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B&EP #165 - The End of an Era
The B&E Podcast #165 “The End of An Era" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Folks this is the end of "The B&E Podcast" as you know it.  Don't worry though, we will be back and better than ever very soon.  On this finale, we reflect on some of the biggest personal lessons we learned doing the podcast.  We'll see you all again soon under our new name, "WAY OF THE ARTIST". POINT #1: "NEW BEGINNINGS" - Art is all about beginnings.  Sometimes a new start means throwing some old things away.  Embracing that process means stepping into unknown territory, but bringing in the wisdom you learned from your past experience and trusting where you'll land. POINT #2: “FINDING PERSPECTIVE" - In this journey of being creatives and artists, there's going to be a fair share of highs, lows, and unexpected turns.  Learning to accept this as part of the ride helps us to move through the tough times with less pain and even find profound lessons that will propel you even further than before. POINT #3: “KEEPING INTEGRITY" - There are a fair share of temptations along the path of artistry that ask us to do something we're not truthfully comfortable with; to compromise ourselves or our work in some way.  Knowing that we always retain the power to choose, and to say no has never been more important in our world. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Howe Sound Brewing (Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website https://www.howesound.com/– Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #164 - The Permission to Unleash Your Creativity
The B&E Podcast #164 “The Permission to Unleash Your Creativity" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Welcome back everyone for yet another provocative installment.  In this one, we reflect on some of our own early experiences of things that didn't quite go to plan to discover that maybe it was exactly what we needed to learn some big lessons.  We often look outside for the answer to creating great art, but in the end, it all comes back to us.  You're it! POINT #1: "WHAT WE NEED TO LEARN" - More often than not, things don't quite go to how we planned or intended.  Often those detours or time we see as wasted were exactly what was needed to learn a very profound lesson.  No sense in regretting it, maybe try appreciating it. POINT #2: “UNDERSTANDING TECHNIQUE" - In any art form, there's this thing we have to face called technique.  What does it do?  What is its function?  Why do we learn it?  Usually, it's something to get out of the way so you can get to doing the thing that is most important. POINT #3: “ONLY YOU KNOW" - At the end of all the learning and preparing and technique it still all comes down to you.  Artistry is not something that can necessarily be taught in any conventional sense.  Artistry is about you trusting who you are, your voice and its inherent value, even if you don't fully understand it. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Persephone Brewing Company (Pale Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.persephonebrewing.com/– Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #163 - Why Resisting Change Can Be Our Downfall
The B&E Podcast #163 “Why Resisting Change Can Be Our Downfall" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: This saucy little conversation is all about how we make a genuine discovery in our lives and in our creativity.  By staying open to change, and being adaptable, we can overcome any seeming obstacle by understanding how it is exactly what we need. POINT #1: "YOU CAN'T PLAN DISCOVERY" - It's simply not possible.  You can set out on a course, you can have an intention, you can explore an area, but you can't contrive discovery.  True discovery only occurs when you delve into the unknown without a sense of what you might find. POINT #2: “CHANGING FOCUS" - Change is one of those facts of life.  It's one of the certainties.  Isn't it strange then how we resist it so desperately?  When we learn to embrace change we can actually discover a new way or path that is more authentic and true to our sense of purpose. POINT #3: “GUIDEPOSTS" - Are the hurdles and obstacles actually helpful guiding tracks?  It may be so.  When we can stop lamenting things not working out how we wanted right away, we may uncover a greater truth to our vision.  We don't have to give up what we want, just the way we thought it was going to go. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Fernie Brewing (Slow Drift Witbier) - Today's Craft Brewery "SpeedWealth: How to Make a Million in Your Own Business in 3 Years Or Less" (Book) - T. Harv Eker "The E-Myth" (Book) - Michael E. Gerber VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website https://www.ferniebrewing.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #162 - The Illusion of Safety in Creativity
The B&E Podcast #162 “The Illusion of Safety In Creativity" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: This one was so damn good.  Just click on it now.  We break down all kinds of the biggest problems we face when it comes to creating and when it comes to being an artist.  Hint, it has almost nothing to do with technical ability and more to do with our mindset towards it. POINT #1: "THE TAIL WAGGING THE DOG" - We have often become trained to come at our work from a technique first approach.  This is riddled with all kinds of problems that severely limit if not completely stifle your potential. POINT #2: “TECHNIQUE" - Your art is never about the technique.  The more we begin to understand this and accept this truth the better our work will become and the freer we will feel as creators.  What you do is not about the technique and it never will be. POINT #3: “FALLING" - The biggest reason we cling onto technique, both in ourselves and in society, is because it gives us a sense of safety.  This sense, however, is an illusion.  When we rely solely on our technical skills to see us through to artistry we lose its most critical component.  Much like love, we have to fall and begin to trust that the fall is precisely what is necessary. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Russell Brewing Company (Punch Bowl North West IPA) - Today's Craft Brewery “The young man knows the rules but the old man knows the exceptions.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://russellbeer.com/– Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #161 - Connecting Your Art with the Audience
The B&E Podcast #161 “Connecting Your Art With the Audience" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: On this "Not So Serious" podcast, we use the art of cinematography as a jump off point which becomes a terrific catalyst for us to explore the bigger themes of creating.  We explore the play of control and chaos, the payoffs of maintaining your integrity, and why you are your greatest asset. POINT #1: "CINEMATOGRAPHY & STORY" - This beautiful art plays such a huge role in how effectively the story is being told.  Great cinematography not only gives you the best view but works to make you feel something and build an emotional connection to the story.  By making creative decisions to serve the whole as opposed to simply trying to "look cool", your work goes to another level. POINT #2: “WHAT'S YOUR FUEL?" - Where are you working from?  Are you honouring your own ideas?  Are you honouring the things that really compel you when you're creating?  Do you have your own emotional connection to the subject matter you're dealing with?  By tapping into our own humanity and its muckiness, we open the opportunity for the audience to connect more deeply. POINT #3: “GEMS FROM NOWHERE" - When you're in sync with your own experience, when you're trusting yourself and letting your connection to your material come out, all kinds of beautiful things you didn't expect or couldn't have even thought of make their way out.  All kinds of colours and nuance begin weaving into what you're creating and you might not even realize it until much later. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Parallel 49 Brewing ("Gypsy Tears" Northwest Red Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://parallel49brewing.com/– Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #160 - The Creative Benefits of Appreciating Other's Work
The B&E Podcast #160 “The Creative Benefits of Appreciating Other's Work" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We've talked at length before about criticism and its pitfalls, but what about the opposite?  What happens when we show appreciation for other people's works?  Learning to find and give value to the artists we come in contact with can do extraordinary things, even if we're not really a fan. POINT #1: "BLACK & WHITE" - No work is ever just shit nor is it perfect.  Usually, we tend to be more critical than praising.  Until we can learn to find appreciation in others and their work, whether we subjectively like it or not, we can never offer genuine criticism either. POINT #2: “YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE" - If you find or realize that you are more critical of others than appreciative, chances are it's a reflection on you as well.  When we build a critical creative world around us we become fearful to create ourselves.  Learning to genuinely appreciate others helps us build a trusting environment for ourselves and others. POINT #3: “OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN" - When a work rubs us the wrong way or upsets us, often it provides a window into ourselves.  By asking some questions as to why this is so we may discover some hidden beliefs and unexamined ideologies we have been needlessly carrying. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Fernie Brewing Company ("What the Huck" Huckleberry Wheat Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery "mother!" (film)  - Darren Aronofsky VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website https://www.ferniebrewing.com/– Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #159 - Rooting Out Guilt In The Creative Process
The B&E Podcast #159 “Rooting Out Guilt In the Creative Process" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Oh yeah, baby!  This is a good one full of practical and philosophical wanderings.  We uncover some insidious effects of guilt on our creativity as well as find some simple and profound steps to push through resistance. POINT #1: "WHAT'S GOING ON?" - Sometimes when you don't know what to do, or where to begin, or don't even feel like doing anything.  That's fine.  Whoever said you had to feel great?  Start with where you are.  Say, "fuck it" and see what comes out.  Let it go and let it move through you. POINT #2: “OH THAT GUILT" - We play a lot of mind games with ourselves when it comes to "being busy" or what we "should be doing".  We use guilt as a way of making us feel better about what where we think we fall short or aren't doing enough.  Stop it.  It's a silly game. POINT #3: “FIND YOUR WINS" - It doesn't matter how big or small, how profound or mundane, find wins for yourself every single day.  Find three wins every single day that will make you feel as though you won the day.  Try it. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Main Street Brewing (Old Knight Pale Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://mainstreetbeer.ca/ – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #158 - What Stops People From Being Original
The B&E Podcast #158 “What Stops People From Being Original" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Being original is one of those things that an artist strives for but is one of those things that is hard to pin down.  How do you be original?  How do you create something original?  How do you know?  We explore and try to shed some light on this tricky subject. POINT #1: "WHAT YOU SAW" - We often fall into the trap of taking all of our inspiration from works we've seen or heard from other artists.  It's great to be inspired by others we admire but not so great to simply try and create what they did.  When we copy we rob ourselves of our potential to be original. POINT #2: “YOUR LIFE" - Learning to follow our own impulses, feelings, and ideas as they come up in our work is the thing that sends us in the direction of originality.  Your art does not fuel art, your life fuels your art.  The mundane, the little details and seeming trivialities of your life are your gold. POINT #3: “TRUST IS THE KEY" - Unlocking your art requires trust in your life experience.  Trusting that it has value, that there are things about you and how you express that are inherently original and unique. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Granville Island Brewing (Gose With Peach) - Today's Craft Brewery B&EP #157 - "What It Means to Take a Creative Risk" VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.gib.ca – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #157 - What It Means to Take a Creative Risk
The B&E Podcast #157 “What It Means to Take a Creative Risk" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Time after time, these not so serious podcasts really get into the goods.  This one is about that thing people say all the time -- take a risk.  We try to demystify what that all means and how it can make you freer, and more authentic as an artist.  Let's take some risks people! POINT #1: "WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?" - At multiple points in our lives, we've heard that sentiment to take risks.  So how do you do that?  How do you take a risk?  What IS taking a risk?  Perhaps the better way to look at it is to give yourself permission.  Permission to do what?  Permission to bring you into your work. POINT #2: “YOU" - How much are you actually letting you into your work?  How much are you giving your voice, your vision, your experience value?  When you listen to that part of you, you begin to make creative choices and take creative directions that are, guess what, RISKY. POINT #3: “CAN YOU GET 'INTUIT?'" - As artists, we have to work from a place that is sometimes a little mysterious, a little illogical, but no less effective.  Working from a place of feeling unlocks creative treasures and is the foundation upon which everything else is built. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Strathcona Beer Company (Premium Pilsner) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.theparksidebrewery.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School http://www.onstageblog.com/columns/2017/8/16/what-actors-actually-do-an-open-letter-to-critics-and-media-writers
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B&EP #156 - How to Make Money With Your Artistic Abilities
The B&E Podcast #156 “How to Make Money With Your Artistic Abilities" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: It's everyone's favourite topic -- money.  Or maybe not.  No matter what you think and feel about it, it's a part of our world and it definitely affects us as artists.  Making money has long been a tough situation for the majority of creatives out there and in this episode, we discuss how to make the transition as well as explore exciting new possibilities for artists. POINT #1: "VISION, INTENTION & POSITION" -A big part of how we make an earning from our art is the place that we hold in people's minds.  We need to get clear on our truthful vision and intention -- where we want to go.  From there we can put ourselves out there in a more impactful way that people remember. POINT #2: “GET GOOD, PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE" - The first thing is to come to a certain place with your work.  And that means working at your work, your craft and your art form.  At some point, you have to begin letting others see or hear it.  Begin with people you trust and then branch further out.  Keep creating and keep showing it to people and you'll get noticed. POINT #3: “GOLDEN AGE" - We are at an unprecedented time where we can find an audience with little to no interference or middle man.  There are new businesses and economies just arising to enable artists more creative freedom as well as financial support.  Use emerging technologies to find your audience and build a career. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: The Parkside Brewery (Dawn Pilsner) - Today's Craft Brewery Patreon (Web Company) VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.theparksidebrewery.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #155 - Why Change is Hard & How to Do It
The B&E Podcast #155 “Why Change Is Hard & How to Do It" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Let's get not so serious with it and see what happens!  We tackle issues around making changes, making decisions and making love.  Well maybe not exactly that last part, but love has a big part in all of it.  We discover that when it comes down to being great artists and having great lives, love is the way to decide. POINT #1: "CH-CH-CH CHANGES!" - Changes are a part of life.  They happen out in the world and they happen on a personal level.  When things get uncomfortable and painful, we can spare ourselves suffering by listening to what it's telling us.  Usually, it's to make a change. POINT #2: “LETTING GO" - Letting go is maybe one of the strongest things we will ever learn to do.  Part of what makes us indecisive and resistant to change is because we're hanging onto something, often something that doesn't serve us.  When we let go of our ideas and judgments around what letting something go might mean we can embrace a more truthful voice and a path that is calling to us. POINT #3: “IS IT LOVE?" - We're either making our decisions out of love or out of fear.  Quite simply, what are you basing your decisions on? MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Yellow Dog Brewing Co. ("Sit and Stay India Session Belgian Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery Alan Watts - Author/Philosopher "Strengths Finder 2.0" (Book) - Tom Rath "Metal Gear" (Videogame Series) - Hideo Kojima VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.yellowdogbrew.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #154 - How to Develop Your Talents as an Artist
The B&E Podcast #154 “How to Develop Your Talents As An Artist" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Developing our skills and craft as artists are fundamental to our success and our own sense of gratification.  In this one, we talk about the effectiveness of practice, going back to the basics and learning to enjoy the process of it all. POINT #1: "PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE" - Like anything, if you want to get good at it, you have to practice.  There are loads of creative ways you can come up with as well as research to improve "soft" and "hard" skills.  The only thing you need after that is the follow through. POINT #2: “MAKING IT MATTER" - If it's so easy as just practicing, then why don't we just do it?  Often it's because we're too focused on how far we have to go, or simply where we are not.  What we need is a flip in perception.  How can we find the reward in what we're doing right now?  How can we enjoy the mundane practices?  By letting go of expectations we can discover the joy of mastery. POINT #3: “IT ALL COMES TOGETHER" - When time and effort meet, amazing things happen.  By trusting what you're doing in practice, you will find extraordinary expression when you put your work out there.  There's a little science and a little something mysterious all going on. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Steamworks Brewing Co. (Kolsch Lagered Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery "The Little Book of Talent" (Book) - Daniel Coyle VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.steamworks.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #153 - Let the Criticism Come
The B&E Podcast #153 “Let the Criticism Come" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We kick off a big talk on criticism once again, how we handle it as artists, where it comes from, how to know where it's coming from and so on.  What we uncover is that there is no need to fear criticism in any form it comes from to find liberation. POINT #1: "UNDERSTAND BEFORE YOU CRITICIZE" - If you're active as a critic of an artistic medium it's important that you know what it entails, not just technically but personally and deeply.  Whether that means you have to do it yourself and put your own work out there, intimately knowing what you criticize will make you more valuable to the process.  Ask yourself, how would I like to receive criticism? POINT #2: “TEAR IT ALL DOWN" - Some people don't really provide constructive feedback.  It's not particularly hard to tell when that happens -- usually full of jarring trash talk and cruel personal opinion without explanation of possible improvement.  When you encounter this kind of talk, sweep it off. POINT #3: “GREAT CRITICISM" - It can be an art unto itself.  It can help an artist see where they acted or expressed inauthentically or where the message got lost in the technique.  It can be a spirit of cooperation to push communication further and bolder and even be a source of inspiration. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Green Leaf Brewing Co. (Weizenhower Wheat) - Today's Craft Brewery "I Needed Color" (Short Documentary) - David Bushell - (link below) VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.greenleafbrew.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #152 - Give Yourself a Chance to Be Incredible
