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- John Wooden

Friday, March 31, 2017

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 3-31-17


Here are the headlines, followed by the full stories, of some of the wonderful work members of our creative community are bringing forward in meaningful ways:

- Sheryl Lazarov sent in a short note to let us know that she is currently teaching her first physical and spiritual healing yoga workshop in Memphis, Tennessee! Congratulations Sheryl for your energy and for spreading light wherever you go!…

- Jeremy Jackson informed us that he recently shot two photos for Red Bulletin of an actor from the Walking Dead, and has been asked to shoot a cover in Mexico City. Well done Jeremy!…

- Brian Biery forwarded information about current and upcoming exhibitions featuring his photography. Click on to the links to get more information about his exciting work…

- Robyn Young follows up the notice from last month that she started her Creative Marketing Consultancy by providing us with a complete list of the services she is offering and the prices for those services. Feel free to contact Robyn and let her help you get the notice you deserve!…

- Dana Walker was kind enough to forward a notice from Rochelle Branch, Cultural Affairs Manager, City of Pasadena regarding REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:  ROTATING PUBLIC ART EXHIBITION PROGRAM III. Anyone interested in loaned artworks or site specific artworks for the City of Pasadena may contact Rochelle Branch. Thanks Dana!…

Those were the headlines, now here are the full stories. Read on and be inspired:
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- Sheryl Lazarov, Healing Arts Mentor- “Hi Tony,  I'm teaching my first workshop in Memphis next week :)

Please give everyone my best!”

Thanks,
Sheryl

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- Jeremy Jackson, Photographer, Director- “Hi Tony. …Some recent good news - I recently got 2 photos in RedBulletin of my portrait of an actor from the Walking Dead and the magazine asked me to shoot a cover in Mexico City for the Mexican version of RedBulletin! I've attached the photo from the issue.

Hope everything is going well with you!

Best!
Jeremy

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- Brian Biery, Photographer/Blogger- “Hi Tony. I will be posting more specifics in the weeks to come… Here are several updates for my current and upcoming exhibitions and projects:
(There’s) plenty going on!

Thanks, as always, for your support!

Brian.
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ART IN THE STREET: 25 YEARS OF THE PASADENA CHALK FESTIVAL' - Starting on March 29 at the Pasadena Museum of History and organized by the Light Bringer Project, this exhibit commemorates a quarter century of an extraordinary chalk art festival. It continues until August.  For details, please go to: http://pasadenahistory.org/all-exhibits/chalk-festival/
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ARTIST FOR AMYLOIDOSIS EXHIBIT- Located at the Pasadena Sandwich Company. Eat a delicious sandwich while enjoying photographs of state and national parks. 20% from the sales of photographs and calendars will go to the Stephen E. Fink Memorial Fund to assist research for a cure for this deadly disease. For more info, visit: https://pasadenasandwichcompany.com/happenings.html
Amyloidosis Awareness Video, https://vimeo.com/3358025
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OPEN STUDIOS, Art Studios Tour- Continue the fascinating journey of Pasadena/Altadena Open Studios tour on June 3 and 4 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and visit the home studios of the amazing artists in our community.  I will be once again at Kolhatkar Studios in Pasadena.  Enjoy exceptional art and create community during this wonderful family event!  Here is the link to the web site: http://opensudios.gallery
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Thank you very much for your support of my art!  Dozens of you have purchased my calendars, greeting cards and framed photographs!  And many have also attended openings and exhibits during the past three years.  I am grateful and blessed to have so much support for my work!”

Sincerely,

Brian Biery
Spring '17
Brian Biery Photography · 568 N. Orange Grove Blvd. · Pasadena, CA
91103 · USA
http://www.brianbiery.com/

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- Robyn Young, Founder & Chief Creator, Creative Marketing Consultancy-

Here are the prices and packages I'm offering:

Brand Identity - $2000
logo design + business cards
    •    two other products depending on industry (stationery, t-shirts, bags, thank you cards, invoice etc.)
    •    brand guideline that shows proper use of logo, color scheme, fonts, layout of text and icon (vertical, horizontal)
Turnaround time: 1-2 weeks

Web Design - Basic   $3000
website design using Shopify, WordPress or any other similar platform
    •    5 to 6 pages, informational website
    •    custom graphics and stock images following the brands identity
    •    instructions on how to use the back end for blog posts and easy text/image changes
    •    basic support for one year
Turnaround time: up to a month

