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AMIA Community Archiving Workshop New Orleans

2017 Community AV Archiving Fair, New Orleans

Community AV Archiving Fair!
New Orleans, LA
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE

The annual meeting of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (www.amiaconference.com) will be taking place in New Orleans November 29-December 2 and, as a part of this, AMIA members are joining forces with the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) for an all-day Community AV Archiving Fair. Aimed at helping local individuals and organizations improve their audiovisual archiving skills, the Community AV Archiving Fair invites independent media makers, collecting institutions, and community groups in the New Orleans area to bring their challenges, their media objects, and their data for a day of collaborative problem solving and training in collaboration with the AMIA community.

The fair is organized around a number of “stations,” each of which will be staffed by AMIA volunteers, and focus on a particular workflow, technique, or tool. Stations will likely include: Digitization Strategies, Inventory Strategies, Prioritizing Media for Digitization, File Management & Storage, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery, Tool/Resource Matchmaking, How to Run a Community Archiving Workshop, and more!
 

New Orleans Community Members

Community members are invited to sign up in advance for sessions, which may include working one-on-one with AMIA volunteers who will help you to gain the skills needed to meet specific challenges and learn to use the tools that best fit your AV archiving and preservation needs.
 

AMIA Conference Attendees

Conference attendees are invited to sign up to assist at a station or to propose their own stations, which may include working one-on-one with attendees, helping them gain the skills needed to meet specific challenges, or providing demonstrations to help people learn to use the tools that best fit their needs. Conference attendees are also welcome to join stations to expand their own knowledge-base. We are particularly interested in showcasing the work of past Hack Day events, and encourage Hack Day participants to come share the tools and resources that have been developed as a part of past events!

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NOVAC premieres its 2017 MVPP Music Videos!

We are happy to premiere today three of the four music videos that NOVAC’s 3rd Annual Music Video Production Project has created with local musicians and bands! This project has been funded annually by the Jazz and Heritage Foundation and in partnership with WWOZ, and we are happy to be able to continue working with local musicians to develop original video content that can support their careers.  Check out our three videos below:

The Revelers, “Trip to the Moon” Music Video from NOVAC on Vimeo.

THE REVELERS, TRIP TO THE MOON

(dir Jillian Hall, written by Amanda Zapp & Jillian Hall, camera Abe Felix, puppets Amanda Zapp, puppeteering Clay Achee, edit Jillian Hall)

Produced in Baton Rouge and Lafayette

This handcrafted marionette puppet music video was made in a Baton Rouge garage with local crew. Going along with the playful nature of this swamp pop classic, the puppet characters travel from the juke joint to outer space to the surface of the moon all while being followed by a rougarou (the Cajun werewolf). Because Lafayette’s The Revelers were on tour all summer, they were thankful to have puppet versions of themselves to represent the band in the video.


LIL TEDDY, ONE DAY

(dir/edit Bob Weisz, Camera Sean O’Grady, Norman Lewis, Cierra Sutton, prod. Akasha Rabut and Garrett Bradley)

Produced in New Orleans, shot in the 8th ward

Lil Teddy has been in NOVAC’s youth media programming for the past few years. He and his friends, along with some talented adult mentors, produced this video featuring him and his family on his high school graduation day as part of NOVAC’s Creative Counsel after school program.

“Mialato Lenche Iabalka” – Blato Zlato from NOVAC on Vimeo.

BLATO ZLATO, MIALATO LENCHE LABALKA

(dir/prod/edit Biliana Grozdanova, camera Cameron Wheeless)

Produced in New Orleans, shot in City Park and the French Quarter

With over 170k views on facebook, we can finally say, NOVAC is big in Bulgaria!  New Orleans based Balkan folk band, Blato Zlato recorded a traditional Bulgarian folk song that tells the story of a young woman being tricked into marriage. Filmed in City Park and the French Quarter, the music video shows off a surprisingly strong Balkan folk community that exists in New Orleans.

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NOLA: Music Supervision for Filmmakers

 11/11  @NOVAC

10am – 1pm: Session 1

2pm – 5pm: Session 2

$100 for NOVAC members + $150 for New Members

Purchase tickets here! 

Can I use this song in my film? Is there any way for me to afford the rights to this Beatles song? How do I license this indie band’s song? Where can I find affordable, easily cleared music to play from the radio in that scene?

