Austin is well known for some of its bigger film festivals, including South by Southwest and Austin Film Festival. But there are many other Austin film festivals that are worth submitting to,
I’ve been shooting with a Canon AE-1 since when I was in high school when my grandfather thoughtfully passed his along. I’ve heard the 35mm film camera referred to as the Toyota
These podcasts feature valuable insights on different aspects of the film industry, from acting to writing, and low-budget filmmaking to big-budget commercial directing.
I have officially embraced the realm of experimental filmmaking, and have totally fallen in love with the process. In 2022 I shot one narrative short film called Stuffer, and two different experimental
One thing about me is that I will always be taking a class. Always. It’s a great way to expand the repertoire and/or the mind, have fun, and meet new people! As
As an independent filmmaker—or anyone hoping to advance in the entertainment industry—having access to networks, educational resources, and advancement opportunities is crucial. For me, not initially coming from a filmmaking world, the
Each of these artist duos has a completely different sound—and story—but they all deliver sounds that are beautiful, sometimes haunting, always cinematic. Sonically explorative, dreamy, sometimes otherworldly. When I hear these artists
When it comes to songs about Los Angeles there are endless classics. Randy Newman “I Love L.A.” , Tom Petty “Free Fallin'”, Weezer “Beverly Hills”, BB King “Back in LA,” Guns N’
Anyone who knows me knows that I have a life long love of photography. I love hearing about other people’s work, particularly the style choices they make, their chosen medium, and other
Sean Crampton shares why he launched the Rebel Filmmaking Community and how taking the course can help anyone at any stage who wants to a make film.
The Paramount Ranch Sonic Boom Festival has been announced. The one-day music celebration will be held Oct. 15, at the historic Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, CA. Proceeds from the event are going
Incoming: New York-based singer-songwriter Mae Krell with (as she calls it), some new “sad girl indie music.” Her new single “Tooth Fairy,” is a previously unreleased track from her first EP, Imposter
The books in TASCHEN’s Portrait of a City Photo Book series are one part history lesson, one part beautiful photography book.
This post is a collection of 11—rather different but all interesting—Los Angeles based solo artists. Most of them are singer/songwriters (if not all.) Some are with labels, some aren’t. They’re each telling
I spent just shy of a year on what I’m referring to as a sabbatical in Austin, Texas. While I wouldn’t say that I’m an expert on the city (by any means),
I recently published a list of great L.A. solo artists, so I figured why not follow with one featuring artists all over the world! There’s some really good stuff in here—like really
I recently shot my first project on Super 8 and spoiler alert...I'm in love.
I would definitely call the Chinon Intrafocus 35F-MA a weird camera, but I mean that as a compliment because I really like weird cameras.
The following five bands have unique sounds…plus all the infectious passion and energy to deliver it. Of course, their stories are also different, but a common theme with some has been blowing
For Austin-based filmmakers (or those who would like to become filmmakers), the city offers up a variety of accessible, highly educational, hands-on filmmaking classes. In this case, we’re focusing on classes that
I sometimes wonder whether I’m a reader because I’m a writer or if I became a writer because I’m a reader…and if it even matters. Maybe it’s all the same thing. I
Indie pop artist Jake Hays has released a pleasantly horrifying music video for his single “Overcomplicated.” It’s something of an ode to the artist’s love of all things creepy and spooky. The
Quadio presents HEAR HER: WOMXN+ IN CREATIVITY, a free series of events for womxn+ creatives to connect with each other and develop skills to enter and excel in the workforce. The HEAR
After years of dreaming about checking out the Stahl House, I recently did. And it was everything I could have hoped for. The house is located here in Los Angeles, Hollywood Hills
I started exploring the world of selling art and photography prints about a year or so ago. (Maybe two?) This whole quarantine thing has thrown off my sense of time a bit.
There are some distinct moments in pop culture and entertainment that impacted my life. I can’t say how small or large the effects these moments really had on me, but I still
In the mood for some inspiring quotes about making music? Us too. Music in and of itself is one of the most inspiring things out there. Few things can evoke an emotion
Some posts may contain affiliate links. Check out our disclosure page. Have you ever wondered just how long it takes to learn to sing? Because, same. While different people are born with
Image by @vectorxing Tegan and Sara’s memoir High School will soon be made into a TV series as well. The Canadian sister band duo released the memoir last year, which details their
Shit Art Club founders Zach, Shaun, and Tate have built a community to highlight great art that might not fall into what some would deem “fine art” territory. Part supportive L.A. gallery,
We recently spoke to Olivia Lunny about the inspirations behind her debut album To the Ones I Loved. In just a year, the Canadian artist went from being a winner on CTV’s
TASCHEN has released the Library of Esoterica by Jessica Hundley. The books is one in a series, documenting the creative ways we strive to connect to the divine. This visual masterpiece is
Her breakout hit “Dance Monkey” was actually written about the experience of busking.
A collage of photography, ecology, and diary writing from his life in New York and on the African continent.
“I think it was the only way to try and show people an honest side of me without having someone’s vision take over. And I also like challenges so I was like
A fantastical, yet very real, bop spin on anxiety-ridden experiences.
I recently went out to Joshua Tree to shoot a music video for some friends, Jordan Wiseley and Tori Deal’s first original song “Love is Cruel.” AJ Cutler was the DP, I
Sounds easy, but it’s actually kind of shocking how many movies don’t meet these rather simple criteria.
“It’s kind of a small story relating to my last relationship and living situations. The last relationship I had was toxic to the point that I was verbally abused regularly…I left Virginia
“I try to make every show feel like I'm playing Glastonbury even when in actuality I'm playing to rooms only slightly larger than the men’s room at Glastonbury.”
We’ve got the biggest, the best…and some newer ones that still don’t charge any submission fees.
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This marks the first collaboration between the EDM star and country artist.
Honest and authentic are words that come to mind when describing her music. I’m also tempted to add astute, or sagacious, or one of those other fancy adjectives that best implies a
TASCHEN will soon release a 20th-anniversary version of the photography book The Helmut Newton SUMO. When the book was first published it transcended the concept of a coffee table book, breaking records
The former ‘X-Factor’ winner and Bo Talks band member releases his first solo EP.
“The cool thing about a web series that nobody tells you is that it becomes an incubator. “
“Mr. Yes’ music is for…new born babies, sweet sixteeners, for that cleaning lady in the hotel, for that hot babysitter that your wife doesn’t want you to hire…”
“I'd say my style is left-of-center pop, and I'm inspired by everything.”
“Music just wakes me up…along with a music video, and I have to get up and start singing into my phone.”
“Being aware of casual racism and understanding its effects on those it marginalizes is the first step to improving race relations.”
“I don't know if that balance necessarily exists, I feel like there’s always going to be the tension.”
“In 2016 the number of female directors in the top 250 grossing films plummeted down to only 7 percent.”
“I don’t want to go back…I'm really relishing it. I feel more empowered.”
“I’ve been working in a creative environment since I was a kid.”
"Right about now I would say 99% of my work is a reflection of my emotions and my life."
"Most people are drawn to faces in an image so to remove that familiar focus point is to allow other elements in my work to take the foreground."
You don’t need to know whether your art your will change the blueprints of the world or whether it will touch one single person. It’s all the same.