Web Design - Pro   $4000
website design using Shopify, WordPress or any other similar platform
    •    6 to 10 pages, online store,
    •    custom graphics and stock images following the brands identity
    •    instructions on how to use the back end for blog posts, easy text/image changes and online store related updates
    •    set-up of online store with 10-20 products
    •    basic support for one year
Turnaround time: 1 - 2 month

Content Strategy - $1500
3-Month Content Marketing Strategy
    •    Includes 3-month strategy
    •    In-depth keyword list
    •    1 editorial calendar with 3 months of ideas (1 content idea per week = 12 total)

Blog
4 Posts Per Month - $600/month 
    •    Includes 4 blog posts (500-750 words in length) delivered in Google docs

8 Posts Per Month - $1000/month
    •    Includes 8 blog posts (500-750 words in length) delivered in Google docs

12 Posts Per Month - $1200/month
    •    Includes 8 blog posts (500-750 words in length) delivered in Google docs

Email Marketing
Monthly Newsletter Copy - $500

    •    500-word newsletter copy
    •    2 rounds of revisions

Robyn Young
Founder & Head of Creative
Creative Marketing Consultancy
http://www.robynyoung.co/

Let's Connect:
Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter | Pinterest

Passion Project: In Tote

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- Special thanks to Dana Walker, Managing Director ArtCenter Public Programs, for forwarding the following:

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:  ROTATING PUBLIC ART EXHIBITION PROGRAM III

The City of Pasadena is seeking proposals from artists, artist teams and galleries for the selection or commission of artworks as a part of the citywide Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program.  Loaned artworks or site specific artworks will placed for a period of 3 years at various highly visible, key locations within the City in every Council district.  Honorariums range from $6,000 (for loaned works) to $12,000 (commissioned site specific works).

The Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program was established in 2011 to enliven neighborhoods, engage community and expand access to public art.   The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PST.  A Community Meeting will be held to review the Request for Proposal on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Permit Center (175 N. Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91101) at 6:00 p.m.  Applicants need not attend the Community Meeting to apply.

For more information, please see the attached Request for Proposals or visit the Cultural Affairs Division webpage: www.cityofpasadena.net/arts
                                                                                                                                                                                         
Sincerely,

Rochelle Branch
Cultural Affairs Manager
City of Pasadena
175 N. Garfield Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 744-7062

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Congratulations to all our contributors! Those are some of the amazing things these incredible artists in our creative circle are creating. Please continue to support the members of our creative community as they design meaning within their careers. Thanks to all for their informative and inspiring contributions.

If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive owe monthly notices of these Updates please contact tony@tonylunacreative.com. Conversely if you would like to be removed from the email list simply email tony@tonylunacreative.com and write "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Keep sending in your informative and motivating emails. I may have to edit them in the interest of space but I will do my best to keep their integrity. Emails and notices are usually posted in the order they are received. Tony Luna Creative-Updates are produced approximately once a month so please provide enough lead time when submitting emails so they can be posted in a timely fashion.

Keep creating wonderful art and design, and, as always, stay in touch!

Best.

Tony

Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy
819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
Home office: 818-842-5490

Email: tony@tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.blogspot.com
Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
Contributing Consultant to "Bokeh Magazine, The Art and Life of Photography," an online magazine for the iPads and iPhones.
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press and
"Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Photos" Skyhorse/Allworth Press

Providing support, inspiration, and networking for mid-career creative professionals

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tony Luna Creative- Update 2-28-17


Wow, do we have some exciting news of the projects the members of our creative community are bringing to fruition. First are the headlines followed by the complete stories.

