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Animation and Opera - Why Low Budget Composers choose Machinima Animation

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Animation and Opera - Why Low Budget Composers choose Machinima AnimationWith the global depression, art budget cuts, and innovations in technology, contemporary composers have embraced new ways of presenting opera using digital media in the last twenty years. Digital art projects like The Creator’s Project (http://www.thecreatorsproject.com/) encourage and promote modern projects like virtual operas, digital art, gaming‐inspired art, and multimedia design projects. From the Chicago Opera Cabal ensemble to William Antoniou’s Turing Opera and Alice Shield’s Apocalypse, composers have combined the theatrical spectacle of opera with the unlimited innovation of technology.


Choosing to create an animated opera over a traditional live opera has several advantages, including working with a diverse range of artists worldwide, low production cost, unlimited stage possibilities, and easy distribution. An animated opera allows the composer to collaborate with numerous musicians and artists world…

Recording Insights from Libertaria the Virtual Opera

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Recording Insights from Libertaria the Virtual OperaWhen producing a large‐scale music project through the Internet communication, flexibility,
and organization are key components for success. Any composer wishing to collaborate with dozens of musicians and artist through the Internet needs to wear multiple hats, including director, manager, tech support, and coach. Needless to say, jumping between roles involves a keen sensitivity to each musician’s needs, especially considering the cold nature of Internet communication.

The Libertaria cast worked on the recordings for the opera for over eighteen months. After downloading the Libertaria Cast Rehearsal Albums from Bandcamp.com, the cast members recorded their vocals using the included scores and click tracks. Without set live rehearsals for this all‐volunteer project, the composer, cast, and crew had to work with a very flexible schedule that allowed for work obligations, touring, family emergencies, and cast changes throughout the pr…

How Bandcamp Helped Me Create and Opera

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How Bandcamp Helped Me Create and Opera Organizing a cast virtually has distinct challenges. Libertaria: The Virtual Opera has a core cast of ten talented vocalists with incredibly diverse backgrounds. Talented opera singers Kate Sikora and Gracia Gillund share the lead role of Libertaria, with Gretchen Suarez‐Pena taking on the difficult antagonist Lucinde. Eclectic artist Matthew Meadows and electronic music guru Perry Cook lend two distinct styles for the male lead of Simeon, an addict who ages in reverse. Talented singers Jennifer Hermansky, Lucas Matias Mora, and others round out the international cast. None of these cast members have met for a rehearsal.
How to organize an opera cast through cyberspace? Similar collaborative projects like the Deep Listening Telematic Circle have used Google+, Internet 2, and Skype for live concerts and rehearsals. Because Libertaria is animated with the voices dubbed in during post‐production, live rehearsals were unnecessary. Cast members downl…

Finding Dory: Composer Thomas Newman Behind the Scenes Movie Interview

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Finding Dory: Composer Thomas Newman Behind the Scenes Movie Interview

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Composer Interview Cliff Martinez - Drive

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Cliff Martinez - Drive Composer Interview HD #CliffMartinez

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Library Music Awards Composer Spotlight Interview

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Library Music Awards Composer Spotlight Interview

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Composer is most Oscar nominated living person

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Composer John Williams' 49th nomination makes him the most nominated living person. CNN's Kyung Lah reports. More from CNN at http://www.cnn.com

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FREE Kindle Book - Vampire Novel Political Thriller Amazon Kindle - Miami Bloodlust - The White Lily Society

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Kindle Book - Vampire Novel Political Thriller Amazon Kindle - Miami Bloodlust - The White Lily SocietyFREE TODAY! DOWNLOAD NOW!

When the President of the United States is a demonic bloodsucking Immortal, it is up to college coed Mara and the mysterious White Lily Society to defeat the most powerful vampire on earth. But when Mara and her twin sister Peyton find themselves in danger, the sister find out that to save the world they must lose their souls!

"An intriguing vampire political thriller."
Richard's arms encircled Anna, wedging her between his body and a cluttered desk. 
“Well, you're just going to have to make it up to me.”
“Hell, no!” 
She shoved him, hard. He staggered and fell backwards, his skull making a sickening CRACK against the corner of a metal desk. The room was dark, Anna couldn't see if he was alive, but as she walked towards the fallen man, her stockinged feet felt the wetness of blood between her toes...cold blood. 

Thank goodness no one else wou…

How to Distribute an Indie Film : How to Sell a Film to Distributors

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Learn how to sell your indie movie to distributors with expert movie industry advice in this free online independent film distribution video clip.

