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Filmmaking I – Closed
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In this hands-on workshop, students will learn the art of filmmaking from script to screen. Students will work together as a film crew to generate ideas, work with actors, master camera, lighting, and sound techniques, as well as learn the basics of editing. All of this will result in the production of our very own short film! No prior filmmaking experience is required! (Class size: 7 – 10)

Dates: 10/13 – 12/8 (No class 11/24) (8 Weeks, Saturdays)
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Total Cost: $385 / Members: $347

Instructor: Marie Rodriguez Spiegeland

Screenwriting (HS)

Learn the fundamentals of screenwriting from format, to techniques, to story structure. Students will analyze the work of successfully produced screenplays to learn what it takes to write for film and television, as well as receive valuable feedback from their peers and their instructor as they create their own original short, feature, or television scripts! No previous screenwriting experience is required. (Class Size: 7 – 10)

Dates: 10/13 – 12/8 (No class 11/24) (8 Weeks, Saturdays)
Time: 2:30pm – 4;30pm
Total Cost: $250 / Members: $225

Instructor: Ryan Moore

Editing with Premiere Pro I (15+) – Closed
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This hands-on beginner workshop will cover the interface, controls, and features of the industry-standard software Adobe Premiere Pro. Students will learn how to combine video, still images, and music to tell their stories. (Class size: 7 – 10)

Dates: 10/25 and 11/1 (2 Weeks, Thursdays)
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Total Cost: $125 / Members: $113

Instructor: Mark Stetson

Editing with Premiere Pro II (15+) – Closed
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Ready to take your editing skills to the next level? Students will study the works of professional editors, and will edit complete narrative scenes. In addition to editing theory, students will practice Filters and Transitions, Basic Color Correction, Sound Leveling and Mixing and more!

Dates: 12/2 and 12/9 (2 Weeks, Sunday)
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Total Cost: $150 / Members: $135

Instructor: Mark Stetson

Podcast like a Pro I (15+)

From Radiolab to The Adventure Zone, podcasting has changed the face of our modern media landscape. This hands-on course will give you the background and technical skills to begin developing and producing your very own show in the Montclair Film Storytelling Studio! Learn mic technique, mixing, post-production, and what makes for an interesting podcast from our guest instructor, Frank Hablawi of Non-Productive.com. Upon completion of this course, you will be certified to rent Montclair Film’s state of the art storytelling studio at a discounted rate for your personal podcasts! (Class size 7 – 12)

Dates: 10/16 – 11/6 (4 Weeks, Tuesdays)
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Total Cost: $250 / Members: $225

Instructor: Frank Hablawi

Cinematography Intensive

Cinematography is fundamental to visual storytelling. In this hands-on course, you will learn how to take your films to the next level, creating a sleek and professional look. Students will learn the language of visual storytelling through composition, lighting, color theory and movement, as well as learning how to properly use camera equipment such as cameras, lenses, and mounts. Filmmaking 1 or filmmaking experience recommended.

Date: 11/4
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Total Cost: $125 / Members: $113

Instructor: Ayana Baraka

SFX Make-up Design: Zombie Apocalypse! (14+) – Closed
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Want to make a horror film or just kill it on Halloween? In this hands-on workshop, a professional SFX make-up artist will teach you how to bring back the dead using a professional death palette. Leave class with scary new skills – and the goods to turn your friends and family into walkers! (Class Size: 10 – 16)

Every registration includes 1 FREE ticket to see WARM BODIES at Cinema505 on Sunday, October 21st at 1:00 PM!

Date: October 21
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Total Cost: : $70 (Includes $25 Materials fee) / Members $63

Instructor: Paul J. Mason

*Scholarships are available for qualified students.
To apply: http://www.montclairfilm.org/Scholarship/