Teen Classes (Ages 12 – 18)

Workshops for Students Ages 12 – 17

New classes are added regularly, so keep checking back!

Classes will be held in person pending any changes in the CDC guidelines.
Vaccinations and Masks will be required.

Students 16+ are also eligible for our Adult Classes!

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

NEW! Animation

Art and technology come together in this dynamic hands-on workshop! Students will learn frame by frame animation, motion tweening, character development, voice acting and storytelling and more using Krita, a free professional painting program for 2-D animation. By the end of the course, students will have created a short animation from the planning stages (pre-production) through post-production. No previous experience is required! (Class size: 8 – 12)

Montclair Film’s computers were recently destroyed by Hurricane Ida, so we must ask students to supply their own computers until we secure new ones. If you are interested in registering for this class and do not have a computer, please let us know and we will try to arrange for a loaner.

Ages:
12 – 17
Dates:
8 Thursdays: 10/14, 10/21*, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18*, 12/2, 12/9
Time:
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Cost:
$335 / Members: $302
The minimum computer specs are:
Operating System: Windows 8.1 or Higher, OSX 10.12, Linux
RAM: Recommended 4GB or higher
Optional GPU: OpenGL 3.0 or higher
Graphics Tablet Supported: Wacom, Huion, Yiyinova, Surface Pro

Middle School Screenwriting

In this dynamic screenwriting class, 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 create their own original script! By the end of the workshop, students will have the tools they need to write powerful and compelling screenplays. No previous screenwriting experience is required. (Class Size: 7 – 10)

Ages:
12 – 14
Dates:
8 Tuesdays: 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
Time:
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Cost:
$275 / Members: $247

High School Screenwriting

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 create their own original short, feature, or television scripts! (Class Size: 8 – 10)

Ages:
13 – 17
Dates:
8 Saturdays: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23*, 11/6, 11/18, 11/20, *12/4, 12/11
Time:
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost:
$275 / Members: $247

Cinematography Intensive

Looking to bring your films to the next level? Learn the art of cinematography to give your films a sleek, professional look. Students will discover how to use the camera to tell their stories, along with the technical know-how to get their films shot. From lighting, to lenses, to color theory, this hands-on workshop will provide knowledge and techniques that aspiring filmmakers need to improve their craft. (Class size 7 – 12. Filmmaking 1 or filmmaking experience recommended.)

Ages:
13 – 17
Dates:
Sunday: 12/5
Time:
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost:
$140 / Members: $126

Directors Lab

A director’s job is to visualize the script, and manifest it from the page to the screen through craft, creativity, and communication. In this workshop, students will learn the tools of directing — from how shot choice, lens choice, camera placement and movement, lighting, sound, and performance all combine in ways to articulate the narrative beats of a scene; to working with actors and understanding how to find the truth in a performance through actionable direction, through breaking down the logistics of a scene on the page and learning real-world skills to make sure you make your day on set. Students will work on small exercises to sharpen their directing skills, study and analyze the creative decisions made by independent and Hollywood directors, and take turns putting on their director’s hat of choice and shooting a scene in class. (class size: 7 – 10)

Ages:
13 – 17
Dates:
Sunday: 12/12
Time:
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost:
$140 / Members: $126

Virtual

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
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

Visual Effects (VFX)

Learn how movie magic is done! Go behind the scene and discover the exciting high tech world of VFX. In this NEW hands-on workshop, students will explore visual effects and how they are created. Students will learn a variety of techniques such as Rotoscoping, Compositing, Set Extension and Camera Tracking using industry standard VFX software such as Nuke, HitFilm and After Effects.

This workshop is the perfect mix of storytelling, cutting-edge technology and creativity.
From creating light sabers, to making fantastic worlds using a greenscreen, or making a Repulsor Jet, have fun exploring the fundamentals of VFX! (Class Size: 8 – 12)

Ages:
12 – 17
Dates:
8 Mondays: 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6
Time:
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Cost:
$335 / Members: $302
Location:
VIRTUAL
VFX Technical Requirement: (Minimum specifications)
Apple: macOS 10.15 Catalina, macOS 10.14 Mojave, or 10.13 High Sierra or
Windows: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit), Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
Internet connection: Required for online activation (FREE)
Processor: 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors or AMD equivalent.
RAM: 8 GB Recommended
Graphics Video Memory: 2 GB of GPU VRAM
Hard Drive Space: 4 GB available
Recommended Screen size: 15 inches

 

Students 16+ are also eligible for our Adult Classes!

Postponed

If you are interested in taking one of these classes,
please sign up here and we will contact you as soon as information is available.

Filmmaking 101 (Ages 12 – 15)

In this hands-on workshop, students will learn how to generate ideas for their films, and will be introduced to the fundamentals of filmmaking including: shot composition, camera angle, shooting, lighting and sound. With an emphasis on practical, guerilla-style filmmaking, students will discover how to bring their ideas to life! This is an excellent class for students who want to test the filmmaking waters before committing to a longer workshop. (Class size 7– 12)

Ages:
12 – 15
Dates:
Saturday: 9/25
Time:
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost:
$50 / Members: $45

Filmmaking Bootcamp (Ages 12 – 15)

In this hands-on filmmaking 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, and master camera, lighting, and sound techniques. Students will also learn the basics of editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. In each class, students will work both behind and in front of the camera, in both exterior and interior locations, so that they can gain as much experience as possible. Final films will be screened for friends and family in Cinema505 on the last day of class! (Class size: 7-12)

Ages:
12 – 15
Dates:
10 Wednesdays: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24
12/1, 12/8, 12/15
Time:
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Cost:
$420 / Members: $360

High School Filmmaking

In this hands-on workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking and practical filmmaking skills pre-production through final film. Working together with other students, they will generate creative ideas, work with actors, and master camera, lighting, and sound techniques. The basics of editing in Adobe Premiere Pro will also be introduced. All of this will result in the production of our very own short film which will be screened in our in-house theater, Cinema505, at the end of the workshop. (Class size: 8 – 12)

Ages:
13 – 17
Dates:
9 Saturdays:10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/18, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11
Time:
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost:
$540 / Members: $486

 

If you are interested in taking one of these classes,
please sign up here and we will contact you as soon as information is available.

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