SEATTLE FILMMAKING CLASSES

  • Our program was established in 2002.
  • Most of our classes meet on the University of Washington campus in Seattle
  • If you’re new at making movies, Filmmaking 101 and Let’s Make a Movie are a great place to start. 
  • To see course titles, dates, and times, scroll down
  • For more info or to sign up, click the course title

FILM CLASSES

REKINDLE SCHOOL offers several different classes in different aspects of filmmaking:

  1. MAKING MOVIES ON A MICRO BUDGET (Learn how to make your own movies!)
  2. LET’S MAKE A MOVIE (We’ll make a short film in class.) (A great way to get some footage for your acting reel)
  3. LET’S MAKE A HORROR MOVIE (Offered once per year — we’ll make a short horror movie, then it’ll play in a Seattle theater along with other entries)
  4. TEAM BUILDING FOR THE 48 (Improve your acting skills, and have lots of fun — then make a movie — then watch it in a Seattle theater!)
  5. SCREENWRITING 101 (Learn how to write screenplays)
  6. SCREENWRITING 102 (coming in fall 2019) (stay tuned!)

TODAY’S FEATURED CLASSES:


MAKING KILLER MOVIES ON A MICRO BUDGET


  • Interested in making your own documentaries, commercials, independent shorts or feature films, and wanting them to be as good as possible, but have a limited budget?
  • Have questions about lighting, audio, camcorders, or how to choose the best editing software?
  • This Seattle filmmaking class will answer your questions, clear up the confusion, and get you off to a good start.
  • You’ll learn how to make high-quality movies without the mistakes that are common to beginners.
  • You’ll learn money-saving methods that will move you forward toward your goals, without spending a penny more than you need to.
  • All levels are welcome.

To LEARN MORE, or SIGN UP NOW – CLICK HERE


SCREENWRITING 101

In this class, students will learn how screenplays are written, then get some practice in writing them. You’ll have a chance to write “minute movies” (just a page long), short screenplays (a few pages long), and scenes from full length movies. There will also be opportunities (for those who want to) to share your writing with the class and get some feedback.

To LEARN MORE, or SIGN UP NOW – CLICK HERE!


LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

Want to star in a movie, while learning how films are made? Here’s your chance! In this class, we’ll create and film a short movie, working together as a group. Everyone in the class who wants to, will be in the film. Important: If you are new to acting, take ACTING 101 before taking this course. You can take LET’S MAKE A MOVIE just for fun, or as part of our Acting for the Camera certificate program. Seattle: UW campus 

To LEARN MORE, or SIGN UP NOW – CLICK HERE!


UPCOMING CLASSES: JULY-DECEMBER


JULY CLASSES  ⟶  AT A GLANCE

FIND BY COLOR:

  • 🟨🟨 ACTING CLASSES
  • 🟥🟥 COMEDY CLASSES
  • 🟦🟦 VOICEOVER CLASSES
  • 🟩🟩 ART CLASSES
  • ⭕⭕ WRITING CLASSES
  • 🟣🟣 FILMMAKING CLASSES

🟨🟨 ACTING 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 177032-4-25: ACTING 102 -
Note revised course dates: Wed. 7-9 pm.
7/10, 7/17, 7/31, 8/7 (no class on 7/24)
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 9



🟨🟨 ACTING INTENSIVE: THREE SCENES
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #171959-6-10: Acting Intensive:
Three Scenes - Dates/times will be set soon
Tuition: $150 +$10 registration fee
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far:


🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 103
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 161676-3-9: Voiceover 103 -
Please note date and time change:
Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Location: UW campus - Seattle
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"For students who have completed V101 and V102. Detailed exercises in monologues and scene work..."


🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 165914-3-13: VOICEOVER 102 -
Sat. 10am-12pm - 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #16329-5-31 Voiceover 101
Sundays 10 am-12 pm. 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
For adults and teens (most students are adults)
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 11



🟦🟦🟨🟨 ACCENTS FOR ACTORS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #158542: Accents for Actors -
Sundays 1 pm-3 pm. 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11

Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1


🟩🟩 DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #163697-5-16
Drawing for Absolute Beginners 
Saturdays 10 am-12 pm – 7/20, 7/27, 8/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus (Seattle)
Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 2

"Whether your goal is to be able to draw from life, photos, or imagination, this enjoyable introductory class will help..."



