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The Creative Jungle
20 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
Who Thought A Catfishing Christmas Movie Was A Good Idea?
Our hosts, Arty and Justin, get into the holiday spirit with a review of the Netflix Christmas movies that made the greatest impression on them this year. Is Kurt Russell the best Santa Claus ever? Who considers catfishing a romantic holiday plotline? Are the Christmas classics of the past still resonating with the kids of today? We look for answers to these hard-hitting questions and more as we wish everyone out there a happy holidays and joyful start to the new year.
48 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
How New York Times Bestselling Author Chris Grabenstein's Creative Process Can Help You Now
Chris Grabenstein's prolific writing career has captured the imaginations of countless children around the world with his award winning books such as The Haunted Mystery series, The Smartest Kid In The Universe, The Lemoncello series and more. How does he do it? In this interview, Chris shares the lessons he learned from his roots in improv comedy, working for advertising agencies, and collaborating with the likes of Jim Henson and James Patterson that continue to influence his creative process today.
34 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
An Inside Look At The Stunts That Drive The Marvel Cinematic Universe (WandaVision, The Avengers and Keeping Elizabeth Olsen Safe)
CC Ice is a stunt performer and actress whose credits include doubling as Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch in some of the most iconic action sequences in recent cinematic history. But as CC reveals, there's a lot more to capturing a stunt performance in order to blend an actor with their stunt double to achieve the suspension of disbelief. Hear CC detail her creative process for working through the action sequences that have dazzled audiences in Avengers Infinity War, End Game and WandaVision.
45 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Robert Ashe's Guide To Editing Conan O'Brien
Team Coco's Head of Post Production, Robert James Ashe, hops on the podcast to talk through the editing process of Conan O'Brien's long running late night talk show. How does their editing team take an idea and shape it into an on air sketch? What's the collaboration like between the writers, producers and post production team? What did Team Coco have to do to continue producing a daily show during COVID? Robert shares his tips, tricks and editing philosophy that's led him to 4 Primetime Emmy nominations.
47 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Following Through On Your Entrepreneurial Spirit
Byron White is a serial entrepreneur who's launched half a dozen successful start-ups including writeraccess.com, which has made the INC. 5000 list for five years in a row. Byron's not short on ideas, but it's his process for executing those ideas that keep delivering growth to his ventures. Hear the stories behind his most successful start-ups, how he finds uplift, when it's time to pivot, and when it's time to give back as he's done with his Lost Ball Golf Tournament to raise funds for cancer research.
15 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Space Jam Rant
LeBron James or Michael Jordan? People have strong opinions on the GOAT of basketball debate. But after watching Space Jam 2: The Legacy, we definitely have an answer to who the GOAT of basketball films costarring Looney Tunes characters is. Justin and Arty air their grievances about the latest LeBron James effort, rethink their childhood impressions of Bugs Bunny, and chalk up another championship for original films vs. reboots.
41 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
How Mental Health Affects The Creative Process
Joel Relampagos is an acclaimed Los Angeles based Executive Producer and Showrunner whose most important work may be founding the Los Angeles based mental wellness community, Change Your Algorithm. Joel candidly shares his own mental health journey, how the transformation he went through has influenced the creative executive he is today, breaking down entertainment industry stereotypes about mental health awareness, and what a clearer, healthier mind can do for the creative process. www.changealgorithm.com
42 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Finding Your Comedic Voice
Tess Tregellas is a comedian, actor and filmmaker you admire because she's not afraid to try something new. Whether it's making award winning short films, trying out a new bit on social media or performing in comedy clubs all over New York City, Tess is putting her creative courage on display everyday. "It's like going to the gym, it's the reps," she says. Hear all about Tess's creative workout routine, writing content for specific platforms and why your corporate marketing team's tweets could be funnier.
53 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
How To Message Your Big Idea
Tamsen Webster is the kind of marketing strategist you call when you have a big idea that needs a megaphone. Part storyteller, part strategist, part 'idea whisperer', Tamsen has helped build messaging approaches for some of the biggest tech, pharma and life sciences brands in the world to drive action with their ideas. How does she do it? Let her tell you in this podcast as well as her new book, 'Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible'. What's a red thread? She explains that too!
50 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Creating Humor That Works In The Workplace
Andrew Tarvin was like many of us who found office life to be a little dull until he started applying his improv comedy background into the workplace. Fast forward to today and Andrew is a bestselling author, has a Tedx talk with over 10 million views and founded his own company, Humor That Works, where he helps organizations get better results while having fun at work. Hear how this humor engineer crafts a comedy routine for the workplace that won't get you fired and how it can stimulate creativity.
