RG Pro Production Intensives


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    $80 suggested tuition per workshop
     All workshops are sliding scale


Remove the Gap Productions (RG Pro) was founded on the belief that in order to achieve equity and advancement in today’s film industry and creative economy, female and gender-nonconforming filmmakers must be active participants in all aspects of media production.

An initiative stewarded by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, RG Pro provides training, mentorship, professional development, and early career production experiences. They host a quarterly Production Intensives workshop series and offer professional media production services for nonprofit and for-profit clients that are committed to supporting equitable change in the industry.

The Production Intensives workshop series is offered quarterly and provides training on essential skills for people who want to apprentice with RG Pro, who are entering the production industry, or who creating their own film and media projects.

  • AGE RESTRICTIONS: Minimum age to attend is 17, there is no maximum age.
  • ACCESSIBILITY: All Zoom workshops will be live-captioned.
  • WORK WITH RGPRO! Learn how you can become an apprentice or join as a mentor.
  • APPRENTICESHIPS: Women and nonbinary students age 17-26 who complete all the workshops can apply to become RG Pro as apprentices. Apprentices are paid as contractors to work and train with a mentor on local productions. Email rgpro@nwfilmforum.org for more information!

Winter 2021 Production Intensives

Intro to Producing for Film and Media

Saturday, January 16 – 11:00am-12:30pm & 2:30pm-4:00pm

The first course in our Production Intensives series will introduce you to the materials, skills, and workflow required to turn a short non-fiction video or film from a concept into a full-fledged professional production.

Producing On-Set

Saturday, January 23 – 11:00am-12:30pm & 2:30pm-4:00pm

Building on the Production Planning workshop, you will receive in-depth guidance on how to manage a safe, equitable, and efficient set as a producer. All the skills and practices taught will be beneficial to any crew member on a production; they establish baseline knowledge and a feminist framework for on-set productions.

Scriptwriting and Storyboarding

Saturday, January 30 – 11:00am-12:30pm
& Tuesday, February 2 – 6:30pm-8:00pm

Dive into standard screenwriting format and learn how to storyboard for both narrative and documentary projects! With a dynamic workshop structure that blends presentation with time for practice and feedback, you may choose to work on your own projects or practice with provided scripts and prompts. 

Livestreaming & Virtual Production

Saturday, February 6 -11:00am-12:30pm
& Tuesday, February 9 – 6:30pm-8:00pm

Livestreaming and virtual video production are now essential tools for communicating with the public, and these skillsets will continue to be vital for the foreseeable future. This workshop will provide an overview of livestreaming technologies at an introductory level, covering best practices for running a livestreamed or remote production and providing you the foundation to successfully grow your skills.

Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro

Saturday, February 13 -11:00am-12:30pm
& Tuesday, February 16 – 6:30pm-8:00pm

Learn the essentials of editing in Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud, which has become an industry standard editing software for film and video. This workshop will frame your learning within a professional workflow and offer an understanding of the basic tools, layout, and uses that will make learning the deeper aspects of the software easier. Learn and practice with sample projects and leave the workshop with our guide for continued learning.

Intro to Adobe After Affects

Saturday, February 20 – 11:00am-12:30pm
& Tuesday, February 23 – 6:30pm-8:00pm

Expand the possibilities of your films by getting a primer on Adobe After Effects, a powerful and essential tool used by professional editors to create animated graphics, special effects, and much more. Whether the software’s complexity has daunted you in the past or you’ve dabbled but wish to understand more, this workshop will help you choose which functions are best suited to improve your creative projects and provide a solid foundation for further exploration.


Motion Graphics in After Effects

Saturday, February 27 -11:00am-12:30pm
& Tuesday, March 2 – 6:30pm-8:00pm

Bring your productions to the next level! A follow-up to our Intro to After Effects workshop, Motion Graphics in After Effects will teach you how to modify existing templates to create customized animated graphics and special effects which you can incorporate into your edit. Learn how to seamlessly connect After Effects with Premiere Pro and gain experience with a high-demand skillset which is often used on RG Pro Projects.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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