Yianni Stamas Shares Insights into Today, December 18, International Migrants Day

New Beginning

Thrillumentary as a genre can often represents the frightening side of humanity, but today, December 18 is “International Migrants Day” is hopefully a celebration of light. We go inward over the scary and frightening ordeals that over 271,000,000 migrants bravely face when constructing their new existence, coming from all over the world. Migrants make the transition in the hopes of having a new beginning.

Fleeing Discrimination

They make their way trying to find safety and a chance of living the American Dream. Often when coming to our country migrants are attempting to leave behind discrimination and prejudice from their former country.

A Better Way

International Migrant’s Day honors and brings into focus the rights of all migrant workers and members of their families to seek comfort and a better way. International Migrants Day 2020, this year’s theme is “Reimagining Human Mobility.”

Make a Difference

How To Digitally Transform Learning from the Thrillumentary Model

Thrillumentary for Home Business Achievers.

As some of you know we embarked on a project we called “Thrillumentary” that was a thriller done in a documentary style. The goal of the undertaking was to show that a movie could be made by just one person and whatever actors were involved. In many ways it was similar to being a solopreneur who is someone who has a home business that is run and fulfilled by just one individual.

Industries that Require In-Person Exchanges

It can be a painful and scary process seeking out customers for your Home Business, especially with the ups and downs we are experiencing in the USA today. Questions arise such as how you will weather the storm, especially for those who have businesses that can only bring in revenue through meeting with clients in person and not via digital means.

It is Time to Digitally Transform Before It is Too Late

The businesses that have done the best in our current economy and period of uncertainty, are companies that can do their marketing and delivery predominately online. It is recommended that to survive, those entrepreneurial ventures that rely on being in the same room as client, figure out a way to “digitally transform” their enterprise, adding at least one or more digital components.

Getting Trapped in Keyword Mania

The USA has its own unique way of creating and implementing online strategies to get results. The result that is often sought is to sell something. But this is even more difficult to do with all that is going on. Plus, a tremendous amount of money can be spent trying to figure out the best keywords to use to capture the kind of client you need.


Seeking a Technique

If you have been following this blog for any length of time then you know we are, on an ongoing basis, seeking to build a technique. Here are some thoughts we have had about this lately.

What is a technique anyway?

Some define it as:

“…a way of carrying out a particular task, especially the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure.”

This sounds very much like what we are doing with this eBook.

Let’s break it down.

“…A way of carrying out a particular task…”

Yes, we are doing that, our task is showing a method of becoming a billionaire.

…especially the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure…

This works also. The reason we are calling this a “Technique” rather than a “System” or other term is because the execution of it is both the performance of an artistic work as well as is a scientific procedure.


To Make Art or Not to Make Art?

Call To Action

Filmmaking, including the “Thrillumentary” style, can be a great tool for marketing and there is no reason to feel bad about using it. I know I, in my previous life as a filmmaker, would have feelings of guilt whenever I would use the medium to generate responses in an audience, especially if the result intended was to make those watching purchase a product or service.

Evil Media?

I know the concept of the “evils of advertising” doesn’t resonate with all of you reading this. In my case I had this belief for a long time because my hippie parents told me so. Especially my my mother who, before remotes, had a volume on and off plug in device built for our TV. She She also had made a box-like structure that the television would sit in, with curtains that could be closed so between viewings we would not think about media.

Action of Various Kinds

And now all these years later I am ironically a media marketer, not so much of social media, but of the creative mediums that come together for the purpose of entertaining an audience culminating in a call to action to buy something or take some kind of action of various kinds.

All in Good Taste?

My former hippie parents ultimately changed their tune. My father before he passed away, encouraged me to become a used car salesman while my PHD mother, who is still living, likes the idea of using media to to prompt someone to do something. Such as getting more students for the spiritual classes she teaches. All in good taste of course.

You can always get in touch with us for more info on our consulting and digital goods. Or for whatever reason.


