Adult Classes (Ages 16+)

Adult (16+) 2021 Fall Workshops

Virtual and In-person classes!
Vaccinations and Masks will be required for in-person classes.
New classes are added regularly, so keep checking back!

As a result of serious damage to our Media Labs and equipment from Hurricane Ida, we’ve had to postpone or move several Fall ’21 classes online.  Please see our revised fall schedule below. We will update the schedule as equipment and classroom space become available.  Apologies for any inconvenience!

IN-PERSON CLASSES

Improv

The fundamentals of improvisation are the fundamentals of life. Listening, agreeing, forwarding action, taking care of your partner and so much more! You’ll be introduced to those lessons as you play games as well as create characters and scenes using a variety of improv and creativity exercises. You can’t do anything wrong, no experience necessary! Number one rule is to have fun! (Class size: 8 – 12)

Ages:
16+
Dates:
8 Thursdays: 10/14, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
Time:
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost:
$285 / Members: $256
Location:
Montclair Film, 505 Bloomfield Avenue (in person)

VIRTUAL CLASSES

Editing with Premiere Pro

Great editing skills can really make a film come alive! In this hands-on beginner workshop, students will learn the interface, controls, and features of the industry-standard software, Adobe Premiere Pro. Our instructors will teach you how to log footage, create a rough cut, add titles and credits, implement transitions, work with sound, and even play with color. Students will also begin to learn the craft and language of editing. (Class size: 8-12)

Ages:
12 – Adult
Dates:
2 weekends: 11/6 & 11/7 + 11/13 & 11/14
Time:
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cost:
$280 / Members: $259
Location:
Virtual class will be held on ZOOM
Editing Technical Requirement: (Minimum specifications)
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) or macOS v10.13 or later
(MacBook Air not and Chromebook not recommended)
Processor: Intel® 6thGen or newer CPU – or AMD equivalent
RAM: 8 GB of RAM
Graphics Video Memory: 2 GB of GPU VRAM
Hard Disk Space: 8 GB available for installation and 2 GB for footage
Recommended Screen size: 15 inches

Podcast like a Pro

Develop and produce your own podcast in Montclair Film’s state of the art Storytelling Studio! From Radiolab to The Adventure Zone, podcasting has changed the face of our modern media landscape. In this course, students will pitch, produce, and publish their own shows.
Students will work together to develop their podcasts, learning the techniques necessary to launch their own series after the close of the course. Training on use of studio equipment is included. Upon completion of this workshop, students will have access to reserve the Storytelling Studios for their own projects! (Class size 8 – 12)

Ages:
16+
Dates:
5 Tuesdays 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost:
$285 / Members: $256
Location:
Virtual class will be held on ZOOM
Required:
Built-in computer mic or stand alone microphone.

Screenwriting I

Do you have an idea that belongs on the big screen? Then this may be the class for you! In this screenwriting workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of screenwriting, from format, to techniques, to story structure. We will also explore character development and dialogue. Students will analyze the works of selected short films and learn the screenwriting process from idea to a working draft. As a workshop class, students will receive valuable feedback from their peers and their instructor as they develop their own original works in class.(Class Size 8-10).

Ages:
16+
Dates:
8 Tuesdays: 10/19, 10/26, 11/2,11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7
Time:
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost:
$285 / Members: $256
Location:
Virtual class will be held on ZOOM

Screenwriters Lab

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)

Ages:
16+
Dates:
8 Wednesdays: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost:
$350 / Members: $315
Location:
Virtual class will be held on ZOOM

Voice Acting

Voiceover is everywhere! In addition to learning about the multi-faceted voiceover industry, in this 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 in a classroom setting as well as in the studio. (Class Size 8 – 10. Built-in computer mic or stand alone microphone required. )

Ages:
16+
Dates:
6 Thursdays: 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$275 / Members: $247
Location:
Virtual class will be held on ZOOM

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(Please Note: Discount applies to $75 Family membership or higher)

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For More Information Contact: Education@MontclairFilm.org