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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 […]

indie filmmaking

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 […]

singers mic techniques

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 […]

monkey mind

Dealing with Monkey Mind

Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed by an array of thoughts that seem to come rapid fire, taxing your ability to focus on something more productive like your art, your job, or the conversation you’re trying to have with someone? Ever looked forward to going “off the grid” somewhere, only to find that once you […]

Listening to music

Do You Listen to Music Like a Pro?

Is listening to music a passive experience for you? Or are you someone who really gets in there, who dissects and analyzes what’s happening? Do you find yourself listening to on repeat,  or googling the different producers on your favorite tracks to find out what other projects they’ve worked on, maybe see what else they’ve […]

Film Connection student

Grab That Gig: Work-Grabbing Methods for Filmmakers

[Film Connection student Jacob Sizemore directs his short film “Song of Silence”] The film industry definitely isn’t the easiest industry to work in. Getting work and staying gainfully employed requires constant hustling and staying one or two steps ahead of the competition. Stay proactive and get those gigs with our tips on getting working in […]

Screenplay 101

The Power of a Sh_tty First Draft

The thing that holds most writers back is fear of failure. Such a fear can imprison people, keeping them creatively paralyzed so that ultimately they don’t make anything at all—good or bad. On this front, being a person who aspires to do quality work can actually work against you: you don’t want to produce anything […]

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