- Jarvis Grant informs us that he is participating in a group exhibition titled, “Legacy” at the Friendship Gallery in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The exhibition celebrates African American History Month and runs through March 4

- Carmel O’Mara-Horwitz shares with us that (“…because of the class support…”) she has been named as this year’s illustrator mentor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators! Congratulations Carmel! We know you will help a lot of deserving and talented artists!…

- Robyn Young sends us two exciting pieces of news. First she is eight months along and expecting a baby girl! Congratulations to the Young family! And Robyn is starting her new Creative Marketing Consultancy. She will be providing the following services: Branding (including logo and stationary design), Basic web design (or re-design), Blog content, Paid Search / Social Ad Marketing - Expert management of ads, ROI conversion tracking and setup, ad & offer consultation. Stay tuned because we will have more information on her new business venture in our next blog…

- Dennis Hill forwarded several beautiful images he shot of two Buff & Hensman and a Case Study Home. The assignment was created for future Pasadena Heritage events. Keep Dennis in mind when needing exquisite architectural photography and content creation. Thanks Dennis for sending them in…

- Ann Song reached out to us because she is looking for a “talented videographer” who is “…interested in creating a 4-part pilot video series that I'm working on called ‘In Studio With…’ The project will feature interviews with Los Angeles fashion designers in their studio spaces. Anyone interested can contact Ann directly…

- Shirin Raban and Dr. Saba Soomekh will be delivering a free lecture titled, “The Convergence of Tradition and Global Culture in the Persian Passover Ritual” on Sunday, March 26, as part of the USC Casden Institute Film Screening and Panel Discussion, Casden “Conversations” series. Preceding the lecture will be a short screening of the film, “The Fifth Question: Why is This Passover Different?” Please attend this informative presentation and support Shirin’s important work… 

- Primo Catalano announces that the board game he has been developing, “Ritual” has just been promoted on Kickstarter. Ritual is “…a strategic tile-laying game of magical dominance for two to five players. And get this, according to the Kickstarter link Ritual now proclaims “188 backers pledged $45,373 to help bring this project to life” exceeding expectations! Way to go Primo! We wish you all the luck in the world with your new board game.

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Those were the headlines, now here are the full stories. Read on and be inspired:



- Jarvis Grant- Photographer- “Tony, Just a note to let you know that I'll be participating in the exhibition,
Legacy
The 2017 African American Art Exhibit
Celebrating African American History Month curated by Llewellyn Berry


The Friendship Gallery
The Friendship Heights Village Center
4433 South Park Ave, Chevy Chase, MD
Exhibit runs February 6 – March 4, 2017

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- Carmel O’Mara-Horwitz, Children’s Book Illustrator, Graphic Artist, Mentor- ‘Hi Tony, …I have some great news. I feel because of the class support I have been asked to be a mentor in my field! I won the contest and will be this year’s illustrator mentor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators! I'm very excited and flattered. Thank you and all for the confidence boost! Here is the link to learn more!
https://www.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/mentor-contest-2017-opens-for-illustrators/

I look forward to seeing you and catching-up more soon.
Best,”
Carmel

From SCBWI’s “Kite Tales” newsletter, Posted by Sarah Parker-Lee, Managing Co-Editor in Contests and Grants, Mentorship Contest:
Long-time SCBWI member Carmel O’Mara-Horwitz submitted this year’s winning proposal to mentor an illustrator in the art of building a portfolio for the children’s book market. The contest to pick her mentee from among our Associate and Full members begins January 3, 2017.
The six-month mentorship, which runs May 1–Oct. 30, 2017, will help the chosen illustrator to evaluate and improve the art in their portfolio and to create a couple new pieces as necessary. O’Mara-Horwitz will focus the mentee’s learning on the following:
    •    Understanding the difference between making fine art or a single drawing versus storytelling with character development for a picture book – and how to convey this understanding in a portfolio
    •    Discovering and understanding the audience for a successful picture book
    •    Understanding book construction, pacing, and layout and how to convey this in a portfolio
    •    Exploring the different platforms for storytelling such as pop-up book construction, apps and digital media

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- Robyn Young, Founder and Chief Creator, Creative Marketing Consultancy

"Hey hey Tony, Happy New Year! Hope you've been tremendously well :)
I wanted to reach out with an update! I'm now 8 months preggo and counting down the days till baby girl Young makes her debut.

