Flood Gallery Fine Art Center

Flood Mission

Flood Fine Art Center is a non-profit contemporary art institution dedicated to advancing the careers of emerging and mid career artists, as well as educating the public and furthering the understanding of contemporary art and its importance within the community and beyond. We aim to provide a stimulating environment for artists so that they will successively enlighten, challenge, inspire, and elevate awareness for the necessity of art in contemporary culture.

Flood Fine Art Center seeks to be a vital cultural resource for Asheville through providing funding and space for innovative local and national artists as well as curators who stretch boundaries in all media. Through our extensive exhibition schedule, residency program, educational activities, presentations and publications we aim to serve a diverse audience that will in turn enhance quality of life and provide opportunities and experiences that would otherwise be unavailable.

Flood Gallery Programs

Eliada Home Film Project

The Eliada Home Film Project is the product of Flood Fine Arts Center Youth Programs, designed and created by Gabriel Johnson, and the Flood Board of Directors. The Youth Program is one of many programs created by the Flood Fine Art Center that have been designed to bring art and art education to our community. It is a statistical fact that art promotes individuality, bolsters self-confidence, and improves overall academic performance in kids. Art teaches kids to be more tolerant and open, and allows them to express themselves creatively. For this reason, the Youth Program is a very important part of the Flood Fine Arts Center.

What is it?
The Eliada Home Film Project is a class taught at Eliada Home, in which the students will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking and then, using these fundamentals, will write, direct, act in, and produce their own short film.
In the past, because of the cost of equipment, film, cameras, actors, etc., filmmaking was something that could only be done with an enormous budget and an extensive knowledge of film techniques. While there is still an enormous amount of knowledge to learn about filmmaking, recent developments in digital video and home computers have made it possible for anyone, with a little training, to make a film.
Film can be a very expressive art form, ranging from the very emotionally dramatic, to comedy, to philosophy and theoretical science. Film has become an essential part of our cultural understanding, and therefore it is important to understand the significance of this.
Throughout this class, students will learn some of the language of filmmaking, use of technology (digital video cameras and computers), and the basics of cinematography, and the fundamentals of scripting, storyboarding, shooting and producing a film. And when it’s all over, the product will be an original short film, created by the students and staff.

Then what?
When the film is finally finished, we will submit it to the Asheville Film Festival and there will be a special screening at the Flood Gallery in which members of the community will be invited to come view the film and talk with the filmmakers.

Class Structure.
In the first month of the class, we will be in the classroom learning from books, handouts and watching examples of films. We will also be hearing from local filmmakers such as Chris Bower, whose new film “MOON EUROPA” is being filmed right now in Asheville and was featured in the Mountain Xpress. We will also hear from producers and actors working in the film medium.
Eliada Home Film Project 2006
The second month will be focused on actually creating a film. We will begin by making a shooting script and storyboard and preparing for the actual shooting. This stage is called “pre-production.” During this month, we will take one Saturday and spend the entire day doing all the shooting for the film. Because we are limited in our timeframe for shooting, we must be fully prepared. The pre-production stage will be of the utmost importance. Once the filming is done, we will edit and add music and credits to the film. This is called the “post-production” stage. All of this will take place on the campus of Eliada Home.