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Videography/lighting setup for cooking videos

My significant other likes taking pictures of her creations in the kitchen, and she'd like to branch out into video.I have a DSLR, but am unsure how to approach the lighting setup. [more inside]
posted by cacofonie on Aug 9, 2016 - 6 answers

What do you wish you had known when you started your own business?

I am starting a business, a hybrid retail/studio/community space. I have a lot of experience in running and developing all three of those concepts but I've never owned a business of my own before. If you started a business, what do you wish you had known? What would your advice be now?
posted by Marinara on May 13, 2016 - 12 answers

What do colleges look at for dance major admission and scholarship?

If someone wants to major in dance and even try for a scholarship, what are they looking at most? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Apr 8, 2016 - 6 answers

Daily working Llfe of an MGM contract player in the 40s?

I'm looking for resources and sources on daily life for an average MGM contract player in 1940s - what an average working day looked like -- ideally focusing on mundane details like hours worked, how did you get there, union rules, where you entered and left, where you could and couldn't go etc. The more workaday the better. I've allready gone through Charles Brackett's diaries and halfway through MGM: Hollywood's Greatest Backlot ( which is good for physical locations so far), but its not as focused on the physical operations as I'd like.
posted by The Whelk on Feb 16, 2016 - 7 answers

How to furnish a room to enhance creativity, specifically songwriting?

My wife is a singer-songwriter who typically composes and rehearses in our bedroom. The room is a decent size, with a bed, love seat, small desk and bay window. [more inside]
posted by hick57 on Jan 3, 2016 - 7 answers

TALENTED HOME DECORATORS HELP! New ugly circuit breaker box mounted!

In a week's time I may have to face a metal circuit breaker box, and floor-to-ceiling electrical piping, sticking out from a wall in my already small studio. I'm seeking decorator-style help. What can I do to make this even marginally less hideous? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Dec 31, 2015 - 16 answers

Craft room floor ideas and considerations

My new house will have a dedicated craft room. (squee!) But the floor is currently carpeted, and I intend to work on messy and incendiary crafts. I think I should probably rip up the carpet -- what should I do with the concrete underneath? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Oct 7, 2015 - 13 answers

Short commute, studio apartment living tips for the middle-aged woman?

What life hacks should I consider for studio apartment living with almost-no-commute to work? I have spent most of my adult life living in the burbs, but next month I'm moving into a 515 sq ft studio apartment 10 minutes away from work. I've haven't lived this close to my workplace since my college years. [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Aug 14, 2015 - 20 answers

Best drafting table for an amateur artist?

I recently received birthday cash, and I would like a sturdy drafting table. I have researched drafting tables, and companies like Studio Designs, Alvin, and Mayline pop up. Despite the many options present on sites like Amazon, I haven't found information reliable enough to whittle down to the best table for the space. Would anyone be willing to recommend a table that fits the specifications below, based on experience? Are there any tables too good to not recommend, regardless of space or cost? [more inside]
posted by TemporaryTurtle on Jul 25, 2015 - 3 answers

USB DAC for studio monitors!

I have a pair of active powered studio monitors with balanced inputs, and am looking for a USB DAC to drive them. [more inside]
posted by TrinsicWS on Jul 24, 2015 - 7 answers

Can pregnancy and an art studio mix?

I recently learned I was pregnant. Just before that, I put down a deposit on a rented workspace. Artists work in adjacent spaces, using paint, pens, etc. The place does not actually smell fume-y. Should I be worried about safety? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jul 16, 2015 - 16 answers

Ettiquette in tiny art galleries / open studios

Artists with open studios or small gallery owners: how do you want me to behave? I'm completely ignorant about visual art and often unmoved by it, but interested in visiting the various tiny galleries and open studio events around my city. From experience, I'll often be the only person -- or one of very few people -- there at the time, aside from the artist. Should I duck wordlessly in and out, ask you to talk about the work, something else? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Jul 15, 2015 - 10 answers

To tip or not to tip - Private class dilemma

Should I tip the teacher of a private class/party that I am hosting? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Jun 20, 2015 - 6 answers

How can I make my attic studio more comfortable over the summer?

I just moved into a new apartment and there's a huge open attic that's all mine. I'm in the process of turning it into studio space, but as a renter I can't make significant modifications. It's going to get very hot this summer and I'm worried it'll become unbearable. Has anyone used the rolls of radiant barrier foil? It sounds like a good solution, but dropping a bunch of cash on something that might be woo makes me nervous. [more inside]
posted by Lighthammer on May 7, 2015 - 12 answers

Living alone in SF. Difficulty level: postdoc

Is it possible to find a studio in SF proper for ≤$1650/mo? Where (and how) should I be looking? [more inside]
posted by en forme de poire on Apr 30, 2015 - 25 answers

Where to buy professional video and studio equipment in San Francisco?

