51 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Marijke van Veldhoven — Zoo You Mind?
For the past year and a half, illustrator Marijke van Veldhoven has been drawing comics about her life as a creative, capturing the feelings and the fears that we all experience.This week Marijke launches a kickstarter campaign to share a collection of 100 of those comics in a book called Zoo You Mind? We talk about how she got started as an artist, how receiving feedback from her audience gave her confidence to return to drawing comics, and what she learnt from asking for help._____Find and follow Marijke online:website | instagram | LinkedIn _____Links and show notes from the episode: Back Marijke's Zoo You Mind? Kickstarter campaign Artists mentioned: Egon Schiele and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
63 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Gina Morgano — Find Your Voice
My guest on this episode, Gina Morgano, is a radical romantic who believes in using her voice as an instrument of peace.Gina teaches how to find your voice - both the external voice that has something it wants to sing and the internal voice which has something that it's longing to say. In this episode you'll hear some of Gina's story - how she came to be a performer and singing teacher with a love of learning and sharing other people's stories. [You can read a full transcript of this episode at https://www.studiotimepodcast.com/blog/ginamorgano]_____Find and follow Gina online:website | Instagram | podcast Self Care for Singers Facebook Group | The Practice Society_____Links and show notes from the episode: The Practice Society is a new collective of curious, dedicated and service-oriented artists ready to dive deep into cultivating purposeful practices in art and life. Through community and conversation, this introductory summer membership explores the pillars of Identity, Wellness and Growth. Artist citizens will receive the tools and accountability to build and support the lifestyle and creative practices that will sustain them for the long-haul, helping them to claim agency over their creativity and make meaningful contributions through their humanity and artistry. Be a Curator: Gina's blog post about creation and curation Your $5K Hour: Why some people pay £385+ to see Beyonce Learn about the Audience by Design workshop here.
58 minutes | May 26, 2021
Dana Ray — The Power of Naming What You Do
Dana Ray works with unboxable leaders to name their work, and tell the true story of what it is about. She is a writer, speaker and facilitator who works with leaders, artists and change-making organisations.Dana and I talk about one of her earliest memories of using words to document and process her lived experience, the lesson she learned from a Bulgarian hairdresser, and how the process of uncovering your primary verb can help you do more of the work that you were born to do._____Find and follow Dana online:website | Instagram_____Links and show notes from this episode:Sara Dittrich — From passive seeing to active looking, from passive hearing to active listeningWhy Fish Don't Exist — A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life by Lulu MillerDana speaking at Creative Mornings — Your Shade of Blue_____Art (and artists) need an audience. Your art won't put itself in front people who want to engage with it by accident. For your work to have more significant impact in the world, part of your creative practice — part of being ready — should include building an Audience by Design.Learn about the Audience by Design workshop here.
66 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Jenna Pastuszek — Don't Fear Failure
Jenna Pastuszek, co-founder of Innovative Voice Studios and the star of "Get Happy", is a connector of humans and ideas. As an actor, singer, voiceover artist, teacher, coach and mentor, she always shows up as a human first and is someone I always enjoy spending time with.We talk about her work with Tim Russell at Innovative Voice Studios and how they collaborate to create programs that empower their clients to take ownership of all aspects of their creativity. Jenna explains how she filmed a covid-safe version of her show "Get Happy" and also shares what she has learned from studying Judy Garland._____Find and follow Jenna online:website | instagram | studio_____Links and show notes from this episode: Young People's Theater Workshop Jenna describes that she didn't realise how important singing and performing were to her life until she stopped doing them temporarily. NYU Steinhardt Operating out of fear instead of intuition Innovative Voice Studio with Tim Russell How the Covid 19 pandemic encouraged Jenna and Tim to extend and expand their offerings to serve performers beyond the NYC area. Building programs that people can participate in online and in person. Learning to sing as a vehicle for learning to be a human. Preparing for a Broadway audition can teach you things that are applicable across a variety of industries and markets around the world. Learning about auditioning for Broadway can teach us to treat ourselves and each other with humanity and respect. "I use my voice to help others find theirs." IVS is showing leadership in the Broadway community by engaging Equity & Diversity Strategist Shavanna Calder, and creating the Artist Expansion Fund to support BIPOC artists Get Happy - The Songs of Judy Garland, performance for East Lynne Theater Co. Filming the Covid Safe performance in a theatre with no audience to be watched by people online The costs of Judy Garland's legacy The lessons Jenna has taken from Garland's humanity The difference of getting to know an artist as a Human First Future planning Why Jenna would tell the younger version of herself not to fear failure Art (and artists) need an audience. Your art won't put itself in front people who want to engage with it by accident. For your work to have more significant impact in the world, part of your creative practice — part of being ready — should include building an Audience by Design. Learn about the Audience by Design workshop here.
