Summer Mini Camps
New classes are added regularly, so keep checking back!
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)
It was a great experience to learn a method of thinking about how to tell a story that pulls from your personal life. The feedback was constructive and was a terrific way to use my energy and brain in a refreshing way once a week.
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 – 13)
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.
Podcasting 1 (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, advertisements, and cutting out dead air or mistakes. This class sets you up with the skills needed to start a Podcast of your own at home! (Class size: 7-12)
Voice Acting 1
Voiceover is everywhere! In addition to learning about the multi-faceted voiceover industry, we will explore what makes voiceover performances compelling in this class. 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 – 8)
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
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)
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!
MEMBERS: Log in to receive 10% MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT.
(Discount applies to $95 Film Lover+ Membership level or higher)
Don’t see the class you want? Help us make it happen: Film Academy Class Request
For More Information Contact: Education@MontclairFilm.org