Adult Workshops (Age 16+)

Online Adult (16+) Mini-Camp
Who says camp is just for kids?

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A Taste of Improv

Four class sessions to introduce you to the fun of improvisation through exercises, games, and scenes. If you’re interested in improv – and you’ve seen it on TV or live – and want to have some fun letting those crazy ideas out of your head, this mini-camp will give you a summer blast of creativity. (Class Size: 7-12)

This class will be held in-person in Montclair Film’s Cinema505. Proof of vaccination is required.

Dates:
4 Mondays: 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9
Time:
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:
$136 / Members: $122
Instructor:
Location:
Montclair Film, 505 Bloomfield Avenue

Acting for TV and Film

Now is a great time to learn how to perform for the camera. In the past two years, NYC has had more TV series shooting here than anywhere else in the country. Whether you have a background in musical theater, or plays, or have never acted before, this class will prepare you step in front of the camera in TV and Film. Students will be on camera every day in class, watching their work, and learning how to bring the right amount of energy for a realistic performance. Topics also include: working with tv and film scripts, breaking down scenes, making choices, hitting your mark, preparing self-taped auditions at home, and learning the business side of acting. At the end of the workshop, students will receive a copy of their in-class work. Students will need a device (laptop, tablet, phone) with a camera and access to wi-fi. Classes will be held over ZOOM. Your instructor will also record these rehearsals/performances and play them back live during class. (Class size: 8 – 10)

Dates:
5 Wednesdays: 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
Time:
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Cost:
$240 / Members: $216
Instructor:
Location:
ZOOM
What students are saying….
“TJ was fantastic! His way of incorporating both audition recommendations and hands-on learning made the class engaging and applicable.”
“This was an awesome class – I loved that everyone got a chance to work and give feedback. It was very relaxed, but at the same time very professional.”
“I liked how much we were able to fit into a 5-week class and that the instructor was so willing to stay a little longer for questions. He showed true commitment to helping us and fitting everything into the course.”

Podcast Like a Pro – Closed

From Radiolab and Serial to The Adventure Zone and This American Life, podcasting has changed the face of our modern media landscape. This hands-on course will show you how to develop and produce your very own show from concept to reality! Learn mic technique, mixing, post-production, and what makes for an interesting podcast from our instructors, Frank Hablawi & Al Baldino of Non-Productive.com as they and a host of special guests take us through the steps to podcast like a pro! (Class size 7 – 10)

Dates:
5 Tuesdays: 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10
Time:
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Cost:
$210 / Members: $189
Location:
ZOOM
What students are saying….
“The content of the Podcast workshop is very comprehensive. While we could not be in person, in the studio, the Zoom format worked.”
“The workshop is an all-purpose, one-stop place to learn the who, what, when, where and how of getting that message out in your own voice.”
“The class was very informative & the instructor enthusiastic. A great way to learn the basics and to start to think of your own podcast ideas.”

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Screenwriting I

Students will 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 develop their own original short, feature, or television scripts! No previous screenwriting experience is required. (Class Size 8-10).

Dates:
8 Mondays: 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30
Time:
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:
$275 / Members: $247
Location:
ZOOM
What students are saying….
“It’s very useful to understand the fundamentals of screenwriting and really finding what you’re looking for as a screenwriter.”
“Provides valuable instruction for developing and writing screenplay!”

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Screenwriters Lab – SOLD OUT

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Do you have a concept or a script in progress that you’re ready to take to the next level? Perhaps you need structure and encouragement, as well as creative and practical feedback? This interactive, round-table writer’s room environment will help foster creativity and collaboration as students develop their own original short, feature or episodic television scripts. Under the guidance of Screenwriter and Instructor John Rotondo, students will read and offer feedback of each other’s work in order to help their fellow writers realize their script’s full potential. Understanding of basic screenplay structure, theme, story, plot, character development and film language is required but illustrative lessons will be integrated for reinforcement based on need and relevance. Screenwriting I is recommended. (Class Size: 7-10)

 

Dates:
8 Wednesdays: 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$275 / Members: $247
Instructor:
Location:
ZOOM
What students are saying….
“The best writing instructor in the industry. John is both comprehensive and organized.”
“The instructor is wonderful, knowledgeable and makes everyone feel welcome”

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Intro to Voice Acting – SOLD OUT

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Voiceover is everywhere! In addition to learning about the multi-faceted voiceover industry, in this introductory class, we will explore what makes voiceover performances compelling. We will also begin developing the tools necessary to execute them. Topics will include script analysis and interpretation, inflection, pacing, context, vocal quality, and finding your signature sound. Students will get to perform both commercial and narration copy. (Class Size 8 – 10)

 

Dates:
4 Thursday: 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29
Time:
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:
$165 / Members: $148
Instructor:
What students are saying….
It’s a great way to explore what voice acting is all about and how fun, but challenging, it is. The course is a safe place to experiment and figure out if you’re interested in doing it as a hobby or professionally.
No matter what level you are at, Juani can move you forward and provide meaningful feedback and guidance.

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Digging into the Darkness: Horror Film & Discussion Series – CLOSED

Dive into the spine-tingling details of new and classic horror films with instructor Jay Kay – host of the Horror Happens radio show. Participants will watch a new film each week in advance of class, then come together with other horror film fans on Zoom to talk about all the gory details. Film techniques, horror genres and horror history will be discussed. Netflix subscription is required to participate. Summer films include Girl on the Third Floor, The Strangers: Prey at Night & Truth or Dare. (Class size: 10 – 20)

*R-rated movies will be shown and discussed. Participants under 17 will be required to show parental consent.

 

Dates:
4 Sundays: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1
Time:
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost:
$80 / Members: $72
Location:
ZOOM
What students are saying….
I loved being able to chat with so many different people; producers, directors, sound designers, etc. Jay did an awesome job moderating and I felt like I got a lot out of each discussion.
The guests were INCREDIBLE. Jay curated a great lineup, and brought in some incredible people.
Really interesting hearing from/talking to the creative forces behind these movies. Jay did an excellent job of asking good questions and keeping things on track.

Inside Docs: Filmmaker Series – CLOSED

What does it take to make and release a non-fiction film? The behind-the-scenes stories are often as incredible as the documentaries themselves. Students will screen some of the best documentaries made by renowned filmmakers who will join the class for an intimate, tell-all discussion. Under the direction of Producer/Director/Instructor Reuben Atlas (Brothers Hypnotic, ACORN and the Firestorm, Sour Grapes) students have a unique opportunity to engage with a variety of professionals about the production, and the art and craft of independent documentary filmmaking. (10 – 16)

 

Dates:
5 Thursdays: 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5
Time:
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost:
$125 / Members: $112
Instructor:
Location:
ZOOM
What students are saying….
The instructor was a professional documentary filmmaker. The films we viewed were excellent and the filmmakers were generous with their time and answered many questions about their projects! I learned a lot about the subject matter of the doc as well as the documentary film making process.
Reuben facilitates in-depth conversations regarding both process and content of the films and gives plenty of space for the ‘students’ to drive the conversation so as to extract what we want out of it. I am producing my first documentary; Reuben has not only shown support for helping me to navigate the process, but the conversations with the directors have also been instructive and inspiring for my process.
The best film class you’ll ever take. [It is] so insightful as the filmmakers discuss with a very small group the process of making their film