Festival Season Continues with SCVAF and La Fete Du Monde
Posted by Kurt on April 19, 2012
Festival season continues with two festivals that are close to home….well for me anyway.
If you have been paying attention to media news lately, you should know that the south Louisiana area has become a mecca for the movie and media industries. I’m proud to live and work in a parish (St. Charles) that had the foresight to include new media in their curriculum. The school board has invested in the future by building a Satellite Center to serve as a place for high school students to receive intensive instruction in Health Sciences, Engineering, Education, as well as other classes. The Digital and Interactive Media as well as the Advanced TV departments of the Satellite Center have come together to create the http://www.scvaf.org/”>Satellite Center Video and Animation Festival. The festival will be held this Friday, April 20 from 4-8 at the Professional Learning Center in Luling, LA.
Starting out just locally, the festival now includes numerous schools from the region. Students work on animation (2d and 3d) as well as film projects such as PSAs and documentaries. Trust me, if you can afford the $1 admission and the time, you will be impressed. I always am. Besides being a showcase for student work, this truly is a film festival. Judges are professionals from the business from around the world. The keynote speaker this year will be from the Academy Awarding winning Moonbot Studios.
If you are looking for a more traditional fair, this weekend my hometown of Lockport is throwing it’s annual “swamp pop extravaganza.” While the food is very good, I tend to always get the grillades. The fair is very laid back and features a lot of local music. In other words, it’s a great way to pass a good time.