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Your Direct Link To Design Mentorship

Mentorly has wonderful mentors in Industrial Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting and Stage Design, who are all eager to connect with you!

The world of fashion is forever changing and Andrea Lauer is on the leading edge of it. As a fashion technologist, she lectures at MIT and New York University where you can learn about sensors, electronics, and material science or how to break into the industry of technological wearables and how they weave into everyday lives. Andrea’s built artistic companies and collectives and has designed for Broadway and Theater. As a Chief Creative Officer, you’re in the most capable of hands. Fashion not your thing? Mentorly has wonderful mentors in Industrial Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting and Stage Design, who are all eager to connect with you!

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Your Direct Link To Music Mentorship

Looking to start a career in music? Take advantage of a rare opportunity to be coached by our acclaimed music mentors...

Looking to start a career in music? Take advantage of a rare opportunity to be coached by our acclaimed music  mentors Andrew Wan, Ross Snyder, Paul Cargnello and Caracol, to name a few. Whether in classical or experimental electronic, these mentors thoroughly understand the industry and could be your secret edge to getting your next big break!

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Your Direct Link to Film & Video Mentorship

Gain insight into the nuts of bolts of producing and directing a film, music video, and corporate video and learn how to get your work onto the silver screen at festivals!

Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, Jacob Patrick, Derek Branscombe and Pawel Pogorzelski all have two things in common: they are successful filmmakers, each with a distinctive style and approach to filmmaking, and they are eager to help you navigate your film career! Gain insight into the nuts of bolts of producing and directing a film, music video, and corporate video and learn how to get your work onto the silver screen at festivals!

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The Definitive Facebook Marketing Guide

Let’s be clear right upfront: Facebook marketing is not the same thing as Facebook advertising. Yes, your Facebook marketing strategy can include advertising (more on that below), but since Facebook is, after all, a social network, your strategy...

Let’s be clear right upfront: Facebook marketing is not the same thing as Facebook advertising. Yes, your Facebook marketing strategy can include advertising (more on that below), but since Facebook is, after all, a social network, your strategy should also include efforts to build lasting relationships and ongoing engagement through valuable content that’s not about making the sale.

How to create a Facebook marketing plan in 7 steps

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Arts X Business with Mentorly

If you’re looking to build a company from the ground up, fundraise like a pro, produce a show or a festival, and make your employees think more creatively, find the guidance you need by connecting with renowned artist...

If you’re looking to build a company from the ground up, fundraise like a pro, produce a show or a festival, and make your employees think more creatively, find the guidance you need by connecting with renowned artist and social entrepreneur, John Michael Schert! John Michael has gone from Professional Dancer to Executive Director and Producer of companies like Trey McIntyre Project and the Treefort Music Fest. He has graced the pages of the New York Times for his innovative work and regularly lectures at the Chicago Booth School of Business and Google.

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Introducing Mentorly, Your Direct Link To Arts Mentorship

Mentorly is the very first online arts mentorship platform, connecting artists around the world. Mentorly is their direct link to mentorship.

Mentorly is the very first online arts mentorship platform, connecting artists around the world.

Mentorly is their direct link to mentorship.

Head over to Mentorly.co and sign up as a mentor, mentee, or both. Pick your discipline, browse our community of critically acclaimed mentors, request an hour-long session, and meet your chosen mentor via videoconference – all seamlessly hosted on our intuitive platform.
The experience is curated by Mentorly, taking all of the guesswork and intimidation out requesting guidance.

At Mentorly, we believe in supporting emerging artists, because talent and hard work aren’t the only defining factors of success. Thanks to mentors’ generous donations, our InKind Fund sponsors artists lacking the financial means to book a session with the mentor of their choice.

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Your Direct Link To Circus Mentorship

Whether you like to test your body’s limits or simply love entertaining audiences, passion for Circus Arts isn’t everything; you need to practice extensively with a clear idea of your unique offering and that’s just a first step…

Whether you like to test your body’s limits or simply love entertaining audiences, passion for Circus Arts isn’t everything; you need to practice extensively with a clear idea of your unique offering and that’s just a first step… Which school do you choose? What company do you audition for? Tania Holt, world-touring aerialist with Cirque du Soleil, choreographer, and coach is available to help you find your way. Connect with her on Mentorly.co.

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Acrobatic Demo Reels - What does Casting want to see?

Many aspiring performers spend hours preparing a show reel for auditions with introduction graphics and music and carefully selected well-shot pieces from their prior work. But what does casting want in a show reel? Here are a few tips.

Imagine you are a casting agent and you have to watch hundreds of show reel submissions per week. All they are seeking in your acrobatic demo reel is a demonstration of your ability. In one resident Las Vegas acrobatic show, those responsible for casting watch the audition show reels without the sound of the reel on. So instead of painstakingly choosing the music for your reel, focus on what the casting teams are really looking for.

