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CD Packaging of the Week: Freeway- Stimulus Package

Wouldn’t you be jumping with joy if you see a stack of dollar bills lying on your doorstep? I would. But then, after 2 seconds you realize it’s fake. How would you feel? Bummed? Pissed?  You examine it closer and ...
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10 Reasons to Buy Music on CD

1. Flipping through racks of discs is more fun than the telephone book precision of an online music store. You never know what mis-filed gems you'll stumble across. 2. CDs are rarely copy protected so you can load them onto ...
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CD/DVD Manufacturing: 9 Things to Do to Avoid Artwork Issues

Do you need your DVDs fast? Then you better make sure you won't have issues with artwork because it’s one of the top causes of delay. The actual DVD duplication (as in the actual printing and duplication work) just takes ...
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Filmmaking: Film Festival Tips

There are some harsh realities associated with film festivals that you should know about before you submit your film to the festivals – or, even better, before you even make your film. You can increase your film festival chances by ...
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DVD Manufacturing: All About Region Codes

What are region codes? DVD region codes are designed by the Digital Rights Management to allow motion picture studios to control aspects of a movie release (content, release date, price) based on the region. DVD discs may use one code, ...
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How to Deal with Creative Burnout

If you are a musician, filmmaker, graphic designer, writer, or if you have a job that requires lots of thinking and creativity…chances are you are oh so familiar with creative burnout. It is when we have nothing more to give ...
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CD Packaging: Sewed CD Cover

You can actually sew your messages or artwork on this cover! Sew cool, isn't it? This was designed by the Singaporead-based agency Asylum in 2008 for the Christmas songs by Eunice Elizabeth Olsen and Rennie Gomes. “We have created a ...
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CD Artwork Concepts: Guys with Big Bellies

One surefire way of getting people's attention is by exposing 'physical assets'. No wonder we see lots of album covers with girls in their bikinis and guys with their shirts off. I think showing lots of skin and exuding sexy ...
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To Duplicate or to Replicate?

Not too many people know that there are 2 kinds of manufacturing discs- replication and duplication. And those that know sometimes get confused and use the terms interchangeably. Their literal definitions may be nearly identical, but in practice they are extremely ...
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4 Effective Ways to Combat Screenwriter’s Block

Many of us are intimidated with the idea of having others read our work that we are plagued with doubt about how good our writing really is. The fear of embarrassment is usually experienced by first-time writers who still haven’t ...
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