What's the best place to go to see, learn about and purchase professional quality video production and sound studio equipment in San Francisco? Things like quality cameras, production lighting, studio quality microphones, etc... [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on Apr 13, 2015 - 3 answers

Logistics of moving within SF?

I'm thinking about moving (within SF), but am not clear on how exactly to make the logistics work, especially when it comes to giving enough notice. [more inside]
posted by en forme de poire on Mar 15, 2015 - 7 answers

Cost range for building small guesthouses?

Has anyone built a guesthouse/in-law suite/studio on their property? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Jan 12, 2015 - 6 answers

She took his amplifer

So my daughter came home from college for a visit, and when she left, she took her Les Paul and the cute little Line 6 amplifier I'd been using for my synthesizer rig. So now I'm using this incident as an excuse to upgrade myself with a pair of powered monitors (and perhaps a subwoofer, too). [more inside]
posted by doctor tough love on Oct 27, 2014 - 12 answers

Naming a business (design studio)

Since the team is growing and business is going well, I'm more and more inclined towards founding a design studio (print, video, interactive). Having come up with names for a potential business many years ago, they seem silly and immature now. I don't want to choose a name and regret it down the line. [more inside]
posted by omar.a on Oct 20, 2014 - 4 answers

Is this mixing board good for a home recording studio?

We have been gifted what I think is a very nice mixing board. I'm wondering if it's a good fit for a home recording studio, or if it's too much. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Oct 12, 2014 - 7 answers

How do you get to work in a studio apartment?

I've got a 480 square foot studio. The layout's fine, and I've got a desk and kitchen table to use, but I never want to do that, actually I don't feel like working at all when I'm home. How can I set things up so I will? [more inside]
posted by cotton dress sock on Sep 30, 2014 - 12 answers

What's wrong with my rackmount effect box?

My Digitech Studio Quad 1u rackmount box gets unhappy over time (hours). As it warms up, the input levels drop and it becomes unusable. Turned off for a few hours, it comes back to life. Is this terminal or repairable? Should I get something new? Is there a comparable product (multiple ins/outs, flexible routing)? [more inside]
posted by erebora on Aug 7, 2014 - 5 answers

Yee-es We Can

I have a tough time finding the exercise routine I'll stick with consistently. I'm hoping for some recommendations of things to try based on some likes/dislikes – particularly keeping in mind my love for Rodney Yee's "Yoga Burn" video... [more inside]
posted by thirdletter on May 21, 2014 - 9 answers

Boom boom boom boom! I want you in my kitchen!

I'm moving into a charming old studio apartment in 2 months. I don't know where to put my bed or keep my bedroom separate from the 'everything else room.' [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2014 - 22 answers

Video of workshop/studio rules

I’m trying to remember/find this great video made that summarizes the rules of a New York artist’s workshop. The rules that I can remember are a couple shots where the narrator says “The correct response when someone asks you to perform a task is ‘I understand’. If there are parts to the task that are unclear to you, the correct response is ‘I do not understand’.” [more inside]
posted by edwardog on Apr 5, 2014 - 5 answers

Is a double-major in Spanish and philosophy viable and fruitful?

Is a major in Spanish a good investment? If I buckle down and commit myself to daily study and practice (and spend one semester abroad), can I attain a decent fluency in the language? What kind of career paths could I expect? More details and questions follow. [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Mar 26, 2014 - 20 answers

Help Me Build a New Protools Computer!

I need help designing a new PC for Protools 11. [more inside]
posted by hiddenknives on Feb 28, 2014 - 3 answers

Is it really bad luck for a bed to face the window and away from the mai

I live in a studio apartment (600 square feet) with an open layout that's a bit challenging to work with. I have this beautiful IKEA Hemnes daybed. Just yesterday I moved it to a new location that I thought would make better use of the space. [more inside]
posted by starpoint on Jan 17, 2014 - 12 answers

Non-photographer has to learn to use a studio light kit ASAP

Because I've taken photos that people like, my boss has given me the task of shooting a few corporate studio portraits using the company's equipment (studio light kit and light meter). The problem is that I've never used any of this stuff and have no idea where to begin. I've watched a few YouTube videos but they seem to assume some familiarity with the topic. I have none! While I understand things like f-stop and shutter speed, I've always used the auto settings on my camera. I have any eye for composition but no practical photo equipment skills. Can anyone offer a quick tutorial on how I use this stuff? [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian on Nov 22, 2013 - 12 answers

What are the major American movie studios?

