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Kitchen; white or wrong

by Christopher Porikos
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Intermediate Actor - Checklist

by Fran Montano
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by Paul Jennings
TEACHR
February 12, 2018

Street Artists: TEACHR and WRDSMTH

by Caroline McElroy
February 09, 2018

HIIT it Hard!

by Connor Coman
February 06, 2018

Change can be just what you’re hoping for this year

by Jessie Marcus
January 31, 2018

The Best Places to Meet Worthwhile Singles in LA

by Cristina Morara
January 31, 2018

Free Monthly Horoscopes - February 2018

by Maya White
January 30, 2018

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

by Raleigh Barrett
January 26, 2018

Low Budget Filmmaking - You Can Do This…

by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
January 23, 2018

To Do List for the Beginning Actor

by Fran Montano
January 18, 2018

Ultra Violet; 2018 Color of the Year

by Christopher Porikos
January 17, 2018

Pappy and Harriet in Pioneer Town

by Caroline McElroy
The Post - Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep
January 12, 2018

The Post; Molly’s Game; Wonder

by Mike Peros
January 09, 2018

Full of Thanks - Healthy Body and Mind

by Connor Coman
Thursday, 26 June 2014 10:56

Art - NoHo Gallery LA

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“Soccer Stadium Wave”

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.

Losing control and loving it.

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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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Beckets War, 52 Films/52 Weeks, 2011


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.”
Peter Pan


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?

Thursday, 01 May 2014 07:42

The Gallery at NoHo Senior Arts Colony

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NoHo Senior Arts Colony certainly lives up to their name. The staff at Nohoartsdistrict.com can't count the number of events/activities we cover at the NoHo Senior Arts Colony We are especially fond of The Gallery@NoHoSAC for its great exhibits of animation, design, photography and fine art by well established artists who have shown internationally including at the Smithsonian. The gallery is located at 10747 Magnolia Blvd at NoHo Senior Arts Colony and is open to the public 7 days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM. A true treasure in the NoHo arts community and not to be missed.

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Spring Into Action! 5 steps towards that TV job you always wanted

It’s SPRING! I know you may be reading this and thinking spring???? It’s still snowing, or its already summer here, but you know what I’m talking about. Game of Thrones and Mad Men just started their new season! It’s the time of year where things begin a new cycle, many cultures celebrate renewal, and colors emerge from under ground that surprise and delight you. A time to align with the cycle of nature and bloom!

Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:12

NoHo Arts Community Spotlight - Carole J McCoy

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NoHo Arts Community Spotlight - Carole J McCoy

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The Nohoartsdistrict.com team has decided to showcase one NoHo artist per month. Artists will be from visual and performing arts. Criteria: Must live or work in NoHo and have been involved in some form of volunteer work within the Noho arts community. Please email nancy@nohoartsdistrict.com with why you or your friend should be showcased for the Noho Arts Community Spotlight. You will be featured in the Latest News on the front page of nohoartsdistrict.com which averages 75,000 visitors per month plus a shout out to our 14,000 social media followers.

Very Independent Filmmaking - Things Can and Will Go Wrong

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“It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” 

― Mahatma Gandhi

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:37

Acting - Business of being an actor – Part III

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If you’ve followed my last two blogs, you'll remember I talked about how you are a business, and must have your own business plan. It should be flexible, while holding you accountable, and it should make you feel good about yourself and your progress. I also discussed how there is no one formula, curriculum, certification, or credential to make a successful acting career. I personally believe there are certain required credentials, but still no specific career path.

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The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) held an inaugural Dance and Wellness Intensive on March 20 and 21 on its campus in Valencia. The intensive was curated by the School of Dance administrators and faculty to provide their students with exposure to performing arts health professionals and wellness experts to compliment and balance the high level of training offered in technique, performance, choreography, and production. When I got the request to teach for the intensive, I was so excited to hear that my alma mater was joining the wellness wave and providing students with access to dancer health resources that I knew I had to cover the event for NoHoArtsDistrict.com.

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