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Film Production Certificate

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Added Section: Art of Filmmaking I

Tuesday nights, starting January 22nd.

New Class! Adobe After Effects

Class starts January 28.

Stop-Motion Animation

Class starts January 28.

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

    Start your New Year right with our 3rd ISA Third Thursdays, a monthly mixer for Portland screenwriters and the film and television

  • Basic Lighting

    Use basic light kits to dramatically vary the mood and quality of a scene. This workshop is highly recommended for

  • Screenwriting Fundamentals

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

  • Art of Filmmaking I (Tuesdays)

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

  • Art of Filmmaking I (Wednesdays)

    The Wednesday class is full – but we’ve opened up a second section for Tuesday nights! Register here. Shoot and

  • Screenwriting Advanced

    Start, finish, or resume your feature screenplay or television series pilot in this small and intensive class setting. Through lecture

  • Bolex In-Camera Techniques

    The 16mm Bolex is a veritable “Swiss Army Knife” of special effects just waiting to happen.  Learn about and experiment

  • Stop-Motion Animation

    Looking to put some animation mojo into your creative practice? Come try your hand at some of the methods and

  • After Effects

    Learn how to add a new element or texture to your video projects with Adobe After Effects, a professional compositing