The Reel Insights blog
Stuti Mandala | Reel Stories with ReelCrafterJoin ReelCrafter co-founder Sam Hulick and L.A. singer/actor Stuti Mandala as they discuss how Stuti uses ReelCrafter to create audio-visual demos for casting directors and booking agents. Learn how the flexible reel builder integrates with press kits and provides playlist analytics for tracking track performance.
Louis Robert King | Reel Stories with ReelCrafterLouis Robert King, composer and orchestrator, talks about taking on unexpected projects, including a recent collaboration with The Ironsides, in a new episode of Reel Stories. Gain insights into Louis' creative process and how he approaches opportunities in a constantly changing creative landscape.
Willow Crest | Reel Stories with ReelCrafterLA-based folk duo Willow Crest shares how they use ReelCrafter to pitch for festivals, sync licensing, and media composition opportunities. They discuss how the platform’s tools, like track replacement, fit into their workflow, and how they discovered a unique way to engage with their fan base during the pandemic.
Reel Stories with ReelCrafter | Episode 01: Gilde FloresReelCrafter co-founder Sam Hulick chats to Gilde Flores to find out how ReelCrafter fits into his workflow as a multi-genre composer and music producer. Plus, Gilde shares some pro tips on how the platform’s unique tracking features helped him secure his latest composer/music supervisor role on ’The Garcias’ (HBO Max).
How Hollywood composer Chris Lennertz levels up his demo reelsIn this exclusive interview, composer Christopher Lennertz discusses the importance of demo reels and how he uses ReelCrafter’s metrics on reel engagement to identify what works well and what doesn't. Don’t miss his tips on ways to always be improving and making sure your pitches are top-notch.
4 Questions with Matthew HeadDon’t miss this edition of ”4 Questions” featuring Matthew Head, Emmy, NAACP Image, and Peabody Award-winning music producer and composer. Learn about his love for music, his big break producing music for Oprah Winfrey’s hit drama Greenleaf, and more. Get an inside look into Head’s creative process and impressive career.
4 Questions with Matt BowenCheck out our latest Artist Spotlight featuring a “4 Questions” interview with composer and score producer Matt Bowen. Matt’s worked on projects like The Binge, The Boys, Blood Road, and more. Learn how he went from a music producer working with bands and artists to composing for tv and film.
Artist Spotlight: Craig Marks, ComposerMeet LA-based composer Craig Marks, known for scoring Iron Chef America. From working with Hans Zimmer to scoring Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr., Marks shares his journey and offers valuable advice for aspiring composers on creating unique music and compelling demo reels.
The basics of a film trailer cueDiscover the art of crafting intense film trailer music with composer Mike Rubino. Learn the importance of structure, continuity, motion, and segmentation while simplifying and layering elements to create powerful, memorable cues. Rubino’s insights guide you in achieving that coveted epic trailer sound.