Building Music Collection for DJ Set

Building Music Collection for a DJ Set

Building a music collection for a DJ set is the ART itself, and most prized possession. It’s a raw material, that you can sculpt into sonic journeys that move crowds.

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How to set the Stage for a Killer Self-Tape in 2024: Background

Self-tapes have become more common and practical for casting directors as well as for actors, but what will be the perfect self-tape background? Listen up, future stars! When it comes

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Dropping the beats, not the drive: DJ USB Sticks in 2024

Dropping the Beat, Not the Drive: Top DJ USB Sticks in 2024

Gone are the days of lugging around crates of CDs. In today’s digital DJ world, the humble DJ USB stick is your key to unlocking your music library and unleashing

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Art for Non-Artists: Approaching Creativity with a Beginner’s Mind

Approaching creativity is hard! It can feel scary, and pressured, and bring out some of our most tender insecurities – especially for those who don’t consider themselves artists. This article

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Art for non-artist approaching creativity
Measure Twice Act Once Size Card

Measure Twice, Act Once: Costume Size Card for Actors

Have you ever found yourself in the hot seat, facing the inevitable “size card” interrogation during auditions, or the triumphant moment of clinching that movie role? If your dream is

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Inktober 2023: Tefa Vento, -MK-, and Mackenzie A. Parker’s Art Journey

In the world of art, challenges like Inktober 2023 often serve as a means for artists to test their creativity, discipline, and dedication, but mainly improve skills, find styles, and

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Fall into Creativity: Join the Inktober Drawing Challenge This October!

Fall into Creativity: Join the Inktober 2023 Drawing Challenge This October!

As the leaves change color and the crisp autumn air sweeps in, artists of all levels eagerly anticipate the arrival of October. Why? Because it’s time again for Inktober 2023!

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  • May 4, 2023
  • NFTs
  • 4 Mins Read

The Top 10 NFT Marketplaces to buy and sell NFTs

Are you looking for the best NFT marketplaces to buy and sell digital assets? You find the right place! The world is experiencing a digital revolution, and the trend toward

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The Top 10 NFT Marketplaces to buy and sell NFTs
Cold Reading The Art of Nailing An Audition Without Knowing The Script

Cold Reading: The Art of Nailing an Audition Without Knowing the Script

Are you an actor trying to make it big in Hollywood? If so, you probably heard of cold reading or even had the experience of doing Cold Reading during an

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Picking a DJ Controller for 2024: Because Just Pressing Play Isn’t Enough

Are you looking for DJ Controller for 2024? Are you also one of the wannabes a DJ? Well without a controller you cannot do much. The controller is the bridge

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Picking a DJ Controller for 2023 Because Just Pressing Play Isnt Enough
How to colour

How to: Colour

Colour is one of the most influential and permeating qualities of the universe. It makes life and art more interesting, supports our survival, and affects our moods. It is fascinatingly

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  • April 4, 2023
  • NFTs
  • 9 Mins Read

Cracking the Code of NFT Language: A Glossary of Key Terms

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have been all over the news and social media lately, and it’s hard to ignore the buzz. And if you are like me, you might be

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Cracking the Code of NFT Language: A Glossary of Key Terms
Behind the Curtain: The Wacky World of Acting Unions
  • March 22, 2023
  • Acting
  • 16 Mins Read

Behind the Curtain: The Wacky World of Acting Unions

As an actor, you’re used to playing all sorts of roles, from the dramatic to the comedic. But did you know that there’s a whole cast of characters behind the

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Painting Love Letters

Love letters are beautiful to write and all the better to receive. Whether to oneself (self-love, wahoo!) or to another special spirit, writing from the heart is such a precious,

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Painting love letters
The Top 10 Must-Have DJ Equipment Starter Kits for Beginners in 2023

The Top 10 Must-Have DJ Equipment Starter Kits for Beginners in 2024

Are you ready to unleash your inner DJ and rock the party scene? Or maybe just want to impress your friends with some sick beats at your next backyard barbecue?

