The Northwest Film Center School of Film is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for its Certificate Program in Film–a non-degree track for individuals aspiring to make films. Applications for the Program can be downloaded from the School of Film’s website, nwfilm.org/school.
The NW Film Center School of Film presents a new class:
A new 4-week class beginning Tuesday, May 7, 6:30-9:30 PM
Taught by food stylist Dolores Custer REGISTER NOW
The art of preparing food for the camera.
Topics: Selecting and working with different foods (which ones work, which ones don’t); learn to produce steam on demand, a chilled beverage with a splash, cheese melting over a hamburger, grill marks on meats, the perfect dollop, and much more; propping; working as a team with the cinematographer; working on location under minimum conditions; try out techniques and shoot them with basic cameras; last class is devoted to a small group project on a chosen food.
Join us for an evening of poignant short films, about the myths and realities of homelessness, created by young adults transitioning from struggle to self-sufficiency. Mentored by Northwest Film Center faculty for the last three months, the youth have worked in front of and behind the camera to tell these personal stories of struggle and hope for the future. Many of the young filmmakers will be in attendance to reflect on their experience and take questions from the audience.
Taught by Mark Orton, founding member of the Tin Hat acoustic chamber ensemble, who has written music for films such as EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, THE GOOD GIRL, and BUCK. Orton also composes for dance, circus, and radio drama, giving him a well-rounded wisdom that he is eager to share.
Topics: overview of the instructor’s film palette and style; types of film scores (original, licensed, public domain, live captured, sound design); the film music department staff (who does what); film music budgeting; what happens before a composer is hired (the temp score, the cue sheet, demos, typical contracts, and budgets); how to work with a composer (the spotting session, what a composer needs technically, the adjusted cue sheet, giving notes, film music vocabulary, the illusive locked picture); licensing music (different types of licenses, understanding publishing, obtaining a license, different types of rights scenarios, how to avoid “the man,” re-purposing non-film music, filing a finalized cue sheet); clips from a variety of films will be used throughout to illustrate the material; interaction with the instructor is highly encouraged.
That’s what you keep telling yourself. Well, why wait another year or another day?
The Northwest Film Center School of Film is offering an array of weeknight and weekend hands-on classes, starting throughout January. Write that romance you’re always thinking about, launch that documentary, meet other aspiring makers and creatives, get a leg up on entry level opportunities within the film scene, animate with an Oscar-winning director, or geek out with Super 8mm film (they still do that? YES!) and other technical workshops. Continue reading... “Stop Talking about your Film and Make It.”