🟩🟩 CARTOONING
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #17493-5/20: Cartooning 101 -
Saturdays 12:30 pm-2:30 pm – 7/20, 7/27, 8/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 3


🟩🟩 COLORED PENCIL
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 21910-5-20 - COLORED PENCIL DRAWING
Sunday July 21. 10:30-4 pm. A fun 1-day workshop
Tuition $100 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: Artist and Craftsman Store
4350 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Maximum: 10. Enrolled so far: 3


🟨🟨🟣🟣 LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 17396-4-6: Let's Make a Movie -
Saturdays - 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17
This class STARTS at 3 pm
First 2 meetings end at 5:30 pm
Last 3 meetings may last till 9 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 8

   


🟨🟨 ACTING 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 54085-4-29: Acting 101 -
Sun. 10 am-12 pm – 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 22. Enrolled so far: 17


🟨🟨 ACTING 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 177032-4-25: ACTING 102 -
Note revised course dates: Wed. 7-9 pm.
7/10, 7/17, 7/31, 8/7 (no class on 7/24)
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 9



🟨🟨 ACTING 103
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #117354-3-21: Acting 103 -
Wednesdays August 7, 14, 21, 28 - 5 pm-7 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


🟨🟨 ACTING INTENSIVE: EMOTION
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 102938-6-9: Acting Intensive: Emotion
Sundays 5:30pm-7:30pm. 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 4


🟨🟨 IMPROV 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 31137-4-18: Improv 101
Sunday 7/21 only, 11 am-3:30pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"A fun, fast-paced introduction to improvisational acting..."



🟨🟨 IMPROV 102
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT



⭕⭕ SCREENWRITING 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 17534-5-15: Screenwriting 101
Mondays 6 pm-8 pm. 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Where: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Enrolled so far: 11

AUGUST CLASSES ⟶ AT A GLANCE

FIND BY COLOR:

  • 🟨🟨 ACTING CLASSES
  • 🟥🟥 COMEDY AND IMPROV
  • 🟦🟦 VOICEOVER CLASSES
  • 🟩🟩 ART CLASSES
  • ⭕⭕ WRITING CLASSES
  • 🟣🟣 FILMMAKING CLASSES

🟩🟩 MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 18473-3-26 - Mixed Media Collage -
Please note rescheduled class date:
Sunday August 4, 10:30am-4 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Location: Artists and Craftsman Store
4350 8th Avenue NE Seattle, Washington 98105
Minimum: 3. Maximum: 12. Signed up so far: 1



🟨🟨 ACTING 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 17383-6-6: Acting 101 - Wednesdays
Revised dates: 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4 – 7 pm-9 pm
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Max. enrollment: 18. Enrolled so far: 2


🟨🟨 ACTING 103
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #117354-3-21: Acting 103 -
Wednesdays August 7, 14, 21, 28 - 5 pm-7 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


🟥🟥 STAND UP COMEDY
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #17427-7-3: COMEDY –
Mondays 7 pm-10 pm -
10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
(may sometimes run late)
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
First 3 meetings: University of Washington campus: Seattle branch
Final meeting (performance) is in a comedy club
Max. enrollment: 22. Enrolled so far: 2



🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 101
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 32112-4-16 - Voiceover 101 -
August 7, 14, 21, and 28
Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum:15. Enrolled so far: 1


🟩🟩DRAWING FACES & PORTRAITS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class 28575-6-17: Drawing Faces
Saturday August 10 only, 10 am-2:30 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 10. Enrolled so far: 2



🟩🟩 FIGURE DRAWING 
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #29581-4-29: Figure Drawing -
Saturdays 8/10 and 8/17 - 12:30-2:30 pm
Tuition: $100 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2



🟣🟣 MAKING MOVIES ON A MICRO BUDGET
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #17506-4-16: Making Movies on a Micro Budget
Sundays August 18 and 25, 6 pm-8:30 pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

"This Seattle filmmaking class will answer your questions, give you a good understanding of the basic elements of independent filmmaking, and get you off to a good start."



