What are the differences in production and storage of (chicken) eggs in France versus the United States? [more inside]
How much should I charge to create a promo video for a friend? [more inside]
What's the price range for a professional music producer for a rock band? We're looking at working with one producer but want to be sure we're getting a good deal. Are there any questions/features we should be asking the producer about to make sure we're getting a good deal? Right now he's telling us it's about $1500-$2000 per song, is that the going rate? [more inside]
How does an absolute beginner get started making electronic music? [more inside]
If anyone can help me identify a piece of TV music from the early 80s, you all can. [more inside]
What Does Pre-Roll Mean? [more inside]
I'm interested in producing music videos... [more inside]
I'm interested in pressing a 7" record. How do I do this? [more inside]
What are some jobs that someone with a background in audio editing/production could apply for, that don't involve public radio? [more inside]
How does one go about applying for a film production assistant position? Specifically, to whom do I sell a spare chunk of soul in order to be Herzog's crew's serf on The Piano Tuner? [more inside]
What are the challenges that independent filmmakers + people working in the industry (actors, crew, etc) face today? What tools do you use currently for the different stages of your production? What do you like about them, what do you wish for? [more inside]
Can you help me find an HD video camera? [more inside]
Productions of Hamlet in which an additional character dies unexpectedly? (spoilers for a 400-year-old play and modern productions) [more inside]
What's the easiest way to geotag a blog post in MT4? Are there any decicated plugins, or any map-based technologies, that could make it easier for people who want to do it?
ProducerFilter: i'm looking for inspiration and influences for my drum sounds. what electronic/dance/rap producers have interesting, unique, forward-looking drum sounds? [more inside]
How are teabags made? [more inside]
Working in the US film industry as a foreigner. Please explain... [more inside]
Where should an aspiring indie Mac developer and his family move: SF Bay Area or Seattle (or Other)?
My wife and two kids and I are not able to renew the lease on the house we're renting in a Maryland suburb of DC (the landlord is selling his other house and moving back into this one), so we're looking to move at the end of August. I've also been contemplating a career change for a while, and as this "opportunity" has dropped in our lap, we're thinking about making a city change as well, that would benefit my intended Mac development career, possibly to the SF Bay Area or Seattle. (more inside) [more inside]
I have co-produced a 5 song collection of songs for a friend, who is not in contract with a record label currently, but hopes to get signed. If this should happen, how would I make sure I benefitted financially by the investing my time and expertise into creating this record?, as well as collect any royalties to follow? Would a signed agreement between him and I be enough?
Make my logo biggest [more inside]
Small town video editor wanting to make the move to a larger market. Any suggestions on cities? [more inside]
Can you give me examples of good movies that were filmed in less than eight weeks of shooting? [more inside]
How do I easily and effortlessly find out DEFINITIVELY if a song is in the Public Domain for free use in a TV show?
Here is an example... My Boss: "We want to use the Can Can song. Our music guy has done a recording for us. Is it in the Public Domain?" Me: "Yes. The composer, J. Offenbach, has been deceased since 1880 and if we are doing our own arrangement we are fine." My Bosses Boss: "About 5 years ago, I tried to clear this song for use in a TV production and discovered that it was NOT in the Public Domain. Elle Vator, can you research this and let us know the answer two months ago?" [more inside]
Let's say I was selling really cool handmade and individually numbered socks. They would be organic and would have 3% of their sales donated to a charity. Now, let's say I set a cap at 400 pairs a month. Would you be intrigued to purchase them? [more inside]
Advice for a self-produced low-budget mythbusters clone show? [more inside]
About a month ago, I began producing a daily one-hour radio show on environmentalism, sustainable living, and the common good. Putting the show every day is a challenge for a variety of reasons, but one of the hardest parts has been trying to find news to report and the experts to make these reports possible. Please help me! [more inside]
I'm looking for some 'informative' blogs about music production to add to my RSS reader. Any suggestions? [more inside]
At a recent lecture, I taped from the soundboard & from some microphones. I meant to record these to separate channels, but I accidentally left it in low quality mode - mono, 22khz. It sounds like video got thrown into the mix. Can I salvage the audio? [more inside]
Is there enough food on Earth to feed every person on Earth? [more inside]
Pursuing an MA in illustration this fall at SCAD. After graduation, I'd like to secure a job in graphic design while becoming a successful illustrator. Given my background, what would it take for me to achieve this goal? [more inside]
Help me find sound blankets for soundproofing a room. But with a twist . . . [more inside]
What makes a good online training video? Besides decent software and production value. [more inside]
Tin-foil Sunday: What's the deal with this infamous web-video of a strange creature in a Spanish/South-American forest? [more inside]
I'm shooting video at an event attended by grade-school children, and my client (a Chicago museum) wants b-roll of "engaged kids." Advice? [more inside]
Taking a site offline with .htaccess. I have a server which is running in production, but I want to take it offline for some maintenance. While I want everyone who calls at any URL to be redirected to index.html, I want admins to be able to view the site in full. [more inside]
I started watching Grey's Anatomy recently, and I can't help noticing a striking similarity between the opening title credits in that show and the opening credits in The 4400. Does anyone know if the same design/production studio created both of these introductory scenes? [more inside]
Where can I find a list of standard rates for crew and equipment for Video and/or film production? [more inside]
I'm looking for two freelance camerapeople for a documentary-style shoot in San Francisco... [more inside]
Help me learn to properly mix tracks. [more inside]
MuFi has got the best of me - help me get started making electronic music, particularly drum 'n' bass/idm. [more inside]
TVFilter: I caught the tail end of a reality show on the Discovery Channel and noticed a continuity person in the credits. Continuity? On a reality show? [more inside]
Does a "remix contest" blog exist? Are there any music production type websites that keep up with this stuff? [more inside]
I want to design a print publication to advertise my company's services, but I'm really looking for something different. I'm looking for a web site that will show me a variety of different print publications (brochures, newletters, etc.) as well as their formats and dimensions, just so I can get an idea of what is out there. [more inside]
Does anyone know somewhere in the United States OR Canada that I can get a number of metal binders or metal notebooks printed & produced based on certain design specifications?
Have you noticed all the cool background music in television commericals these days? A lot of it is electronica, some ambient, some house, some trip-hop, etc. Who creates all of this music, and how do you break into the 'Television Commerical Music Production' business? How can I drop the hot beat for the next L'Oreal commercial?
PhillyFilter: Does anyone know where I can get a professional video tripod and camera case in the Philly area? I need to buy both and am sick of going to NYC for everything production related.
I need an efficient and lost cost way to allow my clients to download audio files I have created. I do radio production. 1-4 MB files not unusual. Suggestions?
Which HDV Hi-Def Camera should I buy? Looking at either the new JVC GY-HD100U (which shoots 720p) or the Sony HVR-Z1U (which shoots 1080i), both also shoot standard DV. I will be using the camera for business reasons...training videos, interviews, maybe a wedding or two. Basically I guess it comes down to 720p or 1080i. [more inside]
A reliable CD manufacturer with quick turnaround? [more inside]
Audio Production filter: I'm looking for background music for an audio project. The problem is, I don't know how to describe it. It's what I would call '1950's americana marketing music' or maybe 'bouncy happy super-retro cliche music'. See inside for a link to an example... [more inside]