Fall Classes for Adults (16+)

Fall Classes for Adults (16+)

Virtual Workshops
* Screenwriters Lab * Screenwriting I * Voice Acting *
In-Person Classes
* Stand Up Comedy * Improv * Storytelling * Editing with Premiere Pro *
* Introduction to Photoshop *

New classes are added regularly, so keep checking back!

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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:
13+
Date:
11/12, 11/13, 11/19, 11/20
Time:
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Cost:
$350 / Members $315
Instructor:
Chris Stetson

Stand-Up Comedy (16+)

In this class, students will learn the art of Stand-up comedy. Through a series of exercises, they’ll generate and develop material, craft jokes and build a monologue. They’ll learn about timing, act-outs and voice. They’ll learn microphone technique and how to speak to an audience. Each day, students will get up in front of the class and perform, building their comfort level and their confidence. No experience is needed! This is a great workshop for anyone that wants to break out of their comfort zone or workshop new material. The class will culminate in a graduation show at Montclair Film’s Cinema 505, which will be filmed so students can see their performances. (Class size: 7 – 10)

Ages:
16+
Date:
6 Thursdays: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
Time:
7:15 PM – 9:15 PM
Cost:
$265 / Members $238.50
Instructor:
Rob Asaro

The Art of Storytelling (16+)

Everyone has a unique story to tell, but not everyone has the training or the confidence to feel comfortable telling it. Since going online with most everything we do for work and to socialize these days, do you feel like the Zoom calls and Facetime don’t show your real self? Do you get nervous running meetings at work? Do you want to ensure your message is well received on the radio, a podcast, or at your next fundraiser? Then the Art of Storytelling is the perfect first step for you! In this course, we will review the basics of storytelling and performance to ensure you are your best self in front of any group. Whether or not you want to work on confidence in preparing your next professional storytelling performance with Montclair Film Story Slams, this class will give you the tools you need to deliver high quality stories, performances, and content in whatever spaces you choose! (Class size: 7 – 10)

Ages:
16+
Date:
4 Mondays: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$180 / Members $162
Instructor:
Duncan Miller

 

NEW! Introduction to Photoshop

Ever wonder how graphic design logos or photos are edited? Look no further! In this hands-on design course, students will learn the necessary tools and fundamentals of graphic designing, image manipulation and photo editing through the industry-standard software Adobe Photoshop. Students will also learn how to navigate through the program’s interface by creating new compositions, saving and exporting projects, working with multiple layers, and so much more. This course was developed to introduce the magical and organized process behind digital design and bring a simple idea to life! At the end of the workshop, students will have a collection of digitally rendered projects that can be shared with friends and family. No previous design experience required! (Class Size: 8-12)

Ages:
15+
Date:
5 Thursdays: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$300 / Members $270
Instructor:
Steven Lew

Improv (16+)

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 – 13)

Ages:
16+
Date:
8 Wednesdays: 10/12, 10/19, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$350 / Members $315
Instructor:
Luke Ward

 

Virtual Workshops

 

Screenwriting 1 (16+)

Virtual
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 ideas! This course was developed to lay the foundation for screenwriters, no previous screenwriting experience is required. (Class Size: 7 – 10)

Ages:
16+
Date:
8 Tuesdays: 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$340 / Members $306
Instructor:
John Rotondo

Screenwriters Lab (16+) – Closed

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Virtual
Stuck in your script? Screenwriters Lab is a perfect class for screenwriters about to start a script or with a script in progress. Hear your screenplays come to life during table reads with your class. Receive peer feedback from other students and professional feedback from our instructor. Plan, write, edit, and polish your scripts to get them ready for production, contests, and festivals! Students should have a working knowledge of script format and a sense of basic story structure.
Screenwriting I recommended. (Class size 8-10)

Ages:
16+
Date:
8 Thursdays: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost:
$375 / Members $337.50
Instructor:
John Rotondo

Voice Acting

Virtual
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 7 – 10)

Ages:
16+
Date:
6 Wednesdays: 10/26, 11/2,11/9,11/16, 11/30, 12/7
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$300 / Members $270
Instructor:
Juani Tantillo

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