Backpacker Film School Webinar and Live Training

Whether you want to make a slick family-trip memoir or a movie worthy of a film festival, shooting high-quality video takes more than pushing "record." Sign up for our webinar and our expert team will show you how to shoot like a pro.

Whether you want to hit the film festival circuit or just impress your family and friends with a polished video posted right to YouTube, our four-week interactive course teaches everything you need to know via convenient online conferencing. We’ll use live instruction with professional filmmakers to show you the dynamics of shooting, storytelling, editing, and more using real-world tutorials and personalized troubleshooting.

And, for those budding filmmakers who want to take their movie-making to the next level, we’re hosting an optional three-day field session in southern Utah’s spectacular canyon country with an industry pro.

By the time we’re finished, Scorcese and Spielberg will have nothing on you.

BONUS!! All participants will receive a free KEEN Oswego Bag and, those attending in the in-the-field session will have the chance to win a short-term, paid video assignment from KEEN. ***Rules and Regulations Apply.


To hold a space for either program, simply enter your name and email address below–no need to pay now. The class is contingent on reaching a minimum number of participants, so tell your friends. We’ll contact you directly with instructions for payment by August 30.



In our live webinar series, our expert instructors will show you how to become the ultimate adventure filmmaker right from the comfort of your home. In this four-week series, we’ll break down the essentials of camera and format choice, shooting techniques and camera care in difficult conditions, storytelling and scripting, maximizing sound and motion, editing, posting to YouTube, and more.

PRICE: $500

DATES: September 14, 21, 28, and October 5.



In addition to our four-week webinar, you’ll have the chance to cap off your filmmaking experience by perfecting your skills in the field with a pro. BACKPACKER field editor, Utah backcountry guide, and veteran wilderness videographer Steve Howe, who has shot on location for PBS and National Geographic, will show you how to shoot the ultimate wilderness documentary over three days in the Utah backcountry. Howe will demonstrate proven techniques–from shot composition and variation to safety while shooting in intense terrain. PLUS: Participants will have the chance to win a short-term, paid video assignment from KEEN. ***Rules and Regulations Apply. ****LIMIT FIRST 15 PEOPLE TO SIGN UP.

PRICE: $1,000 (includes webinar and field session, but no transportation, and no accommodations before or after the field session)

DATES: October 8-10