FilmNorth Offers In-Person & Virtual Classes & Workshops

In-person classes will be held at FilmNorth, 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 120, Saint Paul, MN 55114 unless otherwise specified.

Covid Safety Policy for In-Person Classes & Events
FilmNorth is following CDC’s current COVID-19 variant guidance for Ramsey County:

  • People may choose to mask at any time. Masks are recommended for those who are unvaccinated, immunocompromised, or at high-risk for complications associated with COVID-19 variants.
  • People with any COVID-19 symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should stay home.
  • Masks are available for students who need them (one mask per student per class).

Virtual Classes
Participation in FilmNorth online classes requires use of the free Zoom cloud-based video conferencing service. For optimal performance we recommend that you install Zoom on your computer rather than running it from a web browser. We will e-mail students a course reminder and Zoom link a few days prior to the first session. Click here for a Zoom tutorial.

FilmNorth offers a low-income tuition price option for classes and workshops. We define a low-income household as follows:

  • Household of one with a total annual income of $25,000 or less
  • Household of two or more with a total annual income of $45,000 or less

A limited number of scholarships are available. Click here for guidelines and scholarship application.

Class registrations are accepted past the registration deadline if there are still openings available. Click here for registration guidelines and cancellation policy (also included with each course description).

By registering for a FilmNorth class you are agreeing to our Community Values Statement.

Filmmaking

Elevating Your Storytelling to Greatness: for Writers & Directors

C.J. Renner

6 sessions: Wednesdays, April 24-May 29, 6:30-9:30 pm, Starts April 24

Advanced Cinema Production: Video Journalism

Tom Baker

4 sessions: Thursdays, May 2-23, 6:30-9:30 pm, Starts May 2

Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro

Aaron Thomas

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, June 1-2, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Starts June 1

PA Boot Camp

Barbara Wiener

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, June 8-9, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Starts June 8

Cinema Production Basics

Barbara Wiener

9 sessions: Wednesdays, July 10-September 4, 6:30-9:30 pm, Starts July 10

Location Lighting

Ben Bowman

2 sessions: Saturday, July 20, 10:00 am-6:00 pm and Sunday, July 21, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Starts July 20

Production Audio

Owen Brafford

1 session: Saturday, August 3, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Starts August 3

Photography
Screenwriting

Elements of Screenwriting

David Grant

8 sessions: Mondays, April 22-June 17 (no class May 27), 6:30-9:30 pm, Starts April 22

Elevating Your Storytelling to Greatness: for Writers & Directors

C.J. Renner

6 sessions: Wednesdays, April 24-May 29, 6:30-9:30 pm, Starts April 24

Advanced Screenwriting: TV Pilots [Virtual]

Jake Yuzna

8 sessions: Mondays, April 29-June 24 (no class May 27), 6:30-9:00 pm CT, Starts April 29

Introduction to Writing for TV

Bo Kaprall

8 sessions: Thursdays, July 18-September 5, 6:30-8:30 pm, Starts July 18