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Get Out; Post-Oscar Reflections

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Saving Animals - One Bite at a Time

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Low Budget Film - High Expectations

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Acting Advice - Assess yourself

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Kids & Money: Important Lessons Start Early in Life

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Jane the Baptist

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Just in Time for Oscar

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 07:07

Art - An interview with Caitlin Worthington

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Australian fashion photographer, Caitlin Worthington shares some of her photography tips and hints...

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Caitlin Worthington is a 22 year old fashion photographer based in Perth, Western Australia. She is a graduate of the Advanced Diploma of a Photography course and has blossomed ever since. Caitlin's photos make you want to just step right into her dreamy places, she has a unique style, but none of her photos are 'samey' and she always manges to keep things fresh.

How did you get into photography?

I started photography by joining a few art sites as suggested by teachers at my school, I was contributing work to the sites by taking portraits of my brothers and sisters with a little camera that was handed down to me from my mother.

What do you consider your main style of work?

I would say Fashion at the moment, but artistic portraiture will always be an area that I hold close to me.

Do you have any routines when on a photo-shoot?

Hmmm, not really haha. I like to go with the flow, routine isn't really my kind of thing.

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Where has been your favourite location to shoot at?

Definitely a swamp land in Perth that I found tucked away and hidden about a year ago. It's so beautiful, when I go there I feel like I'm not in Perth anymore. It's like another world and it's so varied for scenery, which I love to.

Do you ever find yourself using the same locations over and over? How do you discover new locations?

Yes, definitely! I don't mind all that much though as the locations are usually pretty unrecognisable in my photographs. But I love finding new places, gives my mind a fresh perspective with new things and light to work with.

For finding new places, I usually ask around with other creatives if they know of any where pretty, or simply if I find a place when I'm out and about I'll take note of it.

What equipment do you use?

I keep it super simple, I have a reflector/diffuser and I use my Canon 5d mk II with a 50 mm f1.4 lens. Looking to purchase the 85mm next.

How do you find and choose your models? Do you look for something specific in a model?

I look on agencies for models or models even contact me. I think most people have a certain beauty that can be captured, I do love it when theres something unique about someones face and if they're quite natural. But when shooting I think personality is a big factor, if I can't connect with the model, it will show in the final photographs.

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When did you first start using mua’s and stylists?

I first started using mua's in my final year of study in 2009, when I did this I began to make more and more connections in the industry. I've recently in the past two years worked alongside stylist, hair stylist and mua's it really is a collaborative effort.

What tends to be the connotation of your images?

Etheral.

Other Wordly.

Inner beauty.

Passion.

Strength.

Have you had any inspirational people in your life that have made you pursue your career in photography?

Most definitely, when I first finished high school an another older photographer (John Woodhouse) took me on board and helped me learn so much in my career thus far. He has definitely helped me pursue my future in photography a lot.

Studio or outdoors?

Outdoors is definitely more my element. But I enjoy the simple and cleanliness of studio photography.

Film or digital?

Both have the pro's and con's.

Colour or black and white?

Colour, but I still love black and white.

Is there any advice you would give to up and coming, budding, fashion photographers?

Stand out from the crowd don't blend in, do you're own thing, have you're own style. Make you're own art. Also remember to make connections, the social side is just as important as the working side of it all.

We love her work, and find her truly inspiring with such a fresh mind. If you enjoyed her work just as much, check the links below for more on Caitlin's Photography...

http://www.facebook.com/CaitlinWorthingtonPhotography

https://twitter.com/caitlinwphoto/

http://cworthingtonphoto.carbonmade.com/

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 10:57

Dancer Health - A World of Resources

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Dancer Health – A World of Resources Unfolds at the Performing Arts Medicine Association’s Annual Symposium 2014

It was my great pleasure to travel to Snowmass, Colorado this past week to attend the Performing Arts Medicine Association’s 32nd Annual Symposium at the Snowmass Westin Conference Center. As an Allied Healthcare Member of this organization and a first time attendee to this yearly event, the pristine backdrop and collegial environment were inviting and beyond compare.

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“Fitting In” has always been an interesting goal for the likes of me, a moving target of sorts. There have been times when it was all I wanted to do and other times when it was the last thing I ever wanted to do.

Sunday, 29 June 2014 09:19

Acting - Stage, the Actor’s Medium

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I’ve often heard industry leaders say, “Television is a writer’s medium, film is a director’s medium, and theater is an actor’s medium.” How true that is.

Thursday, 26 June 2014 10:56

Art - NoHo Gallery LA

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Daniel DeBevoise, director of NoHo Gallery LA, has curated his gallery in NoHo’s Lankershim Arts Center from 2005 – 2009 then with Jet Studios through 2013.

Daniel has experience working with curators in the New York City’s Museum network and private galleries in Italy and South America. The son of a U.S. Diplomat, Daniel was born in Colombia, raised in Lima, Peru then spent his formative years in Rome, Italy.

After many years abroad, Daniel returned to the U.S.A. and served in the U.S. Air Force. He then attended Columbia University, graduating in the field of the arts.

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Anti-war March New York City 1969

He then went to USC Graduate Film School concentrating on documentary filmmaking.

