Youth Workshops (Ages 11 – 18)

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!

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(Please Note: Discount applies to $75 Family membership or higher)
Scholarships are available for qualified students

Filmmaking 101 (Ages 11 – 14)

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: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: Non Members: $50/Members: $45

Instructor: Ryan Moore

Filmmaking Bootcamp

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: 10 Wednesdays: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Cost: Non Members: $420/Members: $360

Instructor: Marie Spiegeland

Improv (Ages 11 – 15)

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

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

Cinema Studies (Friday Film Club)

Do you love watching and analyzing movies? The Friday Film Club is a chance to meet like-minded kids and discuss the art of cinematic storytelling. Curated by Montclair Film and led by a professional filmmaker, students will screen and analyze a range of films from classics to age appropriate independent features. Go behind the screen to learn about the artistic choices and the creative tools that filmmakers use to tell their stories. Whether you are a filmmaker, film critic, or just a fan, you’ll never watch movies the same again! Popcorn is included! Note: PG-13 films will be included. (Class size 10 – 20)

Ages: 11-14
Special Trail Date: Friday 2/7
Times: 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Cost: $20(includes popcorn)

Film Club Dates: 5 Fridays: 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13,3/20
Times: 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Cost: Non Members: $175/Members: $157(includes popcorn)

Instructor: Tia Dionne Hodge-Jones

High School Filmmaking

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)

Age: 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

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: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Cost: Non Members: $275/Members: $247

Instructor: Ryan Moore

Cinematography Intensive

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! No previous screenwriting experience is required. (Class Size: 8 – 10)

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

Instructor: Jonathan Bucari

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