THE WEEK IN REVIEW: Documentary on the upswing. / by Love You Back Productions

RAW footage cross-section produced by Julia Elizabeth Evans and Ashley Spears with support from Erika Meggs in 2015-2016.

  • Documentary on the upswing.  Julia applied for a local artist funding grant in late January.  Funds will be assigned at the end of March; however, in the meantime, production is in full swing.  The project, Corner Stores and Cornerstones of the City, is a local documentary, which features the culture and stories of New Orleanians and their corner stores.  The truth is corner stores are disappearing. 

Here is a cross section of the raw footage captured for the Corner Stores documentary.  Note: anyone and everyone’s input is welcome. If you have any questions or any stories yourself about corner stores in New Orleans, please email Julia at loveyoubackproductions@gmail.com.  :) 

By Akasha Rabut. "Caramel Curves." | http://www.akasharabut.com/caramel-curves/

By Akasha Rabut. "Caramel Curves." | http://www.akasharabut.com/caramel-curves/

  • Retrospective refers to a conversation about filmmaking. We attended New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC)’s Retrospective.  Photographers and videographers, Deb Cotton and Akasha Rabut, shared personal stories and experiences on the subject of second line photography and video production.  

All I have to say is - Cotton is a dynamo, and now key inspiration.  Rabut is super splendid and oh-so talented.  Major takeaway from the night was, “Listen. Be respectful.….Don’t bring reality TV to New Orleans.”

Photo taken at NOVAC's Retrospective, Sunday, February 5, 2017.  From left Darcy McKinnon, Akasha Rabut, and Deb Cotton.

Photo taken at NOVAC's Retrospective, Sunday, February 5, 2017.  From left Darcy McKinnon, Akasha Rabut, and Deb Cotton.

Photo taken at Degas House on iphone 5, Sunday, February 5, 2017.  

Photo taken at Degas House on iphone 5, Sunday, February 5, 2017.  

  • Business alliances + wedding clients = Society culture.  That’s an equation, right?  Love You Back Productions and the Degas House are joining together to ensure every wedding hosted at the Degas House is documented in HD.

Last Sunday, Julia and Weenta enjoyed a tranquil afternoon at the Degas House.  Marathon runners fleeted down Esplanade while we convened with future bride to be married at the famous Degas House.  

Produced by Deadbeatniks Cinematography by Julia Evans www.deadbeatniks.com
  • Music videos are to be made with friends.    Julia and Weenta meet on the production set of a music video for local musicians, Tanks & the Bangas and The Heart Attacks. 

Back last summer, the Dead Beatniks somehow signed Julia on for a rousing time of video production.   Locations included High Ho lounge, Holy Cross Levee, and Port Street.   In our humble estimation, video editing could be cleaner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbQ6xBRsdvU

But that's all secondary. Daniel Turner and Anuraag Pendyal's mixture of rap and melody shines like the High Ho Lounge disco ball.  "Mouse" also sticks your head.  Have a look and a listen. Expect to laugh with us.

One more by Akasha Rabut.  "Edna Karr." |  http://www.akasharabut.com/edna-karr/

<3,

Julia Elizabeth Evans