Spring and Summer Mini Camps for Adults

Spring Workshops

* Screenwriting 1 * Improv II * Podcast Like a Pro * Editing With Premiere Pro *

Summer Mini Camps

* Screenwriter’s Lab – Hybrid * Voice Acting * A Taste of Improv * Stand Up Comedy *

New classes are added regularly, so keep checking back!

Screenwriting 1 (16+)

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)

Age:
16+
Dates:
5 Tuesdays: 6/4, 6/11, 6/17, 6/24, 7/2
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$250 / Members: $225 (10% Discount for Film Lover+ Members)
Instructor:
John Rotondo

I got more out of this short course than any previous course I’ve taken, both in terms of writing practice and ideas and prompts to take with me and improve my writing on my own. I would take a class from her again without hesitation. Thanks for the opportunity!

Improv II: Showcase (16+)

Improv II builds on the fundamentals in Improv 1, focusing more on scene work, theatrical performance, and longer-form games. This class continues to encourage honest, grounded scene work while introducing new acting, clowning, and improvisational techniques. This is an expansion of our level 1 Improv and includes a live performance for family and friends on the last day of the class. The number one rule, as always, is to have fun! Previous improv experience required. (Class size: 8 – 10)

Age:
16+
Dates:
8 Wednesdays: 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$375 / Members: $337.50 (10% Discount for Film Lover+ Members)
Instructor:
Luke Ward

Podcast Like a Pro (16+)

In this course learn all of the many steps needed to conceptualize, plan, record, edit, and publish a podcast. Get comfortable on the mic recording mini-podcasts of your own with classmates! Learn how to edit those recordings with Audacity: adding in music and sound effects, and cutting out dead air or mistakes. This class sets you up with the skills needed to start a Podcast of your own! (Class size: 6-8)

Age:
16+
Dates:
6 Mondays: 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$350 / $315 (10% Discount for Film Lover+ Members)

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)

Age:
12+
Dates:
5/18, 5/19
Time:
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Cost:
$200 / $180 (10% Discount for Film Lover+ Members)

Summer Mini Camps

Screenwriters Lab (16+) – Hybrid

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. This Summer Screenwriters lab will include an in-person final class where local actors will perform a table read of student screenplays. Invite your family and friends for this live performance! (Up to 12 pages from each screenplay can be performed.)

Screenwriting I recommended. (Class size 6-8)

Age:
16+
Dates:
7 Thursdays Virtual: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22
Table read:
8/29 *6:30 Doors open
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost:
$375 / Members: $337.50
Instructor:
John Rotondo

Voice Acting 101

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 our studio. (Class Size 6 – 8)

Age:
16+
Dates:
5 Mondays: 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$300 / Members: $270 (10% Discount for Film Lover+ Members)
Instructor:
Juani Tantillo

Juani Tantillo’s voice acting class is a tremendous opportunity to learn, in a very practical and applicable way, from someone who is both extremely accomplished and experienced in the field and also a fantastic instructor. If you’ve ever had any interest in voice acting or voice-over work, I can’t recommend her class highly enough. –Cliff Corcoran

A Taste of 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 – 12)

Age:
16+
Dates:
6 Wednesdays: 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$285 / Members: $256.50 (10% Discount for Film Lover+ Members)

A Taste of Improv is a great introduction to improv. Nothing too demanding, but you will get pushed outside of your comfort zone and meet new people.

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 and this is a great workshop for anyone that wants to break out of their comfort zone. The workshop will culminate in a graduation show at Montclair Film’s Cinema 505, which will be filmed so students can see their performances. Learn from a pro! Our instructor Craig Baldo has a wealth of experience with 20 years of stand-up under his belt. TV appearances include Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, NBC’s Late Friday and Last Comic Standing (finalist season 1). He was the house warm-up act at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for seven seasons and has done the same for just about every other late-night talk show in NYC. (Class size: 6 – 8)

Age:
16+
Dates:
7 Tuesdays: 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost:
$450 / Members: $405
Instructor:
Craig Baldo