Workshops

Sync Up Cinema 2017

It’s festival time y’all, and NOVAC is pleased once again to partner with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation to bring you Sync Up Cinema – three days of free films, panels and fun at the Jazz and Heritage Center! Kicking off with the Sync Up music industry conference, Sync Up Cinema brings industry leaders and Louisiana filmmakers directly to you.  This year’s schedule is better than ever, with some awesome highlights below – join us at Sync Up Cinema this year!

 

KEYNOTE CONVO: HANNAH BEACHLER

Meet the über talented production designer from MOONLIGHT, CREED, Beyoncé’s LEMONADE and the upcoming BLACK PANTHERS.

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED: Filmmaking in the Trump Era

presented by Firelight Media and Field of Vision, with local films Aloné by Garrett Bradley and selections from NOVAC’s BetteR series.

BURNING SANDS + DIRECTOR GERARD McMURRAY

the Sundance premiere by New Orleans native Gerard McMurray tackles hazing at HBCU fraternities, and the director will be in attendance to discuss his rise from the 7th ward to producing and directing.

JOE INCAPRERA: FROM PA TO PRODUCER

New Orleans-based producer Joe Incaprera fell in love with the Crescent City when he worked on HBO’s Tremé. He moved his family here and produced and production managed hit television shows including American Horror Story, Quarry, and most recently, 13 Reasons Why, which is currently the most watched television show in history.  Now he’s shepherding a new and innovatively produced project right here in New Orleans.  Joe talks with indie producer Angela Tucker about his path from Baltimore PA to NOLA Producer to Hollywood Powerhouse in the new golden age of television.

Musician’s Clinic Birthday celebration & screening of ONE NOTE AT A TIME

A special screening of Renee Edwards’ ONE NOTE AT A TIME in celebration of the 19th birthday of the New Orleans Musician’s Assistance Foundation and Clinic.  And, the happy hour celebrating the clinic’s 19th anniversary!

CUBA, CONTIGO!

A short exploration into Cuban cinema expression, from the documentary CODIGO COLOR, about the legacy of colorism and racism in Cuba, to a partnership of youth media between Baton Rouge and rural Cuban media makers, to a special sneak preview of a high profile upcoming documentary featuring a legendary group of New Orleans musicians as they explore and meet their Cuban musical heritage dopplegängers.  SPECIAL GUESTS!

And loads more local films, music films and panels and parties – all FREE thanks to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation and the City of New Orleans Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy.

Download a FULL SCHEDULE HERE!!

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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 (www.syncupconference.com), as well as at the Baton Rouge Blues Festival 2017.  

Click here to see our past music videos.

SIGN UP

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

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Editing 101 with Brent Joseph

April 1 – 2

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.

  1. Brief introduction to editing theory and style.
  2. Overview of editing in Premiere Pro CC (importing, organizing, editing, exporting)
  3. Watching and discussing original uncut footage.
  4. Workshop (footage will be provided for you to practice editing and get one-on-one feedback).

 

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.

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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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Editing With Premiere

November 12 & 13

10-4pm

NOVAC (532 Louisa Street)

Editing with Adobe Premiere 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.

  1. Brief introduction to editing theory and style.
  2. Overview of editing in Premiere Pro CC (importing, organizing, editing, exporting)
  3. Watching and discussing original uncut footage.
  4. Workshop (footage will be provided for you to practice editing and get one-on-one feedback).

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.

Note: This class is full.

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