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  • February 21, 2023
  • NFTs
  • 10 Mins Read

NFTs: The Digital Mona Lisas for Dummies (And Everyone Else Too)

Have you heard of NFTs? No, not “NTFs” as in “Not Too Funny” (although that might be up for debate), but NFTs as in “Non-Fungible Tokens”. If you’re feeling lost

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NFTs The Digital Mona Lisas for dummies or everybody else too
Acting Techniques: From Stanislavski's System to Suzuki's Bodies
  • February 14, 2023
  • Acting
  • 9 Mins Read

Acting Techniques: From Stanislavski’s System to Suzuki’s Bodies

Acting is a challenging and complex art form that requires a combination of technical skill, emotional depth, and creative imagination. With all these, you can create magic. The magic happening

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Acting 101: From Zero to Hero (or at least a decent extra)

You’ve decided to pursue your ambition of becoming an actor or actress. It’s exciting to think about standing on stage in front of the camera, mesmerizing viewers with your performances. And who knows, maybe one day you’ll be giving that all-important

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The art of grieving

The Art of Grieving

The art of grieving in this article actually has a twofold meaning. Grief is a heavily emotional, fluctuating, non-linear, incredibly human process. As just that, it is an energetic journey

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Acting Jargon for the Confused: A Hilarious Guide

Welcome to the world of theater and film, where actors and actresses use words and terms that might sound like a foreign language to those outside of the industry. But

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Acting Jargon for the confused a hillarious guide
Handling Rejection in Acting
  • January 21, 2023
  • Acting
  • 4 Mins Read

Rejection: The Actor’s Nemesis

As an actor, rejection is a part of the job. It’s like a badge of dishonor, a necessary evil. But let’s be real, it sucks. Handling rejection in acting can

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How to Start a Career as an Actor: Actor’s package

Are you an aspiring actor? But do you know how to build your actor’s package – the essential things to do and start to be a successful actor? It’s never

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Creativity and Loneliness

How many sayings are out there that encourage us to make the best of our situation when we’re at our lowest points? Carpe Diem! When life gives you lemons… Hang

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Bohemian’s Inktober Challenge 2022 – Part 2

October is behind us and that means the Inktober 2022 challenge just finished. The Bohemian’s Minds artists have joined this challenge again this year, and we look forward to reading

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Bohemian’s Inktober Challenge 2022 – Part 1

October is here and that means the Inktober challenge is on the go. The Bohemian’s Minds artists have joined this challenge again this year, and we look forward to reading

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Mastering cold reading for actors

What is cold reading? Should I wear a jacket or the cold read won’t be that cold? How to improve my cold reading skills? Cold reading will challenge how fast

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Painting Styles – Pointillism

Upon visiting my family over the holidays, to my surprise, I came across some pointillism paintings from my younger years. I remember loving this fun, mindful style of creating both

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How to create an actors’ demo reel

What is an actors’ demo reel? How do I create a demo reel? Do I need one? What should I include in a demo reel? Is a video of my

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Art of Altered States

Altered states of consciousness have long inspired us to create otherworldly, transcendental art forms. As we’ve touched on before, any creative project sources from within. Then, the artist’s creative expression

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  • December 20, 2021
  • Acting
  • 5 Mins Read

Memorizing lines for actors

7 pm. You just received an email that you have a callback for tomorrow morning and along with the email sides with ten pages of lines. Or you should take

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Art to Relieve Stress

Fantastic news for us readers and creators at Bohemian’s Minds! Scientific research confirms and echoes human experience promotes thousands of strategies to support us to feel more empowered when inevitably

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  • December 1, 2021
  • Writing
  • 2 Mins Read

In the raw

I was asked to write about writing, which gave me a fantastic feeling for about a millisecond until imposter syndrome sunk in. You see, other than the required general education

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Bohemian’s Inktober Challenge: Part 3 – October 20th-31st