Expert: Kevin Lindenmuth
Contact: www.lindenmuth.com
Bio: Kevin Lindenmuth has worked in the film/video business for more than 20 years. He received his B.A. in film/video production from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1987.
Filmmaker: Travis Waack


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How to Write an Opera in 5 Steps - Sabrina Pena Young

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Open Your Ears to Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

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READ THE FULL ARTICLE: Open Your Ears to Electronic Dance Music (EDM)


The EDM Family Tree

It is not surprising that we find the beginnings of dance music in the tripping 1970s disco halls. The genre, long associated with drug culture, provided the soundtrack to a generation that was fresh out of the political turmoil of the sixties and was now deeply embedded in drinking, recreational drug use, and all-night dancing. Although disco’s popularity died by the 1980s, some of its musical innovations – like the use of synthesizers – formed the pulse of later genres like houseelectro, and techno. Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” was heavy on the synthesizers and strong beat:

How to SELL Your Film to a Distributor

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Sharing my methods on how I position my films to get sold or picked up by a distributor. With some simple yet effect techniques you can put your film in a good position for successful distribution.

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How to SELL Your Movie Idea -- Episode #1 of The Producer's Perspective

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IN THIS EPISODE: We cut right to the chase, and introduce the two basic steps that are required to sell ANY movie idea -- two steps most writers will never take.

As long as movies are made, producers will NEED fresh, original screenplays. But most writers don't understand (or completely ignore) the needs of the producer -- what they're looking for and WHY. But how can you sell a screenplay if you don't understand the buyer?

Screenplays only exist to be turned into movies, so connecting your project with its ideal producer is as important as writing a great story. Discover why most writers are spinning in circles, and most screenwriting advice misses the mark entirely -- and exactly what to do about it.


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How to Distribute an Indie Film : How to Sell a Film to Distributors

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Learn how to sell your indie movie to distributors with expert movie industry advice in this free online independent film distribution video clip.

Expert: Kevin Lindenmuth
Contact: www.lindenmuth.com
Bio: Kevin Lindenmuth has worked in the film/video business for more than 20 years. He received his B.A. in film/video production from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1987.
Filmmaker: Travis Waack

Like this video? Then you will love Composer Boot Camp 101:  50 Exercises for Students, Educators, and Music Professionals!


Is the President a Bloodsucking Vampire?

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What if the President of the United States was a Bloodsucking Vampire?  Vampire Novel Political Thriller Amazon Kindle - Miami Bloodlust - The White Lily SocietyDOWNLOAD NOW!

When the President of the United States is a demonic bloodsucking Immortal, it is up to college coed Mara and the mysterious White Lily Society to defeat the most powerful vampire on earth. 

But when Mara and her twin sister Peyton find themselves in danger, the sister find out that to save the world they must lose their souls!

"An intriguing vampire political thriller."
Richard's arms encircled Anna, wedging her between his body and a cluttered desk. 
“Well, you're just going to have to make it up to me.”
“Hell, no!” 
She shoved him, hard. He staggered and fell backwards, his skull making a sickening CRACK against the corner of a metal desk. The room was dark, Anna couldn't see if he was alive, but as she walked towards the fallen man, her stockinged feet felt the wetness of blood between her to…

How indie Artists are marketing and selling music online

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Music artists need to start realizing that they are entertainment networks. As fans gather to listen to your music and follow your journey, your world becomes more of a haven for trusted information. The world of each indie artist becomes a resource of industry and personal related products both physical and digital. Every thing you use becomes a transfers of information in the form of a world wide enforcement that has the possibility to span cultures and multiple demographics. 

Video and live streaming channels become personal entertainment networks each with unique voices heard by millions of different people through the life span of a music artists career. 

As soon as indie artists start to realize the power of their voice through music, they will be able to tap into a larger stream of monetization through their personal and business space. 

How do indie artists truly make money?
Profiles such as band camp and reverbnation have the least amount of layers before the artist sees money.

Yo…

Frank Zappa explains the decline of the music business

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Frank Zappa explains the decline of the music business

FREE Kindle Book - NEW Vampire Novel Political Thriller Amazon Kindle - Miami Bloodlust - The White Lily Society

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FREE Kindle Book - Vampire Novel Political Thriller Amazon Kindle - Miami Bloodlust - The White Lily SocietyFREE TODAY! DOWNLOAD NOW!

When the President of the United States is a demonic bloodsucking Immortal, it is up to college coed Mara and the mysterious White Lily Society to defeat the most powerful vampire on earth. But when Mara and her twin sister Peyton find themselves in danger, the sister find out that to save the world they must lose their souls!

"An intriguing vampire political thriller."
Richard's arms encircled Anna, wedging her between his body and a cluttered desk. 
“Well, you're just going to have to make it up to me.”
“Hell, no!” 
She shoved him, hard. He staggered and fell backwards, his skull making a sickening CRACK against the corner of a metal desk. The room was dark, Anna couldn't see if he was alive, but as she walked towards the fallen man, her stockinged feet felt the wetness of blood between her toes...cold blood. 

Thank goodness no one els…