DIY Workshops

DIY Documentary is NW Documentary’s flagship course: a 10-week journey to create a short film from start to finish. We welcome students ages 15 and up with all levels experience to tell a story that is meaningful to them, expressing their personal vision and style using the latest digital tools. Supplementary Editing coursework (Premiere or Final Cut X) and Camera/Lighting courses support the DIY student in achieving their vision. The class culminates in a screening of DIY films at the Clinton Street Theatre.

In addition to DIY we offer classes on a variety of subjects rotating by term, including: Capturing Audio, After Effects, Research and Documentaries, Grantwriting for Artists, Legal issues and the Arts, Interviewing Techniques and more.  Learn about our programs in this short introductory video:

We keep classes small and flexible and invest a great deal of personalized attention in our students, customizing workshops to meet their learning pace, style, and passions.

Click on the workshop titles below to learn more about each class and register online. If you prefer to register over the phone, feel free to give us a call at 503-227-8688. Members get big discounts on workshop tuition. Become a member here.

DIY BUNDLE – Register for the DIY Bundle and save money! The DIY Bundle includes DIY, Camera & Lighting and an Editing class all for $650. All classes must be taken in 1 term in order to qualify for the reduced pricing. Simply select the Bundle price at check-out.

PLEASE NOTE: Each workshop has multiple price options. Please click the workshop title to view all price options and details.


Non-Fiction Film Writing

Price: $250.00

Date: September 20, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

DIY Audio Documentary

Price: $600.00

Date: September 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

Camera & Lighting for Interviews

Price: $50.00

Date: October 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

Editing 101: Final Cut Pro

Price: $250.00

Date: October 17, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

Editing 101: Adobe Premiere Pro

Price: $250.00

Date: October 18, 2017

Available Spaces: 4