Winter Adult Workshops

Winter Classes for Adults (Ages 16+)

Virtual Workshops

* Screenwriters Lab – Virtual * Screenwriting I – Virtual *

In-Person Classes

* Editing with Premiere Pro * Stand Up Comedy * Voice Acting: Build Your Reel * Improv * Intro to Photoshop * Color Correction & Grading with DaVinci Resolve*

New classes are added regularly, so keep checking back!

All classes will be held at 505 Bloomfield Avenue unless otherwise noted.

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+
Date:
3/11, 3/12
Time:
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Cost:
$210 / Members: $189
Location:
505 Bloomfield Avenue
Instructor:
Chris Stetson

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 or wants to workshop new material. The workshop will culminate in a graduation show at Montclair Film’s Cinema 505, which will be filmed so students can see their performances. (Class size: 7 – 10)

Ages:
16+
Date:
6 Thursdays: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$240 / Members: $216
Location:
505 Bloomfield Avenue
Instructor:
Rob Asaro

Voice Acting: Build Your First Reel

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. Students will leave the class with a short starter reel comprised of sample commercials, TV Show narration, radio copy, and more! (Class Size 6 – 10)

Ages:
16+
Date:
6 Wednesdays: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$350 / Members: $315
Location:
505 Bloomfield Avenue
Instructor:
Juani Tantillo

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)

Ages:
16+
Date:
8 Tuesdays: 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$350 / Members: $315
Location:
505 Bloomfield Avenue
Instructor:
Luke Ward

NEW! Color Correcting and Grading With DaVinci Resolve

Learn how to make the most of your footage in post production. In this hands on workshop students will learn the ins and outs of color correction and color grading. Learn how to adjust over exposed and under exposed footage, how to correct a shot with the wrong color temperature, and how to color grade their footage to help stylize their films based on the their emotional impact or tone. This class is perfect for anyone who has editing experience and wants to take post-production to the next level. *Editing experience strongly recommended. (Class size: 8-12)

Ages:
15+
Date:
3/25, 3/26
Time:
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Cost:
$200 / Members: $180
Location:
505 Bloomfield Avenue
Instructor:
Monika Kolodziej

NEW! Intro to Photoshop

Ever wonder how graphic design logos or photos are edited? Look no further! In this hands-on design course, students will learn the necessary tools and fundamentals of graphic designing, image manipulation and photo editing through the industry-standard software Adobe Photoshop. Students will also learn how to navigate through the program’s interface by creating new compositions, saving and exporting projects, working with multiple layers, and so much more. This course was developed to introduce the magical and organized process behind digital design and bring a simple idea to life! At the end of the workshop, students will have a collection of digitally rendered projects that can be shared with friends and family. No previous design experience required! (Class Size: 8-12)

Ages:
15+
Date:
3/4, 3/5
Time:
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Cost:
$150 / Members: $135
Location:
505 Bloomfield Avenue
Instructor:
Steven Lew

Virtual Classes

Screenwriters Lab (16+)

(Virtual)

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.

Screenwriting I recommended. (Class size 8-10)

Ages:
16+
Date:
8 Thursdays: 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost:
$375 / Members: $337.50
Location:
Virtual
Instructor:
John Rotondo

Screenwriting 1 (16+)

(Virtual)

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)

Ages:
16+
Date:
8 Tuesdays: 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$340 / Members: $306
Location:
Virtual
Instructor:
John Rotondo

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