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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

Local Filmmaking Resources

Find local production services, companies and support in Washington for your next film project.

Many local production service companies offer special discounts and deals for Northwest Film Forum members—see below for details. Not a Film Forum member yet? Read more about membership discounts for Film Forum supporters »


Production Support

Washington Filmworks

Washington Filmworks

http://washingtonfilmworks.org
(206) 264-0667

Washington Filmworks (WF) is a non-profit organization formed as a state agency to encourage growth in the film and video production industry, for the economic benefit of Washington State. WF assists filmmakers in many ways, including providing location scouting assistance, liaison referral, accommodations, permits and troubleshooting.

1411 4th Ave #420, Seattle WA 98101

Seattle Office of Film + Music

Seattle Office of Film + Music

http://www.seattle.gov/filmandmusic/film
(206) 233-3948

The City of Seattle’s Office of Film + Music is devoted to promoting Seattle’s film and music industries. The office offers a streamlined resource for filmmakers and musicians working in Seattle, including creative tax incentives and professional business development opportunities.

700 5th Ave., Suite 5752, P.O. Box 94708, Seattle, WA 98124


Gear Rental

Victory Studios

Victory Studios

http://www.victorystudios.com/
(206) 282-1776

Victory offers all kinds of rentals and post production facilities.

Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM (M-F)

2247 15th Ave. W, Seattle, WA 98119

Glazer's Camera

Glazer's Camera

http://www.glazerscamera.com/
Retail: (206) 624-1100 / Rentals: (206) 233-0211

Locally owned; provides retail and rentals for video and photography gear, facilitates repair services and offers education. Northwest Film Forum members receive a 20% discount on Glazer’s Rental equipment, subject to product availability and Glazer’s rental guidelines. Members also receive 10% off retail bags, tripods and filters. Must show valid membership!

Retail:
811 Republican St., Seattle, WA 98109

Rentals:
517 Dexter Ave., Seattle, WA 98109

Oppenheimer Cine Rental

Oppenheimer Cine Rental

http://oppenheimercinerental.com/
(206) 467-8666

Oppenheimer has been renting and servicing Film and Digital Cinema Cameras, Cinema Lenses, and related equipment since 1979. They are the largest and most experienced camera rental house between Los Angeles and Vancouver, BC, serving the entire Pacific Northwest region, including Alaska and Western Canada.

7400 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
email Holly in administration at holly (at) oppcam.com

Koerner Camera Systems

Koerner Camera Systems

http://www.koernercamera.com/
(206) 285-7334

Digital camera rental. “Our Portland and Seattle offices offer impeccably maintained state of the art production tools backed by excellent customer service.”

101 Nickerson St #500, Seattle, WA 98109
email seattle (at) koernercamera.com

Seattle Grip + Lighting

Seattle Grip + Lighting

http://www.seattlegrip.com/
(206) 285-0840

Provides grip services and lighting.

1050 W Nickerson St, Seattle, WA 98119

Pacific Grip & Lighting Inc.

Pacific Grip & Lighting Inc.

http://www.pacific-grip.com/
(206) 622-8540

“With offices in Portland and Seattle, we offer the largest selection of lighting and grip equipment in the Northwest. Knowledgable employees with a passion for customer service are here to answer questions, work with your budget and make sure you have the most successful shoot possible.”

10401 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Tukwila, WA 98178

Share Grid

Share Grid

https://www.sharegrid.com/
(415) 371-9809

Online peer to peer A/V equipment rentals.

“We’re passionate about putting the essential tools to create within arms’ reach. KitSplit helps filmmakers, photographers, and artists get the gear they need to make incredible work. We also help equipment owners safely make money renting gear out when they’re not using it. Called “the Airbnb of cameras” by No Film SchoolForbes, and Fast Company, our community marketplace connects creative professionals with owners of top notch equipment, including rental houses, production companies, and individuals.”

Go4Nuge

Go4Nuge

http://go4nuge.com/
206-900-3811

Serving the commercial, television, film, event and print shoot industries for the Northwestern and US and Canada.

orders (at) go4nuge.com

Video Equipment Rentals

Video Equipment Rentals

https://www.ver.com/

Everything You Need, Every Time. We’re the go-to company for bringing experiences to life. Clients rely on us for the largest inventory of rental equipment in the world as well as our deep expertise in Audio, Video, Lighting, LED, Cameras, Rigging, Media Servers, Fiber and more.”


Post-Production Services

Light Press

Light Press

http://lightpress.tv/
(206) 462-4717

Hours: 9am–5pm (M–F)
Call Eric Rosen for more info on special rates at (206) 462-4717
1008 Western Ave Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98104

John Davidson Color

John Davidson Color

http://www.johndavidsoncolor.com/
(206) 782-5114

As an award winning colorist, John Davidson has created color styles for a vast number of clients for feature, indie and documentary films, commercials, web spots, television series, music videos and corporate projects. John’s years of experience and personality make him very easy to work with and trust. He can first work with you by testing your footage – helping you decide the style that you are looking for while building a strong trustful relationship. AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER MAGAZINE quotes International Producer/Director Martin Smith as stating “I’ve been producing for 30-plus years, and John Davidson is probably the best colorist I’ve come across anywhere in the world.”

info (at) jdavidsoncolor.com

Clatter&Din

Clatter&Din

https://clatterdin.com/
(206) 464-0520

“In 2002, Clatter saw the convergence of audio and video workflow, tools and project timelines as an emerging trend in the industry. We embraced the desktop video revolution by opening three video editing suites next door to our audio rooms to take advantage of the increased efficiency and collaboration available with this arrangement. Over the last 15 years, we have matured into a full-service video post facility, using DaVinci Resolve, After Effects, Premiere Pro and many more tools. Here you’ll find that same advantage in collaboration, efficiency and workflow we envisioned so long ago.”

