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The Upside of Side Projects

Being a creative professional is a career path that’s less straight ahead, more filled with twists, turns and moments of highs and lows. Working in a creative field requires agility, quick thinking, and a sense of self confidence. It’s important for us to consistently improve our skills, refine our talent, and to remain attuned to […]

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Which Books are Good to Adapt?

As if writing a screenplay wasn’t hard enough, writing a screenplay based on a novel can be even harder. While you have the benefit of knowing the basic storyline and having, in most cases, a well-honed leading character, in other ways writing a great screenplay adaptation of a book comes with a whole host of […]

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Why Manners Matter in Music, Film, and TV

The Work Requires Effective Human Interaction If you want to work in music, film, television, radio, or anywhere in media and entertainment, know this: manners matter. All of these industries are heavily focused on human interaction and communication and knowing one’s manners really is a crucial component of getting noticed, earning respect, and moving on […]

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The Power of Positive Thinking for Creatives

If you’re a creative person who’s experienced moments or even long periods of time feeling unsure about yourself or conflicted, you’re not alone. Creative people tend to examine the external world and to delve deep and ask questions that aren’t even on the radar for most folks. The payoff for their capacity to feel and […]

Five Scientific Discoveries That Need to be Movies

Looking for some inspiration or a subject matter you can really sink your hooks into? If so, all you have to do is take a look at some of the many real world scientific discoveries that have taken place over the past few years. There have been a number of massive breakthroughs that are so […]

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How To Be A Savvy Communicator

When you’re working in a creative field, being an efficient communicator is paramount. Your entire job hinges on being able to be understood. Regardless of what field or what position you currently hold, so much of working in the creative arts comes down to being able to communicate well: artist to viewer communication, client to […]

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Can Being Too Indie Hurt Your Career?

Every aspiring filmmaker who’s waiting tables or driving warehouse trucks right now doesn’t want to do that forever. Naturally, they want to get paid for their work. They want those late nights and times of self-doubt and self-sacrifice to amount for something substantial and they want to make their mark. When working towards the goal of […]

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Singers, Work Thy Mic!

Having a good voice is one thing. Being able to sing in-studio requires a bit more than that. Professional vocalists and session singers know how to use their voices to convey various emotions and textures, and they know how to “work the mic” in order to achieve the desired effect. Here are our tips for working […]

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