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Our workshops make writing, directing and producing films and web series accessible to students of all ages and abilities. As a not-for-profit company, our tuition is often half the cost of similar workshops and our bottom line is empowering artists to create good stories, well told.

Workshops are offered online and allow students to progress through classes at their own pace. Students can pose questions to the instructor with 24-hour turnaround to receive valuable feedback. If you can watch a YouTube video on your PC, Mac, tablet or smart phone, you can access our workshops.



Forge It! Web Series Workshop

Taught by Seattle Times best-selling novelist and award-winning poet Jennifer DiMarco, our web series workshop will walk you through the process of bringing your web series to life with the strongest possible foundation -- a good story. The writer and director behind Ghost Sniffers, Ghost Noir, and other Blue Forge Productions projects, DiMarco guides students with sixteen extremely focused classes. Whether your idea is a cooking show, a living comic book or a dramedy, our workshop gives you the tools you need in four sections of four classes each:


What makes a good story? What's your genre and audience? Find your POV, central question, tagline, and more. Chart your story's progress and pacing, find the heart of what you're trying to say and who you want to speak to. Learn the best script format for a web series, industry terminology, and how to write, write, write!


Imagery rules in film and a web series is really a series of short films. Find the images, colors, symbols and even the music that perfectly conveys your story. Learn about securing locations, what you can and can't film, and the different ways to frame a shot. Tell your entire story in pictures and make a story board.


Are your actors friends and family? Cardboard cut outs on craft sticks? No matter who will be in front of the camera, as the director, you will have to work with them. Learn about your team (the crew), the talent (the cast) and even dive into basic acting methods to help beginners become comfortable in front of the camera.


What camera is best? What other equipment do I need? What about software for special effects? How do I budget my project? How do I contact the press and write marketing materials? Get the virtual experience that will allow you to make your own informed decisions about a wide variety of tools and learn how to use them best so you won't break the bank to make art. HD cameras, 3D cameras, filters, mics, poles, iPads and more are explored.

A $150 tuition grants one student access to all sixteen classes (more than five hours of instruction) plus unlimited emails exchanges with the instructor. Students  can start the workshop at any time. Access information to all sixteen classes will be sent to you within 24 hours of payment.

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