Saturday, June 09, 2012

Better Homes and Gardens and Weber’s Second Annual Chill and Grill Festival™ this weekend in Waveland Park,Chicago

 Better Homes and Garden Chill and Grill Festival™ At Waveland Park June 9-10,2012

 





 I was at the  Better Homes and Garden Chill and Grill Festival™ today.
Previous post below:
http://pix724.blogspot.com/2012/05/better-homes-and-gardens-and-webers.html

Perfect beautiful day out today and the food from a variety of restaurant is fabulous!


The event is Sunday as well.It opens at 11am at Waveland Park off of Lake Shore Drive and Waveland. The event is FREE but if you want to sample the food from the restaurants,you will need to buy food tickets at the event. Portion sizes are generous and there is a nice variety to sample.

more info: http://www.bhgchillandgrill.com/

I could not stay long.Two more client photo shoots followed this.But below is a snipet of what I photographed.


Pictured above:
Celebrity chef Gale Gand and her intern get ready for a cooking demonstration
Atmosphere-people dining at picnic tables under the red umbrellas(they have many more tables than this-this was just one area)
West Town Tavern served up Wild Mushroom and leek flatbread with  oil and herbs.
From Hearty Bacon Blue cheese meatloaf on a stick.


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Friday, June 08, 2012

COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO’S A+D GALLERY HOSTS CHICAGO-BASED ARTIST COLLECTIVE

 
COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO’S A+D GALLERY HOSTS
CHICAGO-BASED ARTIST COLLECTIVE
 
Bad at Sports Summer Residency Allows Audience to Interact, View Interviews in Progress
 
WHAT:          Chicago-based artist collective Bad at Sports
(BAS) begins a summer residency at Columbia College Chicago’s A+D Gallery on June 14. BAS, which began its audio-based art criticism as a solution to the problem of dwindling local arts coverage, produces a weekly podcast, an audio archive of more than 400 artist interviews and a blog.

The BAS summer residency offers a rare opportunity for audiences to interact with the group and view the interview process in person. In line with the BAS mission to engage, invite and openly participate in the discussions that shape our culture, the A+D Gallery
will be transformed into a venue where the public can observe an interview, browse the archives and listen to podcasts, and relax in the collective’s “man-cave” space, complete with neon signs, wood paneling and Ping-Pong and foosball tables.
 
BAS will also create stations with customized content gleaned from their archives, on monitors and recording stations. 
 
WHERE:       Columbia College Chicago Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery
619 S. Wabash Ave
 
WHEN:          Exhibition dates: June 14-July 21
 
                        Closing reception and record release party: July 12, 5-8 p.m.
 
INFO:             (312) 369-8687 or www.colum.edu/adgallery
 
COST:            All events are free and open to the public.
 
Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution that offers innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts to nearly 12,000 students in over 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education. For further information, visit www.colum.edu
 
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MTV's Smash Hit FriendZone Mid-West is casting

MTV's FriendZone casting Mid-West

 
MTV'S SMASH HIT FRIENDZONE SETS IT'S HEART ON THE MID-WEST!
 MTV, 495 Productions and Doron Ofir Casting are looking for love in the Great Lake States. Returning for a triumphant 3rd Season, Friend Zone, the hit show that turns unrequited love into dreams come true has set it's sights on the Heart of America, the American Midwest.
You've been the shoulder to cry on, the voice on the other end of the phone, the first to comment on every Facebook post, and the only one who really understands.  You know you're perfect for each other, but you're totally stuck in the Friend Zone.
You're sick of seeing her date complete jerks, or watching him date all the wrong girls. MTV will pull out all the stops and get you ready for the date of a lifetime with your true love. This is your chance to tell your crush you're sick of being buddies, and you're ready to prove once and for all that you're meant to be more than 'Just Friends'.
Step up and prove that the mid-west is the beating heart of the Nation.
If you're at least 18 and appear younger than 25 and have a friend you're totally crushing on APPLY BELOW!
www.friendzonecasting.com
 
Auditions will take place in the Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and Ann Arbor June through August.
 

 
www.doronofircasting.com

doronofircast - twitter

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Fellowship 12 Exhibitions Open Now Through July 17th at Silver Eye's Southside gallery,Pittsburgh


 

Fellowship 12 Exhibitions Open Now Through July 17th

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, Noon to 6 pm
Free and open to the public

       
  
A reminder that the winners of the Fellowship 12 competition, Akihiko Miyoshi and Isa Leshko, are currently showcasing their winning portfolios in solo exhibitions at Silver Eye's Southside gallery. The competition juror this year was Julie Saul, the distinguished owner and director of Julie Saul Gallery, New York.
 