The B&E Podcast #152 “Give Yourself a Chance to be Incredible" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We love these not so serious talks.  We always get into something.  On this one, we put a lot of focus on filmmaking to discover some universal truths about artistry.  As artists, we have many tools at our disposal, many methods, and many means, but this is not what makes us artists.  By learning to wield these means in direction and service to a vision we can go beyond. POINT #1: "NEW TECHNIQUES" - Inspiration can often be found in new methods and techniques, but that doesn't make them stand on their own.  They must still be crafted, shaped, used where they fit.  Sometimes it means foregoing it all together -- the choice is yours. POINT #2: “WHAT'S IT ALL FOR?" - Behind a lot of the practical logics in craft and industry, there was some artistic reason.  When that reason gets lost and only the practicality remains you're left with an empty shell and the artistry is lost. POINT #3: “DARE & FALL" - To be an artist means to be bold and daring and to fall and risk.  Only then are you truly able to know what is inside of you.  Playing it safe is not the ground of artistry -- find your opportunities and put your voice out there. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Category 12 Brewing (Simplicity Blond) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.category12beer.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #151 - Finding the Life, Work, Art Balance
The B&E Podcast #151 “Finding the Life, Work, Art Balance" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Finding the balance seems like a constant conversation around here.  On this one, we take a direct look on finding that equilibrium in some of the biggest areas that affect us.  We discover that we always have choices to find greater balance and more joy in our lives when we let go of our judgments.  This one is super tasty. POINT #1: "SWING AWAY" - When anything is too far out, as in too much work or too much play, or even too much art, there's bound to be problems.  Life will become too dull, too stressful, too uninspired etc.  When one thing is taking too much of your energy, swing in the other direction to find balance. POINT #2: “STEP AWAY" - Sometimes we need to step away from what we're doing, even if it's the art that we love.  It isn't the same as taking a step back, this is an exercise in gaining perspective on our situation so we can make a powerful decision to follow more joy in our lives. POINT #3: “WHO'S JUDGING?" - Part of what gets in the way of us following our passion and what's exciting for us now is our attachment to the past and what we think it might mean if we walked away from something we've invested a lot of time into.  When we realize that it doesn't mean anything and that we can come back or change the path at any time we open up to complete artistic freedom. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Category 12 Brewing (Wild IPA) - Today's Craft Brewery "Paddle Your Own Canoe" (Book) - Nick Offerman "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" (Book) - Daniel H. Pink VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.category12beer.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #150 - Find A Struggle that Brings You Joy
The B&E Podcast #150 “Find a Struggle that Brings You Joy" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We bring you a podcast that's all about the messy part of the journey of being an artist and how that's actually a good thing.  Without the challenges, it would get awfully boring around here.  This one is full of practical and philosophical wanderings.  Brandon also goes down a crazy corner rabbit hole about time -- which is fun.  Check it out.  (This recording has a periodic sound issue in the recording which we're not sure why it happened, but the episode is awesome.  Promise.) POINT #1: "WE'RE IN THE INCUBATOR" - Life is constant learning.  When we step out of one incubator we enter another one.  There's never a stop to it.  This isn't depressing.  This makes life full of aliveness.  When we stop resisting this process we can transform it into something profound. POINT #2: “IT'S A MAGIC TRICK" - There's never any time but now.  There's no tomorrow or yesterday, they exist only as thoughts in our mind.  So if there's something you want to do, now is always the best time to start doing it.  Make the decision. POINT #3: “WE GOT STRUGGLES" - Find a struggle that brings you joy, and find joy in the struggles.  When we can learn to turn our challenges into play, we no longer have to suffer so much for our art and our careers. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: The Parkside Brewery (Dim Wit Witbier) - Today's Craft Brewery "The Alchemist" (Book) - Paulo Coelho VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.theparksidebrewery.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #149 - What it Takes to Have Longevity in the Arts
The B&E Podcast #149 “What It Takes to Have Longevity in the Arts" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: How do you have a long career and survive the trials and tribulations of an artistic life?  This is what we explore in this saucy little episode.  We come away with some great ideas around how we motivate ourselves and what it is that we're really doing as artists. POINT #1: "GOTTA GET THAT" - When we reduce our art forms down to results, rewards, fame or even technique, we lose sight of the whole point.  When we're creating from this place it all becomes a huge drag that is sure to shorten your career. POINT #2: “SAY WHAT?" - What is it that you do?  Actually?  Behind the label of what you do, what do you do?  Ask yourself this question.  Begin to explore this thing that you have set out to do and begin to uncover the deep feeling, meaning, and motivation that makes it all worthwhile.  This is your inner artist.  Find what is beautiful and you will find the truth. POINT #3: “ENGAGE!!!" - When you're really doing what you're doing, everything melts away.  Your concept of time, place, even your self, seems to evaporate.  When you're engaged amazing things happen creatively.  Ultimately, this can become the goal of artistic endeavor that can last a lifetime. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Stanley Park Brewing Co. (Windstorm West Coast Pale Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.stanleyparkbrewing.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #148 - Master the Basics, Become a Master
The B&E Podcast #148 “Master the Basics, Become a Master" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Through an intriguing cross-examination of different art forms and mediums, we discover some fascinating insights into the creative process and becoming terrific artists.  When we cut through the crap and the complications we convince ourselves of, the basics are always forgotten and the basics are always what makes or breaks our work. POINT #1: "WHAT IS THAT EVEN?" - Before you get caught up in the little details or even really start thinking about them, a picture of the whole has to be formed, communicated, or made tangible in some way.  Often the little details can become trivial, meaningless or even detrimental when not viewed in perspective of the whole. POINT #2: “IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LAYERS" - Once you have a basic outline, which isn't going to look like much, now there's room to play.  Now you have the room to refine, sculpt, finesse and discover the little details.  When you embrace this whole process, the most simple of ideas can become a magnum opus. POINT #3: “CUTTING THROUGH" - We like to overcomplicate things.  There's no need to.  Start simple.  Make that simple as great as it can be.  The core things are the most important things that make the biggest difference in the end.  Practice, embrace and enjoy being basic. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Strathcona Beer Co. (Cherry High Wild Cherry Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" (Book) -  Daniel H. Pink VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.strathconabeer.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #147 - The Temptation of Selling Spectacle Over Story
The B&E Podcast #147 “The Temptation of Selling Spectacle Over Story" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Sparked by recent events in the summer blockbuster lineup, we talk about the risks of marketing your work with too much focus on the bells and whistles.  We discover that artistry and industry have a fascinating meeting point where they both agree.  Audiences seem too as well. POINT #1: "COME SEE THE SPECTACLE!!!" - There's nothing wrong with a little razzle dazzle in art.  In fact, it's necessary.  But if you're trying to market and sell your work purely on this alone, it gets dicey.  There are so very few names and situations in which this can work effectively that it's best to not rely on. POINT #2: “STORY FOR THE WIN" - No matter what kinds of effects, names, budget etc you have at your disposal, none of it takes the place of a good story.  In any artistic work, there is always a story to be told.  When we strip it down to nothing but aesthetics and sizzle, everyone is left wanting. POINT #3: “WHAT AM I EATING?" - Spectacle is a lot like the spice and presentation of food.  No doubt it's important and can add flavour, but we need to know what we're actually consuming.  Is it chicken?  Is it fish?  Is it beef?  Wait, it's a pasta?!  The core component needs to be there in order to make everything else relevant. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Moody Ales (Sublime Pineapple Hefeweizen) - Today's Craft Brewery "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" (Movie) - Luc Besson VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.moodyales.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #146 - Why Our Motivation Escapes Us
The B&E Podcast #146 “Why Our Motivation Escapes Us" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We're back to tackle that pesky subject about motivation, where it comes from, and how we can stay on track as artists.  We discover that through a greater acceptance of our emotions and practicing forgiveness, for others and ourselves, we break through the barriers to freedom. POINT #1: "READJUSTING OUR MOTIVATION" - We have a lot of mixed up ideas about motivation in our world.  It seems people either have it or they don't, or when you have it, it's fleeting.  When we look at our goals not for what we get from them but what achieving our goals gives others we discover a greater sense of drive and purpose. POINT #2: “EMOTIONS & SHACKLES" - We all carry a lot of baggage.  That baggage comes in the form of our past and our emotions around them.  By not allowing ourselves to acknowledge our anger, sorrow or fear and express it in a healthy way, we carry it around with us.  It can impact us in ways both consciously and unconsciously.  Learning to let it go helps us to reconnect with our authentic motivation. POINT #3: “FORGIVENESS IS THE KEY" - After you have let the emotions flow the next step is to forgive.  Forgive others, yourself, and the world.  When you can recognize that no matter what wrongs might have been done, you or whoever it was that did them, it was the best that could be done at that time.  You can even discover lessons you would have never learned had it not been for those events and be grateful.  Ultimately, the release is found in forgiveness. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Fernie Brewing Company (Slow Drift Witbier) - Today's Craft Brewery "Drive" (Book) - Daniel H. Pink "Care of the Soul" (Book) - Thomas Moore VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.ferniebrewing.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #145 - Liberate Yourself From the Need to Be Special
The B&E Podcast #145 “Liberate Yourself From the Need To Be Special" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We're all so special, aren't we?  Well... we are, but probably not in the way that we think.  Definitely not in the way that we think.  We dive into the generational issue of being special snowflakes and how that affects and hinders us in our lives and as artists.  This one dives deep, people! POINT #1: "THINKING YOUR SPECIAL" - Thinking you're special creates a sense of entitlement and foreshadows a rude awakening at some point along the line.  It's not necessarily your fault, you were most likely brought up to think this way whether you're consciously aware of it or not.  Checking your thought systems for this idea of specialness now can help you in the long run. POINT #2: “THE NEED TO BE SPECIAL" - So you've realized you're not special, but you still have the desire to be special.  Now we have a whole new issue.  The need to be special creates a false set of ideals and ideas to stand out in some way.  While these can give us a kind of drive, ultimately they can never be achieved and result in unneeded anxiety and stress. POINT #3: “LETTING IT ALL GO" - The bizarre paradox of all of this is that once you let go of the need to be special you kind of become special because it means that you are acting and working in a way that is more authentic and true.  Letting go of being special creates space for you to really get interested in what you're doing and discovering your own voice. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST:   Nelson Brewing Company (Happy Camper Organic Summer Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.nelsonbrewing.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #144 - Why We Lose Motivation Along the Way
The B&E Podcast #144 “Why We Lose Motivation Along the Way" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Take a little stroll with this one that gets into how we're motivated as people and as artists.  We discuss the pitfalls of doing things for the wrong reasons, as well as share some personal stories as to how we can reconnect to a stronger sense of purpose and find a deeper drive. POINT #1: "WHERE YOU GET YOUR MOTIVATION" - How we try to motivate ourselves both unknowingly and knowingly has a massive impact on its effectiveness.  When we're driven by survival or external desires, or make our work contingent upon a certain result we set ourselves up for some trouble.  When we learn to connect to what we do for its own sake we can uncover a deep motivation for happy careers and lives. POINT #2: “BE REAL, BE HONEST" - There's no sense in pretending that there aren't certain realities out there in the world and in our industries.  Knowing them allows us to navigate with greater ease, keep our integrity, as well as inject our artistic sensibilities where we can -- bending the rules and breaking them. POINT #3: “FINDING THE PATH" - There are choices we make in our lives where we look for the easiest route possible.  This is natural, and not always a poor decision.  However, we can often fool ourselves out of our dreams and authentic ambitions because we think it looks easier.  In the long run, it always catches up with us, and the less difficult path becomes the most painful. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Steamworks Brewing Company (Summer Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery Tony Robbins (Motivational Author & Speaker) VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.steamworks.com– Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #143 - Supercharge Your Hard Work With Intention
The B&E Podcast #143 “Supercharge Your Hard Work With Intention" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Do you feel the power?  It may seem silly, it may seem like some mumbo jumbo but there's definitely something to this thing called intention.  We also get into setting up affirmations, being more giving and leaving room for things to unfold.  Get ready to get fired up! POINT #1: "INTENTION & AFFIRMATION" - By getting clear on what we want and practicing positive affirmations towards it, we begin to reprogram how we think.  This has far reaching implications that help us get past old, stubborn blocks, and see opportunities where there were once obstacles. POINT #2: “ACTION" - Intentions are pointless without taking action, and vice-versa.  Together, action and intention create a powerful force in our lives that manifest in a life that looks more like the way we want.  Create your intentions in a way that promotes action. POINT #3: “MAKING THE CHOICE" - So you're still not sold on all this stuff.  Think about it this way -- what do you gain by thinking negatively about your life and your possibilities?  Is it really any more realistic?  Why would you not want to think in a way that promotes more joy and creativity in your day to day life? MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Hoyne Brewing Company (Hoyne Pilsner) - Today's Craft Brewery "Think and Grow Rich" (Book) - Napoleon Hill "The Artist's Way" (Book) - Julia Cameron Big Think (Youtube Channel) VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.hoynebrewing.ca– Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #142 - How to Breathe Success Into Your Creative Journey
The B&E Podcast #142 “How to Breathe Success Into Your Journey" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Not so serious time is the right time for great talks on art and industry.  This one is all about how our attitudes can strangle our work and our ability to create.  We discover that by embracing the unknown and accepting a childlike humility we can tackle any new endeavour we encounter. POINT #1: "GET UNCOMFORTABLE" - Stepping into unknown territory is part of being an artist and that comes with certain feelings of being uncomfortable.  It is also where we make our biggest discoveries and come out with our best creations.  Learning to keep it in perspective helps make it a little easier. POINT #2: “BE LIKE A CHILD" - Trying to be an expert all the time, or thinking that you should be an expert can shut us down to embracing our experiences and learning as much as we can.  Saying "I'm just a kid" takes the pressure off and leaves us open to whatever might come up. POINT #3: “LET IT BREATHE" - When we get uncomfortable or in a situation we're not familiar with, we tense up and squeeze tighter.  Letting go and allowing ourselves a little humility creates space for something unexpected to save the day. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Bowen Island Brewing (Hemp Blonde Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.bowenislandbeer.com– Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #141 - Don't Fight it When You Don't Know What to Do
The B&E Podcast #141 “Don't Fight It When You Don't Know What To Do" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: It was a little tougher today than usual at the B&E Podcast.  After struggling with finding a topic we decided that sometimes you just shouldn't fight it and go with what you got.  It became the essence of this podcast -- both in the direction as well as spirit.  Let's see what happens when you stop fighting! POINT #1: "COULD BE THIS COULD BE THAT" - Sometimes we're simply unmotivated, uninspired, have no energy etc.  There may be any number of situations as to why but it doesn't really matter when you're trying to create movement.  Trying to figure it out isn't necessarily the best use of what energy you have. POINT #2: “START SOMEWHERE" - You may not have the best idea, or even a good one, but sometimes just an idea that will do is enough to get you going.  Who knows, you may discover that it snowballs into something really great. POINT #3: “FIND SOME JOY" - Ask yourself some questions about what it is that you do.  What is a highlight from your creative career or experience?  Reconnecting to why you are doing this in the first place can be exactly what you need to let go of the struggle. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Powell Street Craft Brewery (Ode To Citra Pale Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.powellbeer.com– Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #140 - Why You're Not Finding What You're Seeking