44 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Anna Peng — Consistent Creativity
Anna has taken the skills she developed studying industrial design and expanded her public portfolio to demonstrate how you and I might find our voices through sharing our process work as well as our polished work. You can find Anna at @puhpenguins and thehabitfactory.space
57 minutes | Jan 9, 2021
Stephen Voss — It Gave Me a Reason to Be There
Stephen Voss is a photographer and photojournalist who lives in Washington, DC and makes a living taking portraits of people for magazines and newspapers.We recorded this episode shortly after the Nov 2020 Presidential Election and since then Stephen has continued to document the people and events in Washington, including the January attack on the US Capitol._____Find and follow Stephen online:website | instagram | newsletter_____Links and show notes from this episode:Senator Cory BookerCongresswoman Alexandria Ocasio CortezFormer First Lady Michelle ObamaToddler at the Lincoln MemorialIrving Penn - was an American photographer known for his fashion photography, portraits, and still lifes. Penn's career included work at Vogue magazine, and independent advertising work for clients including Issey Miyake and Clinique. His work has been exhibited internationally and continues to inform the art of photography. [source: Wikipedia]Credits: Thanks to Kayle Clements for the editing assistance.Please direct any compliments or constructive criticism about Studio Time to firstname.lastname@example.org
47 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Gail Boenning & Manu Satsangi — The Gift of Shared Kindness
Growing up, neither Gail or Manu would have identified as an artist or creative, but over time, both of them began to listen to the quiet voice inside them that realised they had ideas and gifts worth sharing.After getting to know each other during an online creative workshop earlier this year, they began looking for projects they could collaborate on.One such project is The Gift of Shared Kindness, a product inspired by a creative Christmas gift Gail made for her father a few years ago. It’s a gift you can give to someone who doesn’t need more stuff in their life. Instead this is a gift that is designed to be re-gifted in a way that Gail and Manu will explain - the beauty here being that the more you give it away, the more valuable it becomes.As a special bonus, this is the first episode of Studio Time that comes with a free recipe! You’ll find instructions on how to make Gail’s exceedingly satisfying snack mix in the show notes below.____Find and follow Gail & Manu online:Gail: Born Free Newsletter | Manu: InstagramThe Gift of Shared Kindness:Etsy Store | Shared Kindness stories on Medium___Show Notes from this episode:Sweet & Fruity Snack Mix10 oz Sunflower Seeds10 oz Pumpkin Seeds8 oz Almonds, sliced10 oz C Dried Montmorency Cherries10 oz C Dried Wild Blueberries1/3 C Maple Syrup1 tsp Vanilla1 tsp Cinnamon Mix seeds, nuts, syrup, vanilla and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Place on shallow rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 250 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Stir at 10 minute intervals. Cool. Stir in dried fruit. Package.Sweet and Savory8 oz Pecan Halves8 oz Whole Cashews8 oz Whole Natural Almonds2 tsp Dried Thyme2 tsp Dried Rosemary1 tsp Sea Salt1/2 tsp Black Pepper¼ C Maple Syrup Mix all ingredients by hand in a mixing bowl. Place on shallow rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 250 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Stir at 10 minute intervals. Cool and package.___You can visit the show website at www.studiotimepodcast.com | Email any questions or feedback to email@example.com
61 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Bec Brown — You've Got This
Bec has been working as a professional communicator for 20 years. She established her PR credentials at Universal Music Australia, before founding the PR, corporate communications and crisis management agency The Comms Department, where she and her team work with some of Australia’s biggest and best-known media, entertainment, travel and lifestyle brands. Before training to become a PR professional, Bec had a successful career as a vocalist and vocal coach, and even before that, she was a great friend to my family and me.Our careers took us off in different directions and we haven’t been in touch for a few years, this conversation is the first we’d shared in ages. I’m thrilled to see how Bec's career has flourished and I’m grateful for the knowledge and insight she shares from her own experience working with artists and brands known across Australia and throughout the world.