About the Winning Artists

Akihiko Miyoshi (Japanese, b. 1974) is the recipient of the $3,000 International Fellowship. He was selected from 289 world-wide submissions for his series Abstract Photograph, which explores the intersection between art, aesthetics, and digital technology.  

His large-scale color images are photographs of mirror, paper, and red, green and blue tape (chosen because they resemble the primary colors of a pixel) are taken with a large format camera. They bring to the surface the inherent, often contradictory, tensions between abstraction and reality.
  
Isa Leshko (American, b. 1971) is the recipient of the $1,000 Keystone Award for a Pennsylvania photographer for her Elderly Animals series. Photographing a diverse range of animals that are old or nearing the end stages of their lives, Leshko confronts our fears and assumptions about aging and mortality. 


The Fellowship 12 Exhibitions will be on view now through July 17th at Silver Eye's gallery, located in the Southside.  

Silver Eye Center for Photography is located at 1015 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.  



Image Credits (left to right, top to bottom):  

Akihiko Miyoshi, Abstract Photograph (120511a), 2011. Courtesy of the artist.

Isa Leshko, Red, Chow Mix, Age 14+, 2011Courtesy of the artist and the Corden|Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
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DOWNTOWN CHICAGO FARMSTAND TO BECOME INDOOR FARMERS MARKET

DOWNTOWN CHICAGO FARMSTAND TO BECOME INDOOR FARMERS MARKET
Fresh Growers, Bakers and Producers to Vend July 2
 
 
Downtown residents and workers will soon be able to shop for fresh produce and farm products every weekday, rain or shine, at the Farmstand Farmers Market, which is replacing the Downtown Farmstand on July 9.
 
Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the new market will offer fresh fruits and vegetables recently picked on nearby farms.  Lehman’s Orchards, Frank Farms and the Original Bleeding Heart Bakery will be among the vendors selling fresh products every day, while another group of vendors will offer their fresh wares on a rotating schedule, so that shoppers will find different offerings each day.
 
The Farmstand Farmers Market, 66 E. Randolph, will remain open through October.  During the summer months, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) which runs the Chicago Farmers Markets Program, will solicit ideas for a new concept for the space after the summer growing season.
 
A Request for Information (RFI) will be posted on the department’s webpage seeking innovative ideas for how the space can serve the public while providing nutritional education and information on local and sustainable goods.  This public/private partnership will serve to promote a long-term mission of healthy eating and keeping Chicago as one of the greenest cities in the nation.
 
Opened in 2008, the Farmstand was one of the first city stores to provide locally sourced goods.  As other retailers began to offer similar options, the Farmstand operated at a loss for the past three years despite maintaining a loyal following.
 
The RFI will be posted on the department website at www.cityofchicago.org/dcase beginning July 16
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For a complete list of Chicago Farmers Markets, presented by COUNTRY Financial, visit www.chicagofarmersmarkets.us
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NICHE AND THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO TEAM UP TO PRESENT A ROY LICHTENSTEIN ART DINNER ON JUNE 20, 2012


NICHE AND THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO TEAM UP

TO PRESENT A ROY LICHTENSTEIN ART DINNER ON JUNE 20, 2012


 Niche and the Art Institute of Chicago have teamed up to host a dinner offering guests a unique opportunity to learn about one of the most prominent American pop artists of our time. The dinner celebrates the life and work of artist Roy Lichtenstein on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. As part of the evening, Art Institute lecturer Tamara Faulkner will present a detailed slide-illustrated presentation featuring works from the major exhibition Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective.

During the 1960s, Lichtenstein’s paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery
in New York City and along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist and others he became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art better than any other through parody. Favoring the old-fashioned comic strip as subject matter, Lichtenstein produced hard-edged, precise compositions that documented while it parodied often in a tongue-in-cheek humorous manner. His work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style. He described Pop Art as, "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting."

