How to be a Ventriloquist
Blog / 10/20/2015

How to be a Ventriloquist   A Little History on Ventriloquism: The history of ventriloquism dates back as far as 1753 in England by Sir John Parnell who used a talking hand. In 1757 Austrian Baron De Mengen used a small puppet whose mouth piece was very similar to that of a nutcracker. In 1783, Richard Potter, the first Black American Ventriloquist and Magician conversed with a wooden doll, bringing ventriloquism to America. This wonderful art form has been sought after ever since, with a growing number of people wanting to learn how to be a ventriloquist. From the time of Vaudeville to late night television shows, we have all been fascinated with ventriloquists being able to make a doll speak, without ever moving their lips. In the past, the only way to learn this art would be with a mentor willing to teach them or from reading books. As this was such a well-guarded profession, by those ventriloquists, no one wanted to share their techniques with others. So it became quite difficult for someone interested in this art, to learn anything whatsoever. Edgar Bergen, who is considered one of the greatest legends in ventriloquism, released an audio lesson back…

How To Draw Cartoons And Make A Great Second Income Review
Blog / 08/29/2015

How To Draw Cartoons And Make A Great Second Income Review   We are all inundated daily with many promotions. Our spam filters clog with hundreds of offers daily. The majority of the promotions are for either the same-old same-old or “what used to work” re-discovered; no real value, just a waste of time. You can find exceptions, however… You’ll sometimes find a very few that could possibly be beneficial. A good example of this sort, within the ‘Make A Great Second Income’ category, and known as ‘How To Draw Cartoons And Make A Great Second Income’, shows promise. It’s been dreamed-up and written by Johnny Bombardieri, who is now offering it for sale. What exactly makes it more advanced than the competition? Exactly why are its sales increasing? Generally speaking, what it does is speak to the novice and hobbyist and generates inspiration and belief in being able to make a success in this field. Specifically, there are 3 substantial advantages that set it apart from its competitors. These 3 benefit aspects are polishing up on your skills, developing your personal brand or cartoon characters and advising on how to reach the market and sell effectively. Listed here are…

How To Draw Cartoon Characters and Create a Great Second Income
Blog / 08/21/2015

How To Draw Cartoon Characters and Create a Great Second Income   Most worthwhile projects invariably require careful planning and perseverance to succeed and that will certainly be true if you are determined to draw cartoons and make a great second income. To succeed and develop this idea from a weekend hobby to a serious proposition isn’t just a one step project either. Here’s the way to reach that goal in five simple steps. Step 1- Reassess Your Skills: You may very well not have had pencil to paper or done any sketching for quite a while and getting back to it may well turn out to be a shock. This will be significant because you might find you need to spend time practicing to update your skills. Also, equipment and methods of delivery will most likely have improved. Step 2 – Create your own personal space: Take over an extra room at home or possibly a specific corner in a shared or less frequently used room. Use screening and headphones or ear plugs if appropriate but ensure everybody else realizes that this is the space you work in and, knowing that, if you are within this space, you’re not…

Five Reasons You Are Not Licensing More Music
Blog / 07/22/2015

Five Reasons You Are Not Licensing More Music   If you aren’t licensing as much of your music as you’d like or if you simply haven’t been able to successfully license any of your music, then most likely one or more of the reasons below is why: 1) Your Songs Aren’t Good Enough – If you’ve been actively trying to license your music without success then this is the first place you need to look. Are your songs good? Are your songs great? I know this is a hard thing to be objective about but you really need to try to distance yourself a little and assess whether your music really is as good as other music that is being successfully picked up. Supervisors listen to a lot of music and they gravitate towards songs that fit the criteria for the scenes they need music for and for the songs that they simply like the best. Write great songs and people will take notice. 2) Your Production Isn’t Good Enough – If you write great songs and you’ve been actively trying to license them without success then there is a good chance that your production is lacking. Your songs needed…

Amber’s Pole Dancing Course Review
Blog / 05/27/2015

Amber’s Pole Dancing Course Review   Amber’s Pole Dancing Course is an online pole dancing class that has been gaining in popularity, but is it effective? Here’s a review of its pros and cons. It offers over 100 videos (over 6 hours) of belly dance instruction and promises a fun, engaging and easy way to learn pole dancing. Judging from the content being offered, this course is relatively inexpensive compared to other classes. But lets take a closer look at its pros and cons. The Pros: – It is one of the most comprehensive class on pole dancing I’ve seen. It includes 3 different routines taught by different teachers which covers both aerobic/fitness as well as exotic routines. It covers almost every move, including advanced combinations and performances. As such it is great for both beginners and experts alike. – One-on-One coaching is priceless. Amber offers private individual coaching by skype and email. This is indeed invaluable for anyone starting in pole dancing and its the closest thing you can get as compared to a real live dance class. – This high-caliber package has earned accolades for Amber’s clear and supportive teaching style, her attention to solid technique, as well…

