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Creative Concepts: Corporate Giveaways for The Kitchen Films, Spain

Here is a range of corporate identity and packaging materials for The Kitchen Films designed by ruiz+company, Spain. I just adore how clean it looks-black and white, one-dimensional, uncluttered. It reminds me of kindergarten coloring books. The best thing about ...
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Indie Filmmakers: Sites to Post Your Short Films

Two years ago, the word on the street said that all the undiscovered talent was on the Internet. Sites like and were getting unknown talents onto A-list movies. Lately, we aren’t hearing anything like that. Is the Internet ...
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Common Mistakes Bands Make During CD Manufacturing

Some of the bands that get our service, especially the new ones, commit these mistakes during CD manufacturing.  They are not really fatal mistakes but they can cause delays and can affect your music career in one way or the ...
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CD Packaging: ICARUS Carnivalesque

Artist:Icarus Title: Carnivalesque Label: Not Applicable Year: 2005 Designer: Ollie Brown, Sam Britton Carnivalesque’s CD packaging is a great example of anti-design. They used discarded albums of other artists then scribbled and erased info on each page with a black ...
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Get Organized!-Things to Prepare for CD Duplication

Like with every other area of putting together a CD, preparing for the duplication process is one that is just as important. You want to make sure to pay attention to the details and ensure that you don't have to ...
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Photoshop Tutorial: DVD Motion Menus

Some simpler DVD authoring programs have auto-everything, and all you have to do is "" to make a finished project. But there's a real beauty in DVD motion menu making, and this month's tutorial is all about how you can ...
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CD Packaging of the Week: Mute Audio Documents (1978-1984)

Artist: Various Mute Artists Title: Mute Audio Documents 1978-1984 Label: Mute Year: 2007 Designer: Adrian Shaughnessy How do you organize documents? Hmm...with file cards, of course! And that pretty much is the very literal concept of Mute Audio Documents. It ...
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Effective Film Publicity Gimmicks

You have to  be competitive when it comes to selling your film because without good publicity, no one would bother to touch your film. Film publicity should not be limited to print,radio, and tv interviews. Come up with catchy gimmicks ...
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Band Publicity 101: Get Their Attention, Give them What they Need

You must have realized by now that as an indie musician, you practically have to do everything on your own-including publicity. You barely have time to practice your music and ha! You still have to contact that editor, that music ...
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CD Packaging: Chart Toppers and Their Album Covers

Here are this week's Billboard's top 10 hits with their album covers. Which one do you like best? 1. "Just The Way You Are"- Bruno Mars 2. Like A G6- Far*East Movement (Featuring Cataracs & Dev) 3. Just A Dream-Nelly ...
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