The evening will begin with a wine reception at 6:30 p.m. and the Lichtenstein presentation will follow at approximately 7:00 p.m.  A multi-course feast prepared by Niche’s executive chef Serena Perdue will follow and dessert will conclude the evening.  The evening is priced at $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and includes the Roy Lichtenstein detailed slide-illustrated presentation, a multi-course dinner with wine pairings, and two tickets to the Art Institute of Chicago. Reservations are required and can be made by phone at 630-262-1000 or at the host stand.
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About Niche
Niche is a fine dining restaurant in Geneva, Ill., serving a constantly evolving menu of American contemporary cuisine based on the freshest Midwest ingredients.  Chef Serena Perdue skillfully blends her traditional French training with her love of newly picked, seasonal products from local suppliers as well as from Niche’s own sustainable farm at The Bull Run Estate in Elburn, Ill.   Niche has earned accolades for its all-American wine list, handpicked by general manager and wine director Vince Balistreri.  With 270 different wines that highlight the best in American wine, Niche was awarded the prestigious Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator in 2010 and 2011.  Visit www.nichegeneva.com
 
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Niche Restaurant
14 South Third St.
Geneva, Ill. 60134
(630) 262-1000

Robin Thicke and Karmin to perform at Glamorama 2012

MACY’S GLAMORAMA  STARRING ROBIN THICKE AND FEATURING KARMIN WILL PERFORM AT THE HARRIS THEATER, AUGUST 10



WHAT:         In its 15th year, Macy’s Glamorama 2012 welcomes Robin Thicke, one of the most respected singer-songwriters in soul and R&B music today. Thicke has written and produced songs on over 20 gold and platinum albums and is currently featured on the ABC reality singing series “Duets” where he serves as a show "Superstar" alongside Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Jennifer Nettles.  

        Karmin, made up of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, gained popularity through their collection of You Tube cover songs and most recently released the original tracks “Brokenhearted” and the blazing, rap-fueled “I Told You So” from the duo’s debut album, Hello.

Macy’s Glamorama is an hour-long high-end fashion show and musical production that not only will unveil the latest fashions from Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Sean John, but also showcases heart-stopping dance, lush visuals, staging as well as incredible musical performances by chart-topping artists. Past musical performers have included Cee Lo Green, Far East Movement, Macy Gray, MC Hammer, BeyoncĂ© and more. The evening concludes with a new over-the-top after-party at the Harris Theater’s Rooftop Terrace. The event will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI).
       
TICKETS:          Be the first to get your tickets with the American Express® Exclusive Pre-Sale from June 13 through June 19 for American Express cardholders only.
Ticket prices are $50 and $75 for show only; $175 & $285 for show and after-party; $1,000 for VIP show and after-party. For more information, please visit www.macys.com/glamtickets.
Beginning June 20 tickets will also be available for purchase through www.RonaldHouseChicago.org
 
, www.harristheaterchicago.org as well as through The Harris Theater box office, 312.334.7777.        

WHEN/        Friday, August 10, 2012 at 8PM
WHERE:        Harris Theater at Millennium Park (LOCATION CHANGE)
205 E. Randolph Drive
Over-the-top after-party* following the show at the Harris Theater’s Rooftop Terrace. *included with purchase of $175 ticket or more.
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GROUPON CHICAGO TO MANAGE TICKET SALES TO TASTE OF CHICAGO CONCERTS AND SPECIAL DINING EXPERIENCE!


GROUPON CHICAGO TO MANAGE TICKET SALES TO TASTE OF CHICAGO CONCERTS AND SPECIAL DINING EXPERIENCE
Menus Released for Celebrity Chef du Jour
 
The City of Chicago is partnering with Groupon Chicago as the exclusive seller of tickets to the seats at the Petrillo Music Shell for Taste evening concerts and to the all-new Celebrity Chef du Jour.  Tickets will be available for purchase beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 8 through the Taste website, www.tasteofchicago.us
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Attendees will be able to purchase an advance ticket to the seats for the evening concerts for only $25 and the dining experience will be available for $40. 
 
“After careful review of several ticketing services, we found Groupon offered an innovative system for reaching and servicing patrons, and no additional processing fees,” said Michelle T. Boone, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.  “In addition, we are thrilled to partner with a Chicago company!”

