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The Adventure Filmmakers Workshop is an exceptional chance for independent and emerging filmmakers to advance their skills under the guidance of two of the world’s premier and proven adventure filmmakers. During this 4 week online program, participants will learn insider skills to hone their craft, strengthen their narratives, interact online with fellow filmmakers during group critique sessions, and will receive guidance on small independent projects throughout the course. Guest speakers will provide expertise in the areas of storytelling, audio, editing and social media marketing.
What does the program offer?
Online classroom sessions (2 hour lessons, twice weekly) will help participants sharpen their narrative, vision, organize their workflow, develop audio and editing techniques, and perfect their pitches. Our faculty promote an open, interactive, and creative atmosphere. Our guest speaker line-up includes industry leaders and established filmmakers who will join us online for special sessions. In addition to scheduled online learning opportunities with faculty and guest speakers, participants will join in virtual group discussions and critiques and have one on one access to discuss personal projects with our faculty.
Who should apply?
This workshop was designed for emerging filmmakers. To get the most from the program, applicants should have a strong desire to take the next step in all aspects of their filmmaking, including pre-production, pitching, location skills, the handling of the edit, and distribution. Past participants have included elite athletes transitioning to filmmaking, expedition leaders wanting to expand to different media platforms, and established filmmakers wanting to break into the adventure genre.
This program is not only aimed at those who want to explore what it is like to be an adventure filmmaker – the Adventure Filmmakers Workshop is for those who are committed to filmmaking as a life choice.
A strong knowledge base of technical sound, camera, and editing skills is essential. Applicants are encouraged to focus on one specific film project that they have in mind and to be prepared to share it with the group.