Today’s guest is a Hollywood Film and TV Editor, Composer, and Sound Engineer. He also designs and builds audio and video post-production boutique facilities. We get into all that and we even touch on his experience at a 10-day silent retreat. Please enjoy my conversation with Matias Lanzi. Show Notes: [2:00] Interview Begins [4:00] Building Studios and the role of an Agency [10:30] When a producer calls…The process [13:00] Creative modes and Time management [17:20] Tired eyes cures Flux your eyes for Phones and Computers [21:30] An editors desk: Mackie Big Knob, Wacom Intuos [24:45] Creativity [28:45] Preparing for the Entertainment Industry [33:00] Questions to ask ourselves [35:00] Priorities and change [38:30] Delegating [43:00] Starting out post-production houses [48:00] Handling people [50:00] Recharging and what Matias doesn’t do Pivoting books The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation The Tibetan Book of The Dead The Primal Scream The Prophet [59:00] Silent retreat! [1:06:00] Matias tips on Editing [1:12:00] www.Matiaslanzi.com, www.honda.com, www.orci.com Favorite movies A Clockwork Orange Romeo and Juliet The Fifth Element [1:16:00] Final words
In today’s episode, I interview a Fire Dancing Girl who runs her own Fire Dancing company! We talk about how she shifted from traditional college ideas to a professional DJ and then to an out of the box career choice, leading several fire teams to entertain people all over the world. Please enjoy my conversation with Brittany Chandler. Show Notes [2:45] Interview begins [4:30] Brittany as a DJ [6:30] Dancing Fire and Costume Design [13:00] Brittany’s company inception and growth [18:00] Clients and Marketing [20:30] The Eisenhower Matrix “To Do” list here Download it here And here is the source where I found it with some productivity insight Original source [22:00] “Walk away” strategies that bring big results [25:00] Advice to transition into Passion that pays the bills [27:30] Early inspiration and discipline carries over into other areas of life [31:30] Big Mistakes and Idea sharing [34:00] Recharging from exhaustion [37:00] Positive relationships [45:30] Brittany’s inspiration, “Flow Art Festival”, “Spin Jam” [48:30] Find Brittany www.thedancingfire.com, Instagram @thedancingfire @thedancingfire @brittanychandlerfire [49:30] Final thoughts [53:30] Last antidote – Brittany’s hair caught on fire on stage
This episode is short one about a few things I learned about the entertainment industry, specifically in the Film Industry and even more specifically, on Producing and Editing. I want to share them because they can save time, they can save money and they can reduce a lot of stress. I hope you find this episode helpful and as a reminder of how important efficiency, effectiveness and protecting yourself in the entertainment industry is. Show Notes: Amazing Lighting Luminys Lighting [2:20] Show Starts [3:30] Orange County Productions Studio OC Productions Studios [5:00] Mistakes to avoid when it comes to Producing [6:00] 360 Spin Rig on Instagram [7:30] I was getting overwhelmed [8:00] The importance of a producing partner. If you’d like to hear how I met My Producing partner Joey Chu, take listen to episode #3 of this podcast [9:30] Losing money, neglecting to follow up in an email, and moving studio lights [13:30] Offline editing Great tutorial Youtube Tutorial
Episode 18! I have another special guest who is the co-founder of the well known Slam Dance Film Festival, who have beautifully spawned some phenomenal filmmakers who have made big marks in cinema. Dan is also a film Director, Producer, and Screenwriter with a recent movie out called Bernard and Huey. He is also the only filmmaker that I know of who produced a feature film for the sake of getting his previous feature film up for consideration by the Academy. He tells the captivating story in this episode as well as how he got creative when a meeting fell through by casually convincing a New York Publisher to take on his book, The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking. I got so inspired by Dan, after the interview I stayed at the coffee shop for 5 hours longer to finish rearranging a script of mine that I wrote a couple years ago. It was fun this month I’m planning to have a table read of it. And now it is time for Mr. Dan Mirvish. Please enjoy! Show Notes: [2:20] Interview Starts [5:30] Creativity with Dan [11:30] On Patience [13:45] Dan’s movie that changed the rules of the academy awards. Open House The Musical [31:45] Dan’s recent book on Indie filmmaking, The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking [36:15] How Dan accomplished his recent award-winning feature film, Bernard and Huey [41:45] Dan’s New York film meeting was canceled – so instead he pitched and sold a book idea [48:00] Advice if you’re new to the film industry [56:00] Robert Rodgrigues’ first movie El Mariachi, Richard Linklater’s cult classic Slacker and Dan’s Omaha The Movie [58:00] Slam Dance Film Festival inception [1:02:45] Paranormal Activity, a Slam Dance Film Paranormal Activity [1:07:30] Submit to Slam Dance via Without A Box or directly to www.slamdance.com [1:08:00] How Dan recharges his life [1:14:15] On Dan’s gravestone “The Man Who Changed The Rules Of The Academy Awards” [1:16:45] On building a career with a body of work [1:19:30] Where to find Dan www.danmirvish.com on twitter @davmirvist and www.slamdance.com [1:21:30] One word Dan is constantly working on: POSTURE [1:22:15] Dan’s final words
This episode is different because there will be no guest. Instead, I wanted to share a recent addition to my career. It has taken quite some time to finally relieve some career stress and I wrote down a short antidote that I hope will be useful to anyone listening. My thesis statement: You don’t have to give up, but sometimes you must throw away your pawns in order to make your way to the Kings and Queens. Please, enjoy! Show Notes: 1:30 Anecdote starts 10:10 Airbnb Endeavors Become An Airbnb Host or get $40 off your first Airbnb rental when you travel yourself. 12:30 Enlightenment 13:00 Counting submissions 14:40 Losing track of time Tony Skateboarding 16:00 Different submission approaches 17:35 Closing statements And if you liked this episode, please leave me a review on iTunes. It would inspire me to keep the show moving on. Thank you!