Session 3


S3: Reel World Filmmaking
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Under the guidance of a professional documentary filmmaker, students will gain real world experience by creating a short film about a local community group, non-profit, or government organization (to be announced in the Spring!) Students will be guided through every phase of a professional production including development, pre-production, lighting, shooting, interviewing, and editing. Students will shoot the subjects at various locations around town.

Build your portfolio, develop marketable filmmaking skills, and learn how to create a film for positive social change while also telling an interesting and engaging story! Community Service credit available upon request. Filmmaking experience or special permission required. (Class size: 10)

*To see the Reel World documentary from Summer 2018, click here:
Straight Ahead, Keep Swinging (Jazz House Kids)

Dates: 8/5 – 8/16
Time: 9:30 – 1:30
Cost: $685/ Members:

Instructor: Reuben Atlas

S3: Acting for Film & TV

This course is designed to help students master the craft of acting specifically for on-camera work. We will explore the craft of acting in a safe, fun, and engaging way, and we’ll also look at the ways in which on-camera acting is different than stage acting. Class activities include improv games, monologues, scene study, and basic acting techniques –all geared toward helping discover and empower the performer inside you! Each student will have the chance to get in front of the camera every class, and for those who are interested, there will also be an opportunity to work behind the camera to understand the dynamic between the actor and the director. At the end of the workshop, students will have their own personal audition tape. (Class size: 8 –12)

Ages: 11 – 15
Dates: 8/5 – 8/16
Time: 9:30 – 12:00
Cost: $400

Instructor: TJ Mannix

S3: Filmmaking I

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 with 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! No prior filmmaking experience is required. (Class size:10)

Ages: 11 – 14
Dates: 78/5 – 8/16
Time: 2:00 – 5:00
Cost: $510

Instructor: TBA

S3: Screenwriters Workshop

For young screenwriters looking to improve their craft, this writing workshop will help make their scripts stand out. Students will dig deeply into story analysis and character development while creating their own original short, feature or television scripts. While inside our “writer’s room” environment, students will be able to give and receive invaluable feedback on their stories from experienced, and like-minded writers. Basic screenwriting knowledge is required, and students will be expected to write a large portion of their script outside of class. Screenwriting I is recommended.
(Class size: 8 – 10)

Age: 13 – 17
Dates: 8/5 – 8/16
Time: 2:00 – 4:30
Cost: $400

Instructor: TBA


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*Scholarships are available for qualified students.
To apply: http://www.montclairfilm.org/Scholarship/