Baton Rouge Workshops

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 (, as well as at the Baton Rouge Blues Festival 2017.  

Click here to see our past music videos.


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


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 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.



BR: Creative Connect March 2017 – LA Film Prize

Creative Connect exists to create a space for the Louisiana creative community to be inspired to dream bigger and execute projects together.

A monthly meet up hosted by The Parlor and NOVAC:Baton Rouge at The Parlor located at 705 St Joseph St, Baton Rouge, LA.

March 28th

Featuring an info session by LA Film Prize. Come out to learn more about how to win $50,000 by shooting a film in Shreveport and meet the Baton Rouge based team that won a past Film Prize.