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Put Matters Into Your Own Hands

3 hours. 2 industry expert guests. 20 questions answered about everything from distribution, producing, screenwriting, acting, composing and more. And...it's free. That's the July 2015 edition of the On Stage With RB online broadcast.   And it is now available on demand in our Education section! (To find it, on your menu bar, click EDUCATION, then click ON STAGE WITH RB). This over 3-hour edition of On Stage With RB is jam packed with tons of information, tips and advice! RB has…

3 Things You Need For Longevity In The Industry

We are thrilled to announce that the June 2015 edition of the On Stage With RB broadcast is now available to watch On Demand! In this jam-packed over 3-hour broadcast, RB had on 2 special guests. Timothy Andrew Edwards is one of the most diverse and accomplished Composers and Music Supervisors working in entertainment today. He has over 75 credits in Feature Film and Network Television, including two Emmy award-winning shows. And, in RB's almost 30-minute interview, Timothy goes over th…

What I've Learned Composing For Film and TV

Stage 32 member Mathieu Karsenti is a professional music composer for film, TV and media with over 20 years experience. Today, on the Stage 32 Blog, he not only shares his journey as a composer, but discusses why music is so important and vital to the framework of a film. Mathieu has studied at Poinblank College, Berklee College of Music online and at the Hollywood Music Orchestration Workshop under the tutelage of orchestrator Conrad Pope. For Intricuts music, Mathieu has composed and …

Part II: From There to Here : An Oscar Winner's Journey

We continue now with Part II of sound mixer Thomas Curley's's blog, From There to Here: An Oscar Winner's Journey. Thomas discusses the day he set foot in Los Angeles and what obstacles he had to overcome. He takes us through all the steps he took to get to the point leading to his Oscar win this year for Best Sound Mixing on Whiplash. If you haven't yet, make sure to read Part I by clicking here. Enjoy, RB

Part I: From There to Here : An Oscar Winner's Journey

We are incredibly honored to present today's blog from Academy Award-winning sound mixer and Stage 32 member Thomas Curley. Thomas has had a prolific career in sound mixing , working on such projects as Entourage, Community, The Spectacular Now, and more recently, Whiplash, for which he received an Oscar. In today's blog, Thomas details the origins of his fascination with filmmaking and the personal incentive which helped him make it to the top of the Hollywood A-list as a sound mixer. …

Finding The Right Note

Today's guest blog comes from Stage 32 member Tom Rasely, a composer and guitarist. Tom has been composing for over 5 decades and has composed scores for several stage shows, as well as arrangements for a symphony, a string quartet, a guitar concerto, and numerous choral works. He continues to compose music in a wide variety of styles. In this guest blog, Tom discusses the importance of opening your mind and being ready for the unexpected when working in any creative field. Though…

Top 10 Beginner Mistakes Made at Music Studios

Today's guest blog comes from Sam Estes and Michael Hobe (Sonicsmiths), composers and sound designers who have worked on several major titles (Inception, Dark Knight, American Horror Story, etc) and have lent their "musical sound design" to many of LA's top composers, including Hans Zimmer, Michael Giacchino, Junkie XL (Tom Holkenborg), Danny Elfman, and Christopher Lennertz to name just a few. In this blog, we asked them to compile a list of the top 10 mistakes they…

New Years 2016 Resolution Webinar Series

Welcome to 2015. This is it. This is YOUR year. You are going to achieve all you've ever wanted to do creatively and Stage 32 is here to help. The New Year is a time for setting goals, getting a fresh start and achieving all that you've wanted in film, television or theater.   This month we are bringing you the best possible webinars with top teachers on all aspects of the business including:   Navigating your Film into a Major Film Festival taught by Amanda Johnson Ze…

On Stage with RB (November 2014) Now Available for FREE!

In November's On Stage with RB, Stage 32 Founder & CEO, RB, had 1,000 Stage 32 members join him and special guests, 6-time Emmy winner Chris Boardman and VP of Development and Production at Rumble Films, Stephanie Wilcox. For over 2-1/2 hours RB went over site features, talked about the industry and opened up the floor for questions from our community in our most epic On Stage with RB yet! Our first guest up was Stage 32 member Chris Boardman, who is an Academy-nominated an…

Why Career Pivots Are More Interesting (To Me) Than Having Singular Focus

Today's guest blog comes from Stage 32 member Sarah McKinney, a highly talented singer, songwriter and composer. Sarah spent 10 years conducting market research within the tech and entertainment industry before going back to school to obtain her MBA in sustainable business. She launched a tech startup called Amp, which lead her to becoming a regular contributor to Forbes. It was during this period of increased creative permission that she began pursuing her passion for music, and bec…

On Stage With RB May 2014 – Now Available Free On Demand

Hello Stage 32ers!   We have now posted the video of On Stage With RB-May 2014, hosted by our Founder & CEO, Richard "RB" Botto.   We opened 1,000 spots for this exclusive Stage 32 Next Level Webinar and we were humbled when all 1,000 spots were filled! We had Stage 32 members from 82 countries in attendance. A huge thanks to all who showed up and asked such great questions.   All in all, RB spoke for 2-1/2 hours including a 20 minute tutori…

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