burning questions about contracts, licensing, and all […]

Put Your Film Skills To Good Use – Mentor Youth Experiencing Homelessness With Outside The Frame

Inspire homeless and marginalized youth with your knowledge and expertise. Outside the Frame seeks local Cinematographers, Sound Mixers, Gaffers, Editors, Composers, Animators, and other film industry professionals to join for our pool of paid mentors. Full and half day workshops sessions or post production work available. Outside the Frame changes how homeless and marginalized youth see […]

Saturday Workshop With Mark Orton

Working with the Film Composer  Taught by Mark Orton Saturday, October 22, 10am-4pm Register online The Northwest Film Center is excited to be offering a Saturday workshop with local composer Mark Orton, who composed music for the films Nebraska and Boxtrolls, in addition to a new soundtrack for Buster Keaton’s The General and work on This […]

Documentary Proposal Writing With Host Of OPB’s Field Guide

The Northwest Film Center is excited to offer a new four-session course with host and executive producer of OPB’s Field Guide, Steve Amen. The class takes place on Monday evenings, October 3 to October 24, and will be a great place to jump start your documentary project with an irresistible proposal that leaves funders wanting […]

Lighting On Location With Gary Nolton Starts April 14th

Join the Northwest Film Center and the owner of Limbo Films for a nine-session course all about lighting. Starting Thursday April 14th, the class will visit a variety of locations and each week explore a new aspect of lighting typical for a narrative film. Taught by an award-winning working Cinematographer, this relaxed yet informative class takes […]

Two-Day Workshop: Hand Make 16mm Film Stock

HAND MAKE 16MM FILM STOCK SATURDAY, NOV 20, 10AM-2 PM & SUNDAY, NOV 21, 10AM-5 PM (with lunch break) Tuition: $115 HOSTED BY MEMBERS OF PROCESS REVERSAL Hand make your own 16mm film stock using silver-gelatin and acetate, then shoot on and handprocess it to explore the possibilities of what this remarkable medium has to […]

Character Mapping: A Road Map Through The Psyche For Actors, Writers, Directors

Character Mapping: A roadmap through the psyche for actors, writers, and directors. New Portland Cohort begins November 15!  (registration, dates, & times below) This master class in character development and backstory is for experienced storytellers who have a deep interest in the psychological contexts and motivations that drive human stories.  You’ll come away with a preparation […]

Casting Talent Workshop With Scott Ballard

Casting Talent Workshop: October 24th, 10AM-4Pm, $75. If you have ever wondered how the casting process works or could use some guidance on better communicating with actors, this one-day workshop with director Scott Ballard, is a great place to start. Over the course of the day, workshop particpants will serve as the director in a mock casting session […]