Film School Instructors
Our Adventure Film School instructors are the best in the industry, specializing in extreme adventure filmmaking and taking cameras into the world's most intense environments. Their combined experience includes over 50 expeditions to all seven continents, winning more than 50 international film festival and industry awards, summiting Mt. Everest five times, and shooting for today's top rated shows including Deadliest Catch, Storm Chasers, and World's Toughest Fixes. Clients include National Geographic, NBC, CBS, ABC, ESPN, OLN, the BBC, Rush HD, the Discovery Channel, and many more. Our instructors are at your disposal to teach you first-hand the true art of adventure filmmaking along with all the tricks of the trade to complete a film from start to finish. Adventure Film School student films have won awards and appeared on national television. Many students have since started successful careers in the industry.
"Not only are these guys the top experts in their field, but they are excellent instructors who take a genuine personal interest in the success of each student and their individual films." --- Krista Barbour
Over the last two decades, Michael Brown has climbed to the top of two of the world's most demanding professions. As a world-class mountaineer, he has summited Mount Everest four times. As an Emmy-award winning filmmaker, he has carried a 25-pound High Definition camera with him to the top. Brown has made a habit of going to the world's harshest, most dangerous environments--the South Pole, the North Face of the Eiger, and 1500 feet underground in Choreadoro cave--and coming back with incredible footage and compelling stories. Men's Journal called him "a master of gut-dropping action," and Outside magazine described the cerebral filmmaker as a "swashbuckling librarian." As Founder of the Adventure Film School, Brown practices another of his favorite pursuits: teaching.
Full Bio & Credentials
Michael Brown also teaches adventure filmmaking for other organizations and events including a filmmakers workshop for the
prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival.
Mike Herbener has been a cameraman and editor at Serac Adventure
Films since 2008. He has filmed and edited for clients such as Warren
Miller, Citizen Pictures, National Geographic, and others. He has also
shot and produced two documentary films on the sport of
mountainboarding, which earned him the alias Dr. Shralp. Mike teaches
camera techniques, editing, and other technical aspects of the Serac
Adventure Film School.