"Our subscribers rely on Groupon to provide unforgettable local experiences. We're thrilled to support the city and work with the Taste of Chicago to offer huge musical talent and amazing food from well-known local chefs at the right price," said Sean Smyth, VP of Business Development at Groupon.
 
In addition, DCASE has announced the final headlining acts for the 2012 Taste Concert Series.
 
On Friday, July 13, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Fitz & the Tantrums will co-headline the show night (performing separately).  The concert begins at 5:30 p.m.
 
As a singer-songwriter, Franti has merged a fondly remembered pop music listened on an AM radio as a child with a reggae infused beat resulting in a Top 20 hit, “Say Hey (I Love You).”  Now on the heels of releasing his second children’s book, Franti and Spearhead make a stop at Taste during their “Do It For the Love Tour!”. 

Co-headling and taking the stage first is Fitz & the Tantrums.  To paraphrase the band’s bio, six killer musicians, five dapper suits and one vintage organ led to this band’s early success.   After years of writing music and studio work, it was the vintage organ that led Fitz to his sound and the band to tour with Maroon 5.
 
Previously announced performers are Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab for Cutie, Chaka Khan and Dierks Bentley.  Other additions include openings acts for Hudson, Luke James and for Death Cab, Calexico.  (See following page for times and dates)
 
The exciting new dining experience, Celebrity Chef du Jour, will offer a three-course, sit-down meal for $40 per person; beverages other than water are available for purchase.  Meals will be prepared by noted local chefs who will mingle with patrons. 
Those participating are:
 
Wednesday                 Carlos Gaytan of Mexique
Thursday                     Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia
Friday                          Graham Elliot of Graham Elliot
Saturday                      Stephanie Izard of Girl and the Goat
Sunday                        Jimmy Bannos Sr. of Heaven on Seven
 
Dinner on the weeknights is served at 6:30 p.m., and lunch on Saturday and Sunday is served at noon.  All meals will be plated and served by students of the Washburne Culinary Institute.
 
All major credit cards are accepted.  No more than 4 Celebrity Chef du Jour and 10 Concert tickets per credit card purchase.  No refunds unless event is completely cancelled. 
 
Saturday’s early show at the Petrillo Music Shell is completely free as Radio Disney presents a family-friendly concert featuring Roshon Fegan who stars in Disney Channel’s hit series “Shake It Up” and participated in ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”  Opening at noon is the “N.B.T.” (Next BIG Thing) Season Four Winner and Chicago native Shealeigh.  At noon, Shealeigh kicks things off performing fan-favorites including “What Can I Say” and her new single “Strangely Beautiful.” Additionally, the Radio Disney AM 1300 Road Crew will be on-site with interactive entertainment and prizes.
 
For free public access to the internet, visit any of the Chicago Public Library locations within the city. Call 312.747.4300 for library hours and locations.
 
The 32nd Annual Taste of Chicago is July 11-15 in Grant Park and open each day at 11 a.m. For more information on the free admission festival, call 312.744.3316; TTY: 312.744.2964 or visit www.tasteofchicago.us
.  Join the Taste conversation on Facebook at Taste of Chicago and follow us on twitter, @TasteofChi2012.
 
Taste of Chicago is produced, programmed and managed by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and sponsored by Aquafina, BP Team USA Experience, Bud Light, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Tribune, CLTV-ChicagoLand’s Television, Communications Direct, Dominick's, Gallo Family Vineyards, Humana, Hyatt Regency Chicago, LaGrou Distribution System, Pepsi, Shoreline Sightseeing, Univision Radio, US99.5, V-103, WGN-Television, WTTW Check Please and 93XRT.
 
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Petrillo Music Shell Concerts
Wednesday, July 11
Presented by the City of Chicago
Jennifer Hudson
Luke James
5:30 p.m.
 
Thursday, July 12
Presented by 93XRT

Death Cab for Cutie 

Calexico
5:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, July 13
Presented by the City of Chicago
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Fitz & the Tantrums
5:30 p.m.
 
Saturday, July 14
Presented by V-103

Chaka Khan

Raphael Saadiq

5:30 p.m.
 
Sunday, July 15
Presented by Bud Light
Dierks Bentley
Lindi Ortega
3:30 p.m.

