Adventure Filmmaking

From: $3,500   Region: Denver (View all 51 Denver experiences)


Front Range, CO


Year-round, pending Michael's schedule

Three time Emmy Winner and internationally renowned director, Michael Brown, will teach you everything you need to know about adventure film making in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.
  • Fully tailored, one-on-one experience, to address your specific areas of interest
  • In your 3 day experience you'll learn film making; from shooting your subjects during an outdoor adventure to working in the editing room
  • Leave with a fully edited short film of your experience

More detailed description >

Over the course of three 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 has won more than fifty international film festival and industry awards for their documentaries. Michael is the recipient of three national Emmy Awards from five nominations and has filmed on all seven continents during fifty expeditions. He has been to the top of Mount Everest five 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.

What you Learn:
Your experience will be personally 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 Edit Suite

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

Sample Day:

A day of filming your friends or family on an adventure in the beautiful front range area of the Rocky Mountains, where Michael will teach you as much as you can retain about adventure filmmaking, from packing camera gear to getting great shots.

Next you'll take your footage into the edit room where you'll 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.

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:
3 per lesson

Up to 3 Allowed (these can be friends or family that join in the adventure to be your actors or subjects for your 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:
Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 14 days prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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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."