This is a podcast that interviews the people responsible for creating many of the images and videos you see in your world every day. It is a behind the scenes look into what it takes to bring these amazing visuals to life. With interviews from advertising and design agency creatives, producers and owners, to Actors, fashion designers, model agencies, photographers, photographer agents, directors, hair and makeup artist, clothing stylist and more. You will hear about the work it takes to transform an idea into the final visual.
Episode 100 - Erica Ptohos SVP – Group Creative Director at TBWA\World Health
48:51Erica Ptohos is the SVP, Group Creative Director for TBWA\World Health and she has some great advice and stories for you in this episode. Erica talks about shooting in an active mental institution and one project that really hit close to home for her. You will also hear her advice (Which is great advice) to anyone wanting to get into advertising and design, how she got into this whole career, why she thinks going to college at Hartford Art School before she went to Pratt Institute was a good idea and how she selects photographers for projects, plus a lot more. So go take a listen and let me know what you think. Be sure to Like it, Share, Subscribe and Comment!
Episode 99 - Erada Svetlana - Owner of the Erada Agency a design and creative production company
58:08We talk about everything in this episode as we catch up on the changes in Erada's life. Her new Design and Creative Production Agency, Shooting in NYC, being a photographer and the stereotypes that come with it, therapy, price of apartments, dating, and a lot more! It's a really fun episode that I know could have lasted so much longer. Be sure to let me know what you think about this one and like it, thumbs up it, follow, comment and everything else you can do :)
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Episode 98 - Mary Dail – Owner & CD at Big Leo Productions
1:03:36Mary talks about working at Martha Stewart Living and not even knowing who Martha Stewart was when she took the job. We also discuss how she handled a client paying her invoice and then two months later, asking for part of the money back, due to no fault of Big Leo, what to look for if you’re looking for an agent, as well as what is expected from the artist she represents. There is a lot of information in this one for anyone who wants to be an agent or is looking for an agent. So go take a listen and let me know what you think. Be sure to Like it, Share, Subscribe and Comment!
Episode 97 - Kelly Swanson - Producer at Home Depot
1:06:29Kelly can tell you what it’s like to almost have your head crushed by an elephant’s tusk! She tells us all about that story, which happened during her time working for Ringling Brothers. She will also chat about working with Disney on Ice, Wrangler, Lowe’s, Sealy, owning her own agency and a whole lot more. So go take a listen and let me know what you think. Be sure to Like it, Share, Subscribe and Comment!
Episode 96 - Tony Reagan – Former Model Agent, Photography Agent and movie producer
1:17:03Tony has done it all! We discuss a shoot where the talent had Secret Service protection, what it’s like to shoot with Mary J. Blige, multiple times, how to put together a 45-day shoot and what it really takes to be successful as an agent. We chat about times when your expense account was so large you could fly from NYC to San Francisco just for brunch, and many more interesting stories about working in Los Angeles and New York City. So go take a listen and let me know what you think. Be sure to Like it, Share, Subscribe and Comment!
Episode 95 - Griselda Sanchez – Senior Social Manager at BBDO NYC
49:49Griselda left her home country of Mexico and came to NYC with only a dream and almost immediately landed a job with worldwide advertising agency TBWA. She has since worked with celebrities, traveled, for work, to other countries, secured Bacardi as a client and can tell you all about how to run social media at a major advertising agency. Griselda was a lot of fun to talk to and very enthusiastic, which is always fun for me. So go take a listen and let me know what you think. Be sure to Like it, Share, Subscribe and Comment!
Episode 94 - Brian Freeman – Founder/CD of Sensitive Guy Design
1:20:46Do you want to know what Will Smith is really like to work with? Brian tells you in this episode. We also discuss almost getting beat up by Ghost Face Killah, working with Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Wu Tang Clan, BeBe Winans, Randy Moss and a lot of other artists. We spend time talking about Culture wars, growing up, how some recording studios used to leak music, and a whole lot more. This was a great chat, that I know could have gone on much longer. Maybe we do a part 2? Let me know what you think of this episode. Be sure to Like it, Share, Subscribe and Comment!
Episode 93 - Barbara McKay - Media Personality and Author
1:10:24Have you ever asked a celebrity to watch your coat and bag so you could go spend time with friends? Barbara has, and it was a huge country music star, who waited around on her to come back and get her things. This is just one of the many great stories Barbara McKay tells during our chat as we discuss her book ‘Coming Home’ which you can find at www.BarbaraMcKay.com which is filled with great stories and great recipes for food you are going to love! We talk about how she is related to Princess Diana, her time spent with Fashion Designer Oscar De La Renta, the multiple Miracles she has experienced in her life, meeting Elvis and so very much more! You really need to check this episode out. So go take a listen and let me know what you think. Be sure to Like it, Share, Subscribe and Comment!
Episode 92 - Cindy Hicks – Prop Master/Set Decorator
1:16:57This is a must listen/watch if want to hear some great stories about set decoration and propping for film and TV. Cindy has some amazing stories. We talk about the time she was shooting for a newspaper and wasn’t allowed on the infield of the Richmond NASCAR track because she had on shorts, but Cindy figured out a way to get some pants. You want believe what she did to get them. We also discuss how she got free blood bags for Homeland, 25 feet of books from the 1830’s to the 1870’s in less than 12 hours, a stuffed duck for a shoot, what she thinks of Unions and the possible strike, aging and breaking up a full sized plane for Walking Dead – World Beyond, and so, so much more! So go take a listen and let me know what you think. Be sure to Like it, Share, Subscribe and Comment!
Episode 91 - David M Watts – Chief Creative Officer, Consultant, Editor in Chief, Mentor
1:13:23Listen to David talk about the time the licensing company he worked for turned down a video game that turned out to be a huge hit and a movie! We also talk about what David thinks every creative needs to be successful, his time working with Andrew Lloyd Weber, what it’s like to own and start a magazine that is distributed around the world, how he mentors black fashion designers and how, on occasion, his “accent” has helped him. So go take a listen and let me know what you think. Be sure to Like it, Share, Subscribe and Comment!