WORKSHOP: Make a Documentary In Virtual Reality!

Create your own Virtual Reality / 360 Documentary! Starts October 30! NW Documentary is excited to be launching our DIY VR/360 Documentary program. This is the only program of its kind in Oregon. Use the code “PDXFF” to get $50 off the workshop!    Guided by experts in the field, this 5-week program will give you […]

October 26 Is The Last Chance To Register For The National Arts Marketing Project Conference

2018 National Arts Marketing Project Conference November 9-12 Seattle, WA This November 9-12, the National Arts Marketing Project Conference is coming back to Pacific Northwest for the first time in 5 years! More than 600 arts marketers from across the country will meet in Seattle to explore the latest in storytelling, cultural equity, immersive technology, […]

Workshop: Sound Design—Creating Acoustic Worlds For The Screen

October 20, 2018. 10AM to 4PM. Northwest Film Center. $45. Visit https://nwfilm.org/classes/sound-design-creating-acoustic-worlds-for-the-screen/ for more information and to register. Sound design is not about software, catchy music or cool sounding effects. It’s about emotional response: how a combination of dialogue, music, sound effects, designed sounds and backgrounds supports character development and the dramatic elements of the story. This […]

Be Part Of The Pickathon Camera Crew

Pickathon Camera Crew June 26, 2018 — August 5, 2018 Tuesdays, June 26-July 17, 6:30pm-9:30pm; plus practice shoot; plus Pickathon Festival August 2-5. $765 – includes pass to festival (over $400 value) Learn to shoot live events as a trained cameraperson for the Pickathon Music Festival, one of the largest outdoor music festivals in the […]

Directing Intensive With Scott Ballard At Northwest Film Center!

Directing Intensive Wednesday, June 13 through Sunday, June 17 9am to 4pm each day, $595 Online advanced registration required.  Once again local filmmaker, producer, and DP Scott Ballard brings his directing expertise to students, community members, and emerging filmmakers at the Northwest Film Center for an intensive studio class on Film Directing. Over five consecutive […]

POWGirls Announces Summer 2018 Workshops

POWGirls offers workshops in video production, cinematography, audio recording, set lighting, digital editing and media literacy for girls and non-binary youth ages 15-19. Our instructors are working media producers who inspire participants to be creative, tech-savvy leaders who will help realize gender equity in the film industry. All films produced during POWGirls workshops are screened at […]

Mastering The Interview With OPB’s Steve Amen

Mastering the Interview: Real People as Documentary Story Structure Taught by Steve Amen,  Executive Producer / Host of OPB’s Oregon Field Guide Mondays, 6:30pm-9:30pm, October 2 – November 6 Northwest Film Center, 934 SW Salmon St.  $495 Register online. The stories and voices of real people are the building blocks of documentary storytelling. The challenge […]

Arri Alexa Workshop & Rental Special

The Northwest Film Center’s July Arri Alexa Camera Operation workshop is Saturday, July 29th from 10am to 3pm. This workshop is REQUIRED for renters of this camera. Students who have become certified to rent will also be eligible for a 50% discount on their Alexa rental through the end of September 2017! Workshop details: Arri […]

Sound Recording Workshop

Sound Recording Workshop Two-Saturdays, July 22nd and 29th from 1pm to 5pm Taught by Pam Minty. Register online here.   Use professional sound gear to record scripted dialogue and interviews.   Topics: Overview of microphone types and uses from lavaliers to shotguns Single versus dual system recording Basics of recording dialogue, interviews, narration, and effects Audio […]

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 […]