GoPro Mountain Games is the perfect combination of adventure sport and learning environment. With over 50,000 in attendance every year, athletes & spectators converge to compete in 9 sports across 25 disciplines. There is plenty of opportunity to get cameras wet, muddy, and focus on world-class athletes, music, and art.
A huge benefit of your course is a VIP all access media pass. Unlike a normal spectator, you’ll get up-close to the action by entering roped off areas. We’ll help you pre-arrange access to athletes, or skip the crowd concert mob and be front & center at the stage. You’ll learn how to approach athletes for interviews, strategies to capture audio in an loud event environment, and continually hone your story as you work.
The mountain games story possibilities are endless! Our filmmaking industry mentors are so excited to help you learn how to create your own adventure film. We are here to share the best techniques for capturing action, shooting for the edit, how to upload and start the editing process, and answer questions around the making film a career.
Online Story Development
Work with instructors prior to the in-field days to map out your story. Understand how to turn a brainstorming session into a story concept.
Day 1 – 3
Begin filming and working with instructors 1:1.Mixed with the excitement of watching athletes compete in multi-sporting events, Scout the lay of the land, practice camera techniques, and play with a variety of camera equipment. Each evening receive collaborative feedback from instructors during our student footage review.
Day 4 & 5
In addition to capturing the footage needed during the day around the valley of Vail and all the GoPro Mountain Games – begin the editing process. Each night, dive into what it takes to piece, edit, and layout your footage into a story. Working with instructors on the flow, data management, and plot line – you will walk away a confident storyteller. You’ll learn how to organize your thoughts into a story, while asking and getting all of your questions answered by our instructors. Feel like you’re on a specific level and looking to move to the next? Our team of filmmaking instructors are capable of meeting each particpant at their level and providing enough feedback, support, and encouragement to make you reach your goals. Breaking into the business, and how to land jobs are definitely subjects covered during our film school.
For the first time this year, we’re offering 3-hour workshops to during the games to tune your camera techniques and visual storytelling skills.
We’ll cover camera angles, the best sequences are for telling a compelling story, and work with you 1:1 on some of your burning questions. Learn to shoot during one of the largest multi-sporting events with our expert staff.
No prior film experience needed. No camera? No problem. Use on of our handy GoPros during the course and take home all your footage.
“It was one of the best experiences I have ever had. It set me on the right path to starting a career in the film industry.”
– Brody Zaccardi
The Adventure Film School taught me more in 8 days than I learned through film classes, photography courses, and 4 years of real world experience as a filmmaker. The information is very comprehensive, the instructors are top notch, and the hands-on filmmaking ties the whole experience together in a meaningful and memorable way. If you want a powerful introduction to adventure filmmaking or just improve upon what you already know, you’ll get a ton of value out of the experience either way.
– Chris Martin
“All the instructors were easy to be around and fun to be with, creating a community of students and experts coming together around a common passion for film and storytelling.”
– Monika Bunting