Thrillumentary Course Revisited

As many of you know from reading this blog, Thrillumentary is a genre that is part thriller and part documentary and is a process that was documented with our online course with new installments daily. We received flack from some who thought we should never take it down from the internet. The reason we removed is was because the experiment had proved successful and was now over.

That’s why I am writing this now. To let you know we greatly appreciate your interest in the course, but it was intended as a way to document daily a few hours that were put toward making a feature film. And some of you followed along with participants as far off as Australia.

It was never intended to stay up. We knew that once the two years or so were completed, it was time to dismantle. But fear not, we have some more educational materials to be made available in the near future.


The Fans Speak with a Question About Judith O’Dea

Doing a multimedia experiment like the one we did with the help of information given to us by Judith O’Dea, got old school at times.

A question we get asked frequently is:

“Did you really interview Judith O’Dea fore before you did the Thrillumentary Movie Experiment?”

Our answer is, “Yes of course.” And Ms. O’Dea gave us some very valuable information about the inner workings of this extremely low budget production. Judith O’ea played Barbara in the original 1968 version of “Night of the Living Dead.” The original “Night of the Living Dead” was one of the most successful indie horror films of all times.

One Person is All it Took

We never, in our wildest dreams, believed that one day we really would do the two year experiment known by some by its secret name: “The MultiMedia Moviemaking and Matrix Methodology.” In this experiment, other than the actors in front of the camera, there was only one person who had to wear the hat for all the roles both involving the camera and behind-the-scenes.

A Heartfelt Thanks to Ms. O’Dea

Thanks Ms. O’Dea! We appreciate your help in making a difference of those in the Lights Camera Read Library Project as well as the 5M Methodology!

Your Brain

Your Right Brain Creativity

Both Sides

You have likely heard that your right brain holds the key to your creativity and the arts, while your left side of your brain is more focused on logic, science and mathematics. Truth be told, both have everything to do with BOTH sides of your brain.

Right Needs Left

You need both sides to create and innovate. Creating can include composing an opera for example. But did you know that music is all about numbers, which are located in your left brain?

You Have the Tools

Going forward, don’t ever worry that you are not creative enough, because you are. And with it you are using both your right and left brain. You have the tools to do what you want.


Coronavirus Feeling Caged


It’s a horror film of sort. The kind where a disease is spread or could spread unless something is done about it. Of course, at this point the disease has spread and many of us are in lockdown.


For some being in quarantined makes them feel caged. There is a strong desire to go outside as well as a fear of doing so. And that fear is justified. It is unknown what will happen if you mingle with people at the social distancing of 6 feet with a mask on.

Caged Versus Death

Scary movies often have scary villain who are out to find and kill people. We are living that scary movie right now, only instead of being pursued by zombies we are being chased by COVID-19. Should we venture out or stay inside and feel caged?

Make a Difference

Continuing to Analyze the Thrillumentary Project

A Little Known Fact

A little known fact that as the days passed both before the shoot and after, I was speaking into a camera lens every night creating the video curriculum for those who had signed up on our eLearning site to track the progress and possibly apply the techniques to their own projects.

Videos Tracking a Process

It was fun making those videos because as I would film them my wife and our young daughter would inevitably make cameo appearances in the background. One day I might release these tapes as a series online. Their prior use could only be viewed by those taking the course.

They Might Come Back

If you have an interest in seeing these tapes please let us know. If enough of you respond we may bring them back again.


Make a Movie with Your Phone


And thus the pursuit continues: make a movie with your phone. Those of us with phones – and as you know there are many – our using them in new ways on a continual basis. So much technology so little time.


One thing that is happening more and more, is the use of a smart phone to create motion pictures. Thrillumentary, the creative experiment, did so. Much of the material that  was filmed did so with a phone.

Add an Editing App

What does this mean to public? It is an indication that you really can just pick up your phone and hit record and be on your way to creating your own motion picture. Just add an editing app and you are all set.