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 19 - Timur Civan
Timur Civan is a cinematographer working on commercials, documentaries, scripted narrative and experiential. Working his way through the craft and the New York film scene for over ten years, he sets himself apart with his experiential work. A notable example of this style being the music video for Nigel Stanford titled Cymatics. I’ve known Timur for the past 3 to 4 years meeting and hanging out in the same NYC film circles. We both frequent Vincent Laforet’s poker game where Timur acts like he doesn’t know how to play but miraculously ends up winning rather consistently. Somehow I felt this information was relevant and helps paint a picture for you all. In the podcast we discuss Timur’s current transitional state as he finds himself very close to joining the union as a DP. Reflective and thoughtful, this conversation provides insights into the lesser discussed aspects of craft building, the ways in which our talents and opportunities can feel cyclical and how to anticipate these cycles and make them work for you both artistically and financially.