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Indie Filmmaking: When & How to Use Kickstarter- by Steve Moramarco

Kickstarter, a relatively new tool in the world of fundraising, has revolutionized the process of raising money for your film. However, it is somewhat misunderstood by some of the population, and often misused by the artist/filmmakers themselves. I successfully funded my first indie film The Great Intervention, using Kickstarter. I’d like to share some of […]

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Vinyl Packaging: Brain-40 Boxset

The Brain-40 boxset celebrates the 40th anniversary of German music label Brain Records. The design references that of circuit diagrams not just as a metaphor for all the connections but because these acts were pioneers of the synthesizer and amongst some of the first to apply them to music. The synthesizer link is then continued […]

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Music Advice: 5 Things to Do When You’ve Reached a Plateau

By definition, a Career Plateau is a high point in one’s career where the probability of, or motivation to, progress is low. This is not limited to collared jobs and 9 to 5 workers. It can be experienced by anyone who has a big goal in whatever it is s/he’s doing. A by ‘big goal’ I do not mean […]

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Branding Yourself as a Musician- A Checklist

If you want to make a career out of your music, you should learn more about musician branding to market yourself effectively. And in order to market yourself well, you should treat your band as a brand. I know some artists turn red reading my first two sentences- for them, music should be from the […]

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Interview with Steve Moramarco: Making a Full-length Feature with Only $5000

Stephen Moramarco’s debut film, The Great Intervention, is the epitome of low-budget indie filmmaking. He made this full-length feature for only $5000. Steve will be sharing his own insights and tips on the current DIY revolution in filmmaking. Stephen Moramarco (R) on the set (aka his backyard) of The Great Intervention (photo by Leva) UM: Hi Steve. […]

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12 Tips for Marketing Your Film on Facebook

The film marketing tips below are condensed from the workshop with Facebook and the Danish Film Institute about using social media for film marketing. There were representatives from all three sides: film distributors, film producers, and the media agencies – plus those immersed in social media itself – Crisp, Fan Page Trender (campaign performance tracking), and Facebook themselves. […]

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Band Promotion: How to Shoot Conceptual Band Photos

If you are a new band, you will eventually need conceptual band photos for your CD packaging, album art, website, press kit, posters, shirts, and other stuff needed for band promotion.  Now you DO NOT want to slack off in this department because it’s your way to get noticed. I will say it again: Good […]