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Indie Filmmakers: Tips for a Successful Kickstarter Project

Kickstarter gives hope to indie filmmakers who have no cash to spare for their passion. You just pitch your concept and ask funds from people around the globe who see the potential of your film. But it’s not that easy ...
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/ Marion Isobel
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Indie Filmmaking: Welcome to D.I.Y. U.

1. Read Lethal Weapon screenplay. Fellow UCLA (and Comedy Club) alum Shane Black changed the rules of screenwriting with this script. Notice how it reads more like a comic book. He even uses the "action" (the descriptive bits between the dialogue) to ...
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/ Stephen Moramarco
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What Makes a Music Video Share- worthy?

<![CDATA[A viral music video is every band’s dream. When your music video goes viral, it gets linked really fast and the hits will flood in. More hits, more money, more publicity, more possibilities for your band. It’s a shortcut to ...
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/ Erick Yankton
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CD Packaging of the Week: Sigur Ros- ()

Sigur Ros, but the artwork is too wonderful that people purchase it just for the artwork alone (not that their music is bad). Just like the music of Sigur Ros, the album packaging has this icy, distant, removed feel. Kind ...
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/ Marion Isobel
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Rich Musician, Poor Musician

“Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki and asked (forced) me to read it. I'm glad she did because I learned a lot about finances and life. The book is basically about a young man who has two fathers: the first ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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A Mastering Engineer’s Guide to Final Mixdown

an interview back in January – sorry for the delay!). 1. Choose a reference. Find a major label track with the tonal balance you’re looking for – ideally something that hasn’t been totally decimated in mastering, since you’ll be comparing it ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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Merch Inspiration: Here! Sod- Air Asia Tee

Here! Sod and Prompt Design made aircraft-like T-Shirt packaging which its surprisingly ‘red wings’ that actually is a cloth hanger makes outstanding identity to Air Asia. This fresh idea of Here! Sod T-Shirt had won Gold Award from Pentawards. From ...
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/ Marion Isobel
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Indie Musicians: It’s normal to take awhile. Just Fight your way through

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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CD Manufacturing: Choosing Colors and Formats- do it right from the start!

The formats and color requirements of the logos and graphics you use on your CD artwork, websites, albums, T-shirts, and posters can vary significantly. As anyone who has tried to do a run of CD covers or has prepared graphic ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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Musician Advice: The Importance of ‘Thank You’

If there is one thing that musicians and artists should know, it's that "getting there" takes a long while. It’s not just because of your talent or your skills that will make you a success- it’s also because of the ...
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/ Erick Yankton