How many movie studios in America are capable of producing films with production budgets over $100 million and how are they ranked from most to least profitable?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jul 14, 2013 - 2 answers

How can I set up a vocal recording studio in my house?

I'm starting to get moderately serious about vocal recordings, and I need some help figuring out which gear is most suitable and how to best set everything up in my small, noisy apartment. [more inside]
posted by semaphore on Mar 2, 2013 - 17 answers

How do real grownups host small professional-ish dinner parties?

So a little while ago I invited my supervisor over for dinner with his partner at my little studio in a couple of weeks and it just occurred to me, I've never actually done this kind of thing before and I'm not entirely sure I know how. [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Jan 30, 2013 - 27 answers

West Palm/Lake Worth yoga studio?

Looking for a better than average yoga studio with heated classes near West Palm Beach/Lake Worth. [more inside]
posted by eggman on Dec 20, 2012 - 0 answers

Lisbon Photographer needed

Help me find a english speaking photographer in Lisbon [more inside]
posted by MarvinJ on Sep 18, 2012 - 2 answers

A Room of One's Own

Looking for a artist studio/workspace kind of deal in Manhattan. Challenges: affordable, soundproof, pay-per-use. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Aug 28, 2012 - 5 answers

Tips on setting up an art studio

Need tips on setting up my art studio [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Aug 6, 2012 - 9 answers

Help us build our studio

Artists: What are your must-have features for an art studio? [more inside]
posted by txmon on Jun 30, 2012 - 14 answers

Who has tried to sell a network/studio on an idea for a TV series by producing an episode on their own?

Who has tried to sell a network/studio on an idea for a TV series by producing an episode on their own? Stories of success and failures both welcome. [more inside]
posted by jayfrosting on Jun 12, 2012 - 7 answers

Will a Portabooth work for instruments?

Will something like the Porta-Booth Pro work well for recording instruments or other large noise-making devices? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Apr 28, 2012 - 1 answer

Toronto Art Director seeks job in NYC: What are the costs?

How hard will it be for me to find work in New York City in an Art Direction role with a boutique design firm or major news-media organization? (Looking for a fresh 2012 / Canadian to NYC / Design approach, if possible) [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto on Mar 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Thinking of going to LA late next week, NOT for the Oscars.

I may be going to Los Angeles next week on a brief vacation with my Disney-Channel-oriented 13-year-old daughter. I have signed up for free tickets to a taping of 'Jessie' on Friday the 24th. Will this all work out? [more inside]
posted by expialidocious on Feb 16, 2012 - 18 answers

Photo studio rental in NYC?

Looking for an inexpensive studio rental in NYC [more inside]
posted by skilar on Jan 25, 2012 - 2 answers

How do I disable the media buttons on my Dell Studio XPS 1645

How do I disable the media buttons on my Dell Studio XPS 1645 notebook? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Jan 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Art studio insurance.

I'm renting a space which I will be subletting out to other people as artist studios. I would like to get liability insurance on the space that covers damage to the space and personal injury. I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly what I need. Does anyone have any experience with this type of thing? [more inside]
posted by degoao on Dec 9, 2011 - 2 answers

Home art studio space suggestion.

Suggestions please for an artist's sink/counter in my new downstairs studio. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Nov 10, 2011 - 4 answers

Echo...

Sound engineers, please give me some great ideas for making my home studio acoustically stable on a budget. [more inside]
posted by hanoixan on Sep 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Creating an audio/video recording studio in a school

As part of a larger project, I'm building a $3,500-$5,000 audio/video recording studio on a school campus. It isn't a ton of money, but it should be enough to do some interesting things. What would you do with this budget? [more inside]
posted by xorowo on Aug 9, 2011 - 5 answers

What are the components of Lenny Kaye's guitar sound?

Geetar-filter: What axe/fx achieved the sound of Lenny Kaye's wonderful solo on "Pissing In A River"?
posted by Trurl on Jun 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Why refuse us entry just because we want to satisfy our curiosity?

Just went to the filming of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart in New York yesterday. While waiting to enter the studio, the staff told us that if we took any literature from this particular old man standing on the sidewalk, that we would not be allowed in to the filming. What's the full story there? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jun 23, 2011 - 39 answers

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