Welcome to our Bohemian’s Minds Inktober Challenge post: Part 3! Read more to know if we finish this challenge in a time and if not, why not! Read more and

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Bohemian’s Inktober Challenge: Part 2 – October 13th-19th

Welcome to Inktober: Part 2 Welcome once again to our Bohemian’s Minds Inktober Challenge post: Part 2! (more…)

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Bohemian’s Inktober Challenge: Part 1 – October 1st-12th

The Bohemian’s Minds artists share their daily scribbles in this year’s Inktober challenge. Here is our progress and our process from October 1st through 12th. (more…)

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Join us for Inktober Challenge

It’s October, and that means the Inktober challenge has just started! Bohemian’s Minds artists will join in on this challenge. So why don’t you, too!? It is a fantastic way

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All About Abstract Art

Abstract is one of the most subjective and debated styles of art out there. As an artist, abstract painting can feel like the most relaxed and open-ended approach to take

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Overcoming downs as an artist

Have you ever felt as though you were crazy or like nobody really understands you? As though you think outside of, or perhaps do not belong in the mainstream? No

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Walking by the road, overcome your downs as artist
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  • July 29, 2021
  • Writing
  • 3 Mins Read

Bring Your Characters to Life: Part 1

Bring your characters to life. Make them alive, authentic, believable, relatable, just as the person reading the story is.  (more…)

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Painting Together

Painting together is both an exhilarating and vulnerable experience. In my previous articles, I wrote of the emotional and mental blocks that many artists might experience as we gather materials

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Promoting yourself as an actor – social media

Acting is about promoting yourself. You are the product you want to sell (to get cast). And so we ought to ask ourselves: what exactly should I do? How can

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Find Your Story and Bring It to Life

Let’s find your story. For those times you don’t know what to write, here are ideas to find your story and build it into a piece full of life. (more…)

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Applying Life Lessons for Art; from Art

This article will highlight the merits of applying life lessons to art and art lessons to life. Applying life lessons for art; from art highlights reciprocity between lessons learned from

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How to create a self-tape – “Camera”

What is the right self-tape camera to create your best self-tape? Does it really matter? What are some things to consider? Is my cell phone just enough? Read more in

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  • June 16, 2021
  • Writing
  • 3 Mins Read

Creating Your Writing Discipline

As with anything in life, creating a habit and having self-discipline is important. So is true for creating your writing discipline. (more…)

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Planning Your Paintings

Planning your paintings offers many benefits in the creative process, though planning your work is by all means not necessary to produce a meaningful, valuable piece. In this article, I

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the right background

How to create a self-tape – “Background”

What background to use for a self-tape? What is the right background? Is there any industry standard? Do I have to use any background, or is just a blank white

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Getting Started Writing

Do you long to be a writer?  To create your own script, turn that amazing story into a great novel, or put that beautiful poetic prose down? Beautiful! Lean into it.  Be

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Painting with Purpose

In this article, I will distinguish and explore the specifics of planning, making, and sharing your painting with a purpose. Painting serves many purposes, ranging from playfully exploring mediums and

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How to multi-task and stay in the creative process

I’ve heard many people say – “Doing many tasks can’t work! It will kill your creativity.” But in my opinion – this is WRONG! Multi-tasking actually opens oneself to more

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Self-tape audio setup for any budget

Should I invest in my audio setup? And if so, how much? As we learned in the article about sound (here if you haven’t checked it yet), sound is the

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7 Books Every Painter Should Read

One wonderful thing about experts in any given field is that often the Greats write their wisdom down to let the rest of us into their world. Though not every

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How to create a self-tape – “Sound”

The sound quality is the most important thing for self-tape. So, how is it that we create the best audio set-up? Did you know you can improve your sound without

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Inspiring Painting Prompts: #2. Look Around

Seek Inspiration Outside Yourself Contrary and yet friendly to my previous article, my next suggestion for sourcing inspiration asks to use your senses. Look around! In what follows, I encourage

