Home Sweet Home

This past week a dream that we have had for a few years came to life.  As we swept the last of the construction dust up in our new studio space, we welcomed 18 rad film makers to the humble home of Shade Tree Films.  It was an amazing three days with peeps all at different places in their film making. The relationships that were formed and the opportunity to work side by side with some incredible people was the highlight for us.  Through our various shooting and editing activities, it was great to watch people stretch themselves and work hard to improve their film making in every way. Everyone was so dedicated to making the most of this experience, as were we.  Because everyone was coming from completely different backgrounds and skill levels, we structured the three days in a way that they could almost choose their own adventure.  From observing one of our teams through the entire filmmaking process to completely making their own films with us there as a resource, the attendees were literally able pick the learning style that fit them best.

In the three days, we were able to plan, produce, shoot and edit a few films… All to be premiered at our rockin wrap party. Each shooting group broke into two different editing groups and produced their own edit (the reason there are two different films with the same talent). Here the films that were created for your watching pleasure…

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4


As with every Cine-skool, there are so many rad people and sponsors to thank so here we go…

LensRentals for providing gear for our attendees to use.
The Music Bed for providing music that makes our industry legit
New Blue FX for making it possible to color our films in a way that they feel right
Big Deal Branding For Their mass amounts of branding brain power
Plural Eyes Software for saving us a bajillion hours in syncing time
Shoot Sac for the RAD sacs
Props FX For the BALLER after party
The whole STF team… Candice, Geoff, David, Brandon, Maci, Chad and Drew

And last but most imprtant all the AMAZING attendees!!!!


Check out the story of Cine-skool Redlands told by the lens of all the attendees’ camera phones…


- Love STF

joshua - March 25, 2012 - 3:35 am

Daryl Johnston is my father. Thank you so much for what you have done. You gave him a lot more confidence.

Sweet November! | Skooled By Fools - September 17, 2012 - 8:41 pm

[...] March we held the first Cine-skool at home, right here in the STF studio (check out it here). Not only was it a blast to invite complete strangers into our space and have them leave close [...]

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