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GMP Music Offers 4 New CDs of Production Music
Music for your video production is not always cheap, but neither is getting sued by the artists (or more likely their label). GMP Music offers many options from individual songs for download to CDs at reasonable prices. Their new AV 300 series has four CDs that break down as follows: action/filmscore (with Orchestral Techno music); industrial bass guitar and drums; acoustic/contemporary rock; and Acoustic Latin/Jazz contemporary. All songs can be sampled online. Individual songs cost on average of $15 to $35 and a typical CD will run you about $70. Each CD comes with roughly ten different songs, each containing about five versions: 10, 15, 30 and 60 seconds as well as a full length version (two and a half to four and a half minutes total).


Festival Watch
What's That Finished Video Doing in Your Closet? Let it Be Seen!

Shadow Festival
Submission Deadline: Sept. 1, 2005
Festival Date: Nov. 21, 2005
Documentary festival where the contact and dialogue between filmmaker and public is highly cherished.

Sometime in October Film Festival
Submission (late) Deadline: Sept. 24, 2005
Festival Date: Oct. 2005 -- Oct. 2005
Films under 30 minutes -$10 fee, Screenplay submissions must be 30 pages or less. Fee $10.

Submission Deadline: Oct. 1, 2005
Festival Date: Nov. 25, 2005 -- Nov. 27, 2005
Every accepted submittee will have their work shown nationally to more than 26 million households. Submit for F-R-E-E!!!

UM-St. Louis Student Film-Video Festival
Submission Deadline: Oct. 1, 2005
Festival Date: Nov. 9, 2006
UMSLSFVF promotes the art of filmmaking on all levels by encouraging student filmmakers to showcase their work.

New York Minute Film Festival
Submission Deadline: Oct. 1, 2005
Online festival celebrating the art of rapid fire storytelling, wants your 60-second masterpiece.

Slamdance Film Festival
Submission Deadline: Oct. 11, 2005
Focus is put on first time filmmakers, but other films are also shown.

MiniDV Pure Digital/Video Film Festival
Submission Deadline: Oct. 31, 2005
All digital, 5-day movie and friendly competition.


Thu, 09/01/2005 - 12:00am