 
Celebrity Chef du Jour
 
Wednesday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. Carlos Gaytan
First Course Salad
Red Wine Poached Beets, Watercress, Pumpkin Seed Crusted Goat Cheese, Poblano & Horseradish Vinaigrette
 
Second Course Carne
Hibiscus Flower Braised Short Ribs, Chipotle Celery Root Slaw, Orange & Radish Salad
 
Vegetarian Option-Chile Relleno
Stuffed Chile Poblano, Zucchini Sofrito, Chihuahua Cheese, Spaghetti Squash, Tomato Fondue
 
Third Course Postre
Warm Chocolate Tamal, Chile Ancho Chocolate Sauce and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
 
Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m. Tony Mantuano
First Course
Crescenza Cheese Ravioletto with Parmigiano-Reggiano Butter Sauce
 
Vegetarian Option Arugula Salad

Second Course
Steak Tagliata with Arugula
 
Vegetarian Option Crescenza Cheese Ravioletti with Parmigiano-Reggiano Butter Sauce

Third Course
Limoncello Granita

Friday, July 13, 6:30 p.m.  Graham Elliot
First Course
Deconstructed Caesar 
Gem lettuce - Brioche twinkie - Parmesan fluff - Spanish anchovy
 
Second Course
Whitefish B.L.T.
Bacon Vinaigrette - Baby Frisee - Heirloom Tomato - Fine Herbs
 
vegetarian option TBD
 
Third Course
Berry Cobbler 
Whipped Cream - Cornmeal Crust - Garden Mint - Vanilla Essence

Saturday, July 14, 12 noon  Stephanie Izard
First Course
Sweet Onion Soup . Poached Shrimp
 
Vegetarian Option Sweet Onion Soup
 
 
 
 
Second Course
Grilled Pork Ribs . Tomatillo-Mushroom Slaw . Grilled Scallion Vinaigrette
 
Vegetarian Option
Chickpea Fritters . Stewed & Fresh Chickpeas . Pickles . Red Onion .
Crave Brother’s Mozzarella (vegetarian)
 
Third Course
Quatro Leches . Blueberry . Cereal Strusel
 
Sunday, July 15, 12 noon  Jimmy Bannos Sr.
 
First Course
Poached Louisiana Gulf Shrimp on a Fried Green Tomato with a Lemon Remoulade and Micro Greens
 
Second Course
Pan Seared Chicken Thighs with Andouille Sausage,Summer Tomatoes,Basil and a Balsamic Reduction
 
Vegetarian Option Roasted vegetable plate with a smoked tomato sauce

Third Course
Blueberry Bayou Blasters
 
 

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Chicago Actors Studio -The POWER In The AUDITION

 

One of the utmost important skills to learn, if you are seeking a serious career in the acting profession is the art of auditioning.Theses are serious skills needed to be learned, if you are to get above the competition. As a matter of fact, if learned well, there really isn't any competition. Strong statement, We know BUT IT'S WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW THAT IS HOLDING YOU BACK.

What most actors do, if they are experiencing little to no success at auditions, is blame their lack of success on everything else, except the short comings in their abilities. Rule of thumb in ANY walk of life. is "IF YOU KEEP DOING THINGS THE SAME WAY, YOU WILL CONTINUE GETTING THE SAME" RESULTS". It makes absolutely no sense to think otherwise.

There are, oh so may ways of losing an audition that has absolutely nothing to do with how good or untrained an actors you are.

In some on-camera situations the colors that you wear could be a problem
Patterns and jewelry that you wear could be a problem
The countless ways you upstage yourself , so you disapear
The various ways an experienced actor will upstage you or get you to do it to yourself
How height differences between you and your partner need to be understood and compensated for
How to properly slate, which is more than saying your name and agent
How to handle yourself when you first walk in and greet the auditor
How to interpret the script
The moment before you start speaking your lines
Best times to schedule your auditions
How to handle the Call back
How to Prepare
The differences between performing a monologue or script with a partner an actual performance opposed in an audition situation
Auditioning with someone who gives you no more than a broom handle
Controlling the audition opposed to it controlling you.
The differences in techniques of an industrial script, opposed to film, commercial and stage scripts.
The importance of the time signature in commercial scripts
Overcoming your fears and ways of using them to your advantage.
The many ways of effectively marketing yourself
Your image
Your head shots
Your resumes and what not to list on it.
Finding the right agent for you and working effectively with that agent
Not relying entirely on an agent to move your career forward.
Being ahead of the game.
and much much more. 