The B&E Podcast #140 “Why You're Not Finding What You're Seeking" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Seek and you shall find.  Yes indeed.  This one is all about our focus, our expectations, our challenges and how we are being conscious in our lives and in our work.  This one is full of all kinds of tasty wisdom and personal stories.  We uncover how we can take a new look at our lives and how the universe has our backs. POINT #1: "SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND" - What are you looking for in your day to day life?  What are you expecting of the world?  Is it hostile?  Is it against you?  Or is it supporting you?  Is it out for your best interest?  You decide what you want to find in the world -- which will you choose? POINT #2: “CHALLENGE AND FOCUS" - Once we have set out on a course to accomplish something there are all kinds of curves that can come at us.  When we resist them we run ourselves off the road.  When we let go of our expectation we discover that these curves are there to give us greater clarity and discover the true nature of our journey. POINT #3: “ON DEPRESSION" - Depression can teach us many things, and as a personal note from both of us, if you are going through a hard time in your life and thinking about doing harm to yourself or someone else, please, please, please, talk to somebody about what you're feeling.  Whether it's a trusted friend, partner, family member, or counseling professional, bringing light and awareness to what you're experiencing is the path to healing. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Superflux Beer Company (Colour & Shape IPA) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website www.instagram.com/superfluxbeer/ – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #139 - Not Making Hard Work So Hard To Do
The B&E Podcast #139 “Not Making Hard Work So Hard To Do" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Why does it have to be so hard!?  Well... maybe it doesn't.  On this episode, we talk about some of the usual suspects that make it more difficult than necessary to create.  We attempt to shine a light on what gets in our way and making our work look more like play. POINT #1: "BLACK & WHITE" - When we look at everything that happens in our lives and our work as one way or the other we leave ourselves little room for error which also means little room for exploration.  When it's either right or wrong and black and white, garbage or masterpiece, where do you get to play? POINT #2: “PUTTING IT ON" - So much of what makes the creative process difficult is how important we often make it, as well as where we think it needs to end up.  Part of creativity is not knowing where it might go, being surprised, and landing somewhere you didn't expect.  Sometimes that is precisely where it's at its best. POINT #3: “FEAR & PURPOSE" - Show me a person who is lazy and I'll show you a person who is afraid.  Being able to identify our fears around our work goes a long way to overcoming them.  Equally important is knowing why you want to create your work can help you overcome whatever hang-ups you may be having. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks ("The Last Strawberry" Strawberry Wit) - Today's Craft Brewery Alan Watts (Author/Philosopher) VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.fuggleswarlock.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #138 - Being an Effective Artist Within Your Means
The B&E Podcast #138 “Being an Effective Artist Within Your Means" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Sometimes we have to make difficult decisions when it comes to our art and the industry that caters to it.  We must weigh between choices of practicality and reality - time, place and matter - and our drive towards artistic integrity.  There are great values in both, and knowing what they are can help you pick a direction to move forward. POINT #1: "TO BE OR NOT TO BE... FOR NOW" - When certain elements are time contingent it can be tempting to double down and force something through.  There can be a value in just getting it done, but sometimes taking a step back to check in with where your values lie will wisely suggest striking at another time. POINT #2: “PRACTICAL SHMACKTICAL" - Being practical can lead us into making hasty decisions that ultimately don't serve our art and overlook why we're doing it all in the first place.  Let practicality inform, not dictate. POINT #3: “WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE?" - Making decisions at a certain point can feel like splitting hairs.  When you find yourself in that situation as yourself the question, "who do I want to be"?  This powerful tool can help you cut through the little details and find clarity. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Yellow Dog Brewing (Retriever Golden Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery TED Talk - "How to Make Hard Choices" - Ruth Chang (video below) VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.yellowdogbrew.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #137 - The Mess & The Math of Being an Artist
The B&E Podcast #137 “The Mess & The Math of Being An Artist" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: This is where artistry meets industry folks.  The mess and the math of it all.  We talk about finding balance in so many ways.  Whether that's in the creative part itself to keeping an authentic voice while being aware of external demands.  Ultimately we learn about how to be freer as artists. POINT #1: "WHAT YOU DO AND WHAT YOU DON'T" - A lot of what makes up for the small nuances in artistic work are the things we show and the things we withhold.  It's not always about giving too much direction and it's not about leaving things completely up in the air.  Often this push and pull are where we find the real artistry. POINT #2: “FINDING THE SWEET SPOT" - There's a beautiful space where we create something that is meaningful to us, full of our authentic voice, and yet remains accessible to a large audience to hear your message.  Going too far one way or the other can breed some interesting results and be valuable, but pose their own risks. POINT #3: “BACK TO OUR ROOTS" - Coming back to where it all began and what brought us to doing what we do in the first place can be the gut-check we need when or if we become lost or disillusioned with a situation we're in. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Steel & Oak Brewing (Shiny Things IPA) - Today's Craft Brewery David Mamet (Author) Kevin Smith (Actor/Director/Writer) "Paddle Your Own Canoe" (Book) - Nick Offerman VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.steelandoak.ca – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #136 - How to Stay On Track When You Feel Like Giving Up
The B&E Podcast #136 “How to Stay On Track When You Feel Like Giving Up" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Artists have a lot of ups and downs and challenges in their lives and careers.  Sometimes these challenges really rock us to our core and we question our decisions and why we're doing what we're doing.  How do we overcome this?  What can we learn from these situations?  All this and more..... POINT #1: "WISDOM IN THE MESS" - Very often, in situations where we're really confused or feeling defeated, is often the catalyst we need to discover greater meaning and a deeper connection to our art and our work.  Sometimes we need to take a few steps back to get a running start. POINT #2: “LETTING GO OR GIVING UP" - There is an important distinction to be made between these two concepts.  Giving up is a decision made out of fear, letting go is an empowered conscious decision.  Learning how you have the power to make choices makes it easier to carve a way forward when you're feeling discouraged. POINT #3: “INCREMENTS" - Great things take time to build.  Learning patience and to make small steps forward add up to massive impact in the long run.  You won't always see it right away, but by focusing on what's right in front of us and creating achievable goals we can avoid a lot of the dismay and frustration that can come with building a career. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Parallel 49 Brewing Company (Apricotopus Apricot Sour Saison) - Today's Craft Brewery Dan Millman (Author) VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.parallel49brewing.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #135 - Heightening a Sense of Joy in Your Creative Work
The B&E Podcast #135 “Heightening a Sense of Joy in Your Creative Work" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: This one is a quick hit of awesomeness.  We talk about the difference between objective and subjective, the profound value of our experiences, and finding deeper enjoyment in our work.  This one's a lot of fun. POINT #1: "FORGET THE CLIFF NOTES" - We often want the quick, easy, point to point way of doing things.  This can have value but we also lose out on the knowledge that comes through experiencing something in its entirety.  The details, the nuance, and emotion are all essential in forming real wisdom. POINT #2: “WHAT ARE YOU DOING IT FOR?" - It's easy to get caught up in trying to get somewhere in our day and age.  When we get too caught up in that game we lose sight of what we really care about and what we really want to do.  Make goals that allow you to do more of what you want in your life NOW not later. POINT #3: “ENJOY" - Why else are you creating art other than you enjoy doing it?  Make that be what your work is about as much as you can.  Don't get too caught up in what may or may not come of it.  Let go and enjoy. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Yellow Dog Brewing (Take A Walk Wit) - Today's Craft Brewery "All Quiet On the Western Front" (Book) - Erich Maria Remarque VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.yellowdogbrew.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #134 - What Video Games Can Teach Us About Creating an Experience
The B&E Podcast #134 “What Video Games Can Teach Us About Creating An Experience" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We like us some video games around here on the B&E Podcast, and we like to explore the finer, artistic concepts behind them.  As a modern mass form of media and entertainment as well as art, it has unique challenges and opportunities in its creation.  With video games, it's all about the experience. POINT #1: "REVOLUTION IN TECHNOLOGY" - Video games were born of technology, and their evolution continues to be fueled by it.  As technology progresses new opportunities to create new types of experiences present themselves beyond simply making things prettier. POINT #2: “HOW FAR WILL IT GO?" - There are a lot of interesting developments in video games right now, namely in virtual reality.  It poses the potential for powerful new immersive experiences but also could both traumatize as well as desensitize if not respected. POINT #3: “IT ALL COMES DOWN TO YOU" - One of the great things about games is that they really are tailored for creating an experience for YOU.  Big things and little things in the design are meticulously crafted for you to have an experience of some kind.  How can you find ways to tailor your work for the audience's experience? MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. (Raspberry Wheat) - Today's Craft Brewery Video Games - "Metal Gear Solid", "Grand Theft Auto 5", "Final Fantasy VII", "Battlefield 1", "Ico", "Uncharted". VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.phillipsbeer.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #133 - Why to Trust Your Sensibilities as an Artist
The B&E Podcast #133 “Why to Trust Your Sensibilities As An Artist" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: You know all about that creative process stuff, so do we.  There's a lot that can get in the way of creating meaningful work -- mostly ourselves.  We talk about perfectionism, doing something we've never done before and keeping things simple.  All this and way more. POINT #1: "TO BOLDLY GO" - Sometimes as artists, we may find ourselves in a creative situation that we have never encountered before.  This is often grounds for our egos to step in and try and handle the situation.  This is the last thing you want to do.  Take a breath and draw upon what experience you have. POINT #2: “IT'S SIMPLER THAN YOU'RE MAKING IT" - We often overcomplicate our new endeavors and inspirations with ideas of what it should be or what else is out there.  When you connect to yourself, your emotions and what you genuinely want to communicate, everything gets clear. POINT #3: “SENSIBILITY AND TECHNIQUE" - As artists, it's important that we immerse ourselves in technical aspects of our craft but we must always return to what matters most in creation.  This shifts technique into sensibilities which are malleable and optional. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Twin Sails Brewing (Bread Winner Multigrain IPA) - Today's Craft Brewery "Reservoir Dogs" (Movie) - Quentin Tarantino VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.twinsailsbrewing.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #132 - The Illusion of How a Masterpiece Is Made
The B&E Podcast #132 “The Illusion of How a Masterpiece is Made" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: C'mon, let's be honest, we all want to make a masterpiece of some kind.  Who wouldn't want to?  Why wouldn't you want to?  We have a lot of ideas of how that is made and many of them are complete fallacies.  So how does one create a masterpiece?  Time to dive in! POINT #1: "SEEDS OF IDEAS" - Sometimes a seed is all you need.  We often overlook these simple but often powerful initial inspirations believing we need to have the whole flower for it to be "good" or worthwhile.  Go with the seed.  Nurture, follow, respond, and see what happens. POINT #2: “YOU BEING AUTHENTIC?" - Getting connected to our authentic self and voice is crucial if we want to have any hope of ever creating something anyone considers a masterpiece, including ourselves.  Only through such expression of genuine honesty can we have the right materials to take it beyond. POINT #3: “GOTTA HAVE FAITH" - Even if you've done everything right, there are no guarantees for any particular outcome.  Having faith in your project and what brought you to it in the first place helps you detach from the results, create with greater clarity, joy, and freedom. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Russell Brewing Company (White Rabbit Hoppy Hefeweizen) - Today's Craft Brewery "Reservoir Dogs" (Movie) - Quentin Tarantino Mark Zuckerberg Quote - “Let me tell you a secret: Ideas don’t come out fully formed. They only become clear as you work on them. You just have to get started. If I had to understand everything about connecting people before I began, I never would have started Facebook. Movies and pop culture get this all wrong. The idea of a single eureka moment is a dangerous lie. It makes us feel inadequate since we haven’t had ours. It prevents people with seeds of good ideas from getting started.” VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.russellbeer.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #131 - Tapping Into the Magic of Your Infinite Creativity
The B&E Podcast #131 “Tapping Into the Magic of Your Infinite Creativity" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Holy not so serious podcast!  This one heads into the crazy corner out of the gate and leads into some terrific stuff people!  We talk about consciousness, the unconscious, the unknown, embracing the difficult times, finding our own wisdom, our own magic, and becoming extraordinary artists.  Hold on folks! POINT #1: "WHAT IS CONSCIOUSNESS ANYWAY?" - Yeah!  That tricky thing?  Me, you -- what is that even?  There are some interesting insights about what that could be and what that might mean for us as artists. POINT #2: “AFRAID OF THE DARK" - Most of us/all of us carry some level of fear of the unknown.  The things that are unfamiliar make us uncomfortable.  Yet it's the ripest ground for us to grow as people and as artists.  POINT #3: “FLOWING, DIALED IN, TAPPED IN" - Think that all of this stuff about creation is a bunch of BS?  Maybe.  But think of the language we use to describe such indescribable moments and events -- flowing; dialed in; tapped in; transcendent, etc.  Coincidence?   MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Aslan Brewing Company (Batch 15 India Pale Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery Big Think Talk - "Consciousness Is a Narrative Created by Your Unconscious Mind" "Care of the Soul" (Book) - Thomas Moore VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.aslanbrewing.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #130 - Why Having Everything You Want Can Stifle Creativity
The B&E Podcast #130 “Why Having Everything You Want Can Stifle Creativity" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: As artists, we can fall into the trap of thinking we need more things, more tools, more money, more this and that in order to "properly" create our work.  Is it possible that this is an illusion?  Or that it's at least something we give more weight than it deserves?  When it comes to creating, there's always a balance of what's potentially lost and gained. POINT #1: "HAVING LOTS OR LITTLE" - We often have judgments about what we think we need or want in order to fully realize our vision.  Be careful that this is not just a story you're telling yourself that is preventing you from moving forward. POINT #2: “LIMITATIONS MIGHT BE A BLESSING" - Limitations can force us to focus and get more creative with our choices and expression, resulting in ideas and solutions we wouldn't have thought of had we possessed everything we ideally wanted.   POINT #3: “WHERE YOU'RE IN CONTROL" - By looking at our present circumstances in conjunction with our creative ambitions, we can assess what we are capable of actually doing and achieving towards it now.  You might be surprised about the kinds of creative solutions you are able to come up with that get you doing more of what you want. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Off the Rail Brewing Company (Kama Citra Session Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery Daniel Day-Lewis (Actor) VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.offtherailbrewing.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #129 - Unapologetically Creating with Abandon & Trust
The B&E Podcast #129 “Unapologetically Creating With Abandon & Trust" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Are you kidding me!  Not so serious turns out another saucy talk all about our attachments, going back to the beginning and becoming freer as artists.  There's a healthy dose of philosophy as well as practical wisdom in this one.  Get ready for your daily inspiration dose. POINT #1: "PRESENCE & MEANING" - Starting with what you're passionate or excited about is key to winning the battle of meaning because it's already taken care of for you.  You don't need to keep reconnecting because you know.  When you're connected to that, presence is your next ally that will take you through all of the twists and turns of the creative process with attention and honesty. POINT #2: “DETACH" - You would be amazed at how learning the value of detachment, that is, letting go of results, can have profound impacts on our ability to create.  When we get past our attachments we can get past our judgments meaning we can let go of the pressure and create with greater freedom and honesty.  It also doesn't matter what happens with it after.  Nice.  Do it for doing it. POINT #3: “CURIOUS, WILLING, ABANDON" - Some of the most useful things an artist may ever learn are curiosity, willingness and abandon.  With these things on your side, there are infinite things to be discovered, explored and expressed.  Side note - detachment really helps with this. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: 33 Acres (33 Acres of Echo ISA) The B&E Podcast #128 - "The Art of Overcoming Societal Pressures" The B&E Podcast #031- “Art is the Best When You Just DGAF” VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.33acresbrewing.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #128 - The Art of Overcoming Societal Pressures
