Winter Adult Workshops

Winter Workshops for Adults (Ages 16+)

In-Person Classes

Covid-19 Vaccinations and Masks will be required for all in-person classes.

Editing with Premiere Pro * The Art of StorytellingPodcast Like a Pro * Improv
Stand-up Comedy

Virtual Classes

Screenwriting IScreenwriters Lab * Voice Acting

New classes are added regularly, so keep checking back!

 

In-Person Classes

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) Register Here

Ages:
12 – Adult
Date:
2 weekends: March 12th, 13th, and 19th, 20th
Time:
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cost:
$385 / Members $346
Instructor:
Chris Stetson

The Art of Storytelling

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) Register Here

Ages:
16+
Date:
4 Mondays: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$160 / Members $144
Instructor:
Duncan Miller

Podcast like a Pro

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) Register Here

Ages:
16+
Date:
6 Tuesdays: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5
Time:
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost:
$285 / Members $256
Instructor:
Jordan Fried

Improv

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) Register Here

Ages:
16+
Date:
8 Thursdays: 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$300 / Members $270
Instructor:
Rob Asaro

Stand-Up Comedy

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) Register Here

Ages:
16+
Date:
6 Wednesdays: 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$225 / Members $202
Instructor:
Rob Asaro

Virtual Classes

Screenwriting 1

(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 original short, feature, or television scripts! No previous screenwriting experience is required. (Class Size: 7 – 10) Register Here

Ages:
16+
Date:
8 Tuesdays: 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
$285 / Members $256
Instructor:
John Rotondo

Screenwriters Lab

(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) Register Here

Ages:
16+
Date:
8 Thursdays: 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost:
$350 / Members $315
Instructor:
John Rotondo

Voice Acting

(Virtual)

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 the studio. (Class Size 7 – 10) Register Here

Ages:
16+
Date:
6 Wednesdays: 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost:
$325 / Members $292
Instructor:
Juani Tantillo

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