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Indie Filmmaking Intensive

Indie Filmmaking Intensive: Portfolio Building

This class is for filmmakers in grades 10 – 12 who want to:

  • Direct your own short film with a crew of peers under the guidance of experienced instructors/filmmakers
  • Have access to state-of-the-art filmmaking, sound, and lighting equipment
  • Build a competitive portfolio for college film programs
  • Create a high-quality film to submit to student film festivals
  • Create a polished short film that authentically represents your unique creative vision

Schedule

Week 1: Pre-Production: Plan your film and refine your filmmaking skills

  • Develop, workshop and polish your script
  • Create your shot list
  • Scout locations
  • Assess your production design, costume and prop requirements
  • Cast your film (external casting calls are encouraged!)
  • Lock in your call sheet
  • Demo Montclair Film’s state of the art filmmaking, sound, and lighting equipment
  • Refine your filmmaking skills with instructor led exercises in cinematography, directing, lighting, sound and more!
  • Meet special guest industry pros for tips, advice and the inside scoop!
Dates: 8/1 – 8/5
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Weeks 2 and 3: Production

  • Direct and shoot your film under the guidance of our experienced instructors
  • Serve as producer, cinematographer, grip, gaffer, sound operator, production assistant and cast for your classmate’s film
Dates: 8/8 – 8/12 and 8/15-8/19
Time: 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Week 4: Post Production (Virtual) and Showcase

  • Edit your film
  • Record VO
  • Add your Music and SFX
  • Mix your audio
  • Create your titles and graphics
  • Give and receive feedback on you and your classmates rough cuts
  • Learn post production enhancements such as color correction and sound design
  • Showcase your film for friends and family on the big screen at Montclair Film’s Cinema505!
Dates: 8/22 – 8/25 (Virtual Post-Production)
8/26 Showcase
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Students must have basic filmmaking and editing experience, and will be admitted by application only. Filmmakers will be expected to work independently on their films for several hours outside of class in Week 4. Filmmaking equipment can be checked out upon request on weekends. (Class Size is Limited! Capacity 7 – 10 Students)

Grades: 10 – 12
Dates and Times:
Week 1: 8/1 – 8/5, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Weeks 2 & 3: 8/8 – 8/12 and 8/15-8/19,  12:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Week 4 (Virtual post production): 8/22 – 8/26,  3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Indie Film Showcase: 8/26
Cost: $2000 / members $1800
Early Bird Special! Register by April 15 to receive 10% ($200) off!