The B&E Podcast #128 “The Art of Overcoming Societal Pressures" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Artists have to face the constant onslaught of societal norms and pressures that don't always play nice with what we do.  Whether it's our own friends and family, or the images around us, there's a lot of things that we're supposed to have or want.  When we can see what it's all about, we learn how to deal with it in healthier ways, discover new truths, and find a deeper resolve. POINT #1: "PEOPLE DON'T ALWAYS UNDERSTAND” - No matter how much we try to explain or validate our choices to be artists to the people around us, some people simply don't understand, that's okay.  It's not meant to necessarily be mean or negative, it's their own fearful projections based on their limited perceptions. POINT #2: “MONEY... ANY SURPRISES THERE?” - Society is so caught up in materialism and money as a means of happiness.  This is the biggest challenge that most artists are up against especially when you're just getting going.  Get a car, get a house, get this, get that and on and on and on.  By being able to see these patterns we can find the bigger reasons for doing our art and express with more fullness. POINT #3: “PUT YOURSELF IN A PLACE OF POWER” - We are in the society that we are in, and that does have certain obligations.  Instead of bemoaning our environment we can learn to be more disciplined with our money, our needs and wants, and find practical ways of making the financial realities of life less of a burden and even a place of strength. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Strathcona Brewing Company (Rye ESB) "The Richest Man in Babylon" (Book) - George S. Clason VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.strathconabeer.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #127 - Where to Begin When You Don't Know Where to Start
The B&E Podcast #127 “Where to Begin When You Don’t Know Where to Start" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: It’s not always easy to get rolling when you don’t know where to start.  On this episode, where we didn’t know where to begin, we talk about just that.  As it turns out, the biggest way to start has to do with ourselves, getting out of our own way, admitting where we’re at, shifting our perspectives and trusting the process. POINT #1: "YOU ARE WHERE YOU ARE” - Part of the problem is not admitting that we have a problem.  By trying to pretend that we’re okay we create a disconnect with ourselves and create more stress than necessary.  Only by actually being where we are and being okay with that can we then move forward. POINT #2: “WHAT’S RIGHT ANYHOW?” - After we’ve accepted where we are we can then look at our judgment around it all.  What if we are exactly where we’re supposed to be?  What if our low energy, our feelings of incompetence and unworthiness are all perfect conditions, just as much as when we’re excited and inspired for us to take the next step on that project? POINT #3: “INSPIRATION ON THE RIVER” - When you’ve begun a project, you’ve decided to get on the boat and head downstream.  Sometimes it will be fast flowing and rapid, at other times it will be calm and serene.  Each of these moments provide their own unique kinds of inspiration -- neither being better or worse.  When you’re on the river of creation there is never nothing, there is always something. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Old Yale Brewing Co. (Devilfish IPA) Podcast: Patience is the Key to Process “Tough Shit” (Book) - Kevin Smith VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.oldyalebrewing.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #126 - Know Your Contribution, See Your Value, Build Confidence
The B&E Podcast #126 “Know Your Contribution, See Your Value, Build Confidence" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: On this delightful episode, on another Not So Serious edition, we discuss the importance of setting boundaries in our lives, creating space in others, the importance of social bonds and finding our value through contribution.  Lots of wonderful and inspiring things to be heard in this one! POINT #1: “SETTING BOUNDARIES... OR NOT" - Sometimes we need to buckle down and do our work that we're passionate about, sometimes we need to go and live our lives, seeing others and being social.  Both of these things are necessary to keep the well full as well as the work flowing.  Learning when to say no and when to say yes is a terrific wisdom to begin to build. POINT #2: “DOING FOR DOING" - We're so hard-wired to do things for the purpose of getting something.  However, when we approach our lives in this way there's always something else to get after the next.  If we can learn to connect to a sense of value in the act of doing something for its own sake, we can transform our lives and our work. POINT #3: "APPRECIATION AND VALUE" - Understanding how we can contribute or where we're already contributing helps us to connect to our value and develop a deeper connection to what we do.  Our lives and our work can become more potent, passionate and rewarding. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Postmark Brewing Company (Blonde) – Today’s Craft Brewery Alan Watts (Author/Philosopher) Dan Millman (Author) VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.postmarkbrewing.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #125 - Say Yes to Your Free Time as an Artist (w/ Chelsea Comeau)
The B&E Podcast #125 “Say Yes to Your Free Time as an Artist”w/ Chelsea Comeau Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: With our lovely and talented guest, Chelsea Comeau, poet and writer, we talk about connecting to our worth and taking the time to do what we need, be happier, and more creating. POINT #1: “YOU'RE WORTH DOING THE THINGS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY" - As our guest points out, getting past a low sense of self-worth can be vital to allowing more of the good things in your life.  Often that's just giving yourself time and taking the pressure off. POINT #2: “BUSY WORK, HARD WORK" - Our society glorifies a lot of ideas around hard work or being busy.  Let's change some of that mentality to having passion and giving it your all WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT.  Working hard and being "busy" all the time leads to burnout.  There's a time to be patient and there's a time to act -- be ready for both. POINT #3: "JUDGMENT CASE" - We're often very judgmental of ourselves for our actions, inactions, activities, feelings, and desires.  We don't always know what these are for, and sometimes what seems counterproductive is exactly what we need to recharge the well.  Maybe that's taking a walk, maybe that's a meditation or a coffee break.  We need a little combo of  "getting on" and "goofing off". MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Green Leaf Brewing Co. (Burning Rock Amber Ale) – Today’s Craft Brewery Alan Watts (Author/Philosopher) VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.greenleafbrew.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://wildheartcreative3.wixsite.com/wildheart http://litfestnewwest.com/contest/chelsea-comeau-remembering/ http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #124 - Learning the Valuable Distinction Between Knowledge & Wisdom
The B&E Podcast #124 “Learning the Valuable Distinction Between Knowledge & Wisdom” Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: On this provocative talk, we endeavor to find what differentiates knowledge -- understanding, information etc, and real wisdom.  When it comes to turning knowledge to wisdom, experience is the key. POINT #1: “WHAT PEOPLE SAY" - People can tell you all kinds of life lessons and wisdom, but no one can give you wisdom -- only knowledge.  Wisdom has to be experienced, or has to touch upon something you have experienced. POINT #2: “LISTEN" - Mentors and teachers are an important part in our lives.  They can point a direction, provide context or consolation, and attempt to impart wisdom.  Ultimately we have to walk our own path and discover for ourselves. POINT #3: "CRAZY CORNER: BELIEFS" - We dive into ideas around religion, God, the universe, science, objectivity, and subjectivity, and keeping our opinions in check. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Steel & Oak Brewing Company (Marzen) – Today’s Craft Brewery The Independent Filmmaker's Guide (Book) - Glenn Berggoetz Alan Watts (Author/Philosopher) VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.steelandoak.ca – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #123 - Why Being Honest is the Path to Untapped Potential
The B&E Podcast #123 “Why Being Honest is the Path to Untapped Potential” Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Seems like we're on a theme around honesty these days -- that's okay, it's a good one.  This one is about being honest with ourselves and others, our emotions, detachment, identification, fear, being right, and embracing the unknown.  Just another dive down the rabbit hole. POINT #1: “BEING REAL & BEING POLITE" -Many of us have a habit of being dishonest about how we're feeling, even to ourselves.  We often attribute our reasons for nondisclosure to being polite or nice.  When we're not being truthful about where we're at, casting judgment on certain emotions we experience, we do more harm in the long run to ourselves, others, and our work.  Finding the courage to be honest without losing kindness gives us a kind of power and peace in our lives. POINT #2: “STOP IDENTIFYING YOURSELF" -Part of the problems that arise with our emotions comes in our judgment and identification of them.  When we make our emotions mean something about us instead of simply allowing them to flow we create much more pain than is necessary. POINT #3: "FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN" -We are so afraid of what we don't know.  Whether that's something out in the world or some part of ourselves we don't want to look at, our first response is most often fear.  There is so little any of us really know, and clinging onto being right causes more discomfort than embracing the unknown.  The unknown is where we learn to thrive and find joy in our lives and our work. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: The Parkside Brewery (Unsmoked Porter) – Today’s Craft Brewery Frank Kern CORE Identity Talk "Inside Out" - Pixar Movie "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence" (Book) - Robert Pirsig VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.theparksidebrewery.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #122 - Get Honest with Yourself; Become a Better Artist
The B&E Podcast #122 “Get Honest With Yourself; Become a Better Artist” Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Ready for another juicy Not So Serious podcast?  Hope so cause this one has it in by the tub full.  We unlock the power of honesty with ourselves and with others to transform our lives and unleash our expression.  When we find the courage to speak truthfully we become the daring artists that the world needs. POINT #1: “GETTING CLEVER" -We do lots of things in our lives and our work from a disingenuine place in order to appear "better" than we think we are.  When we are masquerading as something we're not we make superficial connections with others because we're focused on winning and competing.  In the long run, this does far more harm than good. POINT #2: “BEING HONEST" -Being honest is not always easy.  Often it goes against everything our instincts are telling us, especially when fear is involved.  When we find the courage to get honest first with ourselves, we then find the courage to speak with greater honesty to others, giving them the permission to do so themselves.  As artists, we need to speak truthfully to give others expression. POINT #3: "REAPING THE HARVEST" -There is a time and a season for everything in our lives.  When the fields are just sewn, you cannot expect to reap the harvest the next day.  When we learn to move with these cycles in our lives we find opportunities to pursue our needs and interests with greater passion and less frustration. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Four Winds Brewing (Elementary Lager) – Today’s Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.fourwindsbrewing.ca – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #121 - Why We Feel Out of Control & How to Find It
The B&E Podcast #121 “Why We Feel Out of Control & How to Find It” Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: What do we actually control?  This is a big question we explore and how that pertains to us as artists.  We discover that by becoming aware of the things we actually control and don't control, we find greater joy and freedom to create and live. POINT #1: “CONTROL OF WHAT?" -There's a lot of things we try to have control or think we have control over but do not.  Put simply, if what we are aiming to do involves another person to accomplish, we don't actually have control over it.  There is a small part we can command which is our own actual do-able actions and responses. POINT #2: “HUMBLE PIE" -We have to eat a little of this every now and then.  When we learn to do it willingly we discover it's not so bad.  Humility helps us to see what we don't have control over and gain clarity and direction for ourselves to move forward. POINT #3: "USE THE FORCE" -By trying to control outcomes that we have no real authority over is not only futile but totally insane.  When we let these go we free up energy and to create with more richness and vitality. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Doan's Craft Brewing Company (Kolsch) – Today’s Craft Brewery B&E Podcast #120 - "Make Hard Decisions Easy By Getting Honest" VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http:www.doanscraftbrewing.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #120 - Make Hard Decisions Easy By Getting Honest
The B&E Podcast #120 “Make Hard Decisions Easy By Getting Honest” Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We always like to think that we do good podcasts, but this one is really damn good.  A Not So Serious conversation gets into the whole idea of being selfish, judgments, then steers off into becoming powerful decision makers in our lives.  Full of inspiration and practical wisdom.  Don't pass this one up! POINT #1: “BEING SELFISH" -It's not right to be selfish, self-centered, self-full, etc.  There's a ton of judgments around these notions in our culture and it has perhaps led us to devalue the things we truly want to do in our lives.  This isn't about being discompassionate or a jerk to others in our desires, but about honouring the people we truly are. POINT #2: “SELF-HONESTY" -We often make decisions feeling like we're catering to someone else, growing resentful and watching our own desires fade away.  It's vital that we become intimate with our own wants and needs and know that that's okay as well as entirely necessary. POINT #3: "DECISIONS, DECISIONS, DECISIONS" -Indecision will kill you.  Making decision will make you happier and alleviate anxiety.  Make decisions that are good enough.  Trust it.  All decisions we make have some kind of positive intention.  The outcome we don't know, but they create movement -- then respond.  Decide, respond, respond, respond, decide again.  Learn to embrace this process and stop making your choices so precious. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Superflux Beer Company (Happyness IPA) – Today’s Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.instagram.com/superfluxbeer – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #119 - Consciously Changing Your Process to Find Inspiration
The B&E Podcast #119 “Consciously Changing Your Process to Find Inspiration” Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Change is an unavoidable force in our lives so it's strange we spend so much time resisting it.  How can we become friends with this force and unlock all of its potential?  There's plenty of inspiration to be found by being a part of change in your life and it doesn't have to be massive. POINT #1: “INTERESTING FOR INTERESTING" -If we're making an interesting choice or change for its own sake we'll find ourselves running into some big obstacles.  If we get locked into an idea of what we think is interesting, we stop exploring even if it's not working or coming from a genuine place.  Follow an interesting idea and see what kind of inspiration comes from it. POINT #2: “CHANGE IS ALWAYS A WIN" -Whenever we make some kind of change, it's always a win.  The act of change itself is a win.  It breaks us out of our comfortable patterns and creates room for new perspectives.  Letting go of what we think we want as the outcome is key to discovering all of the benefits. POINT #3: "DECIDE TO BE PART OF CHANGE" -Change is going to happen.  It's happening around us and it's happening inside us.  It is movement.  Movement is life.  Learn to be a part of the flow of change in your life, trust, even when it's uncomfortable, and discover how to make decisions within that change. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Main Street Brewing (Witches Brew Schwarzbier) – Today’s Craft Brewery "The Art of Listening" (Documentary) - Emmanuel Moran, Michael Coleman VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.mainstreetbeer.ca – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #118 - Why the Conditions You're Creating Are Crippling You
The B&E Podcast #117 “How to Not Ruin Your Work With Perfectionism” Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: When do you finally call a project?  As in, when do you move on?  When is enough, enough?  When have you edited as far as you can take it?  When does it become harmful?  We embark on answering some of these questions and discovering that getting over our ideals and perfectionistic tendencies provide the insight needed. POINT #1: “SIMPLE IS GREAT” -Part of our problem is that we often think we have to do something so complex from the outset that we set ourselves up for failure.  We think it's not enough.  Simple can be absolutely fantastic.  Learning to trust that and trusting yourself can go a long way in moving forward. POINT #2: “PERFECTION IS IMPOSSIBLE” -A big reason we don't move on and put projects behind us is because we have some ideal of perfection in our minds.  It's not going to happen.  Ever.  Going for excellence is productive, going for perfection is frustration. POINT #3: “MAKE SOME SHIT” –You're going to make some crap.  Especially at first.  Probably.  That's alright.  You're supposed to.  You have to get the garbage our first before you can begin to find your own voice.  It's okay to put it on the shelf if it just doesn't work. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Phillips Brewing Company (Amnesiac Double IPA) – Today’s Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.phillipsbeer.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #117 - How to Not Ruin Your Work With Perfectionism
The B&E Podcast #117 “How to Not Ruin Your Work With Perfectionism” Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: When do you finally call a project?  As in, when do you move on?  When is enough, enough?  When have you edited as far as you can take it?  When does it become harmful?  We embark on answering some of these questions and discovering that getting over our ideals and perfectionistic tendencies provide the insight needed. POINT #1: “SIMPLE IS GREAT” -Part of our problem is that we often think we have to do something so complex from the outset that we set ourselves up for failure.  We think it's not enough.  Simple can be absolutely fantastic.  Learning to trust that and trusting yourself can go a long way in moving forward. POINT #2: “PERFECTION IS IMPOSSIBLE” -A big reason we don't move on and put projects behind us is because we have some ideal of perfection in our minds.  It's not going to happen.  Ever.  Going for excellence is productive, going for perfection is frustration. POINT #3: “MAKE SOME SHIT” –You're going to make some crap.  Especially at first.  Probably.  That's alright.  You're supposed to.  You have to get the garbage our first before you can begin to find your own voice.  It's okay to put it on the shelf if it just doesn't work. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Phillips Brewing Company (Amnesiac Double IPA) – Today’s Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.phillipsbeer.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #116 - Not Knowing Makes Artistry a Rewarding Adventure