  1. Keep it under 3 minutes.
  2. Provide footage of competent skills only (not what you could do 5 years ago, what you can do now)
  3. Do not show a progression of skills. This is unnecessary. Show the final skill. A good casting agent knows what it takes to get there.
  4. No need to repeat skills from different angles
  5. No need for amazing production value, artistic lighting etc. Casting want to see your skills clearly.

Alongside your demo reel, provide your CV. Do not forget to include this information:

  1. Name. Address. Email. Telephone number.
  2. Include your Date of Birth.
  3. Height. Weight. Eye colour and hair style/colour.

In terms of CV layout:

  1. Previous performance experience (most recent first) with dates.
  2. Background training and achievements.
  3. Education
  4. Special Skills
  5. Links to Demo reel
  6. Provide headshot and full body shot (form fitting clothes/top off for boys)
  7. 2 references and contact details of those references.

Providing all of the points above give casting a good idea of you and your ability. From this information, casting will have enough to assess your suitability for the role they are seeking to fill.

Give them what they need the first time around. Good luck!

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Stepping into Management?

Is your career transitioning into a more managerial role? Many of us who work in the industry do not get any formal training in management and learn by trial and error. Self-education is key. Here is some recommended reading for industry professionals stepping into this arena.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Other’s Don’t

Thinking, Fast and Slow

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing People

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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Rational Acoustics - In Person Trainings

Rational Acoustics are the owners and developers of the world-renowned Smaart® Acoustic Test and Measurement Software.

Smaart is the most straightforward and widely used software for real-time sound system measurement, optimisation and control. For over 18 years it has garnered a loyal following from every corner of the audio industry. And on a daily basis it helps audio professional around the globe do their jobs better, faster and, of course, smarter. Rational Acoustics offer courses in numerous locations around the world.

Rational Acoustics offer the following courses:

Smaart Operator Fundamentals

Smaart Basics

Application Practicums

These courses are offered in numerous locations in USA, Europe, Australia, Africa and South America

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Expanding Your Job Search Abroad? Read These Resume Tips First!

It's time to update your resume for overseas jobs and internships. Read these 10 tips on how to write a great CV that will get you hired!

    1. Save your CV or resume as a PDF file.  Sending a Word or Pages file may seem “amateur” to many organizations.
    2. Save As “YOUR NAME.MONTH-YEAR”  Do not save the document under the file name “Resume”.  Someone may file it away haphazardly and you will never be found again. Ex: Joe Smith CV-March 2017.pdf
    3. If you are sending a cover letter, save the file using the same format as your CV: Joe Smith Cover Letter-March 2017.pdf  (Do not send a cover letter in the body of the application email).
    4. Add your country code to your phone number. You are sending your resume overseas, don’t make the future employer search for the country code to use to call you. Ex: +853 000 0000
    5. Be creative with your CV or resume format.  Most organizations do not expect to see standard business formatting like in the past, especially international companies.  Take the opportunity to highlight your personality and style.
    6. Proof it. Double check it. Get a friend to check it. Do not send a CV with spelling and grammatical errors and mistakes.
    7. Make yourself accessible. Provide multiple ways to communicate with you: Skype, WhatsApp, Email address, Phone number, Voxer. If companies contact you to ask for a time to chat, go to timeanddate.com – world meeting planner. Look up the employers time zone and your time zone and set aside dates and times that work for you, listing both time zones. 
    8. Add specific details. Rather than simply listing your past employment, expand on some of the last projects/shows/gigs that you have worked on and include your duties and responsibilities. Keep it short and precise. Overseas employers may not be familiar with the projects/shows/gigs you are referencing so make sure they understand what your role was within them.
    9. Colored Type or No? Many of my colleagues and I have debated about color on a CV. As someone who has scanned through hundreds of CV’s, I like color, I remember color. Don’t be afraid to use it but keep it simple and subtle.
    10. Watch your page length. Many employers prefer to see a CV or resume that is 1-2 pages only. 
  1.  Tips suggested by Anna Robb: Head of Stage Management – The House of Dancing Water – Macau, China

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Become a Rigger with accreditation - What's out there?

To become an accomplished Rigger requires both experience and training. Here are some ways to explore how to become a Rigger.

To become an accomplished Rigger requires both experience and training.

There are no countries except for Australia, who require you to have a certificate in Rigging prior to getting on the job. Given the risks associated with the job, it is the individual’s responsibility to gain the training, experience and knowledge to be confident in the practical application of their work.

Here are some training resources for you to consider:

USA – The Entertainment Technician Certification Program – Arena and Theatre Rigging Certifications

UK – Professional Lighting and Sound Association – National Rigging Certificate

UK – Professional Lighting and Sound Association – National Event Lifting Certificate

AUSTRALIA – Workplace Health & Safety – Rigger Licenses

AUSTRALIA – Workplace Health & Safety – Dogger (DG) Licenses

WORLDWIDE – Industrial Rope Access Trade Association

 

 

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