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Lights Camera Read 2017 in Retrospect

It is only now, nearly halfway through January, 2018, that we can begin to assess what 2017 was for us at Lights Camera Read in terms of our arts and educational programming and explorations. For starters, this newsletter in 2017 underwent a transformation. Now more than ever we are about providing DIY solutions for artists [...]

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Yianni Stamas Talks About DIY Artist Marketing

Artists of all kinds, regardless of your art form, sometimes have a hard time marketing themselves. But the fact is, to be successful, you've got to get out there and talk about yourself. And the good news is that today, because of technology resources, it has never been as fun and easy. It all starts [...]

By | January 2nd, 2018|artist steps|Comments Off on Yianni Stamas Talks About DIY Artist Marketing

Your Creative Goals in 2018

We are writing this shortly before the New Year. Chances are some of you are thinking about the New Year and maybe even making resolutions in regards to your creative pursuits. They say that the way to stay true to your resolutions is not through willpower but rather to be grateful for what you have. [...]

By | December 30th, 2017|action|Comments Off on Your Creative Goals in 2018

Who’s Your Audience?

As we've stated in the past, knowing who your audience is as well as how to reach them are two of the most important things to be aware of when advancing your career as an artist. For some, their audience is much like themselves, they are in a sense their own demographic. For others their [...]

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Would You Want to Make a Movie?

Regardless of the kind of artist you are (writer, actor, painter etc.) due to advances in technology it's easier than ever to be able to make and distribute a motion picture. But why would a creative who is not a filmmaker want to create a film? It could be for reasons of artistic exploration or [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Would You Want to Make a Movie?

Digital Distribution Options

How to Sell a Movie: Course 3 of 7 - Digital Movie Distribution Options As of this writing, there are a lot of filmmakers who want to be on Netflix. Unfortunately - also at this moment - Netflix is one of the most challenging of the digital movie distribution options to get on. First off [...]

By | December 3rd, 2017|action|Comments Off on Digital Distribution Options

John Yianni Stamas Discusses Digital Film Distribution Elements

As we established last week, selling a movie today is much different than it was even five years ago. In order to sell a movie you need distribution elements or deliverables as detailed in the current Art Gush course. We live in a digital age therefore movies of today are distributed digitally. This also opens [...]

By | November 26th, 2017|action|Comments Off on John Yianni Stamas Discusses Digital Film Distribution Elements

Selling a Movie Marketing Before and After

This article is going to cover how to begin marketing a film either before or after it has been made. One of our websites is Art Gush which features online education to advance your creative career. On this site we recently spent an entire year creating a new installment every week, each of which taught [...]

By | November 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Selling a Movie Marketing Before and After

Benefits of having a Blog

Have you been thinking about starting a blog but aren't sure if it is actually going to be helpful for your career or business? What are the benefits of having a blog? If building your organization's or your own presence on the internet is a part of your marketing strategy, then a blog can be [...]

By | November 11th, 2017|artist steps|Comments Off on Benefits of having a Blog

Should You Rebrand?

Last week we talked about building a team and began to explore branding. In this edition of the Lights Camera Read newsletter we are going to look at the question "Should you rebrand?" Rebranding is a subject currently being examined by our Art Gush Online Education site that teaches a daily step by step approach [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Should You Rebrand?