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Are you a creator?

Are you a creator? Are you an artisticpreneur? Then you might be interested in NYC Create. NYC Create is the "rebranding" of this website (Lights Camera Read) and the newsletter "NYC Make a Difference." It was developed to simplify for the user the benefit of being able to learn more about how to promote her [...]

By | April 14th, 2018|action|Comments Off on Are you a creator?

Using Social Media for a Campaign

• Should you use social media as an audience building tool? To social or not to social? That is the question. What role does social media really play in your campaign? When we buy something we do so because we believe that it is something that is going to do something for us. If you [...]

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John Yianni Stamas on Building Your Audience

Time to go back to the central idea - who? Who is your target audience? If you want to build your audience it is highly recommended that you start an email newsletter. Even if this task sounds daunting, or if you think you have nothing to contribute - think. Everyone knows something about a certain [...]

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John Yianni Stamas Discusses Your Artistic Leads and Fans

Your artistic leads and fans. No matter what kind of an artist you are - actor, writer, painter, game designer and so forth - the way you promote yourself has changed. An artist these days needs to acquire leads to build her or his base. The more people you have in your corner the better. [...]

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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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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. [...]

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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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Find Your Image

When we say "find your image" we mean literally "finding your images" as in discovering stock graphics and photos for your website. It's often best to create your own photographs and graphics if you can, but this is not always possible. Therefore stock graphics and photos become a viable alternative. Of course another type of [...]

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