Bellingham Film Bootcamps
Bootcamps are a way to get all the information FAST! We bring experienced instructors to give you the essential low down and you leave with real skills and insight that will help you take the next step.
DIY Documentary: Production Standards and Practices of Non-Fiction Filmmakers
with Lisa Gruwell Spicer
at Bellingham Makerspace
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8 AM - 12 PM
Non-fiction and documentary film are produced with a different work-flow than fiction films. By design, documentary producers use a treatment and shot list instead of a script, work with real people, not actors, and a stealth crew with minimal gear. In this workshop, we’ll cover the 3 standard phases of filmmaking (Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production) as practiced by non-fiction filmmakers. This workshop will include an emphasis on Post (editing).
Instructor Lisa Gruwell Spicer has worked for over 30 years in film and video production as a producer and editor, using industry-standards in her production methods. Starting out in the Seattle film and video production industry in corporate communications and marketing, she then earned a BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Washington. An internship at KCTS/9 (PBS) in the documentary unit led to employment, including Bill Nye the Science Guy. Working on Bill Nye as both an Associate Producer and Assistant Editor, she won three Emmys in editing (1996, ’97, ’98). Her first independent film (16 mm), Without The Trees, The Sky Will Fall (1990), documented Lummi tribal members working with indigenous Mayans of Mexico to preserve their respective rainforests. In 2003, Spicer moved from Seattle to Bellingham, and produced videos for clients including Slum Doctor Programme and Western Washington University (WWU).
She went on to pursue her MA in Anthropology from WWU (2012), discovering how well the tools and field methods of anthropology apply to documentary production and editing.
With Fredrick Dent, she founded Spicer Dent Productions in 2013. Specializing in short subjects, they have been producing the web series Homeless in Bellingham, which won a 2017 Mayors Arts Award.
She recently worked as consulting anthropologist on the upcoming authorized documentary about the life and times of Cheech and Chong, and is currently editing a feature documentary about the start of the environmental movement, working with archival black and white video from the seventies.
Register by Wednesday, September 25 to hold your spot! No late registration or walk-ins will be accepted. The class is subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not reached.
Intro to HD Makeup Bootcamp with Sarah Rorvig
Vivaluxx School of Makeup Art
Monday & Tuesday, August 20 & 21, 2018, 5 - 9 PM
Day One Only $50
Both Days $100
This bootcamp may be taken as both days or Day One only. Focusing on both day and evening makeup applications suitable for HD film, Instructor Sarah Rorvig of Vivaluxx School of Makeup Art will demonstrate step by step while sharing her tips and tricks. She’ll also cover technical cosmetic applications, sanitizing methods, and professional etiquette when working on set. These techniques can also be used for everyday and special occasion clientele.
Day One class will include a step-by-step demonstration and Q & A. Day Two is a similar format and application but using airbrush techniques.
More About Sarah Rorvig of Vivaluxx School of Makeup Art
Sarah Rorvig is an accomplished and creative makeup artist and founder of Vivaluxx School of Makeup Art. She has experience in all aspects of makeup: bridal, fashion, body painting, film and media. Her training and education at John Casablancas in Vancouver, BC, in addition to her experience working at MAC Cosmetics and as a Freelance artist since 2006, provides her clients with a dependable, detail-oriented, and multi-faceted artist. Sarah has even worked backstage (and onstage!) with international hair stylist Kevin Murphy, and has helped raised thousands of dollars for various charities by donating her time and artistry. Vivaluxx offers a 5-month Master Beauty Makeup Course that begins in August and February as well as day, weekend, small group and one-on-one lessons.
Register now to hold your spot.
Day One: August 20, 2018, 5 PM – 9 PM, $50
Both Days: August 20 & 21, 2018 5 PM – 9 PM, $100
Vivaluxx School of Makeup Art
115 W Chestnut Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Assitant Director Bootcamp with Scott Larkin
Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 6 - 9 PM
The Bellingham Makerspace
In just 3 short hours you'll learn the essential duties of an AD including:
This bootcamp is ideal for aspiring directors and producers as well as those seeking more experience in assistant direction.
You'll get high quality instruction from our Bellingham Film Script to Screen AD Mentor, Seattle-based Scott Larkin. Scott is known for his work on Captain Fantastic and The Messenger and more than 50 other films since 2006.
JUST $30! REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Bellingham Film will offer monthly bootcamps to help the local film community up their game.
Contact us if you'd like to pitch your own bootcamp or suggest a future topic.