The B&E Podcast #116 “Not Knowing Makes Artistry a Rewarding Adventure” Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Oh, these Not So Serious talks are so much fun.  We break down some of the limiting views on approaching art and industry to reveal a few of the things that actually matter.  Express the truth, get out of how you think things should go, and embrace the unknown. POINT #1: “YOU DON'T KNOW.  THAT'S AWESOME” –Knowing shit is overrated.  Trying to know is exhausting.  Embracing the moment, embracing that you don't know leaves room for something new to happen in your experience.  That's where creativity and artistry lives. POINT #2: “HOW IT SHOULD GO” -This one is kind of the cousin of "knowing shit".  When we're caught in ideas of how we think things should go out of some sense of idealism or what is right or wrong, good or bad etc.  Again, you don't know.  You don't know how it should go.  There is only how it is actually going and how truthfully you are expressing that. POINT #3: “ENTER THE UNKNOWN” – Part of the whole point of art and creating art is to have new experiences beyond what we know.  We can't do that if we remain stuck in our own ideas of what we think something looks like.  When we enter the unknown we find greater excitement, joy, and new experiences abound! MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Twa Dogs Brewing (Mistress of my Soul Saison) – Today’s Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://vcaledonian.com/our-beers-2/om – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #115 - Being in the Reality of Your Emotional Life
The B&E Podcast #115 “Being in the Reality of Your Emotional Life” Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Emotions!!!  Oh yes, those pesky things.  Always getting in the way.  We talk about changing our relationship to all spectrums of our emotions and finding new freedom in our lives. POINT #1: “EMOTIONS GONNA HAPPEN" –You a human?  Yeah?  Of course, you are.  Here's the deal, we have all kinds of emotions going on at all times.  There's no avoiding it so let's learn to make peace with all of them. POINT #2: “JUDGY PANTS” -In our society, we have methods of dealing with different emotions.  We have labeled some as being good and some as bad.  When we make some of our emotions bad and wrong we repress which turns into depression. POINT #3: “THE BOAT ON THE WATER” - If it helps, think of your emotions as a boat out on open water.  When the weather is fair, great, when it's rough you need another kind of energy and awareness.  The moral is that all emotions have a place and responsibility - it all comes down to when and how you choose to use them. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Bridge Brewing Company (Bourbon Blood Orange Wheat Ale) – Today’s Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.bridgebrewing.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #114 - Why Assuming You Don't Know Serves You Best
The B&E Podcast #114 "Why Assuming You Don't Know Serves You Best" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: This one is all about learning!  No really.  Learning.  Learning about learning.  How we learn, how to learn better and all that.  We discuss our egos, finding good teachers, and being better students.  Accepting that we don't know anything is a good start. POINT #1: “I DON'T KNOW" –When it comes to being a good student and a good learner, throwing out what we think we know and our past experiences can go a long way in making us more open to new lessons. POINT #2: “THE TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP" -It takes at least two people to share ideas and to learn from each other.  Both the student and the teacher learn from each other in the process.  When there is respect going both ways the relationship thrives and tremendous growth can be gained. POINT #3: “TAKING RESPONSIBILITY" -We often look to an authority figure to give us all the answers.  This can be a dangerous attitude for both teacher and student.  Ultimately we decide what we listen to and who we listen to. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Four Winds Brewing (Phaedra Belgian Rye Ale) – Today’s Craft Brewery B&EP #084 - "Bringing the World Together in Art" w/ Henry J Mah VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.fourwindsbrewing.ca - Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #113 - The Art of How to Motivate Yourself
The B&E Podcast #113 "The Art of How to Motivate Yourself" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Nothing like a Not So Serious podcast to get into the little problem of motivation.  Turns out, it involves rethinking some of our programmings and getting over a lot of social stigmas.  When we follow our truest desires of what we want, without shame or guilt, we can create more joyfully and build momentum for taking on the big goals. POINT #1: "DO WHAT YOU WANT" -You might be surprised to realize how often we neglect doing what we really want.  Sometimes doing what we want may seem counterproductive because we're judging its worth.  Maybe doing that thing, no matter how trivial, may be the key to getting the ball rolling -- even if that's watching a movie, or taking a walk, or going out for a coffee. POINT #2: "REALLY DO WHAT YOU'RE DOING" -Now that we're doing more of what we want, now we have to actually do it.  Really do it.  One hundred percent.  Even if that is playing video games.  So often we don't even really do passive activities -- we're on our phones or thinking about the other things we should be doing.  When you're not fully doing something, you're not really doing anything.  Commit to work and commit to play, and you'll find more energy and more joy. POINT #3: "STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES" -We have our goals and ambitions that require discipline and work.  That doesn't mean we have to grind the whole way.  Chip away, work towards it, but take time to breathe and enjoy yourself. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Sierra Nevada Brewing (Sidecar Orange Pale Ale) – Today’s Craft Brewery "The Laws of Spirit"; "Everyday Enlightenment" (Books) - Dan Millman B&E Podcast #011 - "What to do When You Don't Feel Like Doing Anything" VALUABLE LINKS: http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website http://www.sierranevada.com – Brewery of Choice Today http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School
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B&EP #112 - A Guide to Working the Web Series Festival (w/ Suzette Laqua)
The B&E Podcast #112 "A Guide to Working the Webseries Festival w/ Suzette Laqua" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: With the creator/founder of the Vancouver Web Fest, Suzette Laqua, we talk about the incredible potential of creating content for online release.  Using festivals and connecting to producers/distributors, this platform is growing every year and unlocking new opportunities for original ideas -- YOUR IDEAS. POINT #1: "GETTING IN" -The biggest thing with having success in web fests is still the same with any film in any platform -- a good story.  A story with a lot of heart and passion is key to getting in and makes up for what might be lacking in lighting or other technical areas.  Those standards are quickly going up though as web series become more and more recognized. POINT #2: "AUTHENTIC CONNECTIONS" -When it comes to festivals, many people get scared off at the idea of "schmoozing" at events.  Make it less about having to sell yourself and more about making authentic connections by being a real human with someone else and helping them feel comfortable to do the same. POINT #3: "BELIEVE BABY!" -It's been said so many times, but you gotta believe in yourself!  Doesn't matter how much experience you have or how old you are, if you have an idea and you are excited and passionate about it, believe in it and good things will happen! Guest: Suzette Laqua MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Red Truck Brewing (Raspberry Scotch Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.redtruckbeer.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.vancouverwebfest.com - Official Site www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #111 - The Big Picture of Having an Acting or Writing Career
The B&E Podcast #111 "The Big Picture of Having an Acting or Writing Career" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: This one takes all kinds of delightful little turns into specific areas concerning acting and writing.  From being a beginner to a novice to making a career worth having, there's lots of information and misinformation out there.  Let's get honest with each other and with ourselves and make choices from an authentic place. POINT #1: "NATURAL, CATHARTIC, REALISTIC" -There are a few trouble spots that actors and writers can get themselves into in their work.  Usually, they have something to do with what we think "should" be going on or getting caught up in our own emotions.  It's all part of the process and we can learn something from every stage. POINT #2: "WE ALL BEGIN SOMEWHERE" -We don't all get the same start or advantages -- that doesn't mean we bemoan our fate and curse others for what we perceive they got and we didn't.  Our biggest enemy to starting and creating what we want is ourselves and no one else. POINT #3: "GETTING CREDIT" -Many actors and writers start out or fall into the trap of being credit seekers for everything they do.  The constant need for validation and recognition is a surefire way to suffocate yourself, your passion, and your career over the long stretch. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Moon Under Water Brewery (Creepy Uncle Dunkel) - Today's Craft Brewery B&E Podcast #005 - "Exploration, Experience, Expression" B&E Podcast #056 - "In the Game of Industry the House Always Wins" B&E Podcast # - "The Line Between Stealing & Inspiration" VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.moonunderwater.ca - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #110 - The Controversy of Idolizing Artists
The B&E Podcast #110 "The Controversy of Idolizing Artists" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Our conversation starts off with where there always seems to be controversy -- the Oscars. How do we respond when things don't go to plan, or when people with checkered pasts or behavior have ongoing success? It's a sticky soup to be sure, won't you join us? POINT #1: "HOW ARE WE RESPONSIBLE?" -It's easy to cast blame but not so easy to see how we have played a role in it all. Truth is, people who do unsavory things are expressions of a systemic problem within our society. If we want to fix problems we need to get to the root of the issue. POINT #2: "WHAT WILL WE PUT IN THE WORLD?" -We can choose to put more compassion and forgiveness in the world or we can choose to put more hate and judgment. It's not necessarily easy or about not holding people accountable, but puts our values on the line for questioning. POINT #3: "WHAT DO WE GIVE MEANING?" -Ultimately we give everything all of the meaning it has to us. That doesn't mean that it is necessarily THE meaning for everyone and that we're right. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. (Chucklehead India Red Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery "The Laws of Spirit" (Book) - Dan Millman VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.phillipsbeer.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #109 - Being an Artist 100 Years in the Future
The B&E Podcast #109 "Being An Artist A Hundred Years In the Future" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: This episode went in a direction we really didn't expect. We talk about the potential future that the world is going in, and what that means for artists. There's a lot of exciting directions it appears things are going in, and we can begin the future by embodying some of those principles now. POINT #1: "BE AN EXPLORER" -Being an artist means going into places you don't know. Walking into a curiosity with no idea how it's going to go or what's going to happen. Embracing the mystery is an incredible freedom and way to discover. POINT #2: "IT STILL COMES DOWN TO US" -For all of the things that we create, all of the technology and systems we have to support us, all of the advances yet to come, it all still comes down to ourselves and each other. Ultimately this is where artistry arrives no matter what. POINT #3: "CREATE FREEDOM" -How can you create more space, time, room in your life for the deep desires within you? What can you cut out? What doesn't serve you anymore? What is the garbage you tell yourself you need that you actually don't? MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Yellow Dog Brewing (Old Dog IPA) - Today's Craft Brewery "Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things" - Matt D'Avelia VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.yellowdogbrew.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #108 - Why We Love Film Vol. 2; Wax On; Wax Off
The B&E Podcast #108 Why We Love Film Vol.2: Wax On, Wax Off Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We return to discuss the finer points of some beloved films by ourselves and audiences worldwide. The pictures in review today are Pixar's wonderful "Inside Out", and John G. Avildsen's "The Karate Kid". We break them down on a technical storytelling level and also take time wandering and exploring the deeper thematic elements and ideas these stories were telling. POINT #1: "INSIDE OUT" -This modern Pixar classic has depth out the wazoo. There are so many messages and ideas being communicated it will blow your mind. With all the complexity to it, it all comes out of a very simple story concept which is key. POINT #2: "THE KARATE KID" -Re-examining a childhood favourite reveals many lessons about humility and the value of struggle in our lives. This is way more than just a story about a bunch of guys who want to punch each other. POINT #3: "WE DON'T KNOW SOMETIMES" -Both of these films illustrate this point. We don't often know why certain things happen the way that they do, but it's often exactly what we need. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Dageraad Brewing (Amber - Belgian Pale Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery B&E Podcast #64 - "Why Creating Art With Substance Is Simple" "How to Write a Great Movie" (Book) - Jeff Kitchen VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.dageraadbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #107 - Your Convictions as an Artist Define You in the Industry
The B&E Podcast #107 "Your Convictions As An Artist Define You in the Industry" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: There's so much to be learned from seeing work that leaves you wanting so much more -- not in a good way. We get into some terrific practical and philosophical wanderings about the choices we make as artists and the consequences that come with it. POINT #1: "SAY SOMETHING HONEST" -You can tell as fantastical a tale in your work as you want, but it doesn't mean getting away with not saying something meaningful and truthful about our humanity. POINT #2: "STAND FOR SOMETHING" -There are times when we may feel pressured to do something in our work or for our careers that goes against what we think is right. Pick your battles, think about what you are trading off, but what are we if we don't have some convictions about what we create? POINT #3: "BE MINDFUL OF YOUR CAREER" - Artistic industry can be a fickle creature and sometimes we get opportunities to strike while the iron is hot -- we're in demand and have an audience. It's a terrific place to be in and making good choices can mean the difference between a long career and one that fizzles very quickly. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Yellow Dog Brewing Company (Old Dog Altbier) - Today's Craft Brewery Riverdale (Series) - Netflix The B&E Podcast Episode #56 - "In the Game of Industry the House Always Wins" VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.yellowdogbrew.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #106 - The Creative Bond of True Friendship
The B&E Podcast #106 "The Creative Bond of True Friendship" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: There's nothing like having friends around when we're in creating. But what does that mean? Yes, we can literally have our friends collaborate with us on projects which open us up to new sides of each other we've never really seen and even deepen our relationships. How about being a friend and giving friendship to all those around you who are involved? What then? What does that do? Find out now! POINT #1: "FRIENDS, BOUNDARIES, INTIMACY" -If we're working closely with our friends it's important to be able to remain professional especially since all kinds of unexpected things can happen. Know when you're being a friend, and know when you're assuming another role. When you always respect and value each other, your personal relationships can deepen as a result. POINT #2: "FAILURE IS SUCCESS" -We separate failure and success as different things. What if they were part of the same thing? When we stop painting failure in a negative light we can become less afraid of it and offer this perspective to others around us. When creative partners aren't in fear of failing in front of one another, amazing things can happen. POINT #3: "GIVE FRIENDSHIP" -We cannot control the kind of friendship others give us, but we can freely give it to whoever we choose. By being supportive of others we're working with, giving them compassion, encouragement, and honesty, we create with more joy and authenticity. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Steamworks Brewing (Flagship IPA) - Today's Craft Brewery "Making Movies" (Book) - Sidney Lumet Jeff Foster - "I will always listen deeply to you, but I will never try to fix you, mend you, stop you feeling what you are feeling or give you second-hand, memorised answers. I will never pretend to be 'the one who knows', 'the enlightened one' or some missionary for a conceptual truth so far removed from real-time, immediate, first-hand present experience. I will not get into drama with you, I will not indulge and feed your stories and mental conclusions and fears, I will not mistake who you are for my story about you, my dream of who you are.But friend, I will meet you in the fires of hell, I will hold your hand there, I will walk with you as far as you need to walk, and not turn away, for you are myself, and in the deepest recesses of our experience we are intimately each other, and we cannot pretend otherwise..." VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.steamworks.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #105 - The Artist's Paradox; Getting What You Want By Not Wanting It
The B&E Podcast #105 "The Artist's Paradox: Getting What You Want By Not Wanting It" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: As many of our Not So Serious podcasts go, this one dives down some interesting rabbit holes. This one may go down as one of our favorites with lots of fun and fascinating insights into many of the struggles we face as artists. POINT #1: "THE SUCCESS PARADOX" -When you're carrying around the need for recognition, validation, awards etc. for your work, you almost guarantee yourself not to get them. When you're carrying all of that weight with you, you can't hope to be in the focused, open, passionate state demanded to actually create great work. POINT #2: "WHERE IT COMES FROM" -Get down to what it is you really do. What do you really love about it? Why do you love what you're doing? Once you get past all of the crap we pile on top of the pure desire we carry, we find a new depth to our craft. Then we begin to work from a place where our first priority is fulfilling that desire before anything else. POINT #3: "COMPASSION & TRIBUTE FOR YOURSELF" -We are awfully hard on ourselves. We often don't feel like we're good enough. But the truth is that no matter how we're feeling, how low or unworthy when we express our genuine truth there is no such thing as good enough. The world is aching for your honesty. Be good to yourself, you are an amazing human being full of all the things that you need to be enough. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Big Rock Brewing (Magpie Rye Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery "Heat" - Film - Michael Mann VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.bigrockurban.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #104 - Making a Show When You've Never Made a Show (w/ Eric Banerd & Sean Poague)
