NYC Create is the New Path

NYC Create is the new path. It is the path to bringing you the artist – including musicians, writers, filmmakers etc. – weekly installments of tips/steps to promoting yourself, building your audience and ultimately monetizing your art. This a pretty complex process and NYC Create is committed to helping you make it happen.

To further clarify, NYC Create is the rebranding of the Lights Camera Read “NYC Make a Difference” email newsletter. Lights Camera Read, that got its start doing New York Public Library workshops, was going through a lot of changes. Therefore the NYC Create moniker was created as a more focused description of what LCR was becoming.

Movie Process as a Way to Learn

There’s nothing quite like jumping right in to learn from your movie process. Such is the case with “Thrillumentary,” a project on which the filmmakers are having their thoughts about process affirmed through the doing. Every project is unique and this one is because of the fact it started out as a one-man theater piece. Through the creative process it evolved into a full-on web series with various characters.

Update on Filming for Thrillumentary

Filming for “Thrillumentary” has begun, though, initially most of it is being shot using a cell phone. This “selfie” approach to filmmaking is being utilized primarily to stay in keeping with a “no crew” approach.

Our lead actor is filming himself, a fact which makes sense in the context of the “Thrillumentary” story because he is communicating with others by speaking into his mobile.

The idea is to fund, make, market and distribute a full length feature in less than two years with no crew and virtually “no budget.”

Slight funds were raised initially via the organization with a nonprofit umbrella, Lights Camera Read. These funds went toward the purchasing of the recording media. Thus far that has been the only expense directly related to the production.

The key to “no budget” Art Gush Movie Process filmmaking is to draw upon your existing resources. In other words, use what you have. Write your script around locations and props you have easy access to.

But the thing that really makes the “Thrillumentary” Movie Process unique, is that the three-steps-a-day approach that the film is using is simultaneously being documented on the Art Gush website.

This means double duty for the filmmakers because it is not only about making the film but “documenting the making of the film” as well. Each is a large project on its own.

Members of the Art Gush website are following the three-steps-a-day to fund, make, market and distribute their own movies.