NOVAC Launches Second Music Video Production Project

Aspiring filmmaker students will have a chance to learn how to produce top-quality music videos for bands in Louisiana through the second Music Video Production Project.

Organized by the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) with help from WWOZ and the Jazz and Heritage Foundation, the project will choose bands and filmmakers to lead a crew of students through the pre to post-production process of creating a professional music video.

The project is also available in Baton Rouge this year with support from the Arts Council of Baton Rouge and the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation.NOVAC Music Video Production Project

NOVAC’s featured bands this year are New Orleans’ Tank and the Bangas and Baton Rouge’s The Chambers. Additional bands will be announced on the NOVAC Facebook page.

“NOVAC is pleased to offer creative learning opportunities for locals in a project that combines our thriving independent film community and the existing legendary music scene,” says NOVAC executive director Darcy McKinnon. “Our hope is to create an ongoing resource for bands and a collection of creative work that represents the best of cultural creators in southern Louisiana.”  

Throughout the rest of February and March, teams will discuss the concept of each music video, execute on location production, and then edit the final video, which will be shown at Sync Up Cinema 2016 in April.

The deadline for musicians and student filmmakers to sign up is February 15, 2016. For more information, visit