The B&E Podcast #104 "Making a Show When You've Never Made a Show" w/ Banerd & Poague Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: With actor/filmmakers Eric Banerd and Sean Poague, we dive into the trials and joys of producing a new type of work for the first time. Often it means having to make certain compromises and accepting certain limitations but sticking to where it counts. POINT #1: "BRING YOUR FRIENDS!" -When our budgets and contacts are limited, we go to what we got and that means friends and family. They may help you out and be very talented, but make sure that they have accountability for the job they've been brought on to do. Don't be afraid to communicate when they're not meeting their end -- this is your baby after all! POINT #2: "JUST DO IT" -It works for a big shoe company, why not for budding filmmakers and artists? Don't get too caught up in making it perfect or precious. Work with what you have, bring your best, and bring your passion. You'll learn, grow and get better. POINT #3: "LET PEOPLE IN" -When you have friends and people coming in working for nothing or next to nothing, it's very easy for responsibility to slip. One way to avoid this is to make sure you communicate your passion to everyone you bring in. Express why you're doing this, the messages your telling, and why that's important and you'll find the people around you injecting their best efforts and talents as a result. Guests: Eric Banerd Sean Poague MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: 33 Acres Brewing (33 Acres of Ocean Pale Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.33acrewbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #103 - Finding Peace in the Messy Reality of Our Dreams
The B&E Podcast #103 "Finding Peace in the Messy Reality of Our Dreams" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: This one is all about our dreams and our expectations and how if we're not mindful, they can end up strangling us. This one is juicy and poised to maybe shift some of your perceptions. POINT #1: "IDEAS OF DESIRE" -Our dreams are wonderful and idealistic and fanciful, but early on can be full of naivete. Many of the aspects of our dreams aren't what we truly want but are things we think we should want based on outside influences and social programming. POINT #2: "GETTING OVER RIGID DREAMS" -We don't often associate the concept of rigidity with dreams --thinking of dreams as being boundless and unrestricted. Yet we very often become stuck on certain aspects of our dreams unfolding or looking a certain way that we miss out on new opportunities with the unexpected twists and turns of life. POINT #3: "EMBRACING THE MESSY BEAUTY OF THE DREAM" -Things never go to plan, or never exactly. That's life. That's reality. Those unexpected turns can help us dispose of the superficial aspects of our dreams guiding us to a more authentic and meaningful path. It's not giving up, it's growing up and evolving to a dream that is a little messier and a lot more beautiful. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Yellow Dog Brewing (Red Nose Red Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery Frank Kern's Historic Core Identity Talk VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.yellowdogbrew.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #102 - The Transition Stages of an Evolving Artist Part 2 of 2 (w/ Mark Mulhearne)
The B&E Podcast #102 "The Transition Stages of an Evolving Artist" w/ Mark Mulhearne Pt.2 Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Continuing where we left off with artist Mark Mulhearne, we get into how we can make being uncomfortable an ally and much less painful. In addition, we talk about the goals we set for ourselves and the process of being a humble learner. POINT #1: "STRUGGLE IS WISDOM" -We can get caught in comfortable routines only to have realizations or circumstances change and throw everything into seeming chaos. It can be uncomfortable but without it, we never learn and never grow. Make a friend with struggle and begin to see it as the key to leveling up. POINT #2: "WHAT IS IT ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT?" -Often we set goals because we think that its final attainment will give us a lasting fulfillment of some kind. This is typically a trap. Imagine the feeling of what it will take to do it, the process of getting there, and if it excites you. If it doesn't you should question why you want the goal in the first place. POINT #3: "A SLAP IN THE FACE AND A WARM BATH" -Transitioning, transforming, and evolving can feel harsh and abrasive. Take it as a wake-up call. Listen and remember to take care of yourself while sorting it all out. Being hard on yourself for having a hard time does nothing to serve you. Guest: Mark Mulhearne MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Brassneck Brewing (Main Squeeze Belgian Wit Beer) - Today's Craft Brewery "The Laws of Spirit" (Book) - Dan Millman "In Bruges" (Movie) - Martin McDonagh Alan Watts (Author/Speaker) VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.brassneck.ca - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #101 - The Transition Stages of an Evolving Artist Part 1 of 2 (w/ Mark Mulhearne)
The B&E Podcast #101 "The Transition Stages of an Evolving Artist" w/ Mark Mulhearne Pt.1 Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: There's a lot of learning as we grow up as artists, figuratively and literally. With artist and illustrator Mark Mulhearne, we discuss the growing pains and changes in our perception as our creativity matures without losing a childlike heart. POINT #1: "DO IT!" -You are the artist you've been waiting for. There's a laundry list of reasons we tell ourselves, and faults we beat ourselves up with that stop us from creating. If you love this creative thing you're in, then do it whether there's money involved or not. POINT #2: "DON'T FOOL YOURSELF" -We can convince ourselves of anything but fool ourselves of nothing. When we've been putting our passions off, there WILL come a point where it becomes painful enough where we have to choose to let it go or really commit to it. POINT #3: "DON'T GIVE UP ON YOURSELF" -It doesn't matter how long you've been out of the game, it's never too late to be what you might have been. Don't beat yourself up and don't give up on yourself. There is infinite expression waiting to come through your voice. Guest: Mark Mulhearne MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Yellow Dog Brewing (Coconut Porter) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.yellowdogbrew.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #100 - All the Lessons Learned (w/ Kat Karpoff & Owen Laukkanen)
The B&E Podcast #100 "All the Lessons Learned" w/ Kat Karpoff & Owen Laukkanen Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We celebrate our one-hundredth podcast with a few returning guest for a creativity, artistry, industry roundtable of epic proportions. We talk about lessons we've learned over the last year and truths we continue to run into with our processes. Hope you enjoy! POINT #1: "SHIT ON THE WALL" -When it comes to being a creative professional, the biggest thing that separates is the ability to create and put it out there. Being more talented or skilled often has little to do with generating success. POINT #2: "GOOD, BAD... WHAT'S TRUTHFUL?" -It's almost impossible to know what's actually good and bad, so trying to determine what that is while you're creating becomes a defeating process. Focus on being truthful and trust that making it "good" is built in. POINT #3: "BEING HUMAN" -We face ups and we face downs. This is part of being a human. Instead of making it wrong, we can accept it as part of our journey and find light in the darkness and wisdom in our struggles. Guests: Kat Karpoff Owen Laukkanen MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Central City Brewing (Doppelbock) - Today's Craft Brewery of Choice B&E Podcast #007 - "The Discovery of Theme w/ Kat Karpoff" B&E Podcast #023 - "The Nature of Storytelling w/ Owen Laukkanen" VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.centralcitybrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School www.owenlaukkanen.com - Official Website www.katkarpoff.com - Official Website
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B&EP #099 - Allowing Your Own Authentic Experience to Direct You
The B&E Podcast #099 "Allowing Your Own Authentic Experience to Direct You" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Learning through experience is the most profound of teachers. The only way we can achieve this is through trusting the process we're in which opens us up to fully taking it in. It isn't necessarily the fastest way of learning but is far more life-changing than simply being told the answers. POINT #1: "EXTEND YOURSELF TO TELL STORIES" -As storytellers of any kind, to reach the level of artistry we need to put ourselves beyond our own limitations. Sometimes that means really trying a new perspective or circumstance on for ourselves that moves us in ways we've never experienced before. POINT #2: "EXPERIENCE IS THE GREATEST TEACHER" -Not just external experiences, but our internal experiences of creating can teach us things about our process that can transform our philosophies for a lifetime. POINT #3: "TRUTH IS THE GAME" -Getting over our own egos, our image, our low or high sense of self, even the idols we hold dear can get in the way of creating in our most authentic voice. A good part of the battle of creating art is getting past our own bullshit. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Main Street Brewing Company (Hyper Fox Double IPA) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.mainstreetbeer.ca - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #098 - When You're Feeling Out of Control, Take the Wheel (w/ Michael David Stewart)
The B&E Podcast #098 "When You Feel Out of Control, Take the Wheel" w/ Michael David Stewart Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: What happens when we find ourselves in a place of confusion and disconnected from a sense of purpose? Sometimes our entire foundation of what we have been doing and thinking completely comes apart. It's a hard situation to be in, but there are incredible lessons we can learn in this place that can help us find a deeper connection to ourselves and what we do, redefining who we are as artists. POINT #1: "WHAT AM I EVEN DOING?" -Suddenly you're hit with that moment while in the pursuit of what you thought you wanted to do, isn't what you want to do. It can be a total mind@#$%, and a terrifying one at that. Good news is that once you've hit that point, you're on your way to figuring it out. What do you REALLY want to do? POINT #2: "CREATING FROM THE DARKNESS" -Staying creative while wrestling with our struggles can manifest in some extraordinary ways. It can help get it out of us and see it in a new light as well as prevent us from wallowing in misery. POINT #3: "NO ONE KNOWS WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU" -Ultimately we decide what we do. We choose where we will go. So make those choices and follow your passion. The time is now. You are the person you've been waiting for. Get busy creating and connecting. Guest: Michael David Stewart MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Faculty Brewing Company (Citra Pale Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.facultybrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School www.michaeldavidstewart.com - Website of our guest
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B&EP #097 - Clearing Out the Basement of Our Fears & Childhood Dreams
The B&E Podcast #097 "Clearing Out the Basement of Our Fears & Childhood Dreams" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: On another spitball session, we talk about balancing our logic and emotion to achieve optimal creative states as well as taking responsibility and taking a look at the things that we have let stop us from going for our dreams. You know, the "uussh". POINT #1: "LOGIC & EMOTION" -When it comes to the creative process, utilizing our logic AND emotion where they function best helps us to achieve the best result. When they're working together and in harmony... oh yes! POINT #2: "TURN ON THE LIGHT" -We like to bury all kinds of stuff deep down, forgetting about it, not realizing that there's all this clutter piled up and weighing us down. Time to turn the light on it. It's not gonna be pretty, and it might get worse before it gets better, but it's the only way to begin clearing out what doesn't serve you. POINT #3: "THE TIME IS NOW" -Now that you're clearing this out, taking responsibility for all this "stuff", it is time to decide to make steps towards your dreams. Real steps. No reason to beat yourself up for "lost time" -- choose to be a warrior for your dreams. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Brassneck Brewery (Multiweizen) - Today's Craft Brewery Frank Kern's CORE Influence Talk B&E Podcast #51 - "Trust Process Over Progress & Here's Why" VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.brassneck.ca - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #096 - The Poetry of Light & Dark (w/ Christine Bissonnette)
The B&E Podcast #096 "The Poetry of Light & Dark" w/ Christine Bissonnette Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: What we thought was going to be a conversation about having more fun in the creative process turned into an exploration of our duality of light and dark. By learning to embrace this experience in our lives, we can learn to have more fun and communicate on a richer and deeper level. POINT #1: "GIFTS FROM THE DARK" -We don't always get to live in a happy-go-lucky, everything is perfect state. Sometimes that's not so bad. Our encounters with sorrow and depression can teach us a lot about what has meaning in our lives and give us greater empathy for others. Now create. POINT #2: "WRESTLING WITH WHAT IS" -The way events unfold in our lives don't always go how we think. Life has a way of altering our plans and offering us opportunities for greater growth and understanding of who we are. Learning to embrace this and enjoy it a little more helps us thrive as creatives. POINT #3: "WE ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE" -The more we learn how we have the power to choose our experience of the world, the quicker we can get to creating with greater aliveness. You might not agree when you're in a rut -- show yourself compassion, let it go, and choose to see it differently. Guest: Christine Bissonnette MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Red Truck Brewing (Dry Nibbed Porter) - Today's Craft Brewery Sylvia Plath - Poet VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.redtruckbeer.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School www.9creativelives.com - Christine Bissonnette's Website
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B&EP #095 - Embracing the Wild Nature of Creativity (w/ Shane Martin)
The B&E Podcast #095 "Embracing the Wild Nature of Creativity" w/ Shane Martin Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: "If we could just let go a little more, who knows what we could create." Wow. This quote from our guest is the centrepiece for this fantastic conversation on creativity process and learning to embrace some of our powerlessness in grappling with the process. POINT #1: "RIDE THE WAVE" -We don't control much of how creativity or inspiration works. It has a life of its own. If we fight it, we will get tossed and smashed under the waves. If we learn to embrace it and work with it, we can achieve something amazing. POINT #2: "FOOLS OF THE TRADE" -We can fight technology, we can fight the tools, we can curse them, we can get aggravated, but in the end, it's all neutral. We decide our involvement with it, and how much we engage with it. We still decide its influence in our lives. POINT #3: "HUMBLE PIE" -Humility can serve us as artists in profound ways. It helps us detach, it helps us find freedom, and helps us surrender to the creative process. Guest: Shane Martin MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Callister Brewing (Mauby Dinky Stout, Willy's Warmer Dry Hop Barley Wine, Ryan Ohlhauser Dark + German Altbier) - Today's Craft Brewery "Sacred Economics" (Book) - Charles Eisenstein VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.callisterbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School www.together-apart.bandcamp.com - Together Apart
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B&EP #094 - How to Turn Dreams Into Actionable Goals (w/ Samantha Gordon)
The B&E Podcast #094 "Turning Dreams Into Actionable Goals" w/ Samantha Gordon Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: With our guest, journalist/radio host/producer/writer/littlebitofeverything Samantha Gordon, we discuss and tangent on this whole problem of making our dreams into realities. We try and shift some perceptions, offer some practical advice, as well as have a few laughs along the way. Come get your inspiration fix. POINT #1: "STILL ABOUT THE WHY AND THE VISION" -Without having a deep connection to not only our vision, but the why of our vision, we won't have the fuel or the fire needed for the journey to achieving our goals. Don't skip spending some time with this fundamental part. POINT #2: "ACTION IS THE ONLY WAY" -After we are connected to our dream, our why, and made it a goal, we have to take action no matter how small the first step. Pursue it as though it WILL come true, but don't sit back and expect it. POINT #3: "SERENDIPITY" -When we've set our minds to something and have begun making steps towards it, opportunities have a way of showing up. Pay attention and say yes to the possibilities that present themselves. Guest: Samantha Gordon MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Main Street Brewing (Tart Rye Saison) - Today's Craft Brewery "The Artist's Way" (Book) - Julia Cameron VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.mainstreetbeer.ca - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School www.youtube.com/channel/UC1R1CaDukVQBhQOfJ-i94ig - Samantha Gordon's Channel
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B&EP #093 - Patience is the Key to Process
The B&E Podcast #093 "Patience is the Key to Process" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We uncover the profound power of having patience towards yourself and your goals. If we can learn patience, we can learn process, trust, and even joy in pain. Say whaaaaat!? POINT #1: "PATIENCE TAKES OFF THE PRESSURE" -When we can get over our desire for immediate gratification in the pursuit of a more fulfilling life goal, we must accept that it will take time. Then we can begin to enjoy the journey a little more, becoming more accepting of what may come up along the way. POINT #2: "IT'S ALL A HIKE!" -When we go for a hike, sometimes there's a flat path, other times it's a steep incline. Sometimes our legs will be burning with exhaustion and fatigue but that's all part of it. Does that mean we shouldn't enjoy it? Does that mean we shouldn't do it? Sometimes it just means we need to slow down or catch our breath, but it doesn't mean we've stopped our given up. POINT #3: "PATIENCE ALLOWS 'THE FLOW'" -Patience is actually important to allowing the most powerful part of our mind do its job, that is, the subconscious. But it needs time to let things stew. Choose to do something, put your mind to it, and let your subconscious stew over it. You'll find it all coming together as if out of nowhere. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: 33 Acres (Resin Double Red Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery Simon Sinek - On Millennials in the Workplace VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.33acresbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hER0Qp6QJNU&feature=share - Simon Sinek
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B&EP #092 - We're All Storytellers By Nature
The B&E Podcast #092 "We're All Storytellers By Nature" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Whether we're telling the story of how our day went, the things that have happened in our lives, or that next great novel, story is one of our most defining traits as human beings. Telling our stories can help us transcend our current limitations, and help us to grow and evolve as long as we're paying attention to how we are choosing to look at it. POINT #1: "WE'RE ALL FULL OF STORIES" -Whether you're an artist or not, we're all telling stories. Telling stories to ourselves, our friends and family, our partners etc. Storytelling is as much a part of our lives as breathing. It can help us to make sense of our world, feel connectedness, and empower us. POINT #2: "STORY FOR PERSPECTIVE" -Storytelling allows us to connect, empathize and understand lessons in a deeper and more profound way than simply being told the moral. POINT #3: "TELLING A NEW STORY" - We so often get caught up in a certain telling of a story we're very intimate with. However, we always have new perspectives waiting to be found if we're open to it. This can be especially important within the context of our own lives and the painful stories we hang onto. Story can empower us to re-frame how we see our lives and liberate us from beliefs that no longer serve our goals. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Big Rock Urban (Helles Lager) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.bigrockurban.com/beer - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #091 - Reconnecting to Our Artistic Roots (w/ Thalia Couture)
