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Tips From the Independent Producer: Know When to Stop

Jamie Hill
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You know that shiny piece of crap on the radio that’s so perfect it’s soulless and devoid of any human connection? Don’t make that record.

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Mixdowns: How to Mix Your Songs

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Guest blogger Erik M. of Inner Portal Studio shares his advice on how to create a stellar mixdown from scratch.

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The Time I Did A Winter Tour With Almost No Local Support and No Guarantees Miscalculations, mishaps

Normandie Wilson
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You have to research your tour like you’re doing a fucking PhD on it, no kidding.

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Van Gogh: Little-Known Artist Histories #1

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Edie Everette gives a tour of little-known artist histories, starting with Van Gogh’s humble beginnings.

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It’s Okay to Be a Late Bloomer Horror stories and solace from a late-blooming musician

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Guest Blogger Ryan Tennis knows what it’s like to be a late bloomer—and he encourages late-blooming musicians to forge ahead and play.

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Production Anxiety Or, how I learned to stop dry heaving on set

Seed&Spark
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David Scott shares how he loosened up as a filmmaker—going from anxiously dry heaving to finding processes wherein he could enjoy his filmmaking time.

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Elder Care and Health Care, When You’re a Freelancer

Veena Vasista
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Sure, I could get a “real” job. But the kind of job I would take (in the nonprofit sector) would likely leave me little time to care for my aging parents.

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GJURASIC FACTOR: Go Ahead, Over-saturate Your Market

Alexandra Gjurasic
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The key to properly over-saturating your market is to keep it fresh by varying the work you make.

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I Made It Into the Movie Theaters! Now What? Checking off career goals; still eating quinoa

Tabatha Shaun
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Some believe I’m as successful as my costars and that I’m a Hollywood actress instead of an unemployed actor eating quinoa every day because it’s cheap.

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Transgender Band Name Blues

Liam Kelly
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The most difficult aspect of coming out as transgender, and changing my name to fit my gender identity, has been that it also created a musical and professional crisis that I would have rather avoided.

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Self-Employed Happy Hour: Actor Ashlee Renz-Hotz

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Yesterday I was thrilled to welcome Ashlee Renz-Hotz to the podcast, and chat with her about acting, screenwriting, living all over the world, and more.

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Anatomy of My Yoga Shoot

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Esther Friedman decides to forget about plans B, C, D and E, and stick to plan A as she shoots a scene for her web series, “Hysterical Historical Hillary.”

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Starving Artist Hacks: The Importance of Thrifting Or, my obsession with thrifting: A photo essay

Sage Harrington
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Why wouldn’t you want to go thrifting? Make some band merch from some nice T-shirts! Then string up some vintage bubble lights!

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Haters Gonna Hate: The Death of Peer Criticism on Social Media

Jed Alexander
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Social media is a place where criticism isn’t accepted unless invited. If you do invite criticism, you end up inviting everyone: haters and likers alike.

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Why I Care About Your Bags and Your Baggage Too Unloading the Revolutions International Theater Festival

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Hannah Kauffmann just emerged from Revolutions International Theater Festival. She likens it to summer camp, that all-consuming, life-changing time of life.

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The Risks and Rewards of Touring: An Interview With Dena Dena Dena

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Guest Blogger Joy Ike interviews road warrior Dena Dena Dena about organizing music events, the joy of writing songs, and the rewards of touring.

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Starving Artist Hacks: Roast Your Own Coffee

Sage Harrington
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The roasting process takes only about 4-5 minutes per batch and can mystify and impress your friends if they ring your doorbell mid-batch.

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Self-Employed Happy Hour: Pyragraph Turns 2!

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What better way to celebrate our 2nd birthday than welcome ourselves as guests on Self-Employed Happy Hour? That’s exactly what we did.

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Thrifty Rules of Thumb The politics of shopping

Megan Wulffraat
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How might you, the creative professional, save money whilst maintaining the eclectic design haven that you cherish as an integral part of your existence?

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To Kill or To Fuck? Boosting creativity by raising the stakes in day-to-day encounters

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Katie N. Young uses the technique “to kill or to fuck” as a way to raise the stakes in the day-to-day. In doing so, she increases her creativity.

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Hello Albuquerque, Land of Myth and Misrepresentation

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There is a blood-red neon sign pointed at Albuquerque itself, as if this place is bred in brutality, its inhabitants a product of disorder.

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Revolutions: What Theater Means to Me

Josh Stuyvesant
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How much theater can one non-thespian take? That question has yet to be answered, because now, two days after Revolutions’ culmination, I am pining for more.

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Getting Personal: Why I Write Personal Songs

Shannon Curtis
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I had the idea a few years ago that perhaps I could write songs for people to give as gifts to their loved ones.

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Exploring the Underground A Night Out With A Local Graffiti Artist

Billy McCall
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I met a young graffiti artist at a party a few months back, only I didn’t know he was a graffiti artist. We gradually became friends, shared stories, shared art, and eventually he revealed his secret life to me.

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Pyragraph Premium: Invoice/Income Tracking Spreadsheet Track freelance clients and projects

Pyragraph Staff
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Having your hours, invoices and related info organized and easily accessible prevents you from being a hot mess with important money-related recordkeeping.

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Thanks a Heap, Film School Life lessons from a film student

Seed&Spark
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Lauren Skillen takes what she learned in film school and applies it to the everyday filmmaking course.

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Self-Employed Happy Hour with Photographer Zach Sutton

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Zach has built a nifty self-feeding loop around his photography business which I think is pretty impressive.

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Burning Questions for Katya Crawford, Professor of Landscape Architecture On her curating 'From the Ground Up: Design Here + Now'

Josh Stuyvesant
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Katya Crawford, curator of the exhibition “From the Ground Up: Design Here + Now,” answers questions about architectural and cultural landscapes in ABQ.

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Relishing the Here and Now A revelation in the midst of Revolutions International Theater Festival

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As the final week of Revolutions Int’l Theater Fest begins, Erin Phillips clarifies why she does theater: “Relish the work created by your tribe.”

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Tips from the Independent Producer: ‘Highly Talented’ Is the Bare Minimum

Jamie Hill
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But here’s the thing: in the music marketplace, being highly talented is not the destination point—it’s the departure point. It’s your ticket to entry.

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Freelancing and Vacation When freelancing means never taking a real vacation

Amanda C. Kooser
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When I do travel, I let my clients know in advance and often I work out a reduced workload during that time.

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This week’s podcast: MorningStar Angeline & Kevin Pierce of Drunktown’s Finest

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MorningStar and Kevin helped bring Drunktown’s Finest to the screen, a gritty film portraying life in Gallup, New Mexico–dubbed “Drunk Town, USA” by 20/20.

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How Rewriting an Indie Film Made Me a Better Screenwriter

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Bob Messinger offers specific tips for rewriting a screenplay to make it more producable as an indie film.

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Reflecting on the First Ten Years Running a Film Production Company

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When I graduated, I did what I imagine every film student does: I tracked down anyone I could find that was even tangentially related to the business and asked them what I should do next.

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Product Photography 101: Taking Great, Super Basic Shots of Your Work

Cortney Heimerl
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Selling online basically comes down to selling a photograph and describing the piece in a way that makes it sound special and unique.

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