The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is offering new summer arts classes for teens and adults.
Instructors: Jillian Hall and Darcy McKinnon of NOVAC-BR
July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th – 5:30pm-8:30pm
Ages 14 and up
Price: $100 – 4 session package
Explore the art of documentary film making. Participants will create mini projects that will take them on a journey through 4 components of film: pre-production, production, post-production, and editing.
Jillian Hall is the Programs Manager at NOVAC:BR. She is also a documentary film producer and youth media educator with a passion for socially-conscious storytelling. Jillian’s past productions include the award-winning indie documentary “Yakona,” a documentary short for the Time, Inc series New Orleans Here & Now, the History Channel series American Daredevils, and a nationally broadcast PBS series as part of MHC.tv.
Darcy McKinnon is a documentary filmmaker and Executive Director of NOVAC, the New Orleans Video Access Center, which has been supporting community-based media in Southeast Louisiana since 1972. She is a co-founder of ALL Y’ALL, with Elaine McMillion Sheldon. McKinnon’s work in documentary includes the film “Maquilapolis” and “Live, Nude, Girls, UNITE!”. She produces documentary work with Southern filmmakers, and is currently in post-production on “Animals” a short documentary about New Orleans’ love affair with a shoe, in production on “Neutral Ground” with CJ Hunt, a documentary about New Orleans’ struggle to remove Confederate monuments, in development on “Commuted” with Nailah Jefferson, which explores the impact of Louisiana’s criminal justice dysfunctions through the portrait of the life of one woman, which just received development funding from Chicken & Egg.