Scene Workshops at the New Orleans Film Festival 2014

Scene WorkshopsScene Magazine has joined with the New Orleans Film Society to offer free workshops as a thank you for supporting the festival. The workshops will be held during the New Orleans Film Festival, complimenting your movie screening schedule with professional, interactive insight into everything from moviemaking to health and wellness.

Everything kicks off with a magical happy hour at the Hotel Modern on October 15. Join us from 5-7pm in the Bellocq Lounge to meet and greet the pros who’ll be teaching the Scene Workshops. Stop by for a specialty cocktail from the Smooth Amber Distillery and be dazzled by the close-up magic of world-renowned magician Steve Reynolds. We’ll also have all the updates on the Scene Workshops and the New Orleans Film Festival.



Actors’ looks are their livelihood. The man that has molded Zac Efron, Emilia Clarke, Josh Brolin and more into demi-gods is celebrity trainer – and Scene health and wellness writer – Aaron Williamson. In his ninety-minute workshop, Scene offers participants a unique opportunity to get in front of a personal trainer to the stars. Aaron will answer your questions about nutrition, supplements and effective training techniques, while delivering useful strategies on helping you achieve your fitness goals. Through practical application and demonstration of exercises, participants will leave with a knowledge of macro-nutrients, eating for optimal health, supplements and how you can sculpt your body to look like an A-lister.

Date: Tuesday, October 21
Time: 10am-11:30am
Location: Cypress Fitness – 2701 Tchoupitoulas St
Slots: 30 people


In film, hearing is believing. Apex Post Production’s Jon Vogl, whose credits include 12 Years a Slave, Fantastic Four, Shrek 2 and Alvin and the Chipmunks, presents a behind the scenes look at creating sound for film and television. This one-hour workshop will include techniques for recording production sound, preparing your film for post-production, sound effects editing, recording ADR and the mixing process. This dynamic workshop will also present the newest trends in sound mixing and how to economize resources while working on independent films. A filmmakers’ reception will follow the workshop.

Date: Saturday, October 18
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: 1523 Constance St
Slots: 30 people


Color is story. Set is chaos. And with the rise of digital cinema, creating the final look of a film has become increasingly complex. Kyotocolor’s Bradley Greer, whose credits include 12 Years a Slave, The Iceman, The Butler and GI Joe 2, will lift the curtain on professional color grading, offering an introduction to the technical and artistic fundamentals of making your project look professional. He’ll discuss primary and secondary color corrections, basic color management, look up tables and video engineering scopes, along with a few tricks of the trade.

Date: Saturday, October 18
Time: 2pm-3:30pm
Location: Second Line Stages – 800 Richard St
Slots: 40 people


Explore the core aspects of traditional Eastern medicine and how it integrates with conventional Western medicine. The experts at Balance Integrative Health will introduce you to five-element acupuncture, biofeedback exercises and chi ball exercises. Additionally we will explore how science is now beginning to validate physiological reasons for ancient practices like meditation and mindfulness. We’ll explore these concepts and engage in exercises that will leave you with an understanding of why you should incorporate traditional Eastern practices into your life, and how you can use them to produce actual changes in your body and state of mind.

Date: Sunday, October 19
Time: 2:30pm-4pm
Location: 2121 Magazine St
Slots: 20 people


Temptation is everywhere on set, from catering to craft services to the ice box in the grip truck. One of the biggest challenges to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is consistency with our food and beverage choices. One of the expert nutritionists at Balance Integrative Health, along with creative culinary experts, will lead a discussion about eating on the go. We’ll discuss healthy options when dining out, simple and creative recipes for foods to prepare. And all of this knowledge will be accompanied by a tasting menu!

Date: Friday, October 17
Time: 12pm-1:30pm
Location: 2121 Magazine St
Slots: 10 people


Dr. Kelly Burkenstock’s Skin Body Health is the South’s hallmark anti-aging aesthetic institute that incorporates cutting edge, non-surgical skin rejuvenation with anti-aging advice to help you look beautiful. She offers European technologies in preventative healthcare and skin repair. Dr.Burkenstock has extensive studies in anti-aging & aesthetic medicine and has trained under top luminaries worldwide, including Dr. Kanakopoulos in Greece, Dr. Le Coz in Belgium and Dr. Bitter in the States, just to name a few.

Her skills as a medical and aesthetic doctor combined with her artistic skills and warm, assuring nature are a rare mix. Her goal is to help everyone achieve youthful, natural, beautiful skin & optimal health for life.

Join Dr. Kelly Burkenstock for her illuminating demonstration workshop and see the many non-surgical options available for skin rejuvenation, including plasma rich growth factor treatments for cosmetic as well as medical issues. Dr. Burkenstock will enlighten you with top international beauty SECRETS.

Date: Saturday, October 18
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Location: Second Line Stages – 800 Richard St
Slots: 40 people

*Get Juiced with e Juice Jars will be rescheduled at a later date.

  • David comardelle

    I did sign up for 1 – Work Out Like Efron – Tues, Oct 21 – 10am but just realize I have to
    work that day. Please remove me from the workshop. I wish I could had made it.
    Thanks, David Comardelle