The B&E Podcast #091 "Reconnecting to Our Artistic Roots w/ Thalia Couture" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: With musician and artist Thalia Couture, we dive into the value of going back to the first things that inspired us to become artists. Sometimes where we end up isn't where we started or first imagined ourselves going, but it's all valuable experiences when you treat it thoughtfully. POINT #1: "WHAT BROUGHT YOU HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE" -We can often lose sight of why we begin our creative journeys and get lost in the daily race of progress only to realize we feel disconnected from what we're doing. Sometimes going back to what inspired it all gets us back on track and clarifies our direction. POINT #2: "CREATE IN OTHER WAYS" -Finding a creative outlet that is different from what you pursue as a career and only for yourself is essential to keeping the well full and inspiration moving. POINT #3: "PURGING OURSELVES" -Our present lives have a way of making their way into our work whether we're entirely conscious of it or not. One thing is for sure, don't be surprised to look back on an old work to discover a depth of theme and emotion that you didn't even realize you were creating at the time. Guest: Thalia Couture MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Strathcona Beer Company (British IPA) - Today's Craft Brewery Victoria Eriksson - Author/Poet "Black Mirror" (TV Series) - Netflix "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" (TV Series) - Netflix "Westworld" (TV Series) - HBO VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.strathconabeer.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #090 - Who Knows What the Hell We Discussed
The B&E Podcast #090 "Who Knows What the Hell We Discussed" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We dive into some really deep stuff about humanity and our egos before talking a little bit about film and film adaptations. There's lots of good stuff in here -- there may be some sifting involved, but ultimately -- "do what you gotta do". POINT #1: "HUMANITY IS THE FIRST LESSON" -As artists, we are often allured to approaching our work from a technical standpoint first. The first thing an artist needs to be is a fully alive, compassionate human. When we connect to that our techniques are then informed by a deeper awareness. POINT #2: "YOUR EGO IS A NUTJOB" -The ego will tell you you're no good and that there's no sense in trying. Then, if you listen to it, it will tell you you're lazy and will never amount to anything. It's a losing game when you follow the voice of the ego. Just so you know. POINT #3: "KNOW THYSELF" -Knowing yourself isn't about identifying yourself as this or that, it's about recognizing how our experiences connect us to all of humanity. The rest is all play. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Brassneck (Stockholm Syndrome Belgian Saison) - Today's Craft Brewery "Inside Out" (Film) - Pixar "Less Than Zero" (Novel) - Bret Easton Ellis VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.brassneck.ca - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #089 - Why Simplicity is the Melody of Art (w/ Matt Cairns)
The B&E Podcast #089 "Why Simplicity is the Melody of Art w/ Matt Cairns" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: With musician Matt Cairns, we explore how we see our inspiration through to its completion by understanding every step of the process and not getting hung up on nailing it right away. Songwriting, screenwriting and other manners of art are brought together in some universal principles. POINT #1: "SIMPLE, SIMPLE, SIMPLE" -Starting with the simple point of inspiration is where it all begins whether it's a four-chord melody or a story about a plane crashing in the desert, keeping things simple allows us to keep it manageable, move forward, and refine in the future. POINT #2: "NOTHING'S PERFECT, IT'S PROCESS" -As artists, we often measure our work up to the greatest before we've really given ourselves a chance. No work was ever amazing or perfect right away, they all took time and had many faults of their own before becoming something remarkable. POINT #3: "DON'T GIVE UP" -People rarely fail at anything, but they do give up. Our commitment is often the biggest deciding factor in our success commercially. Stay connected to what you love and keep going! Guest: Matt Cairns MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Strange Fellows Brewing (Krampus - Belgian Dubbel) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.strangefellowsbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #088 - Seeing the Art in Social Media
The B&E Podcast #088 "Seeing the Art in Social Media" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Social media is here to stay. No matter how much we might want to resist that, there's no sense in denying its impact on the world we live in and how powerful a tool it can be. The trouble is how we find a way that works for us as artists to make use of it that doesn't compromise our integrity. As it turns out, social media draws some very similar parallels to how we navigate artistic industry in other ways. POINT #1: "IT'S STILL ABOUT GIVING VALUE" -If you've listened to us recently, the new way of promoting and marketing yourself and what you do is to offer something with no expectation of getting anything back. Give something that is of value, whether that's an article, a cause or some words of wisdom and do it consistently. POINT #2: "NO MORE B.S." -Forget about trying to look a certain way. People have little to zero tolerance for disingenuous people. Be who you are, share things that you actually find valuable and you'll create real connections with people with similar passions and interests. POINT #3: "IT CAN BE AN ART" -Like working within other frameworks of our creative industries, there are certain techniques and limitations to be aware of, but ultimately we create the content that we are putting out there. We can learn to look at social media as just another way of extending our artistry into the world. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Steamworks (Gose) - Today's Craft Brewery B&E Podcast #33 - "You'll Get Everything You're Willing to Give" VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.steamworks.com/brewery - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #087 - Why We Love Film; An Examination of Cinema Vol.1
The B&E Podcast #087 "Why We Love Film; An Examination of Great Cinema" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We're film guys. That's our first territory and passion. We thought that we might start talking about some of our favourites and break down their structure, their message, and how they relate. We discover some things about these gems that we weren't even aware of and perhaps you weren't either. It's a film love fest! POINT #1: "FIGHT CLUB; ALMOST FAMOUS; WHIPLASH" -A handful of our personal favourites, do not disappoint as subjects for discussion and examination. We discover ideas and themes we never realized ourselves. POINT #2: "THE MARRIAGE OF STRUCTURE AND THEME" -By following the guideposts of classic story structure we can reveal theme and discover the deeper meanings being communicated through story. POINT #3: "GO FOR BIG CONCEPTS" -Look at any of the great films and see how they all communicate some fantastic messages that go beyond the technical jargon of storytelling! MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Bomber Brewing (Golden Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery "Fight Club" (Film) - David Fincher "Almost Famous" (Film) - Cameron Crowe "Whiplash" (Film) - Damien Chazelle VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.bomberbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #086 - A Guide to Getting Rid of Fear to Get What You Want
The B&E Podcast #086 "A Guide to Getting Rid of Fear to Get What You Want" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: This one travels through lots of fascinating and somehow related topics about offering value to others, the power of our minds, and how we can move through fears to reconnect with our dreams. Hold on folks, this one stirs the pot. POINT #1: "START THINKING ABOUT THE VALUE YOU GIVE" -When our minds are in a place of scarcity and lack, we get absorbed by how we are going to "get" things. Shifting ourselves into giving something of value to others without expectation of what we'll get opens us up to more abundance in many ways. Find what makes you feel valuable for simply giving it and watch how the world reciprocates. POINT #2: "YOUR MIND IS A SUPERPOWER" -The ability of our minds is absolutely astounding! We decide how we want to use it. We get to choose how we want to experience our lives and creating our work! When negative voices are getting loud, you can decide not to listen and tell yourself a different story! POINT #3: "SO WHAT AND WHAT IF" -Most of us are unknowingly caught in a mental pattern of saying "what if" to our fears, and "so what" to our dreams. Brain Hack! Reverse the order to say "so what" to our fears, and "what if" to our dreams. In this way we can see the exciting potential of our deepest desires and the illusory nature of our anxieties. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Main Street Brewing (Dunkel) - Today's Craft Brewery of Choice B&EP #031 - "Art Is The Best When You Just DGAF" (w/ Teresa Riley) VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.mainstreetbeer.ca - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School http://bit.ly/2gns2mI - Ted Talk - "Teach for Mastery -- Not Test Scores"
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B&EP #085 - Letting Go of the Past So You Can Create in the Present
The B&E Podcast #085 "Letting Go of the Past So You Can Create in the Present" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Holding onto our past experiences can often limit us and our ability to create freely in our present. By looking at our past and releasing old patterns and programming we open space to take responsibility and reclaim our power and authenticity. POINT #1: "FORGIVE YOURSELF" -We all have pasts. We all have things we may wish we handled differently. Holding those things against ourselves only puts restrictions on us now. Forgive yourself for your past, ignorance, and limitations so you can let them go. POINT #2: "WE PROJECT THE WORLD OUT" -We like to think that we are products and determined completely by our environment. In reality, while not unaffected by pressures and others projections around us, we ultimately choose how we look at the world and how we will be. Check with your values to ultimately discover where your authenticity and joy lies. POINT #3: "JUDGMENTS ON THE PRESENT" -Our judgments are based on our past experiences and they are not always the truth. Most often they are perceptions. When we bring our past judgments into our work we may fail to discover the depths of where we could go, instead substituting our own contrived notions. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: 33 Acres Brewing (Euphoria Belgian Tripel) - Today's Craft Brewery "Care of the Soul" (Book) - Thomas Moore VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.33acresbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School http://bit.ly/2gns2mI - Ted Talk - "Teach for Mastery -- Not Test Scores"
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B&EP #084 - Bringing the World Together in Art (w/ Henry J. Mah)
The B&E Podcast #084 "Bringing the World Together in Art w/ Henry J Mah" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: With our fantastic guest, Henry J Mah, we dive into the role politics and diversity play in the world, how that affects our art, and how we create. It comes down to whether we're actively bringing the world together or driving it apart and how as artists we have a great deal of influence. POINT #1: "COME TOGETHER" -Artists are still human beings first. When the world seems to be wrapped in fear and divisiveness, we can use our mediums to inspire our connection to each other. This may ultimately be the greatest thing we can give as artists in our work. POINT #2: "STRIVING FOR MEANING" -Not that there is anything wrong with success, wealth, or fame, but at some point we all come to a place where we desire a greater sense of purpose, meaning and connection to each other. POINT #3: "THE HEARTBEAT OF LIFE" -Our lives and careers have ups and downs, it's a fact of life. Learning to accept this and in some ways see it as necessary helps us through the times that aren't all roses and sunshine. Guest: Henry J Mah MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: R&B Brewing (Dude Chillin Pale Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery of Choice VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.randbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School www.performersmastery.com - Performers Workshop www.actorscornerstone.com - "Empowering Performers and Industry Professionals to be Unapologetically Authentic"
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B&EP #083 - Take the Time to Make it Personal
The B&E Podcast #083 "Take the Time to Make it Personal" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We overlook our personal connection to our work more often than we think. Whether we have been contracted to create something or if it's our own project, we need to be deeply, emotionally connected to it. We need to feel the desire to make our creations regardless of what may come of them. When we have this level of meaning, we run into fewer blocks along the way to making our best works. POINT #1: "WOULD YOU DO IT ANYWAY?" -No matter what might happen with your work, do you still feel a strong emotional desire to do it? To reveal your message, to tell this story, to say something burning inside you? You should be getting as much out of the works you are creating as your potential audience. When you're tapped into that you will find the power to blast through your walls and get it done. POINT #2: "JUDGMENT REMOVES HUMANITY" -When we cast judgment on the subjects of our art, it doesn't matter how powerful the message or passion we feel, we cut out the humanity that is so essential to our audience connecting to it in a more profound way. POINT #3: "FAME SHMAME" -Fame is a strange thing to make as our ultimate goal in life. It will make our pursuits lifeless and won't fill the human void we feel, which compelled the goal in the first place. Feeling worthy comes from doing what feels worthy to you. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Strangefellows Brewing (Nocturnum Dark IPA) - Today's Craft Brewery "Awaken the Giant Within" (Book) - Tony Robbins "Haters Back Off" (Episodic Show) - Netflix B&E Podcast #081 - "Prioritizing Between Creativity & Logic" VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.strangefellowsbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #082 - Video Games; Art or Simply Entertainment
The B&E Podcast #082 "Video Games: Art or Simply Entertainment?" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We've brushed on it before, but today we go full force on the topic of video games - one of the most significant forms of expression of the modern era. We discuss some of the interpretations of art and how video games meet many of those "criteria". If art is about experience then video games has the potential to deliver in a way other forms of media cannot. That's not to say all of them will. POINT #1: "GIVE US AN EXPERIENCE" -Robert Motherwell said, "Art is an experience, not an object". If this is the case, then video games would have to be classified as such. In fact, video games can give us experiences beyond mindless entertainment and adrenaline rushes to offer real emotional impact. POINT #2: "VIDEO GAMES AS AN OUTLET" -There's been a lot of stigma around video games perpetuating violence, but there's more evidence to support that they can be a valuable source for people to get out aggression and express themselves in a way that is healthier and doesn't harm others. POINT #3: "GAMES HAVE THE SAME CHALLENGES" -When it comes to other art forms in comparison to video games, they share a lot of common traits and issues. Subjective, divisive, and demanding some kind of response, ultimately it comes down to the creators and the eye of the beholder. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Steel & Oak (Smoked Honey Bock) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.steelandoak.ca - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #081 - Prioritizing Between Creativity & Logic
The B&E Podcast #081 "Prioritizing Between Creativity & Logic" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Our free-for-all conversation hits some amazing discoveries on the nature of our mind/minds in our processes and works. We learn that there are some profound gains by setting focused priorities in multiple stages of creating. Give space to your creative mind, and to your logic mind, just not at the same time. POINT #1: "YOU CONTROL ONLY WHAT YOU CONTROL" -Focus on what you're actually in control of, which means letting go of results. There's nothing wrong with having goals and ambitions, but when that's all it's about you may find becoming strenuous and uninspired. POINT #2: "LET YOUR ARTIST DO HIS/HER JOB" -When you're creating, let your artist take the reigns and do what it does best -- CREATE. In order for your work to be at its best your artist needs to be given one hundred percent focus on where it shines. Once it's done, the logical, industrial mind can step in and do what it does best. POINT #3: "DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS!" -Knowing when the editing, logical, evaluative mind is sticking its nose where it doesn't belong is imperative to creating with courage and boldness. When that voice enters your head asking "is this any good", "will people like this" etc know that it's not doing anything to help you while you're in creative mode. That voice is useful only after your initial inspiration is down. Likewise, don't bring your artist voice into the room when evaluation time begins. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Big Rock Brewing (Bru Lager) - Today's Craft Brewery B&EP #20 - "Rewards, Awards & Better Reasons" VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.bigrockbeer.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #080 - The Responsibility of Becoming a Major Player
The B&E Podcast #080 "The Responsibility of Becoming a Major Player" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Today we get a little philosophical with it. As we get more success as artists, climbing the ladder so to speak, our reach and impact with our audience grows. Does that mean we have a greater obligation and responsibility in terms of our work and lifestyle? We explore the potential influence we have on the world and what that means for us as growing artists. POINT #1: "JAWS!!!" -It was a film about a fictional great white shark which subsequently resulted in the hunting and mass destruction of a habitat. Was the film responsible? Probably not entirely, but its influence is pretty evident. POINT #2: "BE MINDFUL" -It's impossible to know what the full impact of our work and/or celebrity might be in the world. The best thing we can do is to try and be as mindful as possible about the potential destructive outcomes on society as a whole from the messages we're putting out. POINT #3: "WE'RE ALL RESPONSIBLE" -This is not about blaming any one person, organization, or group for the bad things that happen in the world. When you really look at it, we all have a role to play. Ultimately are you trying to put something of light into society to create positive change? MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Faculty Brewing Company (Blonde) - Today's Craft Brewery "Jaws" (Film) - Steven Spielberg B&EP #026 - "How You Make An Impact Whether You Like It Or Not" VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.offtherailbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #079 - Build the Safety to Unleash Your True Expression
