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- John Wooden

Monday, May 30, 2016

Tony Luna Creative- Update 5-30-16

The following are the headlines, sent in from friends of this blog, informing us of their latest creative endeavors. Enjoy!:

- Our May SchmoozeFest was one of the smallest gatherings we have had but it was not lacking in creativity and energy. There may even be a new venture or two that got it’s beginning that night. Plan to attend our next get together in September

- Our “Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One- Discovering the Dream” class kicked off a few weeks ago and already we are moving forward with some very talented creative participants. Our next term begins in mid-September

- Amy Gaskin informs us of that her work is being exhibited at the Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles show which closes June 6. She also let us know that she has been elected to the Board of Directors of that organization and she received an award in the Professional Division. We are proud of you Amy!…

- Jeff Burke had a show of his exciting new work in his studio in mid-May at the The Eclectic, South Pasadena's Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk. Also, Lorraine showed her newest piece called "Institutionally Suspicious" - “a series of rants about social ills composed of over 100 ceramic figures”…

- Ulrike Kerber, Branding Therapist and Future Visionary gave us her impressions of  
FurtherFuture, a futuristic festival outside of Las Vegas
. Sounded quite interesting. And she informed us about "Hello World" and the Kickstarter promise in which she “created the first two films that educate, connect kids and hopefully create a smarter, more open-hearted and tolerant world. Each film is about a country focussing on a place or cultural aspect. We debunk myths, surprise and have a blast!”

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Those are the headlines. Now here are the complete stories to accompany those headlines:





- SchmoozeFest- Our May SchmoozeFest was an intimate gathering of very enthusiastic creatives. We had some very fruitful conversations about new ventures and growing businesses. Make sure you mark your calendar for Thursday, May 8 to attend our next inspiring event.

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- Classes have begun at Art Center at Night for the Summer term and we have a small but mighty contingent in our "Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One-Discovering the Dream" class. We are well on our way to new discoveries and it is exciting to imagine the opportunities that will evolve from the efforts of the participants. The next term for our class begins Tuesday, September 13 and quite a few people have said they intend to take the class so if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact Tony Luna, tony@tonylunacreative.com, or call 818-842-5490. You will be glad you did!

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EDITORS NOTES: Notices about the following three events were sent in earlier this month and so the events have passed, but they are included here so you could know of the accomplishments of these creative people and contact them if you wish. We congratulate them all!

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This event will close June 6-
Amy Gaskin, Photographer- “Dear friends, some good news to share and an invitation: Some of my work will be on display at this exhibition / reception Tuesday evening. At the beginning of the year, I was elected to the Board of Directors of the Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles, and my work has received an award in the Professional Division.
The show is an incredible retrospective of current award winners from our organization who have been honored both locally and internationally as well as a wonderful gallery of work from the China News.

It is an honor to be included. The event will be a fun evening and opportunity to meet some fantastic photographers from around the world and to speak with them about their work....including Pulitzer Prize winners.

Organized by Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles (PPAGLA) and the California Media Club, 'Just One More: US-China News Photo Exhibition' features more than 150 pictures from PPAGLA members and Chinese photojournalists including the Pulitzer and World Press Photo winning masterpieces and historical photos dating back to the 1930s.

The Opening Ceremony and Reception of '2016 Just One More: US-China News Photo Exhibition' on May 17th, 2016, at 7 pm at The China Press Exhibition Hall (2121 W. Mission Road, Alhambra, CA 91803.)"

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Jeff Burke, Fine Artist- “Hi Tony. This Saturday, May 14, we're opening the studio and hosting a music stage during The Eclectic, South Pasadena's Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk. It's a casual, all-day event where can see our newest work, catch some tunes by local bands and enjoy pizza, beer and the vibe. Studio opens at 3pm and goes until 9pm or so.


Lorraine will be showing her newest piece called "Institutionally Suspicious" - a series of rants about social ills composed of over 100 ceramic figures. I'll have new work on the walls, too. We hope that you can join us. No RSVP required - just stop by.

