5 Things to Never Say to Your Bandmates: Tips for Playing in a Band

Ben Muller Career Advice, Getting Started, Getting Started, Music, Performing Arts, Tips

Being in a band can be tough. Learning how to work well with your bandmates is essential. Getting better as a group, from recording to playing live to writing songs, takes patience and time. After playing in a regularly gig-ing band for three years, my bandmates and I learned how to work together effectively, and naturally, we learned some things …

5 Surprising Facts About Voice Over Acting

Marshall Ayers Acting, Career Advice, Getting Started, Getting Started, Performing Arts, Tips

Breaking into voice over acting can be tough. Benita Scheckel shares a few surprising tips for working in this competitive field. 1. Less is more. The days of an actor being coveted for his or her ability to perform 20-30 wacky voices, in Looney Toons fashion, are mostly gone. Animation and commercial copy writers, more often than not, are asking …

4 Things to Know About Marketing Your Band

Marshall Ayers Beyond, Branding, Getting Started, Getting Started, Music, music management, Performing Arts, Practical Advice, Tips

The New Rockwells share four things they have learned about effectively marketing your band. This article is being published in partnership with Soundfly  in celebration of #BetterBand week! Friends from college, musicians, composers and now out in the world making their way, with their indie-rock band The New Rockwells, Ben Muller and Marty Boyle got together and drilled down their list:

5 Things to Do Before You Shop Your Screenplay

Andrea Davis Beyond, Career Advice, Film, Getting Started, Getting Started, Screenwriting, Television, Tips, Writing

So you wanna write a screenplay. We’re not going to tell you to rewrite it and make it the best story you can. We’re assuming you already know that and will do it. These are practical points from story analysts who have read thousands of scripts . . . each. Story analysts (casually called “readers”) are employed by studios and …

Arts Internships – Artist Profile with Seven Bowles

Marshall Ayers Animation, Artist Profiles, Getting Started, Internships, Opportunities, Sponsors, Student Resources, Visual Arts

Get a Life in the Arts with Internships Seven Bowles is a digital artist and high school senior from Ohio who currently attends the Linworth Alternative Program. Seven has taken part in numerous art internships hosted by the Linworth Alternative High school such as Independent Costume Design, Primary Art Education, and currently with the Armory Center of the Arts. She …

Have you ever thought about being a short form filmmaker?

Christine Griswold Beyond, Career Advice, Directing, Film, Getting Started, Performing Arts, Production

by Christine Griswold A few moments with R&D’s Raquel Elfassi “Somebody who’s passionate about what they’re doing gets my passion going. So I love to help them find their dream.” As the morning fog gives way to another golden day in Southern California, Raquel Elfassi enters the room with casual hipness and charm. After having worked with numerous production companies …