Also…I’ve put together some affordable packages for small businesses & entrepreneurs that I think your creative community could really benefit from. To start, I am offering packages in the following areas:

Branding - logo design, business card design, color scheme, fonts, stationery, t-shirts, bags, letterhead, etc.
Basic web design (or re-design) - website design using Shopify, WordPress or similar platform
Blog content - 4 posts, 8 posts or 12 posts per month (depending on needs of the business), with topic discovery and keyword research.
Paid Search / Social Ad Marketing - Expert management of ads, ROI conversion tracking and setup, ad & offer consultation


Please feel free to pass this along to anyone that you think could use these services or share in your update email :)

All my best,"
Robyn

Robyn Young
Founder & Chief Creator
Creative Marketing Consultancy
http://www.robynyoung.co


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- Dennis Hill, Content Creator/Photographer- “Tony, Here’s the link to the recent work https://dennishill.exposure.co/
It shows 2 Buff & Hensman and a Case Study Home.
This series was for upcoming events presented by Pasadena Heritage.

Their mission is preservation, advocacy and education. For over 30 years they have been leaders in the So Cal preservation movement.”

Dennis Hill, Content Creation
626 345 0670
creator@dennishill.com
www.DennisHill.com

We Bring Your Vision to Light

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- Ann Song- “Hi Tony, Hope all is well! Agnes Carrera introduced us a while back and I was asking her if she happened to know of a talented videographer [with some experience] who might be interested in creating a 4 part pilot video series that I'm working on called "In Studio With..."

Each 10 minute video would be an in studio visit with an LA fashion designer. Aesthetically and visually and editing wise, I was thinking about something like the following examples:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilb42VdWFGQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn-S95icfbc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdMH9amLu2Q
I'm interested in finding someone who might be interested in doing this first series for credit [and to receive exposure on our websites and through social media promotion]...

The goal would be to eventually get sponsors and then continue to create more series...which I would then like to continue working with the videographer and work out a fee...

Please let me know if you have any questions or if you happen to know of anyone...?

All my best,

Ann
ANN SONG
VP, Creative + Fashion Director
GreenGale Media
ann.song@greengale.com

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- Shirin Raban, Brand Designer | Cine-Ethnographer | Educator-
- You are invited to USC Casden Institute Film Screening and Panel Discussion, Casden “Conversations”
with Shirin Raban and Dr. Saba Soomekh
Topic: “The Convergence of Tradition and Global Culture in the Persian Passover Ritual”
A short screening of the film, “The Fifth Question: Why is This Passover Different?” will precede the Conversation


Sunday March 26, 2017
4 pm to 5:30 pm
University of Southern California
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

Admittance is Free
Please RSVP one week prior to the event as space is limited.
Parking $12 in Parking Structure X on Figueroa

Shirin Raban (Aynehchi)
Brand Designer | Cine-Ethnographer | Educator
Lecturer at California State University Northridge
Instructor at UCLA Extension

Shirin Raban is an award winning Designer, Cine-ethnographer and Educator. She creates films that address the topics of identity, culture, art and education. She directed the short film, “VAPE:The Making of a Teaching Artist” for UCLA Arts and Architecture. Her Masters in Visual Anthropology is from USC. She is a Lecturer at UCLA Extension and CSUN, where she teaches courses in the practice and History of Graphic Design.

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- Primo Catalano
ALUMNI: PRIMO CATALANO
Photography alumni (and previous Counselor for ArtCenter at Night), Primo Catalano, has recently launched a Kickstarter project. 
ArtCenter alumni Primo Catalano (PHOTO ’12) has launched his own board game on Kickstarter! The game is called Ritual, a strategic tile-laying game of magical dominance for two to five players. In Ritual you take on the role of a powerful wizard, joining with other wizards to perform an intricate ritual of magic. To win the game, you must prove once and for all that YOU are the best wizard by having the most influence over the ritual at its completion.

According to the Kickstarter link Ritual now proclaims “188 backers pledged $45,373 to help bring this project to life” exceeding expectations! Way to go Primo! We wish you all the luck in the world with your new board game.

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That’s it for now, and that’s quite a bit to think about. Those are some of the amazing things these incredible artists in our creative circle are creating. Please continue to support the members of our creative community as they design meaning within their careers. Thanks to all for their informative and inspiring contributions.

If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive owe monthly notices of these Updates please contact tony@tonylunacreative.com. Conversely if you would like to be removed from the email list simply email tony@tonylunacreative.com and write "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Keep sending in your informative and motivating emails. I may have to edit them in the interest of space but I will do my best to keep their integrity. Emails and notices are usually posted in the order they are received. Tony Luna Creative-Updates are produced approximately once a month so please provide enough lead time when submitting emails so they can be posted in a timely fashion.

