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Jillian Hall

Community Media Maker, NOVAC:BR in Baton Rouge

Our Stories

PRESENTED ON MAR 31, 2017
IN BATON ROUGE @ VOL 4

Empowering communities to create their own media and tell their own stories is powerful for everyone involved; those behind the camera, in front of the camera and the viewers. It's also Jillian Hall's favorite way to make movies.  Listen as she shares some of these experiences with you.

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Contained Stories

BY NIKKI BISENIEKS
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 16, 2013

Nikki Bisenieks received her first camera at age 7; since then, photography has been her medium of choice to capture the stories happening around her. Here she gives us a short survey of her photography, including her choice of subjects and preference for film. 

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The Film Scenes in My Head

BY PAUL HUTCHINSON
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 06, 2014

Paul Hutchinson, film lover and founder of Bedford Film Festival takes us on a journey through the film scenes in his head. From the classics to the most recent, films are more than stories to show and tell, but to express one's emotions to one or hundred people.  And through the movie pictures are how people can be touched and understand the story teller from behind the camera.

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Why I tell Stories

BY JORDAN SALVATORIELLO
@ VOL 28 ON FEB 23, 2017

Jordan Salvatoriello tells us why she was inspired to become a filmmaker.

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Create the Stories You Want To See

BY JALEA JACKSON
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

As she progressed and gained more knowledge on the other aspects of film, Jalea Jackson realized that if she wanted certain stories to be told, she had to tell them herself...

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How to Make a Micro-Budget Film

BY BRITTANY RAFALAK
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Brittany Rafalak is an independent filmmaker who shares some useful tricks and know-how she has learned through the years for making a film on a budget. Unlike other creative artists, a filmmaker can't simply pick up a camera and start filming, so she has had to devise creative strategies to produce the films she wants, on a limited budget. Her presentation inspires us as creative artists, even those who are not filmmakers, to not let finances stop us from achieving our vision.

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The story beyond the movie and its frames: discussing (If you meant to kill me).

BY WIDAD SHAFAKOJ
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 01, 2018

The echo of film maker's Widad Shafakoj words stayed long with the audience as she bravely shared the stories behind her film (If you meant to kill me) which sheds the light on the issue of honor killing in Jordan.

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Processing Loss in Film

BY RUPERT MURRELL
@ VOL 32 ON NOV 07, 2018

After suffering the tragic loss of his wife in 2013, Rupert Murrell embarked on a journey with his family to create a film that made the feeling of grief tangible… 

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Impossible to Imagine

BY FELICITY TILLACK
@ VOL 39 ON MAY 17, 2019

Filmmaker Felicity Tillack shares the joys and challenges of making independent films.