About the Course
Adventure Film School is back for another incredible year at the Adventure Film Festival. Inspired by Jonny Copp’s vision to Make Your Own Legends, we’ve packed this year’s workshop with more hands-on sessions to get you out there telling stories.
Whether you are a past attendee or a new one, this two-day workshop has a new format focused on collaboration with fellow workshop attendees and connecting you with notable filmmakers ready to share what they know.
In addition to information packed sessions, experience a portfolio or project review, and work side by side with an AFS filmmaker to plan, shoot, and edit a 1-2 minute film. Adventure Film School offers a unique way to gain crew experience, build industry connections, and create a short film while being supported by your mentors.
What to Expect
Spend a weekend immersing yourself in all things adventure film. Learn filmmaking & storytelling techniques with industry pros & then watch films in the evening at the Boulder Adventure Film Festival.
What to Bring
For lectures, you just need yourself and optionally a pen/notepad.
For the pitch/feedback session, our panel of pros will review anything you’d like feedback on. This could range from your website, portfolio, reel, a personal project, images, or even an idea you’d like to practice pitching. We will have access to the internet. If you have files, bring a thumbdrive or computer.
For the fast film session, a camera, tripod, and audio kit would be helpful. You will be working in a group of 2-3. If you do not have any of these items, no problem. You can share and/or we will have a limited number available for use.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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. You will gain hands-on experience with camera techniques, shooting for the edit, working with natural light, and capturing sound on location.
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.