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Anything Worth Doing Can Be Done Tomorrow: Tools for artists to beat procrastination

Time Lost by Matt Gibson

By Adam Edgar All humans, at various points in life, wrestle with the nagging beast that is procrastination. As artists, we tend to work on our own schedules, and are therefore often subject to the whims of inspiration. Because of this, procrastination can be an especially tricky struggle. When we create for ourselves, we can […]

TRIP TO SUNDANCE? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT: Top 5 Apps that all Filmmakers Should Have

By Adam Edgar Our smart phones have truly become this generation’s techno Swiss army knife.  They play the role of camera, calendar, flashlight, web browser, game player, and, on the odd occasion, phone.  As apps have sprung up to do pretty much every task imaginable (and some we’d never imagined), you can find specialized applications […]

Amazing Guitarist Neil Swanson

Neil Swanson playing guitar

Talenthouse’s very own community member Neil Swanson, a Texas native, is beginning to live his dream of a true rock star thanks to our creative invite Be My Band. This guitarists virtuosity transcends the melodic norm into a unique form of expression that gives life to the six corded object. Inspired by legendary guitarists such as “Dimebag” Darrel from Pantera, Steve Vai, Randy […]

5 Website Design Tips for Artists Portfolios

Chris Murtagh

All artists, designers, photographers, and cinematographers need portfolios of their work to build up their resumes to show potential clients and jobs. One great way to build up your portfolio is to create your own website and have all your work displayed beautifully on there. Building an online presence nowadays is fairly simple with hundreds […]

Animator Ockeroid tells us what his #NowFeeling moment looks like & why we should all HEART Ads

During a day trip to visit our friends at Sheffield Hallam University we bumped into online animator, Tommy Robin. Some of your may know him better under his online alias, Ockeroid. We sat with Tommy for an hour or so watching some of his side splitting animations. If you like dry humour and fairly odd […]

Getting Your Scream On: 5 Great Horror Film Fests to Get You Exposure

Zombie-Film-Dreh Monosyl by Lukki

By Adam Edgar, I know what you’re thinking: It’s not even NEAR close enough to Halloween for a topic like this, but everyone loves a good scare, right? Horror filmmaking is a timeless genre that seems to always find its audience no matter the decade, budget, or sometimes even “quality” of the film. Horror films […]

Shooting Greatness: Artistry Behind the Camera

Niel Kremer

by Cory Judge Photography has recorded moments in history for thousands of years.  Whether it was through rock carving or hieroglyphics in a cave, drawings or paintings, tin types or film, or by shaking a square for a few seconds until you see an image magically appear, humans have consistently devised a way to record […]

Russian Roulette is a good bet for Sundance London

Congratulations to London Film School graduate Ben Aston! Ben’s short film Russian Roulette was chosen as The Judges Choice for the 2014 London Sundance Creative Invite. Written with his friend Oli Fenton, Russian Roulette stars actress Bec Hill as a lonely singleton in London who momentarily connects with a Russian Astronaut during a game of […]