How to Make Your Demo Reel! Part 2: Editing

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Demo reel editing can be full of surprises: follow your best with your third-best; your logo might hurt more than help; and music can be terribly tricky.

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How to Make Your Demo Reel! Part 1: Planning

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If you are an animator, visual effects or motion graphics artist, editor, actor—you’ll need to make your demo reel to showcase your best work.

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Inspiration in bad art | Pyragraph

Need Inspiration? Go See a Dumb Movie

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Inspiration doesn’t require bad art, but nothing gets me firing on all cylinders like the desire to make something that sucks not suck.

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further your career

Create Your Own Content to Further Your Career Make the Best Use of Your Acting "Downtime"

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There are many ways to further your career. One often overlooked goldmine is the glut of “downtime” most artists are already intimately familiar with.

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Dear Rich: Is Dance Troupe Liable for Photo in Background?

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What makes fair use such a slippery concept is that it can only be proven by going to court, and most people can’t afford to take the issue that far.

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Always Be Available: How I Lost My Film Role In An Hour

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I was a rage-against-the-machine kind of anti-techie until then. I bought a cell phone the next day.

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Believe in your own ideas

The Importance of Filming Your Own Fucking Trophy

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You don’t need a bunch of imbeciles around you. You don’t need a bunch of uncompromising geniuses, either.

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Small Town Kid, Big Dreams

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I am unfit for the 9-5, but exceptional at the unstable, abstract and adventurous. I am an artist!

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In the Room: Tips for Pitching Your Screenplay

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A good starting place is to develop a logline, your one-sentence summary of the idea. This is a hell of a lot harder than it sounds.

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Layering Sounds: It’s Almost Like Building a Taco

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Lately I’ve been working on two small projects at once: music for an iPhone game and an indie movie trailer. In both, I’m returning to a mainstay in my music writing: layers.

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Your First Hollywood Script Meeting: Take the Bottled Water

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If you’re still rocking a flip phone, just stick to the magazines. Because a flip phone is the mark of shame and sadness.

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The Success Behind Joonior Studios (or How I Learned To Stop Dealing With Record Labels & Deal With Artists Directly)

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If I knew, as a musician, that my label was turning down offers for free work or adventure when I had nothing else to do on a Tuesday night, I would have been furious.

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Top 5 Amateur Screenwriting Mistakes

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Write the damn thing as if it were your great American novel.

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I Blew my Music Video Budget on Sugar-Glass Bottles

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I take on these experimental projects knowing full well that I’ll probably have a net loss monetarily.

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Find Your Team

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The point here isn’t to talk about how awesome we are, but to stress how we have come to value a collaborative vision built around our own dark obsessions.

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Apparently, Other Countries Think We’re Either Workaholics or Just Spazzes

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“You Americans! You always have to push so many events into a little time period!”

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