Lights Camera Read, the media education organization, has recently opened up its process to give choices to the readers of its blog. They are doing this by asking viewers what kind of content they would like to see more of. Thus far Lights Camera Read has been known mostly for their Art Gush program that helps artists of all kinds to take their careers to the next level by creating web series. Now, after opening up to input, Lights Camera Read will surely develop some new educational products that the public is interested in.
I was asked to write a brief piece for the new publication entitled “Artist Steps” regarding the filmmaking process for “Thrillumentary.” “Thrillumentary” is a web series we’ve been working on for the past year at Lights Camera Read. And although it has been successful as an educational tool, the worry is whether it will be successful as a piece of entertainment. Part of this fear comes out of the fact it is based on a one man show for theater, which means it is extremely dialogue based. Often works that are based on “mostly verbal” don’t do as well as those that are more visually oriented. If you are a member of the “NYC Make a Difference” newsletter from Entertainment Entrepreneurship, you are going to get to weigh in with your opinions through secret screenings of the series before it is released.
According to the Movie Process website, John Yianni Stamas recently introduced a Movie Process that helps work toward the mission of “No More Starving Artists.” The reason a movie process is being used to achieve this goal, is that filmmaking is uniquely suited for helping artists of all different kinds. Therefore having a movie process in your promotion arsenal allows you to showcase what you do in a movie or webs series. Learn more here.
Movie Process is a program developed by Lights Camera Read which now is taking over Lights Camera Read’s focus. As you may recall Lights Camera Read was created initially as a filmmaking and writing workshop series at the New York Public Library.
Now Movie Process is helping to spread the message of filmmaking as a way to promote your artistic career.
Platinum Pias has a video finally. It’s taken them 2 1/2 weeks to create it. But it’s worth the wait because it gives a window into the “community feel” the Pias have. It only runs about 3 1/2 minutes and includes winners, presenters, audience members and “Thrillumentary” cast members. Check the Platinum Pias video out here.
Yianni Stamas of Movie Process is known as an advocate for artists. His latest project is talking to billionaires about their view of the arts! Recently he got in touch with the assistant of the sister of a billionaire to find out the billionaire’s view on the future of creativity. It seems that the point of view of relatives of billionaires is of interest lately – case in point Ivanka Trump. Does she share her father’s view on the arts? What is her father’s view on the arts?
The Platinum Pias are tomorrow! And if you catch this blog post in time and would like to attend, please go here.
The “Pl” are the first two letters of “Platinum” which in turn stands for “Platinum Pias Awards” also known as “The 8th Annual Platinum Pias Community Awards for Artists.”
This time around the Platinum Pias are being celebrated on March 20, 2017 at DCTV. Also, the Pias will have mentions of the DigiComArts workshop projects. DigiComArts workshops are produced by Lights Camera Read which also produces the Platinum Pias Awards. So it’s just like family!
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