Music can an enigma for many filmmakers – small and large. But it doesn’t have to be! Understanding the basics of music licensing and music supervision can open up a world of creative opportunities for filmmakers. In this class we will answer all the above questions and more. We will open up the doors to basic licensing, where to find affordable music, how to afford big copyrights for small films, and how to best creatively choose music for your film.

About Sarah Bromberg:

Sarah Bromberg started her supervision career as Associate Director of music and talent at Creative License where she worked on Walmart, Subaru, Budweiser and handled several Super Bowl commercials. This lead to work in TV and film, including the second season of NBC’s SmashPitch Perfect 2, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and PeteThe Affair and more.

As a music supervisor at Bonfire Collective Sarah recently completed music supervising the film Youth In Oregon released wide by Samuel Goldwyn Films in February 2017 and associate music supervised Netflix’s The Get Down. Currently she is working on the films Uncle Drew – starring Kyrie Irving and based on Pepsi’s wildly popular viral campaign as well as Lena Dunham’s upcoming pilot based on her Lenny Letter newsletter series and Every Day a young adult film based on the popular book.

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BR: Creative Connect 11/28/17

Creative Connect, a monthly meet up hosted by The Parlor and NOVAC:BR, exists to create a space for the Louisiana creative community to be inspired to dream bigger and execute projects together.

The Parlor is located at 705 St. Joseph St, Baton Rouge. Creative Connect is every last Tuesday of the month. As always, we provide free beverages and good company.

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON.

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NOVAC <3 NOFF17

Once again, we are thrilled to partner with our friends at the New Orleans Film Society, as they present the 28th Annual New Orleans Film Festival.  We are excited this year to be at the festival in new ways – this year, not only as a partner throwing the Filmmaker Welcome Party for the 4th year in a row, but also as filmmakers!  Check out our NOFF events here:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12: Filmmaker Welcome Party!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14:  Premiere of REFUGE at the PRYTANIA, 5PM!

REFUGE is a portrait of Phan, a Cambodian fisherman who escaped the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields as a child to resettle along the coast in Buras, Louisiana. Today, Phan and his community are faced with the possibility of becoming refugees again, this time from coastal erosion, rising sea levels, and state restoration programs that struggle to engage with affected communities. REFUGE is screening at the New Orleans Film Festival at the Pyrtania Theater on October 14th at 5 PM.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18: Premiere of KEEPERS OF THE MOUND, at the Advocate Headquarters, 8PM!

KEEPERS OF THE MOUND is a short documentary film about a Native American family who cares for one of the many ancient earthen mounds threatened by the rapid disintegration of the Louisiana coastline.  With the threat of land loss looming and limited resources available for coastal restoration and protection, KEEPERS OF THE MOUND highlights indigenous communities’ fight to be considered in the cost-benefit-ratio of coastal protection. KEEPERS OF THE MOUND is screening at the New Orleans Film Festival at the Advocate Headquarters, October 18th at 8 PM.

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Young Creatives Freelance Workshop

October 21 & 22 from 1pm – 5pm @NOVAC

Are you a young creative with the portfolio, skill, and drive to be a top freelance artist, but don’t know where to start?

Don’t worry, we got you.

NOVAC is partnering with the YEP Design Works to offer this 2-day freelance workshop will examine the business side of being a creative freelancer. We will review industry standards in pricing, best practices for working with clients, and most importantly how to protect your work and your time, so you can make your passion a career.

By the end of the workshop participants will have a Client Intake Folder with the following items:

    • Design Survey
    • Proposal Template for Scope of Work
    • Contract
    • Method for processing payments
    • Invoice Template
    • 1099
    • Deduction spreadsheet

 

If you are interested, please email julia@novacvideo.org for more information or to register! We are asking for a suggested donation of $50 to support youth programing at NOVAC and YEP Design Works. 

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BR: Locations 101 – 9/23 & 9/24

BR – Locations 101 Workshop

September 23 & 24, 2017

Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm

Want a multi-faceted position in the film industry? Or do you want to start making your own
films? Knowing the ins and outs of “Locations” will fit both interests. Working in the Locations Department allows you to work with the production team and the community. Anticipating the needs for every department, from transportation and parking to catering spaces, from finding the perfect setting
for a scene to setting up hair and makeup stations, you will get acquainted with every facet of
film production and what goes on behind the scenes to make it happen.

