First graders at Paxon School are delving in to the world of film right now. It’s incredible to see them create, act and learn. Thanks to Missoula’s SPARK! program for bringing the RFA into the classroom.
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Just Two Spots Left for the October Production Intensive
[Registration is now full. Please stay tuned for an announcement of the 2016 Montana Production Intensive Series at The Roxy Film Academy.]
Only two spots are still available for the October Production Intensive!
A full day of training at the studios of SciShow, one of the most popular YouTube channels in the world, awaits the lucky two who sign up, plus face time with trailblazing filmmakers whose work has played at Sundance and the Emmys.
Students will also receive VIP All-Access passes to every screening, panel and party at the Montana Film Festival.
Convinced? Register here.
Good day, MFA followers!
What an amazing year for the Montana Film Academy! Our programming has reached classrooms and youth programs across the state, empowering the next generation of storytellers to work together in creating a wide variety of digital projects.
From classrooms in rural, two-room school houses to adult-ed courses led by working professionals in Montana’s film industry, we continue to grow a solid filmmaking community in the state we are lucky enough to call home.
It is once again time for Missoula’s annual Give Local. Consider supporting the organization that supports us.
On Tuesday, May 5th, you can donate on-line and make a difference.
The Roxy Theater is an invaluable jewel in the crown of Montana Film. It houses and supports a wide variety of non-profit programming, such as the Montana Film Academy, and without its support, moments like these….
(On the set of SUNVANDO FILMS’ 1950s PSA, “Manners” in Ovando, MT)
(Meadow Hill Middle School’s 8th grade Spanish Class)
…would not have been possible.
Please support the Roxy, and Give Local!
Production Intensives – Starts Saturday May 2nd
We’re gearing up here for opening weekend of the 2015 Montana Production Intensive. This weekend is going to be a great gathering of Montana filmmaking professionals, students and newcomers to the industry.
Montana’s own Allison Whitmer will be our amazing guide through the weekend, along with professional mentors and special guests including Film Commissioner Deny Stags and Rachel Gregg, Nik Griffith, Jeri Rafter, Lily Gladstone, Andrew Rizzo, Aaron Roos, Mike Steinberg, Mark Schogren, JD Jacoby, Dan Molloy, Heidi Dubose, Andrew Bassett, Mike Schweizer, Claire Dryer, Alex Escarsega, Gary Burton, Brooke Swaney, Skye Bennett, John Witham, Max Kubisiak, Austin Davis, Alex Anderlick, Austin Davis, Cheyenne Simmons and Jen Haas. Thank you to everyone on the team for making this an amazing educational and professional development opportunity.
Montana Production Intensive Update: Meet Allison Whitmer!
Announcing the new Montana Production Intensive
⌘ Production Intensive Series
The Montana Production Intensive is a workshop series for aspiring film professionals that works with the movie industry and educational institutions to help build the future of film production in Montana.
This program is designed to make its students desirable to productions that come to the state. If you’re committed to working in Montana, we will help launch your career. In addition to giving you a comprehensive foundation in the skills you will need to work in production, we will connect you to apprenticeships, internships and job opportunities.
The Roxy Film Academy is aiming to make Montana a place where production will happen. Supporting talented PAs and production workers is the keystone of that.
WEEKEND INTENSIVES WILL BE HELD IN MISSOULA ON MAY 2-3, JUNE 27-28, OCTOBER 3-4 & NOVEMBER 14-15.
$150 EACH OR $400 FOR THE SERIES.
May 2-3 will feature Allison Whitmer leading a team of 10 professional mentors. Whitmer will present her passion for working in Montana. You’ll learn about what comes through Montana and what we can do together to make Montana’s film community stronger. Students will learn the skills and lingo it takes to communicate confidently on set. We’ll start with some drills and get into set etiquette, scopes, lexicon, equipment and safety. You need to know the chain of command, when to talk and when to listen. Day 2 will be a live set experience. Cheeseburger? Sandbag? Applebox? Gobo? Let’s get into the language, the movement and the protocols.
Summer Camp 2015 – REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
The Montana Film Academy’s summer filmmaking camp is a fun and memorable summer program at The Roxy Theater.
During this week-long camp, students will learn the principles of filmmaking from start to finish and produce a film. We’ll start with exploring how to build a story, train on camera and sound, get out shooting and bring it back to the editing room. Students will learn new skills, collaborate and explore putting their visions onto film.
Monday June 22-26th, 2015 @ 9 am – 5 pm at The Roxy Theater
Ages 10-16 recommended.
For questions and more information contact us!
Sign up for a 3 Day Film Camp at Parade of Lights! Saturday December 6th
Join the MFA film squad as they have a blast creating films throughout the weekend. Learn awesome tech and creative skills!
Preproduction, Friday, Dec 5th, 4-6 pm
Production, Saturday, Dec 6th, 4-8 pm
Post-production, Sunday, Dec 7th, 1-4 pm
More info and online registration…
Missoula 2014 Parade of Lights Saturday, December 6, 2014
Get in the Holiday spirit at the 12th Annual Parade of Lights brought to you by the Missoula Downtown Association! This all-day family event includes numerous children’s activities and projects, the arrival of Santa Claus at the Florence Building, and concludes with the Parade of Lights and the lighting of the Downtown Christmas Tree at the Red XXXX’s on North Higgins Avenue. Parade – 6pm Tree Lighting – 6:30pm
MFA Talks Unicorns and Pegasi at Sunday Streets
The MFA Film Camp at Hootenanny was a blast. Thanks to students and instructor Ali Tababnejad for a great weekend of study, creativity and getting out shooting and talking with the Missoula Community. Here’s a MFA mini-doc created by Ali with footage from students. Great job everyone!
MFA Run and Gun Film Squad: Sept 19-21
This class is full. All Hooted up! Please stay tuned for upcoming classes.
Run with the MFA into a filmmaking intensive during Hootenanny and Sunday Streets Missoula. Hootenanny is a weekend of over 20 events including movies, music, puppets, workshops and ninjas at The Roxy September 19-21st.
Develop a story Friday, train on camera and sound Saturday, and get out and shoot with your team Sunday during Sunday Streets Missoula. This course is going to be fast and seriously fun.
Day 1: Friday 9/19 – 4-6 pm: Production team and story development.
Day 2: Saturday 9/20 10-12 pm: Tech Training. 1-4 pm: Shooting Hootenanny.
Day 3: Sunday 9/21 11-4 pm: Shooting at Sunday Streets!
All equipment is provided and no experience is necessary.
MFA students will have all-access passes to the whole Hootenanny weekend for films and other events. Hootenanny will feature classic and contemporary films, music by Whizpops! and Sandman The Rapping Cowboy, puppetry by Bat Honey, yoga, dance and animation workshops, ninja training and much more. Opening night features the classic film ET at 6 pm with a special flavor from Big Dipper Ice Cream!
Space is limited to 10.
For questions and more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (406) 728-9380
Course registration is $100.00 and includes All-Access Pass to the Hootenanny.
Ages 10-16 recommended.
For questions and more information contact us.