Now seriously ask yourself, are you ready to stop making excuses and find out what you don't know and just continuing doing things the same way and making excuses, like?

i probably wasn't the right type.
I was the wrong age.
They keep hiring their favorites.
The agent or auditor was rude
They don't know a good thing if it hit them in the head.
I fumbled this or that.
That jerk I auditioned with screwed everything up.
My agent didn't tell me this or that.
My agent doesn't send me out enough
This business is so  hard to make it.
Wow! they said they really liked me and what I did, why didn't they call?
and so on.

 Stop learning and repeating bad habits like the general pool of actors out there. Start acquiring more productive ones. that will lead to finally doing away with the frustrations that most everyone is experiencing.  Those others are just clueless and flying by the seat of their pants

You now have that chance to get serious and finally find out and learn what it is you don't know.

The Chicago Actors Studio is starting their coveted, annual 

"Audition Power & Marketing Workshop"
on Sunday, June 24th 2012
2040 North Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614 (773)645-0222

This will be one of the most informative, complete and comprehensive and rare training events, that you have ever taken. What makes it even more sensational is, that during this series, you will also be given training on the important skills of the "Ear Prompter" Plus, towards the end of the series, the class members chose a scene partner and a scene that they would like to do. Then each set of partners are taken out to professionally shoot that scene on location, as is done in the professional world. After a professional editing job, music, special effects etc, it will look as it was an actual movie. You may use the clip for your professional promotion DVD that the teacher will help put together or load it up on your web sites, youtube etc.,  for prospective casting people to view.

The series is a limited on-going series taught is 6week sections.

AND what is even greater about it all,  it's something you will actually be able to afford.

The cost in ONLY $214 per each 6weeks, at one night (Sunday) per week. If you are a registered student at The Chicago Actors Studio the cost is even lower yet! ONLY $144 for the 6 weeks.

We strongly suggest, that before you even think about going out and registering with a professional agent, you should take an audition workshop somewheres. For it is basically no trick to initially register with an agency the first time. But if they find out that you don't really know what you are doing and not winning auditions, they will stop sending you out.  It will be next to impossible to go back and re-register, after you have gotten some training. After all, when you initially registered, were you not telling them that you are bookable and know what you are doing? Why should they put themselves out again and believe you the second time? They have to pay their bills too, and live off the commissions when the actor gets booked. If you were them, wouldn't you rather send out those that you know may win.

This is it. actors! If you're serious about your dream. This is it!

call 773-645-0222 and register, space is of course limited.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

EYEPHONE..New ebook release from Craft&Vision by Al Smith

EYEPHONE..New ebook release from Craft&Vision by Al Smith

photo © Al Smith.All rights reserved.




Go to an event and seeing a million stretched arms holding out their smartphone snapping away is becoming the norm.Within a few years time,all camera phone buffs will be easily spotted by their well toned arms!

Nothing says,'I was here!' better than a quick snapshot uploaded to your favorite social media site to share with the world.

Some of the photos people post online  can be pretty mediocre while others produce memorable works of art and sellable art prints and stock photos using the latest mobile phones. Al Smith managed to make art with every click he published in Eyephone.

Craft & Vision has just published 'Eyephone,' an ebook published created by Al Smith that is not only inspiring to look at but offers a wealth of helpful tips on getting the best output and informative news about the APPS that are available for post processing.
Post processing you say? Unfortunately,that is something that is new to most with a smartphone camera. I've personally downloaded so many photo APPS finding some to be overrated,not needed,a waste of phone  or iPad space not to mention redundant from what I previously purchased.

The "Eyephone" ebook is a great start to get you motivated to bring your photo skills up to par  and deliver something you can be proud of.

And who knows,you just might create something worthy enough for the,Los Angeles Center for Digital Art which is putting out a call for your best Instagram images for an exhibit,"The Art of Instagram."
See my previous blog post on this!


For more info and to purchase Al Smith's  excellent ebook,'Eyephone' for $5.00 click the link below!
Click here to visit Craft And Vision.
You can read it as a PDF file or get the APP for your iPad or iPhone.