___Find and follow Bec online:The Comms Department | Instagram | TwitterYou've Got This: The essential career handbook for creative women___Links and Show Notes from this episode: Delivering on what you’re promising How to be more PR-able The power of consistency Ways to build trust with your audience Tips for dealing with a crisis from someone who does it for a living “If you’re feeling nervous, be of service.” Part author proceeds from "You’ve Got This" are donated to these two charities that support women:Life Changing ExperiencesFitted For WorkSend any compliments or constructive criticism about Studio Time to firstname.lastname@example.org
61 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Angelica Richie — Every Voice is Worthy of Being Heard
Shining Light has been working with correctional facilities for over 20 years, creating opportunities for artistic expression in prisons across the US and giving incarcerated men and women new ways to find their voices and have them heard.Angelica and her colleagues usually do in person workshops with inmates, helping them create presentations that they then showcase to peers in their facility. The COVID 19 pandemic forced prisons to limit access to visitors and the regular workshops had to be cancelled, but Shining Light devised a way to continue to serve their artists and alumni on the inside and create a piece that they are able to share with the public for the first time. Creations of a Caged Bird is the hour long presentation featuring work written and devised by inmates that has been performed and produced by artists like Angelica. It’s available on youtube and I’ve shared the link in the show notes. Creations of a Caged Bird is powerful and very moving and I wanted to learn more about it.___Find and follow Angelica online:Website | Instagram ___Links and show notes from this episode:Shining LightCreations of a Caged BirdThe Quaranzine - the only Sunday publication you know you can read cover to cover. We aim to bridge the gap between insightful editorial columns and comedic relief for your pandemic life. Read a full transcript of this episode here.Email any compliments or constructive criticism to email@example.com
62 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Jay Clouse — Commitment, Creatives and Community
Jay created Unreal Collective which is a community of creators and he built Freelancing School to help you become your own boss. In his podcast Creative Elements, Jay talks to high-profile creators about the nitty gritty of building their creative careers.In this conversation, Jay talks about the years he spent not believing he was creative and we talk about how he’s grown his business over the past four years—including when and how he thinks about outsourcing tasks, so he can focus on what he does best.Jay shares his thoughts on building habits versus making commitments, getting intentional about what he wanted to achieve when he began the Creative Elements podcast, and reflects on how all the high profile guests he features on the show spent years in the trenches before they began to recognise the level of success they’re known for now. Jay has a lot to share about building community, having built his own online community and advising other brands and businesses on how they establish successful communities of their own.You can find Jay on twitter and instagram @jayclouse. If you enjoy this episode I’d love for you to reach out to Jay and tell him so.___Find and follow Jay online:Website | Twitter | Instagram ___Links and show notes from this episode:Jay Clouse: How to Build an Online CommunityJobs to be Done FrameworkRead a full transcript of this episode here.
57 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
Ari Axelrod — How Cabaret Saves Lives
As the Founder and Director of Bridging the Gap he empowers artists to explore and express their unique artistry using the skills of cabaret.___Find and follow Ari online:Website | InstagramRead a full transcript of this episode here.
54 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Leya Van Doren — Challenging Expectations
In our conversation we talk about challenging other people’s expectations of who we should be creatively, finding freedom within the structure of a creative practice and balancing security and freedom.___Find and follow Leya online:Website | InstagramRead a full transcript of this episode here.
