Directed by Jesse Ash: A world-class director, writer, and composer, Mike Figgis believes that cinema is today’s best storytelling medium, and his constant evolution in digital filmmaking challenges the way we experience those stories.
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A partnership among the New Orleans Video Access Center’s Digital Filmmaking Institute (DFI), the City of New Orleans and the Keller Family Foundation has led to a workshop to teach local artists about music video production. The program was developed after musician Tonya Boyd-Cannon approached the New Orleans Office of Film and Video to seek advice about producing a music video for her song “Rise My Child,” which addresses the challenges of everyday life. “You can see the parallel between the song and what we New Orleanians experience as we rebuild our city,” said Jennifer Day, Director of the New Orleans Office of Film and Video. “We wanted to find a way to help Ms. Boyd-Cannon while collaborating with other local artists to create something unique.” The Office of Film and Video contacted NOVAC, who provides community-based workshops in digital filmmaking. NOVAC suggested the two work together to create a workshop about music video production. The first workshop was conducted with six students and a crew of five. The Office of Film and Video consulted and assisted with logistical matters such as permitting, while NOVAC created the curriculum. Funding from the Keller Family Foundation provided tuition scholarships for the students. In addition, NOVAC produced the music video and hired local filmmakers to serve as instructors and production crew. “This collaboration is a perfect example of how we as a community of film and video professionals can creatively work together …
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