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SUMMER HEATS UP WITH NOVAC EVENTS OVAC (New Orleans Video Access Center) is the longest continuously running media-arts 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the Southeastern U.S. Their mission is to cultivate a sustainable film community in Louisiana through education, career development, community outreach, independent productions, and special events. As we enter the full swing of summer, NOVAC has ramped up its schedule with several workshops, training programs, classes and other events throughout June and July.


BATON ROUGE On June 14, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge hosted “Production Budgeting Using Movie Magic Software,” a free workforce training class supported by a grant from the Mayor’s Office of Community Development. On June 28-29, NOVAC offered a similar free training in script supervision taught by Nancy Breaux, held at Celtic Studios/Launch Media. Also on June 28, NOVAC hosted a film industry social (pictured here) in partnership with Jameson Whisky, whose “First Shot” film competition is a NOVAC sponsor.

mentary production class, and on June 26, NOVAC offered another episode of its free screenwriting series at the New Orleans Public Libraries, this one being “Slice of Life: Understanding the Short.” In July, NOVAC will host a series of lighting and post-production sound classes, including: In The Loop: ADR Recording w/ Apex Post July 12, 2014 Lighting 101 w/ DJ McConduit July 27, 2014 NEW ORLEANS In New Orleans, NOVAC held its monthly 3rd Thursday Filmmaker Meetup night on June 19. The meetup was held in partnership with Jameson and the 48 Hour Film Project, as the 48 Hour crew prepares for the July event. Then on June 21-22, award-winning documentary producer and director Angela Tucker taught a docu-

And of course, the July installment of 3rd Thursday, which will take place on July 17 at the Rusty Nail. LFV For more information about NOVAC and any upcoming events, visit




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