Baton Rouge

BR: Breaking Down a Script 101 – 1/13/18

Saturday 1/13/18 from 1pm-5pm at NOVAC:BR (in the Creative Bloc building at 804 Main St, BRLA 70806)
$50/NOVAC members, $75 for nonmembers
This workshop hosted by NOVAC and taught by visiting filmmaker Camille Brown, covers the breaking down of a script for low budget/non-union crew projects. Participants may bring in a script, 15 pages or less and together we will break it down and create a schedule and budget. For those who don’t have a script, Camille will have some to share.
ABOUT CAMILLE BROWN:
An award-winning filmmaker, Camille earned her Bachelor of Arts from UCLA’s prestigious Film, Television and Theater School. She made her directorial debut with her documentary “A Second Chance at Life” narrated by Whoopi Goldberg. The documentary went on to screen at several film festivals and won best documentary.
Camille then went on to write and direct the award-winning short film “Thank you for Washing,” which has screened in over 20 festivals winning best short for 10 of them. Most notable is the NBC Short Cuts Festival, from which she also received a blind script deal with the studio. She co-produced the feature film, “A Perfect Getaway” starring Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich, and last year she was a semi-finalist for the HBO Directing Fellowship. Her feature directorial debut “The Nth Ward” was just released on Amazon.
On Sunday 1/14, Camille will be screening her film, “The Nth Ward” at Chalmette Theatre, followed by a Q&A with Victoria Greene of WIFT (Women in Film and Television).
Please email jillian@novacvideo.org with any questions about this workshop.
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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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Baton Rouge Creative Industry Internship Program

NOVAC:BR is starting a program that would pair qualified interns with local businesses. We need your help to build the best program possible!

We already have a broad network of talented members looking to gain experience in creative and administrative fields and will expand that further as the program develops. NOVAC:BR would manage the recruitment and application process to remove that burden from the companies so that meaningful interactions between intern and employer can be the focus of the experience.

We’re looking to gather information from local businesses in the creative media fields (advertising, production, communications, marketing, graphic design, web coding, gaming, event planning, etc) to help us structure this program in a way that’s useful for all involved. Can you please take a few moments to complete this survey?

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Creative Connect Monthly Meet Up

Creative Connect is a monthly gathering of creatives of all types from around Louisiana. Presented by The Parlor and NOVAC:BR, it is a curated night that allows for creatives to cast vision for their projects to others, connect with the community, and hear from key note speakers sharing and revealing their current projects. If you’d like to present your work, please contact jillian@novacvideo.org.

Where: The Parlor (705 St. Joseph St, Baton Rouge)

When: Every last Tuesday of the month

We are pleased to have hosted the following past presenters: 

July 2016 — Clay Achee & Barton Gilley with their short film, Twiggly’s Battle and the featured animatronic puppet, Emily Nemens discussing her work as an editor for the Southern Review and a cartoonist for the New Yorker, and Brandon Singleton sharing his love of music and a screening of rap music videos he’s made for local artists. 

September 2016 — Vincent Cellucci with his interactive poetry app, Diamonds in Dystopia. 

November 2016 — Zack Godshall with a sneak preview of his new web series, HOGWASH

January 2017 — Marcus Brown sharing his short documentary from NOVAC’s BetteR series

March 2017 — Presentation by LA Film Prize and script analysis demo by Screenwriters Down South

April 2017 — Evan Kidd’s screening of the pilot episode of his locally made web series, HOME REMEDY

May 2017 — CKA process-oriented dancers teaching spontaneous choreography and The Futures Fund showcasing their student photography

June 2017 — Open Screen, an invitation for local filmmakers to screen short films and works-in-progress. 

August 2017 — Creative Connect Birthday Bash with musician Matthew Schwartz of Pacifico, artist Kathryn Hunter with Blackbird Letterpress and creative entrepreneurs, Thurman & Torrence Thomas of The Brothers Fresh. 

September 2017 — Spoken word artist, Donney Rose presenting work from his new book Black Out Loud and filmmakers Cat Miguez & Abe Felix sharing information about their forthcoming short film JANE. 

 

Check out our calendar for upcoming Creative Connect event dates, times and locations:

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