1518 1st Ave. South, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98134

Jack Straw Productions

Jack Straw Productions

http://www.jackstraw.org/
(206) 634-0919

“Jack Straw Cultural Center is the Northwest’s only non-profit multidisciplinary audio arts center. A community-based resource since 1962, we provide a production facility that is unlike any other in the region for local artists who work creatively with sound. Jack Straw focuses on annual artist residencies through our Artist Support Program, our Writers Program, and our Gallery Residency Program; art and technology education for all ages; arts heritage partnerships; and radio production. Our full-service recording studio is also available for a range of arts projects.”

4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98105

email jsp (at) jackstraw.org

Bad Animals

Bad Animals

http://badanimals.com/
(206) 443-1500

Here for all of your audio post-production needs.

“It’s been nearly 30 years now and the team at Bad Animals has built a success story in the Pacific Northwest. A bevy of awards and accolades have been added to the shelves in the lobby, clients continue to ring with local talent checking to see what’s happening here.”

2212 4th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98121

GlennSound

GlennSound

http://www.glennsound.com/
(206) 583-8112

Audio post-production.

“We at Glenn Sound provide the highest quality recording and production services to artists and businesses who seek to have their ideas brought to life in the most creative ways. Our depth of experience allows us to work collaboratively with clients to provide a wealth of services – from concept and composition to completion – using small but highly motivated staff. Glenn Sound has been called a “creative oasis”; we like to think of it as providing a comfortable environment for artists and creators to realize the full potential of their vision.”

24 Roy St. #346, Seattle, WA, 98109
email info (at) glennsound.com


Insurance

Film Emporium provides insurance services as well as raw film and tape media, specializing in entertainment.

Film Emporium (NY)
274 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10016
(800) 371-2555

Film Emporium (LA)
Sunset Gower Studios
1438 N. Gower St, Box 72, Hollywood, CA 90028
(866) 611-FILM


DVD Duplication & Authoring

Dubs, Inc.

Dubs, Inc.

http://www.dubsinc.com/
(206) 624-DUBS ex. 3827

Dubs, Inc. is a full service post-production studio that offers video tape duplication, CD & DVD Duplication, full service & 4 wall edit suites, DVD authoring, digital file encoding, PAL standards conversions, electronic media delivery, hardware mpeg-2 capture, footage digitize for offsite editing, tape vaulting, same day turnaround. Dubs Inc. can work with the following formats and more: HDCAM-SR, HDCAM, DVCPRO-HD, HDV, DIGIBETA, BETA-SP, BETACAM, DVCAM, DV, DVCPRO-25, DVCPRO-50, 1”, 3/4”, DIGITAL8, HI8, VHS, DVD, BLU RAY, RED FILES. Northwest Film Forum members receive a 50% discount on all services.

1601 2nd Avenue Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98101
Fax: (206) 624-3854
orders (at) dubsinc.com for estimates
Hours: 9am–5pm (M-F)

Seattle Video Transfer

Seattle Video Transfer

https://www.seattlevideotransfer.com/
(206) 508-5058

Video to DVD transfer as well as video production. By appointment only.

“We’ve got two decades in the Entertainment Industry, over a decade of Video Production, and are accredited with having Executive-Produced (9) musical CD’s. The folks at Seattle Video Transfer can provide video transfer, 35mm slide conversion, CD or DVD duplication, video production or HD Videography services at minimal cost to you and with quick turnaround!”

6817 208th St SW #1895, Lynnwood, WA 98046

To email, please contact through their website.


Film to Video Transfers

Pro8mm

Pro8mm

https://www.pro8mm.com/
(818) 848-5522

Pro8mm also offers SD/HD/2K film to video transfers in addition to film processing.

2805 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

Light Press

Light Press

http://lightpress.tv/
(206) 462-4717

Hours: 9am–5pm (M–F)
Call Eric Rosen for more info on special rates at (206) 462-4717
1008 Western Ave Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98104


Music Licensing

Audiosocket

Audiosocket

https://www.audiosocket.com/
(206) 316-9323

Audiosocket is a music licensing and technology company that provides creative music licensing solutions for all media.

3518 Fremont Ave N #400, Seattle, WA 98103


Mag Transfer

Camera One

Camera One

http://www.cameraone.us/
(206) 523-3456

“Camera One is a film production company with offices in Seattle, Washington. We specialize in adventure, travel and educational films as well as auditorium presentations for national and state parks. Because our filming takes us to some of the most beautiful places in the world, we supply a great deal of footage for broadcast programming and high-end commercials.”

8523 15th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115


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