Your pal, "

  Jeff

JTBurke.com
studio@burketriolo.com

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- Ulrike Kerber, Branding Therapist and Future Visionary- “Dear Tony, I was at a festival outside of Las Vegas called FurtherFuture a few weeks ago, invited by my friend Alan Macy who exhibited his breathing chair installation (which was very well visited, since breathing is much needed:)

A bit of feedback: I am not a big festival attender, I usually go to media conferences like Motionographer's F5 or BDA/Promax.  Well, this ain't the BDA. It is more like Burning Man, but smaller and with a hi-tech focus. I enjoyed it 90% of the time, because I generally like unexpected encounters with unicorns and thinking of future visions. It was great to hear about the cutting edge of robots, giant robot fights or baby elephant diets. I did sense a lack of direction (just "future" as a theme might not be enough) and I think the festival would do better with a more focussed theme.

I also missed my world of animation and digital media. Where were the out-of-your-mind visual digital arts? But the surreal look of the landscape and the outfits made up for it and were amazing...a lot of silver and glitter! Female speakers were inspiring, but too few.  A lot of female attendees had the vibe of being pretty accessories...mmmhhh....is that the further future? (But hey dude...what do I know, I am just a pretty accessory myself...hehe). I overall enjoyed it (90%, could have been 100%, if someone would not have driven off with parts of my tent) and I see a future there!

Just want to remind everybody... the 'Hello World' pilots, that we promised our Kickstarter supporters in December are completed and this Thursday we will celebrate, see info below. The next newsletter (I send an email 1-2 /month) will talk about our branding therapy and how to get your organization/company from story to logo/website and other touch points. This will not hurt at all...promise.

See you in the NearFuture! 
  Dr. Ulrike (branding therapist and future visionary)
  (I know exactly how the future will look like and you better believe it.)
 create. love. inspire"

Ulrike Kerber
creative director, Viva Design Inc. 
p 310.466.1154
http://www.vivadesign.com

AND:

Kickstarter and future supporters are invited to view our new film series "Hello World" (used to be titled "We Are the World" ) at a launch event at Viva Design on May 26th. We have fulfilled our Kickstarter promise and created the first two films that educate, connect kids and hopefully create a smarter, more open-hearted and tolerant world. Each film is about a country focussing on a place or cultural aspect. We debunk myths, surprise and have a blast!  Come to the event and learn more about it. We are as excited as you are!

"Hello World" Launch

When: 05.26.16, 6pm
Where: At Viva Design Studios in Santa Barbara, CA
Why: to celebrate "Hello World"
Who cares: All supporters, Kickstarter and outside of Kickstarter


Viva Design Inc. was founded in 1998 by Ulrike Kerber. Based in Santa Barbara, California, it has won awards and nominations such as The Television Academy Emmy nomination, New York Festival, BDA, Omni Awards, Type Directors' Club Award, and Art Director's Club Award. In addition to its own Love to Read brand, Viva Design has produced branding for clients such as ABC, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon-Noggin, Travel Channel, Warner Brothers and Oprah's OWN. For more information, please visit www.VivaDesign.com.

For any inquiries about workshops or broadcast design please contact:
Ulrike Kerber, creative director, Ulrike@vivadesign.com

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So you see, amazing things are happening and these incredible artists and designers are leading the way with their ambitious work. 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


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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tony Luna Creative- Update 4-30-16


The following are the headlines, sent in from friends of this blog, informing us of their latest creative endeavors:

- It’s SchmoozeFest time again! Mark you calendars because Thursday, May 12 will be our next SchmoozeFest event where you will be able to present your latest work to a room full of creative people like yourself, and you will be inspired by the work of the other attendees. The event will be at Art Center’s South Campus, 950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, from 6:30 to 9:30. “Be there or be square”…


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Director/Producer Craig Mac Gowan interviewing an Art Center Student

Fine Art Photographer counseling an Art Center photography student

Art Director Marcia Loots-Serna advising a Presentation and Career Preparation student

