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The mission of Lights Camera Read is to help "starving artists" to become artist entrepreneurs.

Discover Your Audience with John Yianni Stamas

Discovering who your audience is, is a critical step but how do you do it? This is the question being raised in the first of 9 installments that we are currently working on for our latest Art Gush online course series entitled "How to Create a Web Publication." Figuring out who your demographic is and [...]

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How to Find Your Soulmate

Quite some time back we made a feature film that was originally released episodically on cable television. We also created a soulmate campaign to promote the project. Since in our newsletter we've been talking a lot lately about introverts and extroverts, we figured we'd bring back the soulmate quiz which is based on the personality [...]

By | September 15th, 2017|action|Comments Off on How to Find Your Soulmate

Platinum Pias Feedback

Last week we asked NYC Make a Difference newsletter readers to give us their feedback about whether or not the Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Artists should become an online-only event so people all over the world can participate more easily. Your responses were unexpected and interesting. Many of you clicked through from last [...]

By | September 9th, 2017|artist steps|Comments Off on Platinum Pias Feedback

Platinum Pias: should they be Online only?

We've been getting feedback from those who do not live in (or have easy access to) New York City that they would like to participate in the Platinum Pias process more. It's true that holding the Platinum Pias Community Awards Show in Manhattan, the Big Apple, precludes the involvement in some facets of those who [...]

By | September 4th, 2017|action|Comments Off on Platinum Pias: should they be Online only?

Art Gush for Introvert Artists

For more than a year Art Gush has been known as Lights Camera Read's online education destination that is teaching a weekly artist-introvert-friendly method for making a film or web series. But now that the post production phase has been reached in the procedure and the user is safely on her or his way to [...]

By | August 27th, 2017|action|Comments Off on Art Gush for Introvert Artists

Lights Camera Read

The "NYC Make a Difference" newsletter is the official newsletter of Lights Camera Read. What is Lights Camera Read? It is an educational nonprofit sponsored organization that has the mission to help introvert artists of all kinds (actors, writers, musicians, filmmakers and so forth) go from being "starving artists" to artist entrepreneurs via programs online and [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|artist steps|Comments Off on Lights Camera Read

Magic in Today’s World

I was a magician from age 8 to 18. I had a good run. I developed it into a little business almost right away, performing at birthday parties, club gatherings and schools as a kid. I miss it. There was something very thrilling about learning new magic tricks and then integrating them into the act. [...]

By | August 13th, 2017|artist steps|Comments Off on Magic in Today’s World

Publish Your Own Amazon Kindle eBook

Publishing your own Amazon Kindle eBook is a lot easier than you might think. Why publish an Amazon Kindle eBook? It can be helpful for your career. If you are an artist - especially an introvert artist - here's a way you can establish yourself as an expert and help people at the same time. Do [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Publish Your Own Amazon Kindle eBook

Introvert Artists and Steps

Steps and artists - especially introvert artists - why are steps important? The transition from "Starving Artist" to "Artist Entrepreneur" can be especially challenging for introverts. People have asked me, how is it possible for an introvert artist such as myself to do traditionally "extrovert activities" like make a web series ("Thrillumentary"), produce an annual [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Introvert Artists and Steps

Market Your Creativity

Between our blogs and newsletter, we reach over 15,000 artists monthly which is a lot of creative people who potentially would be interested in the topic "Market Your Creativity." There are a series of three questions you can ask yourself in order to market your creativity. These questions can be found below. For many of [...]

By | July 23rd, 2017|action|Comments Off on Market Your Creativity