LLC Vs. Non-profit
In honor of small-business Saturday, here's a couple articles detailing the difference between an LLC and a non-profit. The first is simply the difference between an LLC and non-profit, the second is specifically for non-profits and the difference between filing as an LLC and corporation.
Summer Walker Tiny Desk/LA times
Summer Walker performing at NPR's Tiny Desk and an article the LA Times did on her in October 3 weeks after she dropped her debut studio album, "Over It."
Revenge of the Dreamers III
In January 2019, Dreamville, the creative label of J. Cole, hosted a creative boot camp in Atlanta. They rented out the studio for 10 days and invited the artists on their label as well as other artists/producers that they respected and wanted to work with. The end product was "Revenge of the Dreamers III", a collaborative album showcasing the talents of 25+ artists. This documentary is a behind-the-scenes on the process of creating the album.
Jean Michel Basquiat Documentary
From Wikipedia: "Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s, where rap, punk, and street art coalesced into early hip-hop music culture. By the 1980s, his neo-expressionist paintings were being exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. The Whitney Museum of American Art held a retrospective of his art in 1992." One of Basquiat's most famous series of paintings is called, "Basquiat's Defacement" which focuses on police brutality in NYC, specifically the case of the death of Michael Stewart. More on that here. This documentary details Basquiat's life and career.
Creator: Sam Weinburg
From Sam's website, "Welcome! Big Sam here, mural artist, street/performer artist, graphic designer, painter, musician. At nearly 7 feet tall, the name “Big Sam” started to evolve with the combination of the size of my paintings and actions that I strive to take in my career and life path." His work can be found at https://bigsamspaints.com/. Sams most recent work is a mural in the community of Allston right outside Boston. His paintings of Mookie Bets and David Price created during the Redsox parade sold on the street and was featured on WBZTV/CBS news. Check him out:
How-to Film Series
This youtube channel called CinematicJ has an extensive list of how-to videos for filmmakers including tips on lighting, editing, exporting, color theory, producing, directing, and more.
Best Free Galleries in NYC
Donyc.com compiled a list of the best free galleries to see in NYC. Here it is:
stART Shows NYC
stART shows NYC is an organization that curates shows for both young/upcoming and established artists. Their shows take place all over New York City, most recently in Tribeca and the Lower East Side. Their next show will exhibit 2D and 3D art and will be held at Jump Into the Light NYC @ 180 Orchard St, LES. Tickets can be found at link below. To apply to the show, direct message them at their instagram.
Creator: Maddie Durso
Maddie Durso is a multi-faceted artist based in Boston and New Jersey. She creates fine and commercial art, as well as photography. She is also one of the first employees at "The Wing" (https://www.the-wing.com/) Boston, a global organization dedicated to "...the professional, civic, social, and economic advancement of women through community." Check out her portfolio here:
"How Wildlife Films Warp Time"
A cool video from Vox about how films like "Planet Earth" pull-off those craaaazzzzyy time lapses.
Creator: Isaac Benjamin
Isaac Benjamin is a hip-hop/rap artist based in Boston and Atlanta. His sounds are vibey and his lyrics are real. His latest album "The Grey Civic" is 17 songs deep of head bangers, heart breakers, and deep thinkers. Check him out.
Photoshop 2020 Update
If you use photoshop, or don't and want to start, this is a good video describing all the new updates that released this year.
This is part 2 of an ongoing series about volumetric filmmaking. This part focuses on the technology and software used in the volumetric filmmaking process. Depthkit is the first volumetric capture software (as far as I know) designed specifically for filmmakers. It was built with the goal to lower the barrier to entry into the volumetric filmmaking field which before this was limited to programers and engineers. The "Azure Kinect", as seen on the depthkit website, is microsoft kinect's latest depth sensor. Again, the technology is aimed at the less tech-saavy creator.
According to their website, "Yaddo is a retreat for artists located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment." Their application process just re-opened. Also from their website:
Compositing is a great tool for any creative. In the most basic sense, compositing is the process of combining images. This is used in all visual effects. This video from Roy Peker is a good example of what this process looks like.
Free Stock Videos
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