Graphic Designer/Art Director Agnes Carrera in discussion with an ACCD student

Veteran photographers Nathan See and Lawrence Crandall (rear of room) reviewing the presentations of photo students
- Thanks to the wonderful creative professionals who conducted mock job interviews for the Art Center students enrolled in Presentation and Career Preparation classes, and for reviewing the work of the students in the Professional Presentation class

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- Registration for Summer term at Art Center at Night/Public Programs is now ongoing. You may sign up for any of the incredible classes at ACN and invigorate your creative juices. A list of new classes will be presented at the SchmoozeFest, or you can go online to see a full roster of the exciting classes in the creative arts offered this summer term by clicking on the ACN websitehttps://www.artcenter.edu/acn

- All of the Art Center at Night/Public Program classes begin Monday, May 16

- Our “Crafting a Meaningful Career- Part One, Discovering the Dream” class begins Tuesday, May 17 through the Art Center at Night. If you wish to hear more about this extremely important class for mid-career professionals who what to take their careers to the next level please contact Art Center at Night at 626-396-2319, or you may go to their web site at  https://www.artcenter.edu/acn. And you can always contact the instructor by emailing him, tony@tonylunacreative.com

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- Sal Ochoa had his gallery opening of his social documentary, “Suenos Migrantes” the San Bernardino Valley College Gresham Art Gallery on Tuesday, March 29. He sent photos of the event and we are proud to share them with you…

- Shirin Raban sent her heartfelt thanks for all those who supported her through development of her movie “The Fifth Question.” She worked long and hard in the construction of her narrative and appreciated all those who supported her throughout her journey. Please take a moment to read her reactions to those who stood with her during the execution of her project and for those who attended the opening of her work. Congratulations Shirin!…

- Mark Harmel forwarded a thoughtful letter letting us know how our Crafting a Meaningful Career class was “instrumental in my process of creating a meaningful life.” As we always strive to do Mark was able to bring together his skill sets and education together with his profound interests in helping people with diabetes and, together with his newly acquired, masters degree in Public Health at USC is able to do clinical research in diabetes be a certified diabetes educator, and photographing and directing video commentaries. Read on to be inspired by his dedication and his perseverance.

- Velvette Delaney encourages us—especially graphic designers—to take her research survey which is part of her work toward getting her masters degree at Ohio State University in Design with an emphasis on sustainability. Velvette has been a huge supporter over the years and now it is our turn to help her as she works to take her career to the next level…

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Those are the headlines. Now here are the complete stories to accompany those headlines:




- Sal Ochoa, Culture Photographer-
(Editor’s note: As you may recall from our last blog update Culture Photographer Sal Ochoa was preparing to open a showing of his photos titled, “Suenos Migrantes” at the San Bernardino Valley College Gresham Art Gallery. This body of work documents the everyday lives of the people of the village of Las Estecas, Michoacan, Mexico and was made possible due to the generosity of Mandi Batalo, former member of our Crafting a Meaningful Career classes and the chair of the Photography department at SBVC. Thanks to all who attended and we are very proud of the work Sal has been doing and wish him well as he continues his important work. We will let everyone know when his next exhibit will be available.
The first two photos shown above are of the exhibition, and the final image is of Sal accompanied on either side by Xavier Ruiz and Mandi Batalo.)    
http://www.instagram.com/salvadorochoa

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- Shirin Raban, Brand Designer | Cine-Ethnographer | Educator - “Dear Friends and Family, I just want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being so supportive about ‘The Fifth Question.’ I am so touched by each and every one of you who were there last night or for previous screenings, who wrote and congratulated me, who appeared in the film, who supported me throughout my journey of going to grad school and making this film which included sharing your ideas, mentoring me, teaching me and chatting with me, and who just tolerated my crazy schedule…

This film would have not been possible without you!

Last night for me, was a breakthrough moment. Being among such a loving and wonderful presence of my friends, family and communities was so heartwarming and encouraging. Having edited the film time and time again, I must have watched it in its entirety or in pieces just about a 100 or 200 times by now. Or so it seems! But last night watching it with you and gauging your reaction finally put me at ease!

