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  1. Great and mature advice, Nate, deeply appreciated :)   Thank you,   Iván
  2. Thank you Nate! Really appreciate your answer (and your nice comment!)   You mean doing a specific VG game, then Film, etc dedicated reel or even more genre-divided as in Action VG, Atmos VG reel, etc.   Thank you!   Best,   Ivan
  3. It's been a while since my last post!   ...and I thought I could ask for some advice!...I decided to change my reel with a wider selection of projects than last time, featuring not only VG work, but also Film and TV, with an emphasis on some deeper writing...   I would really appreciate your input...don't want to lose any potential VG work, but I thought it might be wiser to show some more delicate writing...after Austin Wintory showed the way to be more creative, it might be interesting for developpers as well...   What do you think? Or for a VG reel it might be wiser to just focus on VG music VS a more ecclectic approach?   Would love to know your opinions...after all, we are mostly composers in this part of the forum hehehe.   Thank you in advance, guys!   Here it is:   https://soundcloud.com/ivanp-1/demo-reel-2014    
  4. Love the graphics!
  5. Great teaser! When will you be releasing it?
  6. Hi, everybody!    Totally agree with nsmaden.    I did a lot of free work when I was starting and only a few of them translated into paid projects later on, and always with really limited budgets.  Creating professional relationships is essential, but it doesn't mean you aren't supposed to do it for free.    Imagine you receive 100 $ for some music in a game...let's say 25 minutes of music. That team calls you again for some successive projects and little by little the company grows. One day there might be a bigger project calling for a bigger budget, but, still, a lot of resources will be needed and it will still be necessary to have the tightest possible prices. So...do you think you will be able to ask, let's say, a 300 % more for such a project?  It's a matter of perception. If you have been hired for 300 % less, there's no way you will be able to fill that gap on the spot. And there's always the possibility of that team hiring a bigger name, should a bigger budget arrive, for marketing purposes.  It would not mean your team is unfaithful, is just the basics of business. We are PASSIONATE with what we do and we spend a lot of time boosting our craft, but, when you reach that moment where you are working as a composer to make a living, it is also a job, no matter what love you put into it (that's the best part of that job, actually :) ) But, as a job, I don't think you should be ashamed of asking for a stipend in return, be it money or, as Nathan said, an exchange of services. And, if there is no budget, maybe think that that gig wasn't for you :)