48 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Napoleon Douglas — Doing It Live
Napoleon earned a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Drake University and a M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship from Southern New Hampshire University. In this wide ranging conversation, we talk about the teacher that fostered Napoleon’s talent early on, and how he was able to return the favour a few years later to help her set up City Voices, a non-profit that provides arts education at no charge to many more young people in his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa.Napoleon describes how the contracts he booked straight out of school offered him stage experience and also showed him the rest of the regional theatre business - from the box office to the kitchen. He talks about why he decided to do a post grad MBA in entrepreneurship and became known backstage as the accounting kid.___Find and follow Naopleon online:Website | InstagramRead a full transcript of this episode here.
54 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Halle Mastroberadino — Let's Take It From The Top
If you’ve listened to Studio Time previously, you’ll find the format of this episode is a bit different.Recorded over the course of 6 weeks, this episode documents Halle’s journey from being someone with an idea for a podcast through to the launch of her very first episode. I was able to check in with her at a number of points along the way to follow her progress and discover the questions she was asking.I was able to reach out to some colleagues who host their own podcasts, and tap into their collective insight and experience to get Halle some really helpful advice and useful answers. I’m proud to welcome back to Studio Time the voices of Drew Alexander Forde, Lili Torre, Peter Shepherd and introduce you to Molly Beck. I look up to all four of these podcasters and the way they show up for their own audiences and I’m grateful for their willingness to contribute here so generously. It’s a great reminder that the people in your network have an abundance of wisdom and experience to share - and there’s no prize for answering every answer on your own.___Find and follow Halle online:Instagram: Halle | Let's Take It From The TopListen to the Podcast: Spotify | Apple Podcasts___ Featuring special guests:[listen to their shows & reach out on instagram]Lili Torre: The Dreaded Question | instagramDrew Alexander Forde: Faking Notes | instagramMolly Beck: messy.fm | instagramPeter Shepherd: The Long and The Short Of It | instagramRead a full transcript of the episode here.
56 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
Kayle Clements — The Long and Winding Path
___Introducing The Infinite Creative, a newsletter for those who are creative, curious and constantly looking for opportunities to learn and grow. Read what I’m learning and thinking about when it comes to being more intentional, productive and impactful as a creative - one idea per day. Subscribe here.___When I was growing up and studying music, I learned about great composers such as Bach who was employed by the church and Tchaikovsky, who had a wealthy patron. Many of the other composers I learned about either barely scraped together enough to get by, were cloistered in academia, or had day jobs that supported their music after hours.In the places I studied, no one really talked about how you could be a contemporary composer and make a living while doing it. Until I met Kayle.He is a Production Music Library Composer - which means he writes musical cues that go into the libraries that provide music for television, film, advertisements and other media. With music that has shown up on shows as fun as Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and as well...prolific, as The Young and the Restless - Kayle has been writing music for screen since 2013.___Find and follow Kayle online:website | email___Links and show notes from this episode:Listen to Kayle on SpotifyListen to Kayle on Apple MusicTAXI: The world's leading independent A&R companyRead a full transcript of this episode here.
52 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
Stephanie Roberts — Speaking Up
___Introducing The Infinite Creative, a newsletter for those who are creative, curious and constantly looking for opportunities to learn and grow. Read what I’m learning and thinking about when it comes to being more intentional, productive and impactful as a creative - one idea per day. Subscribe here.___Stephanie didn’t grow up with the dream of becoming a voice over artist and she talks about the process of moving from one creative identity to another.She describes her home studio vocal booth, the logistics of being the voice of Samsung’s virtual assistant Bixby, some of a voice actor’s tricks of the trade and we explore what it means to be a voice over ally.___Find and follow Stephanie Roberts online:website | instagram___Links and show notes from this episode:Glossary:auralex - acoustic foam panels and soundproofing solutions Listen to:Stephanie Roberts on The Dreaded Question podcast with Lili Torre Apple Podcasts | SpotifyTimothy Huang on Studio Time Apple Podcasts | SpotifyLearn more about Voiceover or Voice Artists:The many voices of Jodi BensonI Know That Voice - Voiceover Documentary TrailerRead a full transcript of this episode here.