Of course, my mind was spinning into what else I needed to change and how many more illustrations I needed to add. I do know that I have to stay away from any of that at least for a little bit and hopefully I can find it in my heart to stop and to move forward with my next film!

And on that note, my next film is called ‘Mr. Harouni.’ I flew to NY in October and did a round of filming. Mr. Harouni is an extraordinary outside artist who has been creating elaborately intricate miniature figurines out of sea shells for over 50 years. He is self taught, has never been interested to sell a piece, nor has he had a professional exhibition. The only people who have had the privilege of seeing his incredibly amazing and unique artwork have been friends and family and some community members. 

It is quite possible that you may hear from me again regarding more screenings of The Fifth Question in the very near future. In that case I would ask you to please put a good word out in the universe!!”

Much Love,

Shirin

Shirin Raban

Brand Designer | Cine-Ethnographer | Educator
Lecturer at California State University Northridge
Instructor at UCLA Extension
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310.869.5198
Shirin.raban@sbcglobal.com

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- Mark Harmel, MPH- “Tony, Your class was instrumental in my process of creating a meaningful life, but my road veered toward a different direction. Instead of pivoting from a commercial photography career to another creative field, I ended up in healthcare. Many of my photography clients were healthcare related, so the transition was not too far of a stretch, but I’m now working on the inside instead of looking in.

The initial step was entry into a masters program in public health at USC and after graduation, I ended up doing clinical research in diabetes and being certified as a diabetes educator. I’m now managing a clinical trial for people with type 1 diabetes and providing patient education in the clinic at the USC Westside Center for Diabetes.

I keep my hand in the creative side by shooting and directing video commentaries for Medscape (the medical professional side of WebMD) at medical conferences. I also do photo road trips with my friend Josh Mitchell and I’m very happy to be out of the commercial side of photography.

Thanks for getting the ball rolling.”

Mark Harmel, MPH
mark@markharmel.com
@MarkHarmel
310-546-6509

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Velvette Delaney flanked by two participants in the OSU hackathon

- Velvette Delaney, Principal Designer & Owner | dewdropstudios, and current graduate student at Ohio State University- “Hey guys! I hope you're well. If you haven't had the chance yet (or if you haven't seen my tweets or posts), please consider taking my research survey. I’ve included the formal invite to participate below, along with a link to the first survey.

If you've already participated, thank you! Please tweet, email, and fb post the link far and wide to your design colleagues. spread the word!

The first survey: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8udDLfH7eD0WIuN

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As many of you know, I am working on my MFA in Design at The Ohio State University. I am at the midway point, and this is where I hope you’ll join me. I am in need of participants for my research and I’m looking for your assistance, knowledge, and feedback.

There are two ways you can participate: I am looking for 100 participants for a series of brief surveys (2, possibly 3 in total), and up to 10 participants for one-on-one Skype interviews and prototype testing. Please take a look at the details of both below, and get in touch if you’re interested in participating.

A: Surveys
For this portion of the research, I am seeking 100 participants to fill out two (possibly three) surveys – one at the beginning of the process and one, possibly two, near the end (in about 2-6 months).  Each survey will take approximately 20 minutes.

Here's the first survey: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8udDLfH7eD0WIuN

B: One-on-One interviews

For this portion of the research, I am seeking 10 participants (I have 6 so far!). If you have an interest in contributing a bit more to my research, including Skype calls and online prototype testing, below are the criteria I am hoping you’ll have.

1)   Graphic Designer or someone who works directly with Graphic Designers in some capacity

2)   Some knowledge of one (or more) of the following:

    a) Environmental Sustainability

    b) Print design processes

    c) Project management

3)   Able and willing to commit to each of the following:

    a) A Skype call with me each month (a total of 2-3 30 minute calls over 1-3 months) with online testing of prototype versions during the call

    b) 1 concluding 20 minute interview (Skype or phone call) at the end of the research process

To show appreciation for your time, you will receive gift cards for each of the Skype interviews ($10 for the first, $15 for the second, and $10 for the (possible) third). You will have the option, at any point, to skip questions or withdraw during the course of any interview and still receive the incentive.

