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Top 5 Free (or nearly free) Alternatives to Photoshop

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By Adam Edgar For almost any visual art, from photography to graphic design and everything in between, there comes a time when images must be manipulated. For stylistic, practical, or aesthetic reasons, you’re going to need a program with the tools to tweak and finesse photos. And let’s face it, the king of these programs […]

Screening Your Film On A Budget

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By Adam Edgar With huge leaps in technology and distribution over the past 10 years, one could easily argue that this current epoch of indie filmmaking is glorious. Affordable camera rigs that shoot studio quality, social media fundraising, and simplified postproduction have made making a film possible for pretty much anyone who applies themselves. Getting […]

Social Media Week Los Angeles

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The Talenthouse team had a great time visiting Social Media Week Los Angeles, where we had a chance to meet and greet our winners for Microsoft Creative Invites. With hundreds of attendees each day, the milieu of Social media gurus and experts created a truly amazing environment. Everyone was networking and making new friends with a passion for connectedness, […]

Meet Dracula Untold Creative Invite Judge Ramin Djawadi – the Emmy and Grammy Nominated Composer

The Talenthouse team had a great chance to talk to Ramin Djawadi, judge for the Remix “Dracula Untold” Creative Invite launched together with Universal Pictures. Ramin Djawadi (Music by) is revered for his melodic and memorable thematic scores. He is the three time Emmy® and Grammy® nominated composer, who challenges himself with each new project, selecting […]

Fundamental Tips For Filmmakers Working With Actors in Your Project

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By Adam Edgar Filmmakers know that from the beginning of a project’s inception there are nearly five billion tasks and elements to keep track of and control. Because of the staggering complexity of the filmmaking process, there are occasionally some elements that get overlooked…until they become a problem. This is especially common with the “talent” […]

Produce a Mini-Documentary Film with Prime & Fire Selected Artist & Finalists

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The creative invite to produce a mini-documentary film with Prime & Fire has come to an amazing end with tons of unbelievable stories told. Talented filmmakers from all over the world submitted awesome entries that made it that much more difficult for the judge to choose a selected artist. With an incredible pitch and story […]

Working it: How to Pay Rent & Get Your Foot in the Door of the Film industry

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By Adam Edgar As with any artistic endeavor, until we find our audience, or win the lotto with some overnight success, we have the small details like “rent” and “feeding ourselves” to keep tabs on. This can be a challenge in improving and progressing in an artistic career, as it often takes our energy off […]

Featured Artist Alejandra Sáenz

Diosa Eclíptica by Alejandra Sáenz

Young artist Alejandra Sáenz has managed to capture the essence of beauty and the occult throughout her paintings. This freelance graphic designer and illustrator was originally from Venezuela but now currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she spends most of her time listening to music, reading, watching movies and TV series shows, and of course drawing […]

Essential Tips to Help Indie Designers Succeed in the Fashion Industry

With the huge amount of start-up designers entering the fray it can be a challenge for independent designers to get attention in the marketplace. By perfecting your personal business strategies and following these tips, you can rise above the rest and get noticed. Stay true to your style To get noticed in the industry, it […]