Northwestern State University’s art department is organizing its first 45-second video art show. The video submissions must be 45 seconds or less, and the competition is open to anyone 18 or older. NSU instructor Corbin Covher collaborated with his colleagues in an effort to bring more video art to the region.
“A lot of video work becomes abstract and artistic, and it’s not something that they’re used to. They’re used to video work being movies and show format, not necessarily an artistic expression,” Covher said.
Gaming enthusiasts will have two days to design a video game as part of the DigiFest South Game Jam that begins Friday at Cohab in Shreveport.
Teams will have one weekend to complete all coding and content as part of the competition. LSU Shreveport computer science and English instructor Jon Baarsch teaches a course about storytelling in video games and drawing connections to traditional literary works.
Filmmakers and fans packed the Robinson Film Center Tuesday to learn what short films made the cut for the Louisiana Film Prize in October.
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Organizers of the Louisiana Film Prize narrowed the field of films vying for the $50,000 prize to 20 finalists during an event Tuesday evening at the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport. The contest is in its third year.
The filmmakers had to shoot their short film in northwest Louisiana to be eligible. Louisiana Film Prize creator Gregory Kallenberg thanked the filmmakers for entering their work.
The regional archeologist for northwest Louisiana, based at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, is out with a book this month that examines the dynamic cultural landscape of the Caddo people and their complex connections with the greater Native American community in the Southeastern U.S.
Jeffrey Girard is the co-author of “Caddo Connections: Cultural Interactions Within and Beyond the Caddo World.” Girard says the book traces the Caddo Indians over 1,000 years and compiles a decade of the latest research.