Adventure Filmmaking

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Location(s):

Front Range, CO

Availability:

Year-Round: 
Pending photographer's schedule 

3-time Emmy Winner and internationally renowned director, Michael Brown will teach you everything you need to know about Adventure Filmmaking in the beautiful mountains of Colorado!
  • Fully tailored one-on-one experience to address your specific areas of interest
  • 3-day experience
  • Take a project from start to finish by shooting your subjects during an outdoor adventure to working in the editing room
  • Leave with a fully edited short film of your experience!


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Description:

Over the course of 3 days you will create your own Adventure Film during this hands-on experience with Emmy Award Winning Director, Michael Brown. 

Michael and his company, Serac Adventure Films, have won more than fifty international film festival and industry awards for their documentaries. Michael is the recipient of 3 national Emmy Awards from 5 nominations and has filmed on all 7 continents during 50 expeditions. He has even ventured to the top of Mount Everest 5 times!

Michael has also collaborated with MacGillivray Freeman on IMAX films as a co-director and director of photography. In addition to making films, Michael is a public speaker, adventure guide, teacher and writer.

Your experience will be tailored to fit your existing knowledge of film production!

In the Field

  • Packing & Traveling with Camera Gear
  • Camera Angles and Composition
  • Story Structure & How to Shoot for the Edit
  • Basic Camera Operation & Advanced Techniques
  • Recording Good Quality Sound
  • Managing Film Equipment in the Outdoors
  • Risks and Safety when Shooting in Difficult Locations
  • Preparing for the Edit

In the Editing Suite

  • Capturing Digital Video to your Computer
  • Organizing your Edit Project
  • Story Arch and how to Structure your Film
  • Basic Editing Techniques
  • Video Transitions & Audio Balancing
  • Exporting to Web or DVD
  • The Business of Making of Films

Sample Day: 
Spend a day filming your friends and family on an adventure in the beautiful front range of the Rocky Mountains. Michael will teach you as much as you can retain about adventure filmmaking, from packing camera gear to getting great shots.  

Take your footage into the edit room and learn how to turn your raw footage into a well-structured short film that you can use to launch a career.



Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Participants must be at least 12 years of age

Duration:
3 Days (approximately 1.5 days shooting in the field with Michael Brown and 1.5 days in the edit room working with your footage)

Maximum Participants:
1 participant per lesson

Spectators:
Participants may bring up to 3 spectators, typically friends or family to be actors or subjects for the day's film project.

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 30 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and/or rescheduling are allowed up to 14 days prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel or reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

Experience ID:
LIF-DEN-0050



View FAQ's >

  1. How long is this experience?
    This Adventure Filmmaking experience will last 3 days, approximately 1.5 days shooting in the field with Michael Brown and 1.5 days in the edit room working with your footage.
  2. Can I bring friends?
    Participants may bring up to 3 spectators, typically friends or family to be actors or subjects for the day's film project.

Customer Reviews:

  • Adventure Filmmaking

  • November 29, 2011

  • 5

  • Denver

"Michael Brown and his group were all a delight to work with. I had very little experience, and they could not have been more patient. No matter what your level of experience, you are going to learn a great deal and have a great time."