Art vs. Commerce Podcast
About This Show
The Art vs. Commerce podcast, hosted by Jared Levy, is a conversation with creative industry professionals who have made a career out of their art. The discussions range from a guest's personal history to learning how they manage to maintain their unique aesthetic in an arena that demands compromise. As a director and cinematographer for commercials, documentary and narrative, Jared finds himself having these conversations with friends and colleagues often. He is a lifelong lover of radio/podcasts and hopes that bringing these discussions to an audience is a great way to share our collective experiences and hopefully deepen our understanding of how to manage this challenging balance.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 17 - Dallas Taylor
Dallas Taylor is a sound designer and business owner of Defacto Sound, a sound design and mixing house based in Washington D.C. The shop takes on projects from a wide variety of genres including commercials, video games, network promos, short docs and feature length films. Clients include National Geographic, Audi, Redbull, Fallout and Skyroom (video game trailers). A recent feature doc they did titled Blood Brothers won Sundance and another titled Almost Holy is currently in theaters after screening at Tribeca. I’ve known Dallas for a few years now since he began working with fellow film collaborators (and podcast guests) Jon Bregel of Variable, Ryan Booth and Andy Baker of National Geographic. Dallas is always inquisitive, eager to steer conversation away from the mundane, diving into deeper discussion about the craft, the industry or life in general. I think this approach to people, wanting to get past the surface pleasantries, is at the root of his continued success. In the podcast Dallas takes us on his journey from aspiring jazz trumpet player to high end sound designer. Along the way we pick up advice and insight on how to make big life moves and how to build a successful company.