🟩🟩 LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #75655-6-12
Drawing for Absolute Beginners -
"Learn to Draw in a Day"
Sunday August 18 - 10 am-4 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2



🟨🟨 AUDITIONING WORKSHOP
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #17407-6-9: Auditioning Workshop
Also known as: "Acting 105: Auditioning"
Sunday August 25 - 10-am-4 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 2



🟩🟩 DRAWING COMIC BOOKS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS
OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

Class #27702-2-25: Drawing Comics
and Graphic Novels -
Saturday June 29 only: 10 am-3:30 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

 

CLASSES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

  • CLASSES WITH LIVE LINKS ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT
  • OTHERS WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON

FIND BY COLOR:

  • 🟨 ACTING CLASSES
  • 🟥 COMEDY AND IMPROV
  • 🟦 VOICEOVER CLASSES
  • 🟩 ART CLASSES
  • ⭕ WRITING CLASSES
  • 🟣 FILMMAKING CLASSES

🟨🟨 ACTING 102
Wednesdays, 7 pm-9 pm. 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟨🟨 ACTING 104 – EMOTION
Wednesdays, 5 pm-6:50 pm. 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟩🟩 DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
SATURDAYS – 10 AM-12 PM – 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟨🟨 AUDITIONING 101
SATURDAYS – 12:30 PM-2:30 PM – 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟨🟨 LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
SATURDAYS – 3 PM-5 PM – 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟦🟦 VOICEOVER 101
SATURDAYS – 10 AM-12 PM – 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟦🟨 ACCENTS FOR ACTORS 101
SATURDAYS – 10 AM-12 PM – 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟨🟨 ACTING 101 
Now open for enrollment!

Class 160818-6-9: ACTING 101
Sundays 10 am-12 pm - 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Tuition $150 + $10 registration fee
University of Washington campus - Seattle
Maximum: 20. Enrolled so far: 1


🟨🟨 ACTING 102
Now open for enrollment!

Class 19285-5-1: ACTING 102 - Sundays
12:30pm-2:30pm - 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1


🟨🟨 ACTING 102
SUNDAYS – 3PM-5PM – 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟨🟨 ACTING INTENSIVE: THREE SCENES
SUNDAYS – 5:30 PM-7:30 PM – 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13
This class will open for enrollment soon


🟨🟣 ACTING INTENSIVE: LET’S MAKE A HORROR MOVIE
Now open for enrollment!

THURSDAYS – 6 PM-8:30 PM – 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17

 


Frequently asked questions!

slate2People often ask what the differences are between our Seattle film classes. Some have similar titles (because they’re all about filmmaking), but the content is very different.

In a nutshell: Let’s Make a Movie is a hands-on class in which the students make a movie as a group. They write or choose a script, learn how to set up lights, operate the slate, record audio, and operate the camcorder, and can also act in the movie if they want to. The instructor brings in a professional (prosumer high def) camcorder, pro lights, a pro microphone, etc., which are used in filming the movie.  Students are taught how to use the equipment, and take turns using it.  They are also welcome to “film along,” filming their own versions of the different shots, if they have their own camcorders.

Because we’re rushing to complete a movie by the deadline, we don’t have time in  Let’s Make a Movie to cover a lot of technical information, such as, all of different types of camcorders… the different kinds of microphones and how they work… the theory of lighting… and detailed, in-depth information about storyboarding and shot lists, etc. For that reason, we added the Crash Course in Filmmaking class, which covers all of these things in great detail. Let’s Make a Movie is an experiential class in which students learn by doing; Crash Course in Filmmaking is where we cover all of the THEORY behind what we’re doing.

Documentary Filmmaking (offered some quarters) is specifically geared toward people who want to make their own documentaries. It addresses questions like how to set up interviews, and how to record high quality audio and video under field conditions.

Start Writing Your Screenplay is a very solid introduction to screenwriting. Students who complete all four classes will receive a certificate of completion.

Note: Another class that can be helpful to filmmakers is Beginning Acting.  (It’ll give you a place to meet some good actors, and “scout” talent for your movie while participating in the class and learning how actors approach their work.)


Student comments:

“I found your classes on the web when I was looking for Seattle film schools.  I was looking for a school that was affordable because I didn’t want to get into a student loan situation.  I don’t know yet if this will be a career. I was just wanting to learn how to make movies for fun.  The classes are good and I did learn a lot.  I took Let’s Make a Movie and the Crash Course in Filmmaking class, and will be taking the video editing class next.   Your classes are a resource to the community and I recommend the classes to people who would like to learn more about filmmaking and want the end product to look professional. Thank you.” – Lee R., Seattle


Looking for affordable FILM CLASSES in Seattle?  Looking for a Seattle film school where you can learn the basics of digital filmmaking without spending a fortune? Ready to move beyond Youtube, and start make movies that are good enough to get into the major film festivals?  There is still time to sign up for our upcoming Seattle Film Classes!