RG Pro Production Intensives Workshops (Winter 2023)
Northwest Film Forum’s ongoing series of modular film production workshops designed to provide young and emerging filmmakers with training on the fundamentals of film. Eligible participants who complete the entire series have the opportunity to become an apprentice of our production company, RG Pro. Sign up for the workshop series or individual sessions!
About RG Pro
Remove the Gap Productions (RG PRO), works to support and uplift the careers of girls, women, nonbinary, femme, trans, and gender-nonconforming filmmakers. RG PRO was founded on the belief that in order to achieve equity and advancement in today’s industry and creative economy, female and gender-nonconforming filmmakers must be active participants in all aspects of media production. We support our community by offering a two-pronged approach: our Production Intensive Workshop series and our Apprenticeship Program.
Production Intensive Workshop Series:
RG PRO’s Production Intensive Workshop series is an 8-week, entry-level program hosted by Northwest Film Forum, open to anyone interested in gaining introductory video production skills geared towards non-narrative, community-based storytelling or small-scale commercial work. Based on a feminist curriculum, industry professionals and the RG PRO team will walk through the fundamentals of pre-production, camera, audio, livestreaming, and post-production to ensure that participants have the basic skillsets to create media confidently.
COURSES AVAILABLE IN THIS SERIES:
Every week, each course takes place from 11am to 6pm, on the Saturday and Sunday of that week.
- Jan. 28 & 29 | Intro to Producing for Film and Media
- Feb. 4 & 5 | Intro to Camera Operation and Technique
- Feb. 11 & 12 | Sounds Good: Intro to Sound and Audio Techniques
- Feb. 18 & 19 | Looks Good: Lighting Techniques and Mock Film Set
- Feb. 25 & 26 | Intro to Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro
- Mar. 4 & 5 | Intro to Motion Graphics in Adobe After Effects
- Mar. 11 & 12 | Livestreaming and Virtual Productions
Each series is offered on a quarterly schedule, and students can register for them individually or as an entire series. In addition to these intensives, RG PRO also offers professional development and early career production experience through its apprenticeship program.
Note: This workshop series is NOT for narrative film; those interested in that track should register for our Filmmaking Fundamentals: Narrative series. Some skills in our Production Intensives workshops may translate to Documentary film, but those looking for a deeper dive should take our Filmmaking Fundamentals: Documentary series.
COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY
For all in-person attendees, we are requiring either proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the event. We are highly recommending that all attendants be masked and socially distant during the workshop.
RG Pro Apprenticeship Program:
RG Pro’s Apprenticeship Program works to support and uplift the careers of girls, women, nonbinary, femme, trans, and gender-expansive filmmakers. Women, trans, femme, and nonbinary participants age 17–26 who have completed all of Production Intensives workshops can apply to become RG Pro Apprentices. Apprentices are paid as contractors to work and train with a mentor on local video productions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com for more information.
Fall 2022 Production Intensives
RG Pro – Intro to Camera Operation and Technique (Winter 2023) [Virtual & In-Person]
RG Pro – Sounds Good: Intro to Sound and Audio Techniques (Winter 2023) [Virtual & In-Person]
RG Pro – Looks Good: Lighting Techniques and Mock Film Set (Winter 2023) [Virtual & In-Person]
RG Pro – Intro to Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro (Winter 2023) [Virtual & In-Person]
RG Pro – Intro to Motion Graphics in Adobe After Effects (Winter 2023) [Virtual & In-Person]