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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Content Creation & Ownership: Keys to the Entertainment Kingdom





What's New in Entertainment?

Disney's $71.3 billion dollar acquisition of Fox, and takeover of Hulu. Netflix spending $15 billion growing their original programming library on their streaming service. YouTube expanding their catalog with content from the Discovery network. Apple TV spending $2-3 billion buying and producing new content. Amazon Prime plans on getting into more live TV. What is really going on here?
The industry is on a hunt to own and control content .



The Stats
   


The U.S. media and entertainment industry is the largest in the world worth $735 billion. The industry includes motion pictures, television programs and commercials, streaming content, music and audio recordings, broadcast, radio, book publishing, video games, and ancillary services and products. The U.S. industry is expected to reach more than $830 billion by 2022, according to the latest Entertainment & Media Outlook by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC).


The Big Secret
 


Have we reached a tipping point when it comes to content? Some of the media conglomerates also know as the Big 6 have discovered that the new content is not being generated from within their walls. If you can't generate it fast enough, you must seek it elsewhere and buy it up if you have the means.



What Does this Mean for You?

Whoever is the owner of the content has the keys to the entertainment kingdom. Media corporations expect huge ROI (return on investment).  Content creation and ownership allows you to monetize your content. Monetizing an already popular commodity is an easy win if you can afford it. What about fresh new content? There is a good chance that the next big thing may not be coming from Hollywood.


Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made an impact into the traditional movie, tech and gaming landscape. Maybe the next great idea or concept might lay within you just waiting to be developed. That's what the industry is looking for. That's what the consumers want. If it's good, people will pay to see it, play it, hear it and read it, and if you do theme parks, experience it. Your content must be good, and engaging and hit your audience on an emotional level.





A Refocus

This blog is nearly 8 years old and we noticed that our most popular posts have been dealing with art and audio creation techniques & tutorials, free resources used for creation, inspirational sites to get ideas flowing, and self-improvement.

Thanks to you we are refocusing our blog to concentrate on content creation in the areas of art, audio and animation. We want to help you take your ideas to the next level, and cheer you on when you create something awesome and unique. Let's do it!

Our next topic will be finding inspiration and how to generate good content ideas. Share this post with your friends. There is more cool stuff to come!





Check us out at the Phoenix Fan Fusion Comic Con


We will discuss the state of the entertainment industry, skill sets for employment,education opportunities, secrets of content creation and more. Look forward to seeing you there. 


If you are at the Fan Fusion Comic Con in Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, May 23rd, come check out Triple A Dude's:  Industry Update / Strategies for Beginning Artists and Content Creators at 7:30 pm. North building, Second floor, Room - 227ABC.









Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Into the Spidey-Verse: Behind the Scenes Animation Techniques






Been looking for behind the scenes info on the making of Spiderman : Into the Spidey-Verse?
This top clip was pretty cool from Movie Insider. They reveal the animation techniques that made the movie awesome. Click below, enjoy and share this post!

YouTube Spidey-Verse Behind the scenes


Big News:
If you are at the Fan Fusion Comic Con in Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, May 23rd, come check out Triple A Dude's:  Industry Update / Strategies for Beginning Artists and Content Creators at 7:30 pm.

We will discuss the state of the entertainment industry, skill sets for employment,
education opportunities, secrets of content creation and more. Look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Audio Production Resource Guide: #1 New Release on Amazon

Thanks to all of you, the Triple A Dude Guide to Audio Production is now

a #1 New Release on Amazon!



Triple A Dude Audio Production Resource Guide: 400 + online resources for multimedia artists to maximize audio productivity and creativity by [LeMond, Jon]



Musicians, filmmakers, animators, game designers,  podcasters, web designers will get maximum benefit and creative output with the use of this guide. 400 + online resources for maximum productivity and creativity.

Buy your copy now. Only $3.99 for e-book.  Click here 



Friday, February 8, 2019

Free Stuff for the Holidays 2019


Another New Year is here and it's time for our new list of cool stuff. 


Art
Here us a link to retro character designs & tutorials.
https://www.retrosupply.co/blogs/retrosupply-blog/retro-vintage-character-design-tutorials





A collection of e-books on illustration, sequential / conceptual art, animation and comics.
https://www.pinterest.com/characterdesigh/resources-e-books/?lp=true




Character drawing tips.
https://www.creativebloq.com/how-to/improve-your-character-art



Top sketching tips.
https://www.creativebloq.com/illustration/sketching-tips-beginners-81516497






A pose app for drawing practice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                       

Audio
Magix Indepedence Free Software Worklsataion with a 2GB sound library
https://www.magix.com/us/free-download/independence-free-sampler-software/


Effects, instruments and studio tools







Free wav samples and sample packs
https://www.wavealchemy.co.uk/free-samples/


                                       








Free sound effects sites
http://creatingsound.com/sound-effects/free-sound-effects


Audio Production Resource Guide!


If you like what you see above in audio and want more, you will definitely want the "Triple A Dude Audio Production Resource Guide". This book has over 400 resources for musicians, filmmakers, web designers, podcasters, video game designers and more. Available now on Amazon. Get it here!


Fonts
Want to know what font is being used on a site.
Whatfont is a browser extension that displays what fonts are being used.



This site lists the best free fonts for designers with downloads. Huge selection!
https://www.creativebloq.com/graphic-design-tips/best-free-fonts-for-designers-1233380






3D Models
Here are two links that offer free 3D models with category search.