If you have an interest in participating in the interviews (and receiving my eternal appreciation!), please respond to this email with the following information:

Your name
The research method you’d like to participate in (A or B, or both)
Your email address
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Thanks so much, guys! I really appreciate your time,
velvette
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velvette  de laney | principal designer & owner | dewdropstudios
contact me: 909.717.1686  |  check me out: http://www.dewdropstudios.com

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As you can see amazing things are happening and these incredible artists and designers are leading the way with their ambitious work. 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

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Tony Luna Creative- Update 3-27-16


These are the headlines, sent in from friends of this blog telling us of their latest creative endeavors:

- Our next SchmoozeFeast, will be Thursday, May 12, from 6:30 to 9:30 at the Art Center/South Campus, 950 South Raymond Street, Pasadena, California. Start getting your Powerpoint (TM) ready to present your latest endeavors, or just come to schmooze and mingle with incredibly talented and fun to be with creative people. You are sure to leave energized!

- Sal Ochoa’s gallery opening of his new work “Suenos Migrantes” is this coming Tuesday evening at the Gresham Art Gallery at San Bernardino Valley College. Many thanks to our friend Mandi Batalo for inspiring Sal to have this wonderful exhibition of his photographs of the people of Las Estecas, Michoacan, Mexico. We are proud of you Sal and wish you much success!…

- Justin Bastien shares the incredible commercials he just finished directing for the new Toyota Tacoma “Play Now” advertising campaign. You have to click on the links and see all of the commercials, including the hilarious “Behind the Scenes” director’s cut, to get the thrills that only Justin can capture. Job well done Justin!…

- Shirin Raban reminds us that her film, “The Fifth Question: Why is this Passover Different?” will be showing for free Saturday, April 2, 7;30 PM, at Adat Shalom, 3030 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. This event is not to be missed…

- Pete Vanlaw points us towards his blog, “For the Life of Me” and to read the complete story of “Peter Ginz – His Short Life and His Inspiration.” It is an emotional roller coaster that starts in the World War II ghetto/concentration camp of Theresienstadt, to the other worldly imagination of a courageous young man, to the gas chambers of Auschwitz, to the first Israeli astronaut who took Petr’s artwork into space in the ill fated space shuttle Columbia, and finally to a commemorative Czech Republic postage stamp. It is an astounding story of the overwhelming power and lasting legacy of creativity

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Those are the headlines, now here are the in-depth stories:


- Sal Ochoa, Cultural Photographer-

“Suenos Migrantes- The Journey Home” by Photographer Salvador Ochoa.
Showing at Gresham Art Gallery, 701 S. Mount Vernon Ave., San Bernardino, CA
92410,
on the San Bernardino Valley College campus next to the Administration building.
Reception: Tuesday, March 29

Sal recently sent in an update prior to his gallery showing on Tuesday of this week: “Dear Tony. It's so great to hear from you. I am currently in Oaxaca, Mexico. Came here for a few days and heading back to LA on Saturday. I came here to explore new cities and places.  You can see some of the photos I have taken by seeing some of them on Instagram. It's the first BW of the bunch :)

www.instagram.com/salvadorochoawww.instagram.com/salvadorochoa

In regards to the show, thank you for the heads up. Don't worry my friend. I want to have another show somewhere closer to Pasadena/LA and that way I can show you the photos. Exhibition will be up until April 8/9 I think.
So many great things are happening and just wanna say thanks again for inspiring me to go and act on my dreams.

Gracias y que Dios te bendiga.”