Bryan Dean’s Learn Easy Magic – Review
Blog / 04/29/2015

Bryan Dean’s Learn Easy Magic – Review   One of the hardest things to do when you want to learn magic is to wade through the thousands and thousands of books, videos, DVD’s seminars… …only to find it’s all junk. Yes, you can go to an online magic shop and get some book sent to you, but if you don’t like it, well tough luck. (You can’t return magic, you know!) Well, I just found an amazing resource for you from a professional magician, Bryan Dean. He used to me the original Magic and Illusion Guide at About.com and this guy knows what he’s talking about! Bryan created a HUGE collection of magic books called Learn Easy Magic. And it has everything you’ll need as a magician. No kidding… everything. I, myself, have spent literally thousands of dollars on DVD’s, seminars, lectures, expensive tricks and books — only to be disappointed. They were too hard to do, or I was just caught up in the hype of the event. Bryan is also a professional magician and after he left About.com, he compiled the over 600 pages of information, reduced it to the best-of-the-best… …and now it’s the “Learn Easy Magic”…

Photoshop in a Day – Book Review
Blog / 03/26/2015

Photoshop in a Day – Book Review   Photoshop In A Day is a training manual which makes Photoshop simple, quick and almost effortless. All the features of CS6, CS5, CS4 and earlier versions are fully covered. With the easy to follow step-by-step tutorials, you could be using Photoshop with confidence in just one day, and then go on to master it like an expert! The program is packed with EASY step-by-step instructions and over 200 images so learning becomes so, so simple. In fact, it’s pretty much a blueprint for turning yourself into a Photoshop expert. The program doesn’t frazzle your brain with hundreds of boring paragraphs and pages of boring text. It is broken down into very small and simple tutorials which you follow step-by- step. Hundreds of screenshots are provided so you can see exactly what you have to do. There’s absolutely no jargon whatsoever. It’s easy even if you’ve never used Photoshop in your life! The instructions will allow you to do dozens of different skills and techniques yourself. It’s fun and exciting as you follow the instructions to create your own graphics and transform your own images, and you’ll be learning while you do it!…

To Self Publish Or Not To Self Publish Your Music – Pros & Cons
Blog / 03/19/2015

To Self Publish Or Not To Self Publish Your Music – Pros & Cons   Today, let’s look at an issue that comes up frequently for songwriters interested in getting involved in the field of music licensing. It´s the question of self publishing vs. working with an outside publisher. In this article I´m going to walk you through the pros and cons of both approaches and give you my perspective on what the best approach is in general. First, let`s look at dealing directly with music supervisors… The upside to placing your music this way is that if you´re successful in placing your music in a project directly through a music supervisor you´ll be keeping all the publishing royalties, as well as the writer´s royalty and all of the licensing fee. By placing your music yourself you´re essentially functioning as your own publisher and instead of sharing all the money that you would normally share with a publisher, you get to keep it. The downside is that as an unknown songwriter you probably don´t know and have connections with music supervisors like established publishers do. This mean you´re going to need to do a lot of cold calling, emailing, etc…

PhotoEditorX Review
Blog / 01/03/2015

PhotoEditorX Review     PhotoEditorX is a very complete software that can be used to edit photos in a very professional way. It’s very easy to learn how to handle it and with this software you’ll be able to edit your photos to become as good as the photos you see in magazines. This is a great system that will help you create perfect pictures from scratch and you don’t need any photo editing skills to use this software. This software has a bunch of appealing features and it will take you plenty of time to explore them all. The program makes it possible for you to try image manipulation, simple resizing of your images and many other things and all the features are very useful whether you want to use this for private purpose or in your business. The greatest thing of all regarding this software is that it’s perfectly suitable for professionals as well as beginners. Everyone can use this and get satisfied when they see the results. It’s not exactly a low budget alternative since it’s better than many expensive alternatives, but it is a cheap alternative with high quality. Thousands of people use this software on…

Where To Submit Your Music for Potential Placements
Blog / 11/21/2014

Where To Submit Your Music for Potential Placements   There are literally thousands of different opportunities for places to submit your music for potential placements. Let’s look at a couple different approaches you can take: 1) The direct route: One way to get started in this business is to directly contact music supervisors who place music in TV shows and Films. Music Supervisors make their living by selecting the music that is used in the productions they are involved in. They are ultimately the people who make the decision as to what music is used. The upside of this approach is that when you operate this way you are essentially acting as your own publisher and you will receive both a writer’s and publisher’s royalty if your music gets used. The downside is that you probably don’t have any relationships established with music supervisors and although it’s certainly possible to establish relationships and “break in” this way, it’s going to take a lot of leg work! 2) The indirect route: This is the way I got started and I suggest you try this approach first. In addition to music supervisors there are also music publishers whose job it is to…