The B&E Podcast #079 "Build the Safety to Unleash Your True Expression" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Are you used to this yet? Not so serious gets into it deep once again where we uncover the things that get in our way of creating. From our egos and the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, we discover a pretty crazy mindset that doesn't serve our best interests at heart. Finding safety offers bold expression, freedom, and joy. POINT #1: "GET TO KNOW YOUR EGO" -We all have an ego that limits our ability to go beyond our current abilities. When we listen to our ego we stay stuck in our past, unable to surprise ourselves and make new discoveries. The ego is constantly with us so learning to recognize when and where it's leading us helps to detach ourselves from its chains. POINT #2: "FORGET FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT" -'Fake it till you make it' has been a long held colloquialism that still receives too much credit than it deserves. It can help give you a momentary boost in confidence to gain some experience with something you're feeling not certain in, but it's never more than short term. A better approach might be to admit where you are with honesty and humility -- you may find there's more people willing to help and support you. POINT #3: "WE MAKE OURSELVES UNSAFE TO CREATE" -Even when we're working at home, in our office, in our bedroom or wherever it is, we make doing our work unsafe to do even when we're completely by ourselves. That's not a product of someone else, that's us! That's the story we keep telling ourselves. That's the demons we haven't shone a light on. If we are going to create with any level of freedom, we need to feel safe, and that means looking at what inside is making us feel unsafe. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Off the Rail Brewing (Eastbound & Brown Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery Frank Kern Dan Millman VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.offtherailbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #078 - The Misconception About Staying Consistent
The B&E Podcast #078 "The Misconception about Staying Consistent" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: As artists, we have this constant battle with consistency in the quality of our work as well as in our everyday commitment. There are a lot of band-aid solutions to the problem of consistency, but they are themselves inconsistent. We discover that the solution lies in the realms of trust and truth which are deeper issues to deal with and perhaps provide the key to all of it. POINT #1: "CONSISTENT QUALITY ISN'T IN CONTROL, IT'S IN TRUTH" -We often pursue consistency through attaining a greater sense control in surface level methods and tools. We've been taught to deal with it in this way, but when it comes to art, this is typically counterproductive. When we stop trying, pushing, grappling for control, we open up to presence and truth which give us a new level of consistency in our work. POINT #2: "COMPASSION FOR WHERE WE ARE OR WERE" -Being able to admit to how we feel about where we are or were with compassion releases us from our judgments towards ourselves in the now. Remember, compassion is the recognition that we are doing the best we can within our current beliefs and capacities. No need to beat yourself, move forward with new knowledge and awareness and accept where you're at. POINT #3: "TRUST BLOWS IT WIDE OPEN" -Trust is one of the biggest underlying issues when it comes to attaining some level of consistency in our work. When we don't trust, we avoid where we're at, push for control where we don't have any, and doubt ourselves the whole way. Learning to trust ourselves and where we are unlocks our potential no matter how we're feeling. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Granville Island Brewing (Hey Day Hefeweizen) - Today's Craft Brewery "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" (Book)- Robert Pirsig B&E Podcast #14 - "Beyond Perception and Ego" B&E Podcast #76 - "What to Do When Everything is a Slog and a Struggle" VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.gib.ca - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #077 - Challenging Order to Find the Humanity in Art
The B&E Podcast #077 "Challenging Order to Find the Humanity In Art" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Our society is full of social norms and expectations that simply make little to no sense. Often we hang onto them without the awareness that they are limiting our creative ability and restraining our expression, as artists and as human beings. By examining the stigmas that surround us, we find a wealth of substance to learn, grow and share in our art, while also freeing ourselves and opening our humanity. POINT #1: "WE HAVE ALL BEEN CONDITIONED" -From a very early age, we are all being influenced and indoctrinated into what's "appropriate" for society. Problem is that a lot of these ideas are somewhat baseless, and in the grand scheme of life completely meaningless. POINT #2: "TIME TO ASK SOME QUESTIONS" -Challenging and questioning what we accept as normal in our society is prime ground for an artist. By discovering the ridiculous nature of some of our rules we can express it through our art form and make others question for themselves. POINT #3: "CONDITIONING SHAPES EVERYTHING" -We are all products of our environment and conditions -- some people are considered well adjusted, others are outcasts of society, and everything in between. When we can learn to see our world in this way, we awaken a compassion and understanding for one another that adds new depth to our humanity and our work. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Brassneck Brewing (Umlaut) - Today's Craft Brewery "Care of the Soul" (Book) - Thomas Moore "Richest Man in Babylon" (Book) - George S. Clason VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.brassneck.ca - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #076 - What to Do When It's a Slog & a Struggle
The B&E Podcast #076 "What to do When It's a Slog & a Struggle" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We were literally struggling today and we decided to make it our topic for discussion. It went deeper than either of us expected. We learned that there is a lot to learn when we find ourselves in moments of struggle. What we discovered is that admitting it to ourselves is key to moving through it and finding extraordinary growth within ourselves. POINT #1: "ADMIT IT, YOU'RE STRUGGLING" -As we have heard so many times, the first step is admitting. When we can admit that we are struggling, without harsh judgments of ourselves, we can stop putting ourselves in a victim position and be more proactive. POINT #2: "SHIFT GEARS, RESET EXPECTATIONS" -After we have acknowledged our situation for what it is, we can change our expectations and focus on what we can actually do and where we can make progress. POINT #3: "THERE'S GOLD IN THERE" -When we find ourselves swearing at the computer or bemoaning the circumstances and limitations, it's usually an indication of something much deeper going on. When we dig in and shine a light on it, we can discover limiting beliefs that can be a catalyst to healthy change. We learn to embrace struggle as a necessary means to our evolution. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: 33 Acres Brewing (Centennial Fresh Hop Smash) - Today's Brewing Company Dan Millman -" Everyday Enlightenment"; "The Laws of Spirit" VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.33acresbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #075 - The Relationship Between Artistry & Industry
The B&E Podcast #075 "The Relationship Between Artistry & Industry" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Not So Serious conversations are always interesting, and this one is no different. We talk about how the artists journey is often just that -- a journey. It's a long one, with many unexpected twists and turns. On the quest there are many pressures no matter what your level of success. What matters is having a strong sense of yourself in the world, being informed, and making conscious decisions. POINT #1: "YOU'RE IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL" -If you have chosen the life of an artist, you have chosen a calling that may or may not pay off large dividends for some time. When you're committed to your artistry with that understanding you can enjoy the many twists and turns and find that great success might not come until you're a seasoned veteran. POINT #2: "WHETHER YOU'RE BIG OR NOT, BETTER KNOW THYSELF" -No matter what your success level in what you're doing, if you have no sense of yourself and what you value, you will be blown around and buckle under the pressures around you. There are times to act and there are times to step back -- learn to recognize what's called for within yourself. POINT #3: "THE INDUSTRY SERVES SOMETHING IMPORTANT" -As much as we love to dump on the industry as artists, we neglect that the industry actually serves a very important role that we could all learn from -- the audience. The industry is committed one hundred percent to the audience which is something we can all benefit from keeping in mind. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Steamworks Brewing (Marzen) - Today's Craft Brewery "Care of the Soul" (Book) - Thomas Moore Rob Bell - "Everything is Spiritual" (Youtube Video) VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.steamworks.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #074 - There Are No Perfect Conditions, Only Fears to Be Faced
The B&E Podcast #074 "There Are No Perfect Conditions, Only Fears to be Faced" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: In the long list of reasons and excuses we give ourselves to avoid creating, a big one is about not having the circumstances or conditions to flourish. Usually, these are superficial rationalizations covering our deeper insecurities and fears around our work. When we can get a broader sense of our ideas around perfectionism, we can strive for excellence while owning our fallibility. POINT #1: "CIRCUMSTANCES ARE SHALLOW" -When we start telling ourselves a story around not having the tools or perfect situation to do our best work, we sell ourselves short and limit our creative ability. Not only that but usually they're thin veils for deeper fears and anxieties. POINT #2: "CONDITIONS ON CREATIONS ARE PARALYSING" -We often put a lot on our ideas and projects, as in we feel a kind of obligation for everything we do to be a massive success. Such an expectation restricts our potential as artists. Not everything can, needs, or has to be anything more than your best effort and expression. POINT #3: "THE EGO HIDES BEHIND PERFECTION" -Perfectionism is the refusal to move forward. When we get caught in the trappings of perfectionism, we make very little movement all in the name of staying comfortable and avoiding criticism. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Callister Brewing Company - Today's Craft Brewery B&E Podcast #10 - "Critical vs. Constructive Criticism" B&E Podcast #51 - "Trust Process Over Progress & Here's Why" B&E Podcast #73 - "The Value of Choosing Growth Over Goals" VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.callister.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8ZUaKf-Jlw - Frank Kern Talk www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #073 - The Value of Choosing Growth Over Goals
The B&E Podcast #073 "The Value of Choosing Growth Over Goals" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: This Not So Serious Podcast really found some legs after revisiting some material we covered in the past. We gain new insights in regards to creative partnerships, practical discipline, setting goals, materialism, social programming, and how we find our voice as artists. Settle in and engage! POINT #1: "VALUE YOUR CREATIVE PARTNERS" -Artists find themselves very often collaborating with others. By staying connected to what you value in each other, and trusting in one another, you allow room for everyone to shine while keeping open communication. POINT #2: "GROWTH IS THE GOAL" -When you set your goals to growth in any form it takes, suddenly things that might have looked like a failure become opportunities. Growth is a constantly achievable goal that still keeps us moving forward despite external results. POINT #3: "FIND YOUR VALUES, FIND YOUR VOICE" -As artists, we are charged with being passionate participants in our own lives and in the world. We must question and examine our thoughts and feelings about the things we are taking in if we are to create meaningful art. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Main Street Brewing (Gold Digger Hefeweizen) - Today's Craft Brewery B&E Podcast #062 - NSSS; "Why Engaging With Depression Deepens Your Art" B&E Podcast #009 - "Practice, Discipline & Practicality in Art" VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.mainstreetbeer.ca - Brewery of Choice Today www.success.com/profile/darren-hardy - Success Magazine Profile www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #072 - What Movie Not To Make (w/ Steve Moody)
The B&E Podcast #072 "What Movie Not to Make w/ Steve Moody" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We get together with screenwriter Steve Moody to rag on all of the elements in movies that drive us crazy. In between, we find some useful insights into the things that do work and the kind of perceptions that work for us as screenwriters and artists. POINT #1: "EVERY MOMENT MATTERS" -Often we get caught up on "big moments" we envisioned from the beginning of a work. That's a great point of inspiration but when you leave everything hanging on just a few pieces, the whole thing will fall apart. Be open and discover great things where you didn't anticipate you would. POINT #2: "SIMPLICITY OPENS POSSIBILITIES" -When you begin from a place where you are trying to make something complex and layered and profound you've made the task impossible. By starting with a simple idea you help ensure your audience's ability to follow what you're doing, then you can layer and find complexity after. POINT #3: "BE HONEST AND DO IT WITH HEART" -Avoiding melodrama has a lot to do with not trying to force drama to occur where none exists. Work within your sense of human relationship and put your heart into it. When you combine these elements you may not create the perfect work, but you may really touch a lot of people. Guest: Steve Moody MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: 33 Acres Brewing (33 Acres of Progress Saison) - Today's Craft Brewery VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.33acresbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #071 - The Line Between Stealing & Inspiration
The B&E Podcast #071 "The Line Between Stealing & Inspiration" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: When and how does taking inspiration from someone else's work become straight up plagiarism? We discover some potential answers that reveal a complex territory that leaves plenty of room for us to grow and learn as artists. POINT #1: "ARTISTRY GOES THE EXTRA MILE" -Copying keeps us in a place that is safe and "fine". Our artistry urges us to move beyond that and explore where else we can take it -- becoming inspiration. POINT #2: "LEARN TO TRUST THE VOICE OF YOUR EXPERIENCE" -When we learn to trust that we have lived unique lives and experiences, we connect more deeply to our authentic artist voices and offer them fuller expression in our work. POINT #3: "STEALING COMES FROM TRYING TO BE RIGHT" -Trying to be right works against us as artists. When we are trying to be right and not trusting our voices, we will find ourselves in the tendency to copy what others have done with no trace of ourselves left. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: www.videocopilot.net - Online VFX Training Red Truck Brewing (Blackberry Scotch Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery Podcast #028 - "What it Takes to be a Real Career Filmmaker" w/ Gabriel Napora VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.redtruckbeer.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #070 - Honouring the Idealist & Realist in Yourself
The B&E Podcast #070 "Honouring the Idealist & Realist in Yourself" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Not so serious takes us into an idealistic chat about idealism that takes some delightful turns that surprised even us. We discuss the value of the idealist/realist dilemma and what both views serve to our benefit and to our detriment. POINT #1: "A LITTLE OF BOTH GOES A LONG WAY" -Idealism keeps pushing us forward, helps break boundaries and explore possibilities. Realism turns ideas into practical actions, working with what is doable NOW. POINT #2: "TOO MUCH OF BOTH GETS YOU TO THE SAME PLACE -- NOWHERE" -Idealism can get caught up in fantasy and perfectionism. Realism can fail to strive for anything greater or pursue taking risks. Either way, too much of one or the other leads to a type of depression and inaction. POINT #3: "SACRIFICE IS A MINDSET" -The idea of sacrifice is a perception that we have decided is of value. Sacrifice doesn't acknowledge the joy that can occur in between, fosters entitlement and values external results over experience. Also, if you feel like everything is such a sacrifice, what's the point? MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Strathcona Brewing Company (Belgian Gold Ale) - Today's Craft Brewery https://www.ted.com/talks/viktor_frankl_youth_in_search_of_meaning VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.strathconabeer.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #069 - How We Rationalize Ourselves Away From Our True Calling
The B&E Podcast #069 "How We Rationalize Ourselves Away From Our True Calling" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Our egos have very clever and convincing arguments and reasons for us to take the comfortable route - avoiding the pursuits that we are called to. When we learn to recognize those rationalizations and the underlying beliefs fuelling them, we can make powerful and mindful choices towards more authentic paths. POINT #1: "EGO RATIONALIZATION" -The ego is a cunning adversary that uses very calculated reasons to avoid and move away from our most joyous endeavors. We can use the ego to examine our beliefs and transcend those nonconstructive rationalizations, getting in touch with our deepest drives. POINT #2: "RATIONALIZE TOWARDS YOUR VALUES" -Just as we have an autopilot voice that moves us away from our dreams and ideals, we can consciously use rationalization to bring us closer towards them. Why DOES it make sense to move towards your calling? POINT #3: "GET BACK TO THE KID IN YOU" -We often dismiss the voice of our inner child, feeling it's silly and not of value in the world. Our inner child can bring up feelings of inadequacy and smallness, but it also brings feelings of freedom, play, and wonder. Don't miss out on all the good stuff! MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Steamworks Brewing (Empress IPA) - Today's Craft Brewery "Care of the Soul" (Book) - Thomas Moore VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.steamworks.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #068 - Making the Most of Your Champions & Challengers
The B&E Podcast #068 "Making the Most of Your Champions & Challengers" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Our paths as artists are not all rosy nor are they all gloom. We have our fair share of supporters and people/organizations who will test us with their views and opinions. When we learn to welcome all of it as part of our growth, we get closer in touch with ourselves, our values and what we want to express. POINT #1: "DON'T FIGHT THE CYNICS" -Oftentimes we come across ideas and people who are seemingly in conflict with what we think or believe or are trying to do -- when we let go of the need to be right and are able to listen to the message we are being communicated, we find an opportunity to connect with our values and beliefs on a deeper level -- potentially discovering new avenues and strength. POINT #2: "AS ARTISTS WE ARE ENGAGED WITH THE MYSTERY OF CREATION" -There is no technique in any craft or discipline that can take the place of our curiosity, our passionate ideas or the fire of our desire. Art and the creative space is not tied to technical skill or intellectual construct. POINT #3: "ARTISTS ARE CRITICAL THINKERS" -As an artist, part of our role is to be engaged with the messages from media, friends, family, strangers etc. and formulate our own opinions in a critical way to be expressed back to the world. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Callister Brewing (Hastings Sunrise Wit Beer) - Today's Craft Brewery Tony Robbins "I Am Not Your Guru" - Netflix Documentary "Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see." - Arthur Schopenhauer VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.callisterbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #067 - How Artistry is Connected to Our Deepest Values
The B&E Podcast #067 "How Artistry is Connected to Our Deepest Values" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: In artistic fields, it can often be challenging to keep your own sense of values in sight. Also, there are many pressures that can make putting your own values in your work