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 […]

Film Composing Studio With Mark Orton

The Northwest Film Center is holding a four day intensive studio on composing for film from October 22-25. Taught by Nebraska composer Mark Orton, and for filmmakers and musicians of all experience levels. Students will spend days one and two at the Film Center getting an overview of the particularities of film composing and to establish filmmaker-musician teams. Days three […]

The Future of Storytelling at Portland Film Festival

Technology has not only changed the way filmmakers tell stories, it’s creating new types of stories to tell. The Portland Film Festival explores this new wave ofstorytelling again this year with the Storyworlds program on Saturday, September 5th. Storyworlds invites you to learn more out more about transmedia, virtual reality, augmented reality, and ways to hone your creative idea to build an […]

NW Film Center Dialogue Writing Class Starts July 1

DIALOGUE WRITING 5 SESSIONS, WEDNESDAYS, JULY 1-29, 6:30-9:30PM, $345 Taught by award-winning writer & director STEVE DOUGHTON The Northwest Film Center has a Dialogue Writing class that starts Wednesday July 1. Taught by local award-winning writer and director Steve Doughton (Buoy, 2012) the class includes writing exercises meant to unlock your artist’s toolbox, deconstructing scenes […]

Dov Simens’ “2-Day Film School” Comes to Portland, February 7–8

“Inspirational! Why waste 4 years at a film school? I took Dov’s class and launched my career.” – Quentin Tarantino For decades, Dov Simens has taught the secrets of the film business to aspiring filmmakers through his “2-Day Film School,” and the results speak for themselves. Dov’s students include Quentin Tarantino, Guy Ritchie, Will Smith and […]

Portland Film Festival Makes 25 Best List

MovieMaker Magazine’s Fall 2014 issue hit newsstands around the U.S. and Canada this week. It presents MovieMaker’s annual list of the 25 best cinematic celebrations in the world, as selected by people like critic Elvis Mitchell, Emily Best of film site Seed & Spark, Thom Powers from the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sundance Doc Club, Dennis Dembia […]

Life Casting, Sculpting, and Mold Making Class

July 7-11 & 14-16 Art of Makeup School for Professional Makeup Artistry is excited to announce a new series of summer classes, beginning on July 7th with Life Casting, Sculpting and Mold Making. This is a 7 day certificate program. Class includes all supplies needed, plus students will take home a facial life cast, a gel-foam […]

Stunt Fighting Workshop 8/17 & 8/18

Oregon has just expanded its film incentives, which will bring 67% more film and television work to the state. There’s a need for actors to be able to do their own action. Get trained and get an edge over the competition. Day 1 – 8/17 Fight Reactions Falls out of Frame & to the Ground […]

New workshop at the Film Center: GRANTWRITING FOR FILM

The Northwest Film Center School of Film announces an upcoming workshop for filmmakers: GRANTWRITING FOR FILM THURSDAYS, JUN 20 & 27 Taught by Courtney Hermann Register now  Develop the components needed for a competitive grant application. Topics: how to prepare a one-page treatment, artist statement, budget, and filmography; tips for selecting and preparing work samples […]