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Self-tape Lighting Set-up for any Budget

How to find a cheap and effective lighting set-up? Where is the line between the price and quality of the products? Do I really have to spend thousands to have

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How to create a self-tape – “Lighting”

Do I need any self-tape lighting? Should I spend thousands of dollars to buy proper lighting? My desk lamp is just fine, right? Let’s learn about lighting! What types of

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Inspiration Sourcing #1: Look Within

One of the greatest benefits of living a creative life is the power we gain to heed inspiration and meaning in everyday experience. The intention of this article is to

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10 Books Every Actor Should Read

Every successful human being is a life-long learner, and one of the best ways to learn something is through reading. We, as actors, should read even more than our scripts.

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How to write a cover letter to an agent

A cover letter is another essential thing in the actor’s package. It is very wise to have more information before you start writing your first cover letter. Perhaps some of

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Painting Supplies & Ways to Use ‘Em

Feeling motivated to explore your artistry, setting aside some playtential time to experiment with painting? Let’s get to the action! With bountiful materials and methods available, let’s talk about painting supplies. 

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How to write an acting resume

Do I need an acting resume? Acting is a real job, believe it or not. And as with any job, you need a resume to apply for it; to make

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Oh dear…where to start?

Like a deer in headlights, we may find ourselves stuck wondering where to start as a new painter. Let this article guide you through some key first steps towards taking

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deer in headlights: where to start, overcome unknowns, and take the first steps in exploring painting
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How to get your improv flow

Improvisation! Improv flow! Have you ever took improv classes? If you haven’t, try it! It’s fun. On the top, you can discover so many insights about yourself and built the

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  • February 18, 2021
  • Acting
  • 2 Mins Read

How to make your demo reel look better – golden ratio

Have you ever heard about the golden ratio? The golden ratio is a mathematical phenomenon that catches our eyes, and we don’t quite know why it is so pleasant for

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Welcoming Art into your Life

Mapping your Journey from Admirer to Artist Maybe you are just starting your artistic journey, too humbled or pensive to boast the ‘Artist’ badge just yet. Or perhaps have already

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How to get the right headshot

A headshot is one of the essential things for an actors’s career. Why is this so important? It just a freaking photo, right? Well…yes, it is just a freaking photo,

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Opening Creativity – A Summary

If you don’t want to read all six articles, I happily will outline the goals and intentions of each I have shared as my insights into opening creativity. Here we

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Opening creativity, part 6 – Side projects

Your creativity happens only if you are working on something. If you don’t have anything to work with within your niche, have some side projects. There is nothing better than

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Opening creativity, part 5 – Do something now

Have you ever struggled with creativity? Didn’t you know where to start? To do something, we need to start first. Do something now. (more…)

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Opening creativity, part 4 – Don’t block emotions

The essential thing for actors is emotions. Through experiencing emotions, you are opening them in others. Emotions are creating Art. So don’t block them when your body wants to feel

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Opening creativity, part 3 – Review your Day, Every Day

You can learn so much about yourself and others when you review your day. Let us begin our part three in opening creativity. (more…)

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Opening creativity, part 2 – Steal like an artist

Have you ever struggled with creativity? Perhaps you’ve felt stuck and unsure how to play some assigned character because you’ve never lived through a relatable experience yourself. Here are six

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Opening creativity, part 1 – Observe

Have you ever struggle with creativity? Didn’t you know where to start? Or you didn’t know where to get an idea? Or you felt you don’t know how to play

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Define Your Type for Acting

What’s your type for roles? Can you use it to your advantage? (more…)

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Decision

Do you really want to be an actor?

Everybody knows you. Parties, living on the edge and with glory, associating with famous actors, being admired and adored by many. If this is what you hope to gain and

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Four steps to start your career as a great actor

What is Acting? The Art of becoming somebody else? Inventing the life of another person onstage? Is it to live, breathe, pretend to be somebody else? Everybody can answer differently.

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