Adventure Film School

Adventure Film School


A hands-on experience in taking your epic edits to the next level.


Event Overview



The adventure film school focuses on film education, hands-on learning and immersing yourself directly in the industry. Each participant is given the freedom to choose their own story to tell. We help you develop and understand how to best tell that story. Join adventure and advance your skills to the next level. Dive into visual storytelling while taking full advantage of the all access media passes to get up-close and personal with athletes and artists. This will be nothing but a rewarding experience.



Price & Prizes


5 Day Film School | $2,759

Included in tuition price:

  • 4 Weeks of pre-production, a month prior to the course start date.
  • 5 Full days of instruction with story development, visual storytelling, sound recording, lighting, data management, editing techniques, and business advice.
  • VIP all access media pass to roped off up-close media areas, and exclusive access to athletes.
  • Walk away with a 3-5min adventure film! Share and add to your portfolio.
  • Previous film school alumni access, online events, and course discounts.
3 Hour Film & Storytelling Sessions | $275

Included in tuition price:

  • A 3-hour session focusing on visual storytelling and filmmaking techniques.
  • Opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with instructors on filming action sports.
  • VIP all access media pass to roped off up-close media areas, and exclusive access to athletes.
  • Personal SD Card full of your sweet footage, shot during your session.
  • Q&A with professional filmmakers regarding filmmaking industry and business advice.
  • SWAG – sport your new 2017 AFS t-shirt!


Price & Prizes


5 Day Film School | June 7-11, 2017

We’ll cover every aspect of what it takes to become and make your own adventure film. Learn how to turn your idea into a film. Practice using visual and storytelling techniques, while mastering your camera skills and working on the technicality of editing your very own 3-5min film!


Online Story Development

Work with instructors prior to the in-field days to map out your story. Understand how to turn a brainstorming session into a story concept.

Day 1 – 3

Begin filming and working with instructors 1:1. Mixed with the excitement of watching athletes compete in multi-sporting events, scout the lay of the land, practice camera techniques, and play with a variety of camera equipment. Each evening receive collaborative feedback from instructors during our student footage review.

Day 4 & 5

In addition to capturing the footage needed during the day around the valley of Vail and all the GoPro Mountain Games – begin the editing process. Each night, dive into what it takes to piece, edit, and layout your footage into a story. Working with instructors on the flow, data management, and plot line – you will walk away a confident storyteller. You’ll learn how to organize your thoughts into a story, while asking and getting all of your questions answered by our instructors. Our team meets each participant at their level and provides enough feedback, support, and encouragement to help take you to your goals.

3 Hour Film & Storytelling Sessions June 8-11, 2017

We’ll cover camera angles, the best sequences are for telling a compelling story, and work with you 1:1 on some of your burning questions. Learn to shoot during one of the largest multi-sporting events with our expert staff.

No prior film experience needed. No camera? No problem. Use one of our handy GoPros during the course and take home all your footage.


2 sessions a day. Choose your time slot upon registration.

  • Meet the group and begin by diving into how to cover a scene.
  • Group up and move to specific sport location for hands-on practice.
  • Adapt to chaotic situations while under pressure.
  • Review your footage with the group & instructors during our review process to understand how to improve for next time!
  • Walk away with your action footage & some new skills under your belt.

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