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.
⌘ 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.
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!
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
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
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 email@example.com 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.
JUNE 23RD-27TH: Students will learn to the write a short story, with a three act structure, and film and edit it over the week.
July 7th-11th-Students will learn how to create a story, story board, and work with the program Dragonframe to create a bit of stop motion animation.
July 21st-July 25th-Students will learn how to create a documentary or mockumentary, write a story and film/edit their piece.
July 28th-August 1st- Students will learn the principles of filmmaking to create a commercial of their choice. (CANCELLED and moving it to FALL)
Learn filmmaking in a fun, safe environment, from local and regional filmmakers. Don’t delay; secure your place…class sizes are limited.
Courses take place in the Roxy Theater, and locations within Missoula. Beginners are encouraged and welcome: No filmmaking experience needed for all classes!
Best suited for: 14-18 year olds
$225 Each Course Session ($200 Introductory Price for first time MFA Students)
Tuesdays (High School), 4:00pm – 5:15pm
- Course Block 1: YouTube Short Films: Week of Feb 3rd-Week of March 10th
YouTube Short Films
This class is designed to teach students how to make short films with professional equipment and style. In this course, we will explain how to create a “film page” online and how to make films to upload onto it. This will include professional film techniques including shots, lighting, editing and content. Students will have access to professional instructors and equipment including: HD cameras, GoPros, second system audio, and professional editing programs.