Film New Orleans

Locations. Resources. Incentives.

Training & Education

NOVAC (The New Orleans Video Access Center)

NOVAC’S mission is to cultivate a sustainable film community by providing access to resources, education and locally generated content. NOVAC accomplishes this mission through training, career development, community outreach, independent productions, and special events.  Current NOVAC members receive special pricing on all educational seminars, panels, and Apple Authorized classes.

Through their Educational Seminar and Panel Series NOVAC gives local independent filmmakers the tools to develop and produce their own projects and in turn contribute to the sustainability of the film industry in New Orleans. With classes and panel discussions featuring award winning film industry professionals NOVAC strives to take local projects from development to distribution. 

Also an Apple Authorized Training Center, NOVAC provides expert certified training and certification opportunities to businesses and individuals in Apple Pro Applications.  NOVAC’s prices are competitive, providing their services at one of the lowest rates in the country.

NOVAC also offers affordable equipment rental for current members of their organization. View the list of available equipment.

Learn more about NOVAC opportunities at www.novacvideo.org, by calling 504.940.5780, or emailing info@novacvideo.org.

University of New Orleans Film Arts Program

The goal of UNO Film Arts Program is to train the independent filmmaker to give their students the best chance of success in the technical and competitive profession of filmmaking. UNO has one of the most technically advanced film programs in the country. It includes a motion capture facility and state-of-the-art digital post-production editing and audio suites. Students have the opportunity to explore the full range of the communication arts, from high-tech digital animation to documentary and dramatic film production and live performance.

The Undergraduate Program is founded on a liberal arts education terminating in a 120 credit-hour baccalaureate degree.

The Masters Program is an accredited, terminal, 60-hour MFA.

Learn more about the UNO Film Arts Program online or by calling 504.280.6317

Delgado Community College

Delgado Community College offers a versatile program in Film and Video Production offering a Diploma Program (one year or more depending upon the focus of your study) or a Certifcate Program (less than one year). The Certificate Program allows for short term job trainning for a quick transition into the workforce. The courses focus on the technical aspects of Film and Video production.

For more information on the program visit Delgado’s Website or call the Admissions Office at 504-671-5012

Licensing Music for Film and TV Webinar

With the continued development of the film industry in Louisiana, television shows like Tremé and expanded opportunities in the global marketplace, there are more opportunities than ever for Louisiana musicians to get their music in film and television. What do you need to know to be prepared?

Recently, the Arts Council asked ELLA Project Supervising attorney Ashlye Keaton to present a webinar on this topic. Running about 23 minutes, this webinar is now available for free streaming and covers:

  • How music is selected for film and television.
  • The role of music supervisors.
  • Who controls the copyright?
  • What exactly are master use and synchronization licenses?
  • Case studies of successful usage of Louisiana music in film and television.

View this webinar