Winter Classes for Adults (Ages 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. (Class size: 7 – 10)
Voice Acting: Build Your First Reel (16+)
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 – 8)
Improv Sampler: Unleash Your Creativity!
Curious about improv? Join our one-day Improv Sampler to experience the fundamentals of spontaneous creativity! Through fun games and exercises, you’ll learn to listen, agree, and collaborate with your fellow participants. No experience needed—just come with an open mind and a desire to have fun! Our supportive instructor will guide you as you create characters, build scenes, and explore your creativity in a safe and friendly environment. It’s a perfect opportunity to dip your toes into the world of improv before committing to a class. (Class size: 8 – 12)
Improv: Student Showcase! (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!
This workshop ends with a live performance you can invite your family and friends to! (Class size: 8 – 10)
Screenwriting 1 (16+)
Ever wonder what it takes to transform your ideas into captivating screenplays? Join our screenwriting course and delve into the art of crafting compelling stories. Explore the fundamentals—from format to techniques and story structure—while writing your own screenplay. Uncover the magic behind successful screenplays, drawing inspiration to shape your narratives for film and television. Gain valuable feedback from both peers and your instructor as you bring your ideas to life on the page. No prior screenwriting experience is necessary; this course is tailored to establish a solid foundation for aspiring screenwriters. In a small class of 7-10, embark on a journey to turn your storytelling dreams into reality. Ready to unleash your creativity for the big screen? (Class Size: 7 – 10)
Podcast Like a Pro (15+)
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: 7-12)
Screenwriters Lab: With Actor Table Read (16+)
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 Winter Screenwriter’s 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)
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