Leavenworth, WA

Washington Wilderness Ski & Film Workshop
Leavenworth, WA

Washington Wilderness Ski & Film Workshop
Leavenworth, WA

Washington Wilderness Ski & Film Workshop


MAR 31 -APR 3


4 Days


$ 1794

Activity Level


From the Summit to the Studio

Filmmaking you gotta experience.

There’s no substitute for experience.

This 4-day workshop is packed with a variety of everything you’ll need to walk away with the knowledge, confidence, and inspiration to launch you to the next level. Gain hands-on experience, ski fresh powder, and learn how to craft a fast film, given the constraints.

It doesn’t get more real or more hands-on than this.

This is a great workshop for all levels, including beginners and intermediate filmmakers. Don’t ski? Not a problem, there are options!

  • Three P's

    Pre-Production. Production. Post. A complete filmmaking experience.

  • Make Connections

    Not your standard 9-5. Day-to-night, we’re a team. Connect & build relationships that will last beyond the course.

  • Less Talking. More Doing.

    The world is your classroom. Learn by doing.

What You'll Learn

What story do you want to tell? What are the first steps toward developing this story? Spend Friday developing your story. Learn storytelling techniques on how to plan and shoot these ideas. Then spend all day Saturday shooting. Do all this while playing in the snow and having a cozy back country yurt to call home at the end of the day.

On Sunday & Monday experience what the “editing cave” is all about. We intentionally compress edit time to keep you moving toward a deadline. You’ll be surprised what you can accomplish in such a short timeframe! Learn to optimize for the edit. Create sequences and learn how to add audio, sound effects and choose that perfect sountrack. Put the final touches on your film before showing it at our mini film festival Monday evening.

Story Development

Character development. 3 act structures. Hook & entertain your audience.

Tools of Trade

Use sliders, jibs, motion control and more to motivate your shot. Understand how to use them, and common reasons why.


Sleep? What’s that? Learn timelapse techniques including day, night, and day-to-night.

Visual Storytelling

Shot types, lensing, and composition, are just some of the ways we’ll discuss delivering a visual story.

Recording Sound

Getting on location sound. Mic talent, record natural sound and manage uncontrolled spaces.


Work with natural light. Learn to shape & motivate light for a scene.

Data Management

Workflow techniques for field & studio. Prep for post-production.

Editing Techniques

Efficient workflow for additive editing. Learn how editing can effect the mood and style of your film.


Learn the basics of sound design & color correct before exporting your final render.

What's Included

Nestled in the Central Cascades just outside of Highway 2, our backcountry yurt is a gorgeous snowcat ride away and offers over 1500 acres of skiing and terrific views of Washington’s snowcapped peaks.

The first 2 days in the yurt are all inclusive; food, lodging instruction and guides. Day 3 & 4 we provide the editing space, all instruction and some light snacks. Lodging, food & transportation are not included on day 3 & 4.

Our editing location will have internet, coffee, space for your belongings and provide the essentials for editing a fast film!

  • Collaborative Instruction

    Your film is our film. We’ll be collaborating with you every step of the way. Our small group size means more individual attention to focus on what you’re looking to learn.

  • Gear Library

    Learn and use filmmaking tools from our gear library, including 3-axis motion control, jibs, and sliders.

  • Certified Ski Guides

    WA guides have local knowledge and can make a mean chili!

  • Yurt Accommodations

    2 days in a cozy backcountry yurt! Hot meals served throughout the day and a warm bed to sleep in so you can focus on shooting in the field!

What to Bring

You have the option of creating your own film or working in a small group. Working solo means securing all your own gear for the trip, working in a group lets you share gear between each other.  If you do not have any of the items listed below, no problem. You can borrow and/or share from our limited gear library. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Camera

    DSLRs to GoPros. If you have a camera, bring one.

  • Sound Equipment

    Sound is 5o% of any film. If you have a shotgun, lav mic, or handheld recorder, bring it!

  • Laptop & Editing Software

    You’ll need a computer capable of editing. You can download a free 30day trial of either Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut. Test drive before buying is never a bad idea.

  • Backcountry Gear

    Ski equipment, backpack and a sleeping bag are the main essentials. We’ll send out more of a detailed gear list after registration.

Questions?  Let’s talk about your goals for attending this workshop! 425.296.2966

Get Started

 An email will be sent out to confirm your registration, shortly after payment.