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Directors to Know in 2017

2017 looks to be a big year for the film medium. Yes, big movies like Justice League, Transformers, and Star Wars: Episode VIII are coming out, but they don’t need any of our attention. Those films will make loads of money. There’s a whole machine behind them, propelling them forward. We’re going to focus on […]

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Ten Tips For DIY Musicians

Just like nearly every other art form in the world, making music, or at least good music is hard. Being a solid DIY musician takes hours of time spent learning and refining your craft. After that, there’s the time you’ll spend getting the sound right, getting the instrumentation right, and finding the people (if any) […]

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The Best Mashups of 2016

In a year filled with seemingly impossible ups and downs, 2016 has at least succeeded in one arena. It’s provided us with some fabulously bizarre mashups. From Nine Inch Nails to Nirvana to Drake to Michael Jackson, this year has seen many DJs dig deep to construct unconventional and surprising musical hybrids. Are they all […]

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What Makes A Good TV Series Idea?

When you sit down to write a pilot you the first thing most people think about is genre. However, when thinking about a show, the idea you’re making, regardless of genre, should have a serialized component. A good TV series idea takes the “serial” aspect of series seriously. If you’re making a show about a […]

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How to Create Your Own Education in Music

Music is an art form unlike any other. It’s a sprawling globe-spanning, all-encompassing art. It gets under your skin. It lives with you. It crawls into the nooks of your mind and vibrates there. Music is also an art form that lends itself to discovery. Building an education in music isn’t difficult to do when […]

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TV Shows You Need to Be Watching Now and Why

In case you’ve been living in a subterranean condo under a rock you know that there’s a golden age of TV happening right now. There’s an overabundance of amazing television shows, nay, a veritable cornucopia of plenty right beneath your nose and you should really be watching it. No matter what you’re into, there’s something […]

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How To Start A Podcast

Podcasting is one of the few art forms that you don’t require a lot of capital and which, when done well, you can really make special. Whether you’re a comic book aficionado who just wants to gaff about the books that came out that week, a filmmaker who wants to connect with other filmmakers, or […]

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So What Is Humor Anyway?

Throughout any age in American culture, humor is the one constant. And, usually, every form of humor still translates right up until this very day. When you go back and watch romantic dramas from the 1930’s they’re strange, almost laughable in how they’ve aged but watch a Buster Keaton or Laurel and Hardy flick and […]

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