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Squarespace for hosting, Vimeo for video, and Soundcloud for audio. That's the holy trinity as far as I can figure it.


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By knowing people who work in said American companies (esp. in marketing). By interning/working in an audio (post) production house that does a lot of the productions that you're interested in. By knowing freelancers that do said productions and getting them to hand you some of their work (e.g. editing) and forming a partnership that way. By establishing ...


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I suggest going with the TV-style mix. In which, I usually take the 85 SPL theatric mix, boost it by 6dB, slight remixing where necessary, and have a brickwall at -3dB for good measure to ensure nothing clips (TV often brickwalls dialogue around -10dB, but since it's for web-based display, I allow myself up to about -3dB. Going about 6dB hotter than ...


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I think it's interesting to make the distinction between an academic portfolio and a professional portfolio. I see that the latter tends to usually focus purely on the product whereas in an academic learning environment I understand that it's more important to focus on the processes, because those are what are being taught. In art disciplines it however ...


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http://www.weebly.com/ http://imcreator.com/ http://www.wix.com/ + Other "real" WYSIWYG editors Wordpress is some sort of "de facto" for people who don't want to learn simple website coding, but it will be very limiting without wanting to understand the Wordpress framework, which is honestly more appealing to "serious" web developers/designers than a person ...


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I recommend Behance.net. Free, unlimited everything, and it's a massive and very well-respected platform for creative professionals to network etc. Even has job listings. Best place to put your portfolio online in my opinion. I've gotten lots of work just from being part of Behance. They also offer the new ProSite service if you want a fully customizable ...


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http://shownd.com/ - Free Vimeo - Free Soundcloud - Free Not sure if these are really what you are looking for. I just made my own website when I was in school and had links to clips on vimeo.


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I would also recommend Wordpress but would keep in mind the same considerations that Internet Human pointed out, ie: it will be limiting without learning the wordpress framework unless you stick tightly to the template. But the great thing about wordpress is that it's highly customizable without the need for any fancy html skills. There are a ton of free ...


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Flavors.me and utilize your social networks within it. That's what I used to use for my portfolio before I learned how to code.


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as a general advice, i found this post very useful: http://audiocookbook.org/guidelines-for-making-a-sound-design-demo-reel/ good luck!


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I would go even further and compress/limit everything to -1.1 dB. I'm sure a lot of fellows won't agree but I'd rather have one showreel aimed at the web with these specs, and a separate one for the professionals which includes headroom and does not generate any loudness conflicts.


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I am, at present, working on my own website and THIS guy helped me a lot. He talks step-by-step about how you can make your website using WordPress. Hope that helps.


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Thanks for all the replies. Looks like the majority vote is in favour of Wordpress so i may just have to check it out properly. Thanks for all your replies, SSD is an awesome place.


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I use wordpress for dallasaudiopost.com and echocollectivefx.com - I'm also in the process of putting together a third website that we'll launch sometime in the next few months. I've found it to be a good looking, flexible and powerful framework with tons of support and users. Its generally iphone and ipad compliant, which is important. Also, wordpress ...


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I'd vouch for Wordpress to be honest. I've had a very good experience using it. There are plenty of Professional Themes you can get that are perfect for (video) portfolios, and these themes often have built in customisation features. You can get 'plugins' for Soundcloud and the like too. I'd say have a browse online through Professional Wordpress Themes, ...


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It sounds very basic and linear, but a great start. About 20seconds in the sound fails to create an impact. Make them bows sound big! the flames sound huge, get more leathery sounds in there for where the hand grips the bow, or riders grip reins etc. Layer up the sound of the horses and riders and use perspective, for example when you see the white horse ...


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Hi there Here's my two cents worth. The sound effect tracks for this probably totaled to no more than 4 tracks. Try add more tracks of sound effects to reduce holes and dips. You don't always necessary need to put the obvious sounds down. Create an atmosphere . Make use of "off screen effects" Pick a point of view for the viewer, Ie are you on the horse ...


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As I've not had much response from my original post I have tried to expand my thoughts in a couple of blog posts: http://sound-sculpting.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/what-is-portfolio.html http://sound-sculpting.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/sound-design-portfolios.html As I've said these are just my thought so I'm keen to know what you think. Is there anything not ...


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Check out Bandcamp. They even offer a way to sell your stuff if you want. Or Newgrounds Audio, which has a layout that not everyone might like, but they seem more geared towards music/sound for games, whereas Bandcamp is mostly about music from the artist's perspective. Or dive into Wordpress and integrate Soundcloud and/or Audioboo with it. Lots of ...


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