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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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Creative Connect: April – Evan Kidd & HOME REMEDY

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.

This month, we’re welcoming local filmmaker, Evan Kidd, who along with his cast and crew, will be presenting a new locally produced web series called HOME REMEDY. It’s a 5 part series coming to Amazon Prime Video this fall. The series features Damon; divorced, unemployed, and unlicensed he treats would be “patients” in the comfort of their own home. But with Damon’s life in disarray, he ponders if he’s really qualified to be prescribing these home remedies.

The Parlor is located at 705 St. Joseph St, Baton Rouge. The event is from 7pm-9pm. As always, we’ll provide free beverages and good company.

 

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Creative Media Careers 101

Join NOVAC:BR’s Programs Manager, Jillian Hall, to learn how to launch a career in the creative digital media field: film, post-production, photography, graphic design, etc. She’ll provide an overview of the industry in Louisiana and offer suggestions for how to put your talents to work.

Hosted by East Baton Rouge Parish Library at the Main Library (7711 Goodwood Blvd) on Monday, May 8th, 6-7:30pm.

RSVP required.

RSVP

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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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Summer Intern Apps Due May 1st

NOVAC Internship Program

NOVAC internships provide hands-on experience in a vibrant media production and education environment.  Our internship experiences are tailored for people in high school in search of workplace experience, college students in search of discipline-specific credit, and post-secondary folks (out of high school, not in college) seeking to build careers in media production. NOVAC has excellent relationships with local colleges and universities (Tulane CPS partner, UNO, Loyola, Dillard, LSU) and is happy to work with applicants to customize the internship experience to meet the needs of the participants.  NOVAC interns are either paid a stipend or are working towards credit accumulation at their sending institution.  Summer internships run from June 15 – August 15, Fall internships and Spring internships run through the semester.

Apply for a Baton Rouge internship!  Apply for a New Orleans internship!

Communications / Social Media Internship (College) New Orleans and Baton Rouge

The communications intern will be responsible for creating social media, newsletter and PR content about NOVAC programs, for inclusion in all NOVAC communications.  They will meet weekly in person and virtually with NOVAC programs managers in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and collect both internal and externally relevant communications.  This person should have basic knowledge of social media platforms, aggregators such as HootSuite and newsletter programs such as MailChimp.  NOVAC will provide background on communication style guides and audiences.

Post-Coastal Internship (College/Post-Secondary) New Orleans

NOVAC’s Post-Coastal program is a community media project designed to connect Coastal Louisiana with media resources and to ensure that coastal residents have the media tools they need to be active advocates in the coastal restoration master plan process that impacts their home.  The Post-Coastal intern will work directly with the NOVAC producer to provide support in production, post-production (logging footage and story edits), as well as research and support with community media education programs in Summer and Fall of 2017.This project will be an excellent opportunity for students studying media, anthropology, environmental sciences and planning and development.

Production / Equipment Intern (College/Post-Secondary) New Orleans

NOVAC’s New Orleans Production Intern will be responsible for managing NOVAC’s equipment inventory, checking in and out of equipment and supporting NOVAC’s production services department on shoots, as well as completing production on a NOVAC promotional video through the internship period.  This internship for summer will be nearly full-time commitment, and a great learning opportunity for those considering a career in media production.

Post-Production Intern  (High School/Post-Secondary) New Orleans and Baton Rouge

The NOVAC post-production intern will support NOVAC’s productions and courses through editing, logging footage, managing post-production workflows and creating short promotional clips for clients and ongoing projects.  This is an opportunity to build skills in editing using Adobe Premiere on real-world projects.  Regular schedule is flexible.

Video Preservation & Archiving (College/High School/Post-Secondary) New Orleans and Baton Rouge

NOVAC’s video preservation program seeks interns who are into cool old stuff.  We are in the process of digitizing our archive of 2,500 video hours, and also provide video preservation services for local individuals and organizations.  As an archive intern, you will learn about old tape formats and decks, learn how to digitize and troubleshoot tapes from 1975 through the mid-2000s, you will learn about codecs and export formats, color correction and sound correction, as well as learn about the history of New Orleans and Louisiana over the past 4 decades.  You will also learn about principles of preservation and content archiving.  This is a perfect internship for anyone interested in electronics, history, library and museum science and more.

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Music Video Production Project 2017

We are pleased to announce year three of the Music Video Production Project, a learning workshop and creative collaboration designed to produce high-quality music video content for local bands, teaching basic filmmaking skills in the process.

In both New Orleans & Baton Rouge, aspiring filmmakers with any amount of experience can sign up to participate in the workshop, which will take place over multiple dates March– April, coordinated with participants.  For a low price of $175 (or $125 for existing NOVAC members), students will learn the basics of music video production, including design, storyboarding, production, post-production, effects and more, through the hands-on process of creating a music video for a local band, under the guidance of an experienced local filmmaker. The project’s first meeting will be March 4th in New Orleans and March 5th in Baton Rouge.

NOVAC’s featured bands this year are New Orleans’ NESBY PHIPS and LOS POBOYCITOS and Baton Rouge’s LARRY GARNER and LOUDNESS WAR.

The music videos will be produced over two months, March – April 2017, and will premiere in New Orleans on May 1st at Sync Up Cinema 2017, the free film & music industry conference and showcase during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (www.syncupconference.com), as well as at the Baton Rouge Blues Festival 2017.  

Click here to see our past music videos.

SIGN UP

This project is made possible thanks to support from WWOZ, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation. 

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BR: Editing 101 4/8 & 4/9

April 8th & 9th, 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 how to edit with Adobe Premiere Pro CC. The class will be hosted at the Creative Bloc and taught by local editor, Arvid Cristina.

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

How to apply

  • Applications are 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 Monday, March 27th, 2017.
  • Phone interviews will be scheduled between March 28th and March 31st and acceptance announcements will be made on Friday, March 31st. 
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

APPLY HERE

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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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