Keep creating wonderful art and design, and, as always, stay in touch!

Best.

Tony

Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy
819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
Home office: 818-842-5490

Email: tony@tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.blogspot.com
Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
Contributing Consultant to "Bokeh Magazine, The Art and Life of Photography," an online magazine for the iPads and iPhones.
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press and
"Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Photos" Skyhorse/Allworth Press

Providing support, inspiration and networking for mid-career creative professionals

Monday, January 30, 2017

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 1-30-17

The following are the headlines of this month’s emails sent in by our friends who are creating and evolving their own meaningful careers. Be inspired by their accomplishments and take your career to the next level!

-  Editor’s Note: At first I thought no one would show up at our January 12th. SchmoozeFest because we were hit with an unusual rain storm that night. But to my surprise a handful of intrepid members of our community showed up and we had a spirited meeting!…

- 2017 has started off with a new term at ArtCenter at Night and a new session for “Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One- Discovering the Dream.” This is one of our larger classes and it is a delight to see their enthusiasm. We look forward to great things coming out of our class…

- Gail Howland’s wonderful work as a faculty member of ArtCenter for Kids was featured in an article in ArtCenter’s “Storyboard” news. In reading her story you may find that you share similar passions for art and teaching. Thank you Gail for being such an inspiration…. 

- The trailer for Gail Mooney’s latest film, “Breaking Barriers Like a Woman” recently went viral on Facebook and, “In a little over three days it has reached almost 800,000 people, been watched by over 300,000 people and shared 4,400 times! The audience response is still growing.” Thank you Gail for another outstanding documentary!
Like A Woman Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BreakingBarriersLikeAWoman/

- Pete Van Law updates on his latest fascinating research regarding his family history titled, “For the Life of Me” with the story, “What will the Natzler’s Treasures Reveal?”
You may also still contribute to the Indigogo account to help fund this important work,
http://www.documentary.org/film/life-me

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Those were the headlines, now here are the extended inspirational stories of the accomplishments of our creative community members:



-  At first I thought no one would show at our because we were hit with an unusual rain storm the night of or January SchmoozeFest. But to my surprise a handful of intrepid members of our community showed up and we had a spirited meeting. We had attendees brave the elements from as far away as Newberry Park, Sunset Beach, and even Escondido!


(Above two photos by Photographer Lawrence Creandall)





- Our current Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part One class has nine highly motivated and sophisticated members. We look forward to some lively discussions as we assist the members along in their adventure towards career retooling and self discovery. If you are interested in becoming a part of our classes please feel free to contact ArtCenter at Night, 626-396-2319, or clicking on https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/

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- Gail Howland, Photographer, Faculty, ArtCenter for Kids- (Editor’s Note: the following are excerpts from an ArtCenter College of Design’s “Storyboard” article:)

Dear Friends of ArtCenter,
When I told my colleagues that I was considering getting my second degree at ArtCenter College of Design, some of them couldn’t quite wrap their head around the concept. They were familiar with ArtCenter and were aware of its reputation of having a demanding standard along with an intense curriculum. I certainly don’t remember having as heavy a workload during my undergraduate tenure at Berkeley.

There’s a reason that students come from all over the country to attend classes here. And it's not just rigor for the sake of rigor alone – far from it. Rather, it is this simple fact: when you leave ArtCenter, you feel like you can do anything – because, in a way, you can. Looking back, like so many of my peers who eventually ended up at ArtCenter, the seeds for my life as a creative were planted early. I knew I wasn’t interested in science or math – it was performing and the world of visual arts that fascinated me. It took a while to figure out what I was good at. I began studying ballet at a young age and eventually majored in Art History, both passions that I continue to explore to this day. After graduation, I came to discover what would be my defining passion and creative preoccupation: photography. I began by taking images of artists on stage before eventually focusing my concentration on portraiture. The idea that this could be a viable career option hadn’t occurred to me yet – it was initially a creative endeavor that I simply felt compelled to participate in.

ArtCenter taught me there was a career in photography. The College also provided a sort of meeting ground where I could interact with like-minded individuals who shared my same creative priorities and preoccupations. Over the years, one of my greatest joys has been being connected with the amazing folks who make up our alumni population. To call myself lucky in this regard would be an understatement.