50 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Timothy Huang — I'm Still Here. So There's That.
___Introducing The Infinite Creative, a newsletter for those who are creative, curious and constantly looking for opportunities to learn and grow. Read what I’m learning and thinking about when it comes to being more intentional, productive and impactful as a creative - one idea per day. Subscribe here.___Tim was my guest on episode 17 and it’s a pleasure to welcome him back to talk about what’s been happening with his show American Morning since we last spoke.On June 19, Tim releases a brand new recording of American Morning on all the platforms you go to find music. He describes it as half cast recording, half concept album. For my money, this recording celebrates the show’s history and imagines its future. Tim has captured everything he’s learnt about the show so far and demonstrates how it can sound when it goes to a full production.We don’t discuss it in any detail here, but I highly recommend you go to timothyhuang.net and read the incisive and insightful articles and blog posts Tim shares there.___Find and follow Timothy Huang online:facebook | website | instagram | twitter___Links and show notes from this episode:Glossary -TYA: Theatre for Young AudiencesCast -Alexander Sage OyenThom SesmaPreviously on Studio Time:#17 Timothy Huang — Never. Stop. Writing.#38 Thom Sesma — Take the Next StepFind Timothy's published sheet music online at newmusicaltheatre.com and contemporarymusicaltheatre.com and listen on soundcloud or at his website timothyhuang.netRead a full transcript of this episode here.
54 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Gabe Anderson — You Signed Up for the Circus
___Introducing The Infinite Creative, a newsletter for those who are creative, curious and constantly looking for opportunities to learn and grow. Read what I’m learning and thinking about when it comes to being more intentional, productive and impactful as a creative - one idea per day. Subscribe here.___Seth Godin described Gabe’s writing as “the best blog about music and craft we know” and his posts are an essential daily read for anyone who is ready to have their eyes opened a bit more about creativity and the music business.Find and follow Gabe Anderson online:gabethebassplayer.com | email | Hum Love playlist ___Links and show notes from this episode: Belmont University The Seinfeld theme was improvised The Kicks (band) The Kicks YouTube Channel Seth Godin speaks about being a Linchpin Hum Love Spotify playlist Read a full transcript of this episode here.
10 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Matthew Carey — Talking About Listening
Introducing The Infinite Creative, a newsletter for those who are creative, curious and constantly looking for opportunities to learn and grow. Read what I’m learning and thinking about when it comes to being more intentional, productive and impactful as a creative - one idea per day. Subscribe here.I didn't feel right releasing an episode today that didn't acknowledge the pain and frustration many of us feel as we try to come to terms with the racism and division that keeps showing up in our culture. Here's how I'm trying to process what's going on and how I might respond.Find and follow me online:The Infinite Creative | instagramLinks and show notes from this episode:The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly ChughRead the episode transcript here.I'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback on this episode. Drop me a line firstname.lastname@example.orgI post regular thoughts to help you design a career that sustains you creatively, emotionally and financially at The Infinite Creative newsletter. You can read and subscribe here.Thanks for listening!
49 minutes | May 25, 2020
Wilson Charles — Always Be 10x Better Than Anyone in the Room
Charles spent ten years helping to realise the creative vision of artists such as Justin Timberlake and Rhianna, touring the world with them and others before running away with the Cirque de Soleil show Michael Jackson Immortal.Now he’s finding his own voice and returning to his classical music roots. Charles just completed a 100 day cycle composing original solo piano works which he plans to record, release and tour in the near future.Learn about what it’s like to tour with pop superstars and hear Charles’ advice for musicians who want to play in those arenas.Find and follow Wilson Charles online:Instagram | PatreonLinks and show notes from this episode: Full Sail University, Florida Kevin Antunes Jessame Berry Greg Phillinganes - watch this 🤯 Darrell Smith Cirque de Soleil’s Michael Jackson Immortal Publisher Billy Mann Read the episode transcript here.I'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback on this episode. Drop me a line email@example.comI post regular thoughts to help you design a career that sustains you creatively, emotionally and financially. You can read the posts and subscribe here.Thanks for listening!