Greetings from the future and welcome to Northwest Film Center… without walls. That's right, you've found the NWFC's Co:Laboratory!
Expansive in genre, mediums, and ideas, the NWFC's Co:Laboratory is one grand experiment. Continuously offering online and IRL connection to people, ideas, and innovations in the media arts that help artists and art lovers sustain their curiosity and what is creatively possible, the Co:Laboratory exists to uniquely inspire new projects, new skills, and new ways of seeing. In the spirit of all creative endeavors, it will be designed to be an ever-evolving, community-driven, ongoing work-in-progress.
From the beginning, the expansive talks, workshops, and offerings will require from its participant's imagination, innovation, and open-mindedness — and above all, a willingness to try new things a bit differently. Ranging from open and free classes to programming directed at professionals at all levels hoping to expand their personal projects and possibilities, many of the programs will be team-taught or presented, allowing for a multiplicity of points of view on any one topic.
NWFC will be learning and listening for the next six months, working with our Advisory Board and both our local and global community to help shape a future where for whom, by whom, and how cinematic stories are told is more open and inclusive. Together, we will test, experiment, study, and practice. We will question things. We will take risks and create what's next.
So whether you're a lover of a good story well told, a working media artist in the NW (or beyond!), or are working to change the status quo, we can't wait to have you with us.
Upcoming Classes & Workshops
Jul 6, 2021 – Jul 8, 2021
How do comics get created? For over a decade, Justin Zimmerman has been writing, creating, editing, and working in the …
Jul 8, 2021 – Jul 17, 2021
This workshop explores approaches for creating and depicting authentic diverse characters in film and TV. Through a lively mix of …
Jul 12, 2021 – Jul 14, 2021
Monster Making with Spencer Garland is a comprehensive course of character modeling using the open-source 3D program Blender. Over this …
Jul 21, 2021 – Jul 23, 2021
This online course will provide a simple overview of how to create a stop motion puppet and animate it, sharing …
Aug 2, 2021 – Aug 6, 2021
This short course will cover the basic principles of stop motion animation and will provide participants the essential skills needed …
Aug 23, 2021 – Aug 27, 2021
Exploring Identity, Environment, and Creativity through Photography, Video, and Sound In this two-week class photographer, Mike Vos and filmmaker Kalimah …
View the Calendar to find current classes.