NOVAC, in partnership with the Baton Rouge Office of Community Development, is providing 2 days of in-depth training to locals looking to learn what it takes to work in the Locations Department. Students will leave the class knowing the ins and outs of this crucial role and will be better prepared to secure jobs on set. The class will be hosted at the Creative Bloc and taught by local Locations Manager, Wendi Coates.

Our workforce training classes are free to qualified residents of East Baton Rouge Parish.

Where: The Creative Bloc in Downtown Baton Rouge, 804 Main St

How to apply

  • Applications are ONLY open to residents of East Baton Rouge Parish.
  • Interested applicants should APPLY HERE and email a one-page resumé and proof of residence to jillian@novacvideo.org by 5pm on Friday, September 1.
  • Phone interviews will be scheduled between September 4 and September 8 and acceptance announcements will be made on Friday, September 8.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

APPLY HERE

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De-Mystifying Distribution

Sept. 30 – Oct. 1

The Northwest Film Forum (NWFF), a sister media arts center in Seattle, provides an array of technical and financial support to regional filmmakers, including the Start-to-Finish program. Since 1998, it has also been a film distributor, using its institutional muscle and expertise to shepherd local, regional and international films into the marketplace. Having built this component of NWFF’s offerings from the ground up, Former Program Director Adam Sekuler knows the behind-the-scenes terrain inside and out. Learn from his insights to plan and apply realistic solutions to properly promoting and marketing your film to the largest audiences possible (increasing your chances of creating a revenue stream). Case studies will reveal how the worlds of film festivals and publicity have played out with different films and how the network of North American film organizations fits in to today’s changing theatrical landscape. You might think with all of the new digital platforms out there now, it’s easier to get your film distributed. Actually, it’s just gotten more complicated. The good news is, there is a lot of opportunity to reach your audience and to keep more revenue. But you have to understand the new system and make the right choices for you and your project. This content-packed workshop will give you not only a comprehensive overview of all of those choices, but will also give you concrete steps to paving a path of success. There really are a myriad of workable options available out there, so don’t let the daunting challenges of distributing your own film become an afterthought.

 

Reserve your spot today! Tickets are $100 for members and $150 for new members.

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FROM ZERO TO FILM W/ TUCKERGURL

Producer pathways to getting your idea off the ground

Saturday August 26 from 12pm – 3pm @NOVAC

 

Tickets are $50 for NOVAC Members + $100 for New Members

 

Angela Tucker has produced and directed in nearly every format including – documentary short, documentary film, short, TV series, TV documentary series, and TV movie documentary.  

In this 3 hour workshop, Angela Tucker will guide you through the process of turning your good idea into a real film project

The workshop will:

  • Go over the basics of the successful pitch, from knowing genre, audience and format to making your logline pop
  • Help you begin to develop materials including an elevator pitch and a production packet,
  • Guide you through the process of finding funding and determining the best type of funding for your project, and
  • Brainstorming the perfect distribution platform!

After an initial presentation, Angela will take on your projects as mini-case studies, helping you troubleshoot ideas for your own projects!

Angela Tucker (Founder/President) is an Emmy nominated producer, writer and director. Her directorial work includes PAPER CHASE, a teen comedy in pre production with Gunpowder and Sky; ALL STYLES, a dance movie in post production starring Fik-Shun (SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE) and Heather Morris (GLEE); BLACK FOLK DON’T, a documentary web series in its fourth season featured in Time Magazine’s “10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life” and (A)SEXUAL a feature length documentary about people who experience no sexual attraction that streamed on Netflix and Hulu for four years. She is in her sixth year as Series Producer of the PBS strand, AFROPOP and was Co-Producer on THE NEW BLACK. Previously, she was the Director of Production at Big Mouth Films, a social issue documentary production company. There, she worked on several award-winning documentaries, including PUSHING THE ELEPHANT (PBS’ Independent Lens). In 2006, she co-founded TuckerGurl LLC, a production company passionate about telling compelling and irreverent stories about underrepresented communities. Tucker was a Sundance Institute Women Filmmakers Initiative fellow. She received her MFA in Film from Columbia University.

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