SAL+

A further excerpt from Sal Ochoa’s Artist Statement:

Salvador Ochoa
(Los Reyes, Michoacán, México, b. 1981. Resides in Los Angeles)

    I am a Mexican-born photographer with a background in photojournalism. During my childhood, my family migrated annually between Michoacán to California to work as agricultural laborers, following an earlier generation of relatives who had established migration networks through the Bracero Program that ended in 1964. My recent work is informed by this transnational experience that allowed me to explore and experience both as a participant and as an observer.
           My objective is to encourage Mexican migrants living in the United States to maintain and increase their links with their communities of origin. In a global context, my images also invite people of diverse cultural backgrounds to sympathize with the migrant spirit of this Mexican community. My hope is that this photographic process challenges you to use your camera to travel and discover your cultural roots in an effort to redefine what it means to be a global citizen.

@ SALVADOROCHOA
LOS ANGELES, CA

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- Justin Bastien, Director, Photographer of Individual Sports and Adventure- “Hi Tony, I hope you are doing well my friend. I was thinking of you today while I was meeting with Ken Merfeld to go over some work. I just love you guys and I so happy to have you guys around after all of these years. We need to catch up soon.

I wanted to share something fun with you that I thought might be cool for your blog and your newsletter. I just finished shooting a series of films for the new Toyota Tacoma ‘Play Now’ campaign and they came out pretty cool. You should watch the Behind the Scenes’ film too. You’ll get some good laughs out of that one. Anyway, check the work out and let me know what you think. Feel free to share it however you like and get people inspired!

http://www.justinbastien.com/projects/toyota-play-now

Justin

Justin Bastien / Director + Photographer
Justin Bastien / Photographer + Director
Email: justin@justinbastien.com
Phone: +1-805-340-8262
Website: http://www.justinbastien.com
Instagram: @justinbastien

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- Shirin Raban- Brand Designer | Cine-Ethnographer | Educator- “Dear Family and Friends, Here is a reminder about the screening of my film: ‘The Fifth Question: Why is this Passover Different?’ This event is free to public and there is ample free parking too! I am looking forward to seeing you there, and please spread the word and invite your friends and family too!”



From Shirin's web site: For 2700 years, Jews in Iran have celebrated Passover to commemorate the Exodus of their ancestors from Egypt. Iranian Jews residing in Los Angeles have experienced another exodus in their lifetimes, leaving Iran after the Islamic revolution in 1979. The Fifth Question examines the Persian Passover tradition in the Iranian-American Jewish community in Los Angeles, reflecting on intergenerational continuity through the eyes of three generations.
Venue: Adat Shalom | 3030 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90034
Date: April 2, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
RSVP: joanna@adatshalomla.org | 310-475-4985
Film Info: http://www.thefifthquestion.weebly.com

Shirin Raban

Brand Designer | Cine-Ethnographer | Educator
Lecturer at California State University Northridge
Instructor at UCLA Extension
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Shirin.raban@sbcglobal.com

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- Pete Van Law, Producer

The following is from the opening lines in the latest of Pete Vanlaw’s blog “For the Life of Me,” a must read. It relates the incredible story of “Peter Ginz – His Short Life and His Inspiration.” This story will move you as it demonstrates the overwhelming power and lasting legacy of creativity.These are the headlines, sent in from friends of this blog telling us of their latest creative endeavors:
 
“When I visited the ghetto/concentration camp known as Theresienstadt in 2004 with my wife and son, I was apprehensive as to what I was about to see. Our visit was part of a regular tour out of Prague, consisting of about a dozen people.The first place we were taken was a large building, that was originally the boy's dormitory, but was now a museum. Here I would have my first encounter with the tragic yet inspirational story of Petr Ginz, a bright, young and very talented Czech teenager, who literally dedicated his life to helping the other child/prisoners survive the daily horrors surrounding them. He did this by providing the opportunity for them to tap into their creative selves and help them find hope that someday their lives would return to normal. (More)…” For more go to Pete Van Law’s blog “For the Life of Me” at, http://forthelifeofme-film.com/latest-news/?ct=t%28Petr_Ginz3_24_2016%29

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Jackie Robinson: “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."


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Amazing things are happening and these incredible artists and designers are leading the way with their ambitious work. 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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