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PA Bootcamp 8/12 & 8/13

August 12 & 13, 2017 from 10am to 5pm

Operation Spark (748 Camp St. in downtown New Orleans)

 

Learn the basics of being a production assistant in the film industry!

Our PA Boot Camp program is a 2-day intensive of in-depth production assistant training for locals looking to get their foot in the door of Louisiana’s film industry. Taught by instructors from Quixote’s PA Bootcamp, locals will gain the hands-on experience they need to prepare them for their first  job on a feature film, television or commercial set.

Topics include:

  • production paperwork
  • set terminology and protocol
  • hands-on short radio training
  • crew departments
  • finding work in the industry
  • and more!

PA Bootcamp is a competitive program with limited enrollment. Interested applicants should submit a completed application (including one-page resume and proof of residence) by Friday July 28 at 5pm.

You can submit an application here. 

 

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Sound on Set Workshop 7/22 & 7/23

July 22 and 23, 2017:

Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm

NOVAC, in partnership with the Baton Rouge Office of Community Development, is providing 2 days of in-depth training to locals looking to learn about running sound on set. The class will be hosted at the Creative Bloc and taught by professional sound engineers from Sound Hard. 

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, July 7th.
  • Phone interviews will be scheduled between July 10 and July 13 and acceptance announcements will be made on Friday, July 14.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

APPLY HERE

 

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Creative Connect — June 27th

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.

This month, it will be held on June 27th from 7pm-9pm. Join us for an evening of screenings of and conversations about locally made short films. The Creighton Brothers will be sharing their short film, The Engagement and Michael Seaberry will show us his new project, The Mississippi Crying. We’ll then open the screen to others who want to share works in progress or completed projects of no more than 15 minutes. If you’re interested in participating, please email jillian@novacvideo.org for more information.

 

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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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Perceptive Practices: the Observational Documentary Film

July 22 & 23

Adam Sekuler is a filmmaker and curator whose films strike a delicate balance between stylization and naturalism, anchored within an observational world while creating a poetic and lyrical form of visual storytelling. His work screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Locarno Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Walker Art Center, Seattle Art Museum, and dozens of other venues across the globe.

The task of this weekend course is to practice paying attention in our filmmaking. Using a looking and listening technique, we’ll investigate how our eyes and ears connect us to space and to others. We will use elements of personal storytelling, fictional narrative and environmental description to generate images and ideas; and then craft those images with further explorations of focus. Participants will be introduced to observational documentary filmmaking and will be invited to see and document their familiar surroundings in a new way. The goal will be to present lived human experience in a way that respects the context in which that experience takes place, while still presenting an artistic point of view. The workshop will consist of one day in the field practicing audio and camera work and one day editing. The class will include screenings and culminate in a 5-10 minute observational-styled documentary.

 

Reserve your spot now! Tickets are $150 for members and $200 for non-members. 

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Sync Up Cinema 2017

It’s festival time y’all, and NOVAC is pleased once again to partner with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation to bring you Sync Up Cinema – three days of free films, panels and fun at the Jazz and Heritage Center! Kicking off with the Sync Up music industry conference, Sync Up Cinema brings industry leaders and Louisiana filmmakers directly to you.  This year’s schedule is better than ever, with some awesome highlights below – join us at Sync Up Cinema this year!

 

KEYNOTE CONVO: HANNAH BEACHLER

Meet the über talented production designer from MOONLIGHT, CREED, Beyoncé’s LEMONADE and the upcoming BLACK PANTHERS.

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED: Filmmaking in the Trump Era

presented by Firelight Media and Field of Vision, with local films Aloné by Garrett Bradley and selections from NOVAC’s BetteR series.

BURNING SANDS + DIRECTOR GERARD McMURRAY

the Sundance premiere by New Orleans native Gerard McMurray tackles hazing at HBCU fraternities, and the director will be in attendance to discuss his rise from the 7th ward to producing and directing.

JOE INCAPRERA: FROM PA TO PRODUCER

New Orleans-based producer Joe Incaprera fell in love with the Crescent City when he worked on HBO’s Tremé. He moved his family here and produced and production managed hit television shows including American Horror Story, Quarry, and most recently, 13 Reasons Why, which is currently the most watched television show in history.  Now he’s shepherding a new and innovatively produced project right here in New Orleans.  Joe talks with indie producer Angela Tucker about his path from Baltimore PA to NOLA Producer to Hollywood Powerhouse in the new golden age of television.

Musician’s Clinic Birthday celebration & screening of ONE NOTE AT A TIME

A special screening of Renee Edwards’ ONE NOTE AT A TIME in celebration of the 19th birthday of the New Orleans Musician’s Assistance Foundation and Clinic.  And, the happy hour celebrating the clinic’s 19th anniversary!

CUBA, CONTIGO!

A short exploration into Cuban cinema expression, from the documentary CODIGO COLOR, about the legacy of colorism and racism in Cuba, to a partnership of youth media between Baton Rouge and rural Cuban media makers, to a special sneak preview of a high profile upcoming documentary featuring a legendary group of New Orleans musicians as they explore and meet their Cuban musical heritage dopplegängers.  SPECIAL GUESTS!

And loads more local films, music films and panels and parties – all FREE thanks to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation and the City of New Orleans Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy.

Download a FULL SCHEDULE HERE!!

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BR: PA Bootcamp 6/17 & 6/18

June 17 and 18, 2017:

Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm

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 be a production assistant on a film set. The class will be hosted at the Creative Bloc and taught by PA BOOTCAMP, a team of industry professionals from L.A.

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 Wednesday, May 31 2017.
  • Phone interviews will be scheduled between June 5 and June 9 and acceptance announcements will be made on Friday, June 9.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

APPLY HERE

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Louisiana Film Prize Social

Join NOVAC and the Louisiana Film Prize team on March 30th from 6-8PM at Black Penny (700 N. Rampart) and learn how YOU can become THE PRIZE! This is the world’s most generous short film competiton ($50,000!!!) so don’t miss out on your chance to participate!

For more information about the Prize, please visit: https://lafilmprize.com/

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MY STORY: Community Film and Photo Workshops @ NORDC

SESSION 1: January 28 – Feb 25

SESSION 2: March 4 – April 15

Saturdays @ NORDC Tremé Center

NOVAC and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission are teaming up to offer FREE documentary video and photography workshops at the NORDC Treme Center.  These workshops are open to participants ages 15 & up, and will focus on basic techniques of filmmaking and principles of photography, which we will use in partnership with the Tremé Center and the neighborhood of the Tremé to create photography and video projects highlighting the history, architecture and personal stories of this neighborhood.

 

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