In addition to the courses listed below, FilmNorth is offering our Inclusive & Socially Conscious Filmmaking Lab, starting November 10. Click here for info and application.

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 Multimedia Storytelling

Tom Baker

4 sessions: Tuesdays, October 11-November 1, 6:30-9:30pm, Starts October 11

Introduction to Adobe After Effects

Ryan Ouradnik

4 sessions: Thursdays, October 13-November 3, 6:30-9:30pm, Starts October 13

Introduction to Adobe Premiere

Khalid Ali

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, October 15-16, 10am-4pm, Starts October 15

Documentary Boot Camp – A Master Class with Melody Gilbert [Virtual]

Melody Gilbert

1 session: Sunday, October 16, 9:30am-3:30pm CT, Starts October 16

Cinema Production Basics

Pam Colby

RESCHEDULED: Wednesdays, October 19-December 14, 6:30-9:30pm, Starts October 19

Directing Boot Camp

David J. Buchanan

1 session: Saturday, October 22, 9:30am-12pm, Starts October 22

Short Documentary Production

Thalia Drori Ramirez

6 sessions: Mondays, October 24-November 28, 6:30-9pm, Starts October 24

Animating with Adobe Creative Cloud [Virtual]

John Akre

2 sessions: Saturday, October 29, 9am-1pm CT & Sunday, October 30, 9-11am CT, Starts October 29

Introduction to Motion Graphics with Adobe After Effects [Virtual]

Beth Peloff

3 sessions: Tuesdays, November 1-15, 6:30-8:30pm CT, Starts November 1

Cinematography Boot Camp

Jeremy Wilker

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, November 5-6, 10am-4pm, Starts November 5

Culturally Conscious Filmmaking

Abdirahman Mohamed

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, November 5-6, 10am-4pm, Starts November 5

Filmmaking with Your Smartphone

Nick Clausen

1 session: Saturday, November 12, 10am-4pm, Starts November 12

Marketing Independent Films – A Crash Course

Jake Yuzna

1 session: Saturday, December 3, 1-4pm, Starts December 3

Introduction to Adobe Premiere

Khalid Ali

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, December 10-11, 10am-4pm, Starts December 10


DSLR & Mirrorless Photography Boot Camp

Tom Baker

1 session: Sunday, October 23, 9am-5pm, Starts October 23

The Showstopper Portrait

Ted Hall

2 sessions: Saturday-Sunday, November 19-20, 10am-5pm, Starts November 19


Elements of Screenwriting

David Grant

8 sessions: Mondays, October 3-November 21, 6:30-9:30pm, Starts October 3

Advanced Screenwriting

David Grant

8 sessions: Tuesdays, October 4-November 22, 6:30-9:30pm, Starts October 4

Introduction to Writing for TV

Bo Kaprall

8 sessions: Wednesdays, October 12-November 30, 6:30-8:30pm, Starts October 12

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

Jake Yuzna

7 sessions: Wednesdays, October 12-November 23, 6:30-9:30pm CT, Starts October 12

Short-Form Screenwriting

Pam Colby

6 sessions: Thursdays, October 13-November 17, 6:30-8:30pm, Starts October 13