Born Digital

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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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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High School Career Tech Programs

NOVAC is a Louisiana Department of Education certified provider of Career and Technical Education programs through the Jump Start program, training high school students in Digital Media pathway courses. This means we offer Carnegie-Unit high school classes in Graphic Design with Adobe Photoshop, Visual Storytelling with Adobe Premiere, and Independent Design Studio, for students seeking expert certification. We currently offer these courses at local high schools in partnership with those schools, so are not taking independent student applications.

If you are interested in bringing a NOVAC Born Digital CTE program to your school, or you have a student that is interested in the program, please contact Julia Berghammer for more information at julia@novacvideo.org.

Currently we partner with three schools in the Greater New Orleans Area, Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School (Tremé), GW Carver Collegiate Academy (Gentilly) and Fisher High School (Lafitte, LA). We look to expand our program to include additional New Orleans schools and Baton Rouge sites in 2017-2018. Interested in partnering? Contact ED Darcy McKinnon at darcy@novacvideo.org.

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Summer Camps & Workshops

NOVAC’s summer camps and workshops give kids throughout Southeastern LA the opportunity to try out video storytelling, and learn from working filmmakers in a fun, hands-on workshop. Our past programs have included weekend and school-year workshops at NOVAC and in partnership with Big Class, the Ogden Museum and more. For 2017, we are offering FREE summer week-long workshops with the New Orleans Public Libraries and the East Baton Rouge Public Libraries – stay tuned for specific branches and dates!

BATON ROUGE:

NOVAC and the East Baton Rouge Parish Libraries are hosting FREE teen video camps at local libraries this summer. Students will learn the basics of video production, including design, storyboarding, production, post-production, effects and more, through the hands-on process of creating a video, under the guidance of an experienced local filmmaker.

Registration begins May 1st. Call 231.3770 to register your student.

Main Library: June 5-9, June 12-16

Delmont Gardens Branch Library: June 19-23

Eden Park Branch Library: June 12-16

Greenwell Springs Regional Library: June 5-9

Jones Creek Regional Library: June 26-30

Zachary Branch Library: June 19-23, June 26-30

Film Premiere: Thursday, July 27

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Internships (Ages 16-24)

Want to know more about working in creative digital media? The challenge with working in creative fields is that there’s just so many of them, and they overlap and interact. NOVAC internships give young people hands on experience in a variety of CDM fields, from videography and editing to photography, motion graphics, design, video archiving and general workplace knowledge. NOVAC offers internships to young people from a variety of backgrounds, ages 16-24, and can customize the internship to meet each person’s need while supporting NOVAC’s work. In the past five years, NOVAC has hosted over 30 interns, from YouthForce NOLA, IWES’ Kellogg Cool program, Tulane, UNO, Loyola, LSU, Southern, Brandeis, Columbia, Howard, and more.

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My Story Teen Filmmaking Workshop

November 19, December 3, 10, 17
9am-12pm
NORD St. Bernard Center
1500 Lafreniere St.

 

Over the course of four weeks, the participants in My Story will learn the basics of filmmaking and how to use film and social media as a means to telling their unique stories. No experience or equipment required.

 

Jason Foster was born in Kingston, Jamaica and lived there for six years before moving to the United States. With short stays in New Jersey and Minnesota he has lived the majority of his life in the South. This nomadic lifestyle has contributed to his ability to tell stories and connect with people across all walks of life. Shortly after moving to New Orleans in 2010, he co-founded FosterBear Films in the fall of 2011. Jason has taught film classes to the New Orleans community through the New Orleans Video Access Center and Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools.

 

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Creative Council

Creative Council is a creative industry mentoring and portfolio program for young people in New Orleans interested in building careers in photography, filmmaking, fashion and design.

Creative Council is a selective group of young people interested in careers in creative arts and digital media, with a focus on music, photography, videography, fashion and design. Creative Council is designed to connect students with real career and college planning resources towards building a creative career, connecting them with professional mentors and developing in-depth portfolios of creative work that will launch them towards college and career.

 

Led by an award-winning professional team of photographer Akasha Rabut and filmmaker Garrett Bradley, Creative Council combines weekly workshop and office hours with intensive, discipline specific workshops in music, photography, fashion, design, filmmaking and more, taught by industry professionals from around the country. Creative Council workshops will be held at NOVAC, in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans.

Creative Council participants will make a commitment to the workshops and office hours, to ensure consistent participation. Participation for 2017-2018 will be limited to 15 students, who will be admitted based on their interests and commitment to the program, not on previous experience.

Students who participate in the program will receive a stipend of $50 per workshop, which will be cumulative over the program and distributed to them as a grant upon graduation, to support their career and college planning. Students who participate in the program for three years could earn as much as $1,500 towards laptops, equipment, tuition or living expenses.

APPLY FOR Creative Council 2017-2018 HERE

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