Alpine Backpacking +
June 29 – July 3, 2018 // Seattle, WA
About the Course
Join the Adventure Film School this summer for a little backpacking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest backcountry. There’s no better backdrop than to practice your adventure filmmaking skills surrounded by lush green hiking, alpine lake fishing, and fir tree hammock-ing.
Hike out Sunday and dive straight into 3 evenings of learning the art of editing your film. Watch, learn, and craft your very own 5min adventure film with the review and help of our professional storytellers!
This weekend adventure is perfect for beginners looking to form their adventures into short films they can share with their friends and family, as well as experienced filmmakers looking to break into video production for adventure brands.
Dive into storytelling. Camp amongst the pine trees. Learn how to edit. Walk away a filmmaker.
What to Expect
Spend a weekend enjoying hiking, exploring, and filming in the Washington Backcountry, and then come back to the city to edit your film during 3 evening sessions.
In partnership with Tenkara USA and a few of our favorite brands, you’ll have models for your film, fun lifestyle props, and the beautiful backdrop of the Cascades. You focus on filmmaking, we’ll focus on catching dinner.
Registration includes transportation to and from the trailhead, backcountry meals, roomy tents, a shared kitchen, and group first-aid. In-town accommodation and meals not included.
Upon registration you’ll be given a participant packet with a gear packing list and trip logistics. We will also review on our pre-production meetings to help you prepare. If you have any questions about specific gear, please don’t hesitate to chat with us. You don’t need to buy new gear. We have many options to borrow or rent both for backcountry use and camera kit.
No more shooting random shots in the backcountry only to collect dust on a hard drive. Bring your adventure story to life.
Want to bring a friend to star or help with your film? Email us for our companion pricing. Registration closes May 31, 2018.
Learn to develop a story, shot-list, and gear up for your shoot. Join online Google Hangout sessions to work with your group and our instructors to develop your story. Dive deep into aspects of storytelling, and take a look at filmmaking techniques to visual represent your story.
Time to shoot! Work along side our seasoned instructors to bring your vision to life. We'll be backpacking and camping for 2 evenings at a remote backcountry lake. You will gain hands-on experience with camera techniques, shooting for the edit, working with natural light, and capturing sound on location. Capture the alpine lifestyle of camping at waters edge, fly fishing, pack rafting, swimming, hiking and more. Truly immerse yourself in the adventure while learning how to shoot and film your story.
Weekend warriors rejoice! These edit sessions are flex days. Use this time to work in the day, or explore the city, or just keep working on your film. Meet up again with our instructors for lectures & 1:1 mentoring in the evenings. We'll review media management techniques, organize your project for efficient editing, learn tips & tricks to speed up the edit process and if time allows, dig into color correction/grading, sound mixing, and more.