Expo Events: B-E A-G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E (Or obnoxious; they’re probably the same thing)

| Los Angeles, CA, US | | 1 Comment

I think overcoming a possibly uncomfortable situation by doing something other than just standing there was a big step.

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Good Fast Cheap by Jennifer Kes Remington - Pyragraph

Good, Fast, Cheap: You Can Only Pick Two!

| Los Angeles, CA, US | | 11 Comments

This is a prime example of something asked of an artist to be good and cheap — it is not going to be finished fast.

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The Accidental Filmmaker

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I’m still a writer first, and always will be. But filmmaking gave me a way to do it in the company of others.

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The Grand Tradition of Berlin Cinemas

| Ljubljana, SL | | 0 Comments

In Berlin, going to the movies can take you back to when the German soul was explored in film, and the venue was just as important as the film being showed.

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Piano score

Music Licensing 101

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How do you get your music into the hands of music supervisors, those gatekeepers who decide whose music is heard during an episode of “Justified”?

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Licensing Your Work to Music Libraries

| Los Angeles, CA, US | | 7 Comments

I have music spread out across several libraries, which took time to generate and organize.

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Amelia Ampuero in SEND.

Why Filmmakers Should Learn to Love the Theater

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Good theater-trained actors tend to work harder. This isn’t always true, except, yeah, it’s pretty much true.

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Sitting on my ass

You’re Not Going to Succeed Sitting on Your Ass

| Los Angeles, CA, US | | 4 Comments

Not like I know anything about acting, but doesn’t it take like 107 auditions before you even get one gig?

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Temp score - Pyragraph

Intro to the Temp Score

| New York, NY | | 1 Comment

You can find instrumentalists for a cheaper rate if you find music students at your local university.

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John Williams by Pop Culture Geek

Oh John Williams, How You Make Me Feel Like a Moron

| Los Angeles, CA, US | | 2 Comments

It’s a bit funny when someone temps with the awesomeness that is John Williams, because no one can ever live up to that.

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Dead Billy set still, by Corey Weintraub

Distribution Isn’t Always What It’s Cracked Up to Be

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Getting distribution for your film can mean a lot of things. And for true indie filmmakers, often enough, what it means is not good.

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Jugglers

Learn Multiple Things, Have Multiple Skills, Get Multiple Dollars

| Los Angeles, CA, US | | 1 Comment

The skills you hone doing a variety of projects can only help you in the future.

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Learn As You Go = Key to Success

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Technically I am slightly under-qualified for the job, but I’m also given immense trust and confidence in my creative decisions.

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Just Fucking Enjoy Yourself Already

| Los Angeles, CA, US | | 6 Comments

I wish I could have properly internalized this lesson when I was younger.

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Cinema audience

How to Watch a Movie

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A film school in your mind. No mandatory attendance.

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Filmmaking

Dear Rich: My Documentary. Her Idea. Who Owns It?

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“Good ideas are common — what’s uncommon are people who’ll work hard enough to bring them about.”

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