Filmmaking Fundamentals: Intermediate Post-Production (Summer 2023)

Tuesdays June 6 to August 15 from 6:30PM - 9:30PM PST

Filmmaking Fundamentals has a suggested registration fee of $400, however we do offer a sliding scale, pay-what-you-can model for those who need that option.  We do offer a limited amount of scholarships for this program for communities which have historically been underrepresented in media. For more information, please email or APPLY HERE.

⚠️ Public safety notice ⚠️

NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.

NWFF is adapting to evolving recommendations to protect the public from COVID-19. Read more about their policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations here.

Duration: 3h
Instructor: Derek Edamura


This is a 10-week, entry-level workshop that will introduce students to the basics of post-production narrative workflows. Those with little to no experience are encouraged to join. This is will be a hands-on learning environment where you will be learning while you assemble your own short film.


  • Using footage that was filmed during Filmmaking Fundamentals: Narrative (Spring Quarter), participants will learn how to turn their footage into a film.  Through hands-on workshops and demos participants will walk through the whole post-production process and edit a short film.  Participants will learn how to log and ingest footage, editing techniques in Adobe Premiere Pro, motion graphic techniques in Adobe After Effects, post-production sound mixing, and post-production color correction.
  • Participants will be given weekly access to our editing lab and will be able to work on their edits.
  • Students will deliver their final projects and they will be screened in our theater.


  • June 6 – Project Setup
  • June 13 – Premiere Basics
  • June 20 – Scene Assembly
  • June 27 – Open Lab
  • July 4 – NO CLASS
  • July 11 – Open Lab
  • July 18 – Color Correction
  • July 25 – Sound Mixing
  • August 1 – Review Session
  • August 8 – Open Lab
  • August 15 – W.I.P. Screenings

All equipment, software and footage will be provided to students for this program, with the exception of storage.  All participants will be required to bring their own external hard drive or storage device (1TB of space is recommended).

Derek Edamura

Derek Edamura

Derek Edamura is a documentary editor, teaching artist, and community organizer who focuses on creating meaningful partnerships that empower emerging artists to tell the stories that are important to them in the way that is most representative of their authentic experience. Over the past 13 years, he has worked for corporate clients, non-profits, short independent films, and feature-length documentaries. He has also worked as a teaching artist for secondary schools, community centers, and various summer programs. Currently, he is the Digital Storyteller for the Port of Seattle focused on expanding the video program and integrating community storytelling into our narratives. His work aims to create meaningful relationships that allow communities to collaborate and create art through equity, imagination, and joy.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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