Currently, I’m faculty in the ArtCenter for Kids program where I have been teaching black-and-white photography to children ages 10-14. It’s an incredible process to witness these young students, many of whom are operating from a place of pure artistic creation. They’re not old enough yet to know what the world thinks of them or their art, and thus, that preconception doesn’t color the work itself. Proper schooling and the quote-unquote ‘way to do things’ take a backseat to imagination and outside-the-box thinking...

Ultimately, it takes a lot of non-creative work to be a creative. Taking an art class should be as essential as taking a math or science class because it teaches you how to build a perspective. Giving these young people the tool kit necessary to forge their own creative point of view is truly gratifying. That same sensation I experienced all those years ago – that feeling that I could do anything – is something I see blossoming in the minds of my students, day in and day out. I hope you will consider supporting ArtCenter so these young artists may continue developing their creative perspectives.

Yours truly,
Gail Howland
BFA 2004 Photography
Faculty, ArtCenter for Kids

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- Gail Mooney, Photographer, Documentary Filmmaker- (From the press release announcing Gail’s latest film “Breaking Barriers Like a Woman”:)

For Immediate Release:

HOW OUR VIDEO WENT VIRAL
This past weekend I watched a video that we produced went viral on Facebook. In a little over three days it has reached almost 800,000 people, been watched by over 300,000 people and shared 4,400 times! The audience response is still growing.

Our short video, about female helicopter pilot Captain Natalie Jones is currently the only commercial female helicopter captain in the world. This video is part of a series about women who are working in typically male professions. It was solicited by “Vertical Magazine” where it has gained significant traction and has greatly expanded the reach and message of our series “Breaking Barriers Like a Woman.”
Like A Woman Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BreakingBarriersLikeAWoman

Gail Mooney - director: “As a female photographer and filmmaker, I’ve spent a lifetime in a male dominated profession. Things have improved over the past three decades since I’ve been in business, but women have a ways to go as far as getting equal pay and opportunities.”
She is co-founder of Kelly/Mooney Productions, a corporate, advertising production company located in the NY metro area delivering storytelling visual solution with still photography and video.

Contact: Gail Mooney  / 201-317-9048  / gail@kellymooney.com

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- Pete Van Law, Producer, Documentary Filmmaker- What will the Natzler’s Treasures Reveal?

“I thought I’d exhausted the subject of the Natzlers and moved on to stories of my other relatives’ along with personal stories from a number of our readers.
But then a few a few months ago I got a cryptic email from a stranger named David D. In it he said that he had inherited some of Marlies Natzler’s photos, letters and more, all stored in a garage in West Los Angeles. He asked if I would be interested in seeing them. “Yes, of course”, I said, with a level of growing enthusiasm. Ever since I rediscovered Marlies Natzler, I found more questions about her family’s history than I found answers. So, I jumped at the opportunity.”

Go to the following link to read more about Pete’s fantastic journey to discover his past:
http://forthelifeofme-film.com/2016/12/12/what-will-the-natzlers-treasures-reveal/

It’s not too late to donate to the Indiegogo campaign and send copies of “For the Life of Me” to schools and religious institutions of your choice.
http://www.documentary.org/film/life-me


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That’s it for now, and that’s quite a bit to think about. Those are some of the amazing things these incredible artists in our creative circle are creating. Please continue to support the members of our creative community as they design meaning within their careers. Thanks to all for their informative and inspiring contributions.

If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive owe monthly notices of these Updates please contact tony@tonylunacreative.com. Conversely if you would like to be removed from the email list simply email tony@tonylunacreative.com and write "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.

Keep sending in your informative and motivating emails. I may have to edit them in the interest of space but I will do my best to keep their integrity. Emails and notices are usually posted in the order they are received. Tony Luna Creative-Updates are produced approximately once a month so please provide enough lead time when submitting emails so they can be posted in a timely fashion.

Keep creating wonderful art and design, and, as always, stay in touch!

Best.

Tony

Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy
819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
Home office: 818-842-5490

Email: tony@tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.com
http://www.tonylunacreative.blogspot.com
Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
Contributing Consultant to "Bokeh Magazine, The Art and Life of Photography," an online magazine for the iPads and iPhones.
Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press and
"Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Photos" Skyhorse/Allworth Press

Providing support, inspiration and networking for mid-career creative professionals


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