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 guidance for Ramsey County:

  • Masks are recommended for those who are unvaccinated, immunocompromised, or at high-risk for complications associated with COVID-19.
  • People may choose to mask at any time.
  • People with any COVID-19 symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should stay home.
  • Free 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.



Introduction to Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects [Virtual]

Beth Peloff

3 sessions: Tuesdays, June 7-21, 6:30-8:30pm CDT, Starts June 7

Cinema Production Basics [In-Person]

Pam Colby

9 sessions: Wednesdays, June 15-August 10, 6:30-9:30pm, Starts June 15

Introduction to Final Cut Pro [In-Person]

Jeremy Wilker

3 sessions: Thursdays, July 14-28, 6:30-9:30pm, Starts July 14

Sound Design for Film [In-Person]

James Patrick

3 sessions: Wednesdays, July 20-August 3, 7–9pm, Starts July 20

Basics of Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects [In-Person]

Jila Nikpay

1 session: Saturday, July 23, 10am-4pm, Starts July 23

Marketing Independent Films – A Crash Course [In-Person]

Jake Yuzna

1 session: Saturday, July 23, 1-4pm, Starts July 23

Demystifying Lighting [In-Person]

Kevin Kamin

1 session: Tuesday, July 26, 7-9:30pm, Starts July 26

Cinematography Boot Camp [In-Person]

Jeremy Wilker

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, July 30-31, 10am-4pm, Starts July 30

Intermediate Final Cut Pro [In-Person]

Jeremy Wilker

3 sessions: Mondays, August 1-15, 6:30-9:30pm, Starts August 1

Introduction to Adobe Premiere [Virtual]

Beth Peloff

3 sessions: Tuesdays, August 16-30, 6:30-8:30pm CDT, Starts August 16


Fundamentals of Photojournalism [In-Person]

Tom Baker

8 sessions: Tuesdays, April 12-May 31, 6:30-9:30pm, Starts April 12


Advanced Screenwriting [In-Person]

David Grant

8 sessions: Thursdays, July 7-August 25, 6:30-9:30pm, Starts July 7

Elements of Screenwriting [In-Person]

David Grant

8 sessions: Mondays, July 11-August 29, 6:30-9:30pm, Starts July 11

Introduction to Writing for TV [In-Person]

Bo Kaprall

8 sessions: Wednesdays, July 20-September 7, 6:30-8:30pm, Starts July 20

Genre Screenwriting – Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror & Beyond [Virtual]

Jake Yuzna

7 sessions: Tuesdays, July 26-September 6, 6:30-9:30pm CDT, Starts July 26

Creating & Selling Reality TV [In-Person]

Bo Kaprall

1 session: Saturday, August 6, 10am-4pm, Starts August 6