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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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2017 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

 

JEFFERSON PARISH

Eastbank Regional Library: June 12-16 (fully enrolled!)

Westbank Regional Library: July 10- 14 – call 504-364-3723 to enroll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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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