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
How to apply
September 9 – 10
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.
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.
Tickets are $225 for members and $275 for new members.
Sept. 30 – Oct. 1
The Northwest Film Forum (NWFF), a sister media arts center in Seattle, provides an array of technical and financial support to regional filmmakers, including the Start-to-Finish program. Since 1998, it has also been a film distributor, using its institutional muscle and expertise to shepherd local, regional and international films into the marketplace. Having built this component of NWFF’s offerings from the ground up, Former Program Director Adam Sekuler knows the behind-the-scenes terrain inside and out. Learn from his insights to plan and apply realistic solutions to properly promoting and marketing your film to the largest audiences possible (increasing your chances of creating a revenue stream). Case studies will reveal how the worlds of film festivals and publicity have played out with different films and how the network of North American film organizations fits in to today’s changing theatrical landscape. You might think with all of the new digital platforms out there now, it’s easier to get your film distributed. Actually, it’s just gotten more complicated. The good news is, there is a lot of opportunity to reach your audience and to keep more revenue. But you have to understand the new system and make the right choices for you and your project. This content-packed workshop will give you not only a comprehensive overview of all of those choices, but will also give you concrete steps to paving a path of success. There really are a myriad of workable options available out there, so don’t let the daunting challenges of distributing your own film become an afterthought.
Reserve your spot today! Tickets are $100 for members and $150 for new members.
Can I use this song in my film? Is there any way for me to afford the rights to this Beatles song? How do I license this indie band’s song? Where can I find affordable, easily cleared music to play from the radio in that scene?
Music can an enigma for many filmmakers – small and large. But it doesn’t have to be! Understanding the basics of music licensing and music supervision can open up a world of creative opportunities for filmmakers. In this class we will answer all the above questions and more. We will open up the doors to basic licensing, where to find affordable music, how to afford big copyrights for small films, and how to best creatively choose music for your film.
About Sarah Bromberg:
Sarah Bromberg started her supervision career as Associate Director of music and talent at Creative License where she worked on Walmart, Subaru, Budweiser and handled several Super Bowl commercials. This lead to work in TV and film, including the second season of NBC’s Smash, Pitch Perfect 2, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, The Affair and more.
As a music supervisor at Bonfire Collective Sarah recently completed music supervising the film Youth In Oregon released wide by Samuel Goldwyn Films in February 2017 and associate music supervised Netflix’s The Get Down. Currently she is working on the films Uncle Drew – starring Kyrie Irving and based on Pepsi’s wildly popular viral campaign as well as Lena Dunham’s upcoming pilot based on her Lenny Letter newsletter series and Every Day a young adult film based on the popular book.
Angela Tucker has produced and directed in nearly every format including – documentary short, documentary film, short, TV series, TV documentary series, and TV movie documentary.
In this 3 hour workshop, Angela Tucker will guide you through the process of turning your good idea into a real film project
The workshop will:
After an initial presentation, Angela will take on your projects as mini-case studies, helping you troubleshoot ideas for your own projects!
Angela Tucker (Founder/President) is an Emmy nominated producer, writer and director. Her directorial work includes PAPER CHASE, a teen comedy in pre production with Gunpowder and Sky; ALL STYLES, a dance movie in post production starring Fik-Shun (SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE) and Heather Morris (GLEE); BLACK FOLK DON’T, a documentary web series in its fourth season featured in Time Magazine’s “10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life” and (A)SEXUAL a feature length documentary about people who experience no sexual attraction that streamed on Netflix and Hulu for four years. She is in her sixth year as Series Producer of the PBS strand, AFROPOP and was Co-Producer on THE NEW BLACK. Previously, she was the Director of Production at Big Mouth Films, a social issue documentary production company. There, she worked on several award-winning documentaries, including PUSHING THE ELEPHANT (PBS’ Independent Lens). In 2006, she co-founded TuckerGurl LLC, a production company passionate about telling compelling and irreverent stories about underrepresented communities. Tucker was a Sundance Institute Women Filmmakers Initiative fellow. She received her MFA in Film from Columbia University.
August 12 & 13, 2017 from 9am to 5pm
Operation Spark (748 Camp St. in downtown New Orleans)
Learn the basics of being a production assistant in the film industry!
Our PA Boot Camp program is a 2-day intensive of in-depth production assistant training for locals looking to get their foot in the door of Louisiana’s film industry. Taught by instructors from Quixote’s PA Bootcamp, locals will gain the hands-on experience they need to prepare them for their first job on a feature film, television or commercial set.
PA Bootcamp is a competitive program with limited enrollment. Interested applicants should submit a completed application (including one-page resume and proof of residence) by Friday July 28 at 5pm.
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!
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
Eastbank Regional Library: June 12-16 (fully enrolled!)
Westbank Regional Library: July 10- 14 – call 504-364-3723 to enroll
July 22 & 23
Adam Sekuler is a filmmaker and curator whose films strike a delicate balance between stylization and naturalism, anchored within an observational world while creating a poetic and lyrical form of visual storytelling. His work screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Locarno Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Walker Art Center, Seattle Art Museum, and dozens of other venues across the globe.
The task of this weekend course is to practice paying attention in our filmmaking. Using a looking and listening technique, we’ll investigate how our eyes and ears connect us to space and to others. We will use elements of personal storytelling, fictional narrative and environmental description to generate images and ideas; and then craft those images with further explorations of focus. Participants will be introduced to observational documentary filmmaking and will be invited to see and document their familiar surroundings in a new way. The goal will be to present lived human experience in a way that respects the context in which that experience takes place, while still presenting an artistic point of view. The workshop will consist of one day in the field practicing audio and camera work and one day editing. The class will include screenings and culminate in a 5-10 minute observational-styled documentary.
Reserve your spot now! Tickets are $150 for members and $200 for non-members.