POWGirls Announces Two Workshops for Summer 2016!


Tara Johnson-Medinger, Executive Director
POWFest / POWGirls
[email protected] / 503.267.1126

POWGirls Announces two Workshops for Summer 2016!


POWGirls launched in March of 2014 and has hosted six successful workshops serving over 57 girls in the Portland Metro area.  Watch our past productions here. We are excited to announce our Summer 2016 dates:

Summer Workshop I: ADVANCED WORKSHOP, August 1-5 + August 8-9, 2016

Summer Workshop II: INTRO WORKSHOP, August 8-12, 2016


Summer Workshop I: ADVANCED WORKSHOP, August 1-5 + August 8-9, 2016 – SIGN UP HERE


Over the course of seven days, we will help participants to work with a team to develop, film and edit a 1-3 minute promo piece for a non-profit client. Continue reading... “POWGirls Announces Two Workshops for Summer 2016!”

New workshop at the Film Center: GRANTWRITING FOR FILM

The Northwest Film Center School of Film announces an upcoming workshop for filmmakers:


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 and reels; traits of an effective promotional video; see and discuss samples, then bring what you’re working on to the second class meeting for feedback and critique. Continue reading... “New workshop at the Film Center: GRANTWRITING FOR FILM”

Upcoming Workshop: Film Composing


The NW Film Center School of Film presents a new workshop:

Saturday, April 20th, 2013 from 10am to 4pm


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.

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NW Film Center School of Film: Winter Classes begin in January

Join other artists, creators, communicators, business professionals, and explorers, who want to hone and develop their skills in filmmaking.

Winter classes begin with a $10 Super Saturday Workshops on January 5, which includes Avid for Final Cut Users and Sound Doctor. Core & topic classes begin January 14 and include Art of Film I, Screenwriting Intensive, and Video Production in the Workplace.

For more information and to register for classes, visit NWFilm.org or call 503-221-1156. Continue reading... “NW Film Center School of Film: Winter Classes begin in January”

Stop Talking about your Film and Make It.

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.”

La Grande Summer Film Project: Community Filmmaking Opportunity

La  Grande Summer Film Project

Eastern Oregon Film Festival in conjunction with Crossing the Blues: La Grande Summer Festival is pleased to present the 3rd annual La Grande Summer Film Project. The project will kick off on Friday August 13th, with a Night Life social event at White House Coffee (1702 Fourth Street). Teams will be identified, organized, and specific criteria for their film will be given. After the participants have had a chance to “schmooze”, ACTION will be called at 9:00pm – and the filmmakers have 48 hours to deliver their final project. Continue reading... “La Grande Summer Film Project: Community Filmmaking Opportunity”

DSLR Workshop with NW Documentary

Heard about the new DSLR cameras? Know how to use them for video projects? Learn to shoot with DSLR cameras and explore this format. You’ll pick an iconic place in Portland and use a DSLR camera to piece together compelling shots, timelapse, and other visual effects to create a short edited piece. Intermediate to advanced FCP skills required.

Visit the NW Documentary education page to sign up! Continue reading... “DSLR Workshop with NW Documentary”

3D Cinematography Workshop Sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH and the 3D Center

The Democratization of 3D Cinematography
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from 6:00  – 8:30 PM
Presented by Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and The 3D Center of Art and Photography

Ever wonder what it would be like to make a 3D movie using open source software, readily available digital cameras, school resources, your computer and some imagination?  Attend this event and learn how two people with the same question in mind discovered desktop 3D film-making. Ron Kriesel and Kathleen O’Reilly, Board Members of the 3D Center of Art and Photography will walk you through their process and work-flow when making their first 3D film. Continue reading... “3D Cinematography Workshop Sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH and the 3D Center”

SAG Workshop: New Media 101

You are Invited to a Portland Viewing Event of Screen Actors Guild and SAG Foundation LifeRaft Live Stream’s “SAG Contracts Corner: New Media 101”

Members of the entertainment industry have a unique opportunity to take control of their careers by producing their own content for the internet.  Applying your creativity in the new media space has never been easier.  Join the Screen Actors Guild New Media Department and prominent digital entertainment leaders as they share essential tips on producing respectable, signatory online content. Continue reading... “SAG Workshop: New Media 101”