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Film Production Certificate

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Spring Classes for Adults Enrolling

Classes start mid April.

Go Analog with Us

Analog filmmaking workshops this spring.

LEARN Filmmaking

The power to tell stories lies within each one of us.  We are here to help you discover and experiment with the creative voice that is uniquely your own.

Our classes and workshops for adults, children and teens are open to anyone who wants to explore the art and technique of film production— for personal enrichment, professional development or somewhere between.  They are taught by a faculty of active, award-winning filmmakers, offered throughout the year, generally meet in the evenings and on the weekends, and encourage hands-on learning in a supportive environment.  Simply sign up for what interests you, as most have no pre-pre-requisites.

If you’re ready to go deeper, consider our Film Production Certificate program, which helps you advance from a beginning to advanced level over time.

  • ISA’s Third Thursdays – Portland

    Join ISA in March for their 5th ISA Third Thursdays — March 21st! — a monthly mixer for Portland screenwriters

  • Digital Cinematography

    More than simply operating a camera, cinematography is the art of crafting images that support your storytelling and communication goals.

  • Super 8 Camera Operation

    Learn to shoot in the classic, home movie, analog format and become part of a community of Super8mm enthusiasts. Topics:

  • Art of Filmmaking I

    Shoot and edit two beginning-level short films as an introduction to visual, cinematic storytelling. This is a comprehensive overview of

  • Super 8mm and 16mm Processing and Handling

    Learn the “throw your film in a bucket and pour chemistry all over it” method of hand processing Super 8mm

  • Screenwriting Fundamentals

    Get the story in your head ready for the screen. This class focuses on the tools and processes of creating

  • Arri Alexa Camera Operation

    The basics of shooting with our flagship digital cinema camera. Known for its dynamic range, color rendition and reliability, this

  • 16mm Bolex Camera Operation

    Explore the unique potential of 16mm film as an analog storytelling tool. Learn the basics of loading, metering and selecting

  • Assistant Editing with Avid

    Develop the software, conceptual and technical skills used by assistant editors in the professional editorial world. Topics: Opportunities and realities