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September

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. We rescheduled this one to 9/5 because of inclement weather.

This month, we are celebrating our ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY on September 5th from 7pm-9pm! Join us for an evening of three intriguing and inspiring presentations by local artists. We are pleased to welcome musician Matthew Schwartz of Pacifico, artist Kathryn Hunter of Blackbird Letterpress and Renaissance men, Thurman & Torrence Thomas of The Brothers Fresh. Spread the word and come out, ya’ll!

New Orleans NOVAC
532 Louisa St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA

September 9th & 10th @ NOVAC (532 Louisa)

Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm

Introduction to nonlinear video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro, led by seasoned editor and instructor Brent Joseph.

Editing 101 will be a two-day workshop where participants will learn how to use Adobe’s Premiere Pro software to edit narrative & documentary films. The class time with be divided into four parts.

  1. Brief introduction to editing theory and style.
  2. Overview of editing in Premiere Pro CC (importing, organizing, editing, exporting)
  3. Watching and discussing original uncut footage.
  4. Workshop (footage will be provided for you to practice editing and get one-on-one feedback).

Brent Joseph is a New Orleans filmmaker who specializes in post-postproduction. He edited the SXSW feature film Five Time Champion as well as numerous shorts, commercials and documentaries like Shell Shocked (PBS) and MTV’s True Life: I’m Living in Iraq (2005 Edward R. Morrow award for Best TV Network News Documentary). He has also worked as an assistant in the editing rooms of David Fincher, Larry Clark, David Simon and Seth Rogen.

New Orleans NOVAC
532 Louisa St, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA

September 9th & 10th @ NOVAC (532 Louisa)

Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm

Introduction to nonlinear video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro, led by seasoned editor and instructor Brent Joseph.

Editing 101 will be a two-day workshop where participants will learn how to use Adobe’s Premiere Pro software to edit narrative & documentary films. The class time with be divided into four parts.

  1. Brief introduction to editing theory and style.
  2. Overview of editing in Premiere Pro CC (importing, organizing, editing, exporting)
  3. Watching and discussing original uncut footage.
  4. Workshop (footage will be provided for you to practice editing and get one-on-one feedback).

Brent Joseph is a New Orleans filmmaker who specializes in post-postproduction. He edited the SXSW feature film Five Time Champion as well as numerous shorts, commercials and documentaries like Shell Shocked (PBS) and MTV’s True Life: I’m Living in Iraq (2005 Edward R. Morrow award for Best TV Network News Documentary). He has also worked as an assistant in the editing rooms of David Fincher, Larry Clark, David Simon and Seth Rogen.

***CLASS FULL – Email jillian@novacvideo.org if you’re interested in being placed on a waiting list. 

September 16 & 17, 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 skillfully operating a DSLR camera. The class will be hosted at the Creative Bloc and taught by local filmmaker, Abe Felix. 

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, August 25.
  • Phone interviews will be scheduled between August 28 and September 1 and acceptance announcements will be made on Friday, September 1.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

APPLY HERE

***CLASS FULL – Email jillian@novacvideo.org if you’re interested in being placed on a waiting list. 

September 16 & 17, 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 skillfully operating a DSLR camera. The class will be hosted at the Creative Bloc and taught by local filmmaker, Abe Felix. 

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, August 25.
  • Phone interviews will be scheduled between August 28 and September 1 and acceptance announcements will be made on Friday, September 1.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

APPLY HERE

Sat Sep 2 3

BR: Locations 101

 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

When: Saturday and Sunday 9/23 & 9/24 from 9am-3pm

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 HE

Sat Sep 2 3

BR: Locations 101

 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

When: Saturday and Sunday 9/23 & 9/24 from 9am-3pm

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 HE

Creative Connect

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 on Tuesday 9/26 from 7pm-9pm, we are pleased to welcome spoken word artist, Donney Rose and local filmmakers of the forthcoming short film, JANE.

DONNEY ROSE:

Donney Rose, a Baton Rouge native and active member of the city’s poetry scene, has been performing spoken word and facilitating spoken word events for over a decade. He works as a teaching artist  and marketing director for an arts-based non-profit, Forward Arts Inc.  Donney has recorded three spoken word CDs and is the author of the chapbook, The Crying Buck (Next Left Press).  His work has been featured on, Atlanta Black Star.com , Blavity.com Button PoetryAll Def Digital and in online journals Drunk In A Midnight Choir Nicholls State’s Gris Gris literary journal. He holds a B.S. in Business Marketing degree from Southern University.

Donney will be sharing work from Black Out Loud, his recently published collection of prose-style poetic interpretations of Black History Month 2017.

JANE:

JANE is a short film that acts as a lens into the multi-racial experience in America and the identity struggles that often ensue. Written by Cat Miguez and Abe Felix, it is set to be filmed locally soon. Abe & Cat will discuss their own experiences both with the issues presented in the film and with creating media locally.

Cat graduated from UL in Lafayette with a B.A. in Moving Image Arts and a minor in Business. Since then, she has been working at Baton Rouge-based video production company, Launch Media, as an Associate Producer and Post Production Coordinator. However, ever since she was a young girl, she has always aspired to act. Jane will serve as Cat’s first starring role as an actor.

Abe is an award-winning director and DP based in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. His background in writing and editing for print and television birthed his passion for visual storytelling. To him filmmaking is a platform for saying things that truly matter, and he carries this responsibility into his craft.

Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 @NOVAC (532 Louisa)

Saturday & Sunday from 10am – 4pm

Learn the ins and outs of getting your film in festivals and out to audiences, with our Demystifying Distribution workshop, led by Adam Sekuler.