(Photo: Brad Diggans)

Film and Be Filmed

Shoot and edit your own short film in the Colorado backcountry with the Outside Adventure Film School


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Ever dream of becoming a filmmaker? Think you belong on television? This January the Outside Adventure Film School is teaming up with Outside Television to create a reality TV show in the Colorado backcountry! This is a truly unique opportunity for you to develop your filmmaking skills while appearing in a show about the experience.

Over a week’s time, you will shoot and edit your own short film as we hike four miles into the Colorado backcountry to untouched powder and stunning landscapes. Students will receive intensive, hands-on filmmaking instruction while snow camping, skiing, and spending two nights in the infamous Janet’s Cabin.

A television crew will be on location throughout the week, documenting the experience of filmmaking, backcountry activities, and you. We are looking for interesting personalities who are comfortable in front of a camera and aspire to tell great stories through film. This is a tuition-based program that will cost $2,595 for those who take part.

If this sounds like something for you, you must create a two- to five-minute video of yourself and send it our way. No need for editing or high production value, we just want to see you. Clips filmed on smartphones are perfectly acceptable, we only ask that you include the following:

  • Pitch the story you’d like to film.
  • What is your filmmaking background?
  • What kind of winter sports experience do you have? Especially pertaining to skiing/snowboarding and backcountry exploration?
  • Why do you want to be part of this experience?
  • What are your inspirations as an aspiring filmmaker?

Submission videos should be sent to with the subject line “AFS Submission Video.” All videos must be received no later than Friday, November 30, 2012.

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