43 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Immerse Yourself In The World of Van Gogh
Annabelle Mauger is a renown creative director from France who grew up surrounded by a world of art and cinema. So it's no surprise that her creative mind is dazzling audiences around the world with her immersive art exhibitions. Hear how Annabelle takes the works of masters like Vincent Van Gogh or Pablo Picasso and designs an immersive audiovisual showcase that frees audiences from the restrictions of frames and screens to become active explorers in the works of art surrounding them.
42 minutes | May 31, 2021
The Power of Clean Slate Thinking
JP Bolles is the Vice President of Creative for Sandwich, an LA based video agency that's changing the way brands are creatively thinking about their video marketing content. With the success of their videos, it's no surprise that JP and the Sandwich team field a constant barrage of calls from clients asking for cookie-cutter versions of their previous work. But Sandwich isn't an assembly line, and today, JP explains how his team keeps their creative process fresh for themselves and their clients.
35 minutes | May 27, 2021
Humanizing Tech from a Tiara Wearing Entrepreneur
Jennifer Bonine was the first female Artificial Intelligence platform tech CEO and is here to tell us how she applies her creative process to the design, implementation and marketing behind her tech start ups. As the CEO of AI Appstore and recently launched virtual building platform, RedRex, Jenn's no stranger to imagining how AI can enhance the human experience. But you may be surprised at how important storytelling is to spreading this tech guru's message of making AI easier to understand for all ages.
40 minutes | May 19, 2021
What You Need To Know About Directing Your Scripted Debut
Writer/Director Murphy McCann tells us all about the development and production of her first scripted short, Burning My Tongue, about the complications and comedy that comes with trying to flirt or date when you're LGBTQ. As a member of our internal team, Murphy is an essential part of our creative meetings. But it wasn't always that way. Find out how Murphy developed her creative process and how that helped her bring Burning My Tongue to life.
29 minutes | May 9, 2021
A Know Nothin' Who Knows Something About Screenwriting
Josh Kirk is an independent writer, director, and editor whose dark comedy inspired work, Know Nothins, garnered award-winning praise on the film festival circuit. Hear Josh break down his creative writing process, how he developed his latest short, Hip Cat, and how he collaborates with a crew to bring his words to life on the silver screen.
48 minutes | May 7, 2021
Low Cut Connie’s Adam Weiner On Shedding His Layers Of Creativity
Adam Weiner has seen his share of success as an indie rock act. His band, Low Cut Connie, has garnered praise from music legends like Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and even earned a spot on President Obama’s summer Spotify music list. Hear how Adam went through his creative metamorphosis to become what he considers to be the entertainer he is today and how he sees his latest project during COVID, Tough Cookies, to be his most pure creative endeavor yet.
20 minutes | May 7, 2021
Season 3: Exploring The Creative Process
Creative courage is a theme we’ve stressed over the years with our Video Jungle Podcast. So we decided to follow our own advice, and revamp the show to focus on the creative process of people we think have creative courage in their field of work. All industry sectors apply here as we attempt to get to the root of creativity. What does it mean to be creative? How can someone else's creative process impact your own? Hear Arty and Justin's initial thoughts and what you can expect from our season 3 series.
2 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Thank You And Here's To A Better 2021
A quick message from all of us at The Video Jungle Podcast. We hope you all enjoy your holiday season and here's to a better 2021 for us all!
16 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
What Makes A Classic Holiday Film?
The holiday season is a time family, friends, giving, and rewatching your favorite holiday themed movies. Whether you jump back into the 'Die Hard is a Christmas movie' debate, consider 'Nightmare Before Christmas' a Halloween movie, or desire a stop motion adventure with Yukon Cornelius and Rudolph, these are the films that we hold dear to our hearts. But what makes these films so special? And where do Hallmark films fall on the spectrum of classic holiday films? We search for answers in our last 2020 pod.
15 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
How Will Ferrell's Elf Almost Ended Up On The Shelf
In a different world, Elf, the 2003 Will Ferrell holiday classic may never have been made. It's true! Thanks to Netflix's 'The Movies That Made Us' series, we got all the behind the stories on the making of Elf that had us thanking our lucky candy canes the filmmakers persevered. Hear are takeaways on what stood out to us from the production side and the business side, as well as the lessons marketers and young filmmakers can learn from the making of this holiday classic.
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