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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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3 Ways to Make a Viral Video

We all want to make a kick-ass viral video to promote our music, film, or product because it’s one of the fastest ways to get recognized today. Our main goal is to get lots of people to view our video ...
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CD Packaging: Last Days On Earth- Pow Pow

It looks like the art director/designer was playing with his Stabilo Boss Highlighter while cooking up an artwork concept for this album.  Maybe he got so frustrated because he's been sitting for hours with a blank sheet of paper...out of ...
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