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Self Portrait Venice Beach

After his studies, Daniel went abroad becoming a freelance photojournalist in South America, then returned to the U.S. as a staff photographer for the New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, photographing museum exhibits, openings & receptions for the media, featuring internationally renowned artists at major New York City museums.

Daniel then freelanced for International Press Agencies in Italy where he shot events such as museum exhibits, fashion shows, Roman antiquity, urban landscapes for special features on travel and tourism, Pope John Paul II and Vatican events.

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Facing higher office Vatican City

Daniel then set up his U.S. studio in the NoHo Arts District. He has photographed receptions, events and local festivals. He was the official photographer for the NoHo Arts Festival 2004. He is also a Special Contributor to NoHoArtsDistrict.Com

Currently, Daniel has gone back to his USC documentary filmmaking roots and is in the process of shooting a short subject documentary concerning the plight of a Veteran’s ongoing struggle with the VA’s Health Care System. A must see. To be posted online by summer’s end.

Daniel DeBevoise
www.nohogalleryla.com
curator@nohogalleryla.com
(818) 506-6684

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“If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed” - Stanley Kubrick.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:30

Summer Artwalks in Canoga Park

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For the fourth summer in a row 11:11 A Creative Collective has been producing an artwalk/block party at Sherman Way and Owensmouth on the third Thursday of the month. Third Thursdays features over 150 independent SFV artists, musicians, muralists, crafters, artisans and merchants. I have been an exhibiting artist every year and last summer I produced an open mic, art show, and a theatrical production of “8” at the Emerson UU Church at the tip of the art walk. I will be producing open mic nights this summer as well. I love seeing the people in the streets, the street art and music, and the food trucks. It gets bigger every year, featuring edgier art and music, which I believe is very, very good for the Valley.

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Have you ever considered that all that “puling up” and “holding your center” could be causing you neck, back, chest, jaw or rib pain? Do you run out of breath easily? This may be caused by tension in your diaphragm.

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Carol Goldman found a way to pursue all of her career passions. Yes, Carol is a visual artist but she is also an accomplished actor and designer. She trained under the famed Sandford Meisner and was an actress on New York stages and outside of her beloved city. In Chicago, she performed with a joyful talented group of actors as a member of David Mamet's St Nicolas Theater Company, as well as being a winner of a Joseph Jefferson Award. In Los Angeles, she performed on TV as a guest, semi regular and recurring on sitcoms and episodics, as well as acted in commercials, on stage and in films. After a 6 year hiatus, Carol has returned to the business of acting and is now a member of the well known Road Theatre Company.

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Do you love “being an actor” or do you love to act?

When I first became an actor, I often heard this said: “Writers write, directors direct, and actors talk about acting.” I was furious, angry, I hated that statement, and I still do. I found it insulting, and degrading to actors. How dare anyone make that claim! I was dedicated. I didn’t even understand that statement, so let’s talk about it. Is your choice to be an actor ego based? Is your soul called to act? Is it a combination of the two? Where do you stand (or better yet, how are you living your life?) in relation to that statement?

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James Monroe High School’s Drama College has been invited to perform as part of the American High School Theatre Festival at the Fringe Festival, in Edinburgh, Scotland, next summer. Monroe High School is the only LAUSD school to be invited, an honor bestowed upon only 20 high schools nationwide each year. This honor reflects both the outstanding efforts of the students and the standout leadership of theatre teacher and director, Jason Hayes.

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I have had some tough, tough days on set. 

For lot’s of different reasons.

But most of the time there are three major reasons why a tricky shoot can become an uphill battle, start to finish.

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“The moment you doubt whether you can fly you will cease to be able to do it.”
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Most of the time when I feel too paralyzed to take action it’s because I doubt myself.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 08:03

Remembering the ‘Art’ in Sequential Art

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Throughout the past 50 years, the sequential art medium has struggled to be identified as a legitimate form of literature, despite its rich history of depicting and confronting issues that impact social and political change. Once considered to be a medium targeted only towards children, comic books and their subject matter have matured with the industry’s own evolution, demonstrating to fans and critics alike that the comic book is an outlet for frank discussion of important, and sometimes taboo, topics. While it may be easy to quantify the impact that comic book storylines have had on readers and our society as a whole, the artwork of the medium can sometimes be overlooked, diminishing both the creativity and skill required of the artists, as well as the significance that imagery holds within the storytelling process.

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Making a film should be, in my humble opinion at least, as daring and as bold and as seemingly impossible as trying to catch lightning in a bottle. And when done right, the results are just as beautiful as what I would imagine lightning would look like, captured and bottled. But as difficult as that might seem, and I am no physicist...I’m pretty sure catching lightening is actually impossible. What I am really reaching for is the concept of setting your expectations really, really high and to not be afraid of that.

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Kristi Tornga is a friend and colleague of mine from CalArts. She is an exceptionally talented artist, and it has been incredible to watch her professional progression. She left LA for the Big Apple in 2010, and realized her dreams by dancing with the Paul Taylor Dance Company this season, including performances at the infamous Lincoln Center. Kristi shares her experience as a modern dancer in NYC with NoHoArtsDistrict.com, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the contemporary dance side of the coin and what’s helped her along the way.

Friday, 02 May 2014 08:40

Actors - Are you a success?

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My past three blogs have been about the business of being an actor. I’m going to jump forward here and talk briefly about how we define a successful actor. Better yet, what is success? How do you define it?

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