Screen Captivated: Intro to “Screenlife” Filmmaking

Every day, from Jan 7 - Jan 8, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
This is an in-person event
"Learn how to make screenlife films with nothing but a computer and a story! No actors, locations, or bulky equipment required. Screenlife, or screen-based, films have been making waves at major festivals and studios. Feature films like Searching, Unfriended, and Profile are often audience’s introduction to the format, but you can see examples of screenlife in commercials, music videos, and even entire TV shows. In a world where social interactions, everyday dramas, and major life events are increasingly happening online, we need a film language to tell these stories. In this course, you’ll learn what makes an effective screenlife film by watching examples of some of the best, discussing the types of new stories that can be told, and starting to craft your own screenlife film. 

Artist Instructor bios:
Brandon Winters is an editor & director in Los Angeles working in documentary and narrative film. He’s integrated screenlife filmmaking into his for-hire work as well as making a couple of short essay films of his own (Minor Presence and Final World). More of his work is available at

Laura Houlberg is a Portland-based screenwriter & director currently working in tech. She writes about technology & media and in 2021 won Bertha DocHouse’s film competition for her screen-based documentary, Drawing in the Future." (Promo Copy)


934 SW Salmon St. Portland, OR 97205 Venue website

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