Youth Workshops (Ages 11 – 18)

COVID-19 Announcement

With an abundance of concern and caution for the health and safety of our students and staff, and in direct consultation with state and local health authorities regarding the COVID-19 virus, Montclair Film Education is today announcing that we are postponing all currently scheduled Education classes and events. Given current uncertainty about scope and duration of COVID-19 in our community and beyond, our current plan is to reschedule remaining classes for the current term once we determine classes are appropriate without undermining public health efforts to contain community spread of COVID-19.

Winter 2020 Workshops for Students Ages 11 – 18

Creative Workshops to Express your Unique Voice!

New classes are added regularly, so keep checking back!

We also offer Adult Classes for Students 16+. Click here to check out the options!

MEMBERS: Log in to receive 10% MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT.
(Please Note: Discount applies to $75 Family membership or higher)
Scholarships are available for qualified students

Filmmaking 101 (Ages 11 – 14)

Filmmaking 101 is SOLD OUTPlease click here to join our WAITLIST.

In this hands-on workshop, students will learn how to generate ideas for their films, and the basic fundamentals of filmmaking including, shot composition, camera angle, lighting and sound. With an emphasis on practical, guerilla-style filmmaking, students will discover how to bring their ideas to life!
(Class size 8 – 12)

Ages: 11 – 14
Dates: Sunday 1/26
Time: 11:00pm – 2:00pm
Cost: Non Members: $50/Members: $45

Instructor: Ryan Moore

 

Filmmaking Bootcamp

Filmmaking Bootcamp is CLOSEDPlease click here to join our WAITLIST.

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 in 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!
(Class size:8 –  12)

Ages: 11 – 14
Dates: 9 Wednesdays and 1 Saturday*: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 2/29*, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
*Saturday 2/29 from 10:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: Non Members: $420/Members: $378

Instructor: Marie Spiegeland

 

Cinema Studies (Friday Film Club)

Cinema Studies is CLOSEDPlease click here to join our WAITLIST.

Do you love watching and analyzing movies? The Friday Film Club is a chance to meet like-minded film enthusiasts and discuss the art of cinematic storytelling in our beautiful movie theater. Curated by Montclair Film and led by a professional filmmaker, students will screen and analyze a range of films from Hollywood’s classics, to age appropriate Independent films. Followed by a discussion and in-depth analysis of the film. Go behind the screen to learn about the secrets and creative choices of the director use to tell their stories. Whether you are a filmmaker, film critic, or just a film enthusiast, you will never watch movies the same again! Popcorn is included! Note: PG-13 films will be included.
(Class size 10 – 20)

Ages: 11-14
Dates: 4 Fridays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Cost: Non Members: $150/Members: $135 (includes popcorn!)

Instructor: Jonathan Bucari

 

Improv (Ages 11 – 15)

Improv is CLOSEDPlease click here to join our WAITLIST.

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 these lessons as you play games as well as create characters and scenes using a variety of improv and creativity exercises. Students will develop the ability to be spontaneous and collaborative, both of which are important acting tools. By working together on unscripted scenes, students will stimulate their imaginations and tap into their ability to think on their feet and be in the moment. Number one rule is to have fun!
(Class size: 8 – 12)

Ages: 11 – 15
Date: 8 Tuesdays: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10,3/17, 3/24, 3/31
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Cost: Non Members: $275/Members: $247

Instructor: Luke Ward

 

Middle School Screenwriting

Middle School Screenwriting is SOLD OUTPlease click here to join our WAITLIST.

In this dynamic screenwriting class, 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 create their own original script! By the end of the workshop, students will have the tools they need to write powerful and compelling screenplays. No previous screenwriting experience is required.
(Class Size: 8 – 10)

Ages: 11 – 14
Dates: 8 Thursdays: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Cost: Non Members: $275/ Members: $247

Instructor: Jonathan Bucari

 

Editing with Premiere Pro

Editing with Premiere Pro is SOLD OUTPlease click here to join our WAITLIST.

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: 11 – Adult
Dates: 4 Sundays: 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: Non Members: $275/Members: $247

Instructor: Chris Stetson

 

Cinematography Intensive

Looking to bring your films to the next level? Learn the art of cinematography to give your films a sleek, professional look. Students will discover how to use the camera to tell their stories, along with the technical know-how to get their films shot. From lighting, to lenses, to color grading, this hands-on workshop will provide knowledge and techniques that aspiring filmmakers need to improve their craft.
(Filmmaking 1 or filmmaking experience recommended)

Ages: 13 – 17
Date: Sunday: 3/29
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: Non Members: $120/Members: $108

Instructor: Jonathan Bucari

 

High School Filmmaking

High School Filmmaking is CLOSEDPlease click here to join our WAITLIST.

In this hands-on workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking and practical filmmaking skills pre-production through final film. Working together with other students, they will generate creative ideas, work with actors, and master camera, lighting, and sound techniques. The basics of editing in Adobe Premiere Pro will also be introduced. All of this will result in the production of our very own short film which will be screened in our in-house theater, Cinema505, at the end of the workshop. (Class size: 8 – 12)

Ages: 13 – 17
Dates: 9 Saturdays: 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: Non Members: $490/Members: $441

Instructor: Ryan Moore

 

High School Screenwriting

High School Screenwriting is CLOSEDPlease click here to join our WAITLIST.

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 create their own original short, feature, or television scripts!
(Class Size: 8 – 10)

Ages: 13 – 17
Dates: 8 Saturdays: 2/8, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: Non Members: $275/Members: $247

Instructor: Ryan Moore

We also offer Adult Classes for Students 16+. Click here to check out the options!

MEMBERS: Log in to receive 10% MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT.
(Please Note: Discount applies to $75 Family membership or higher)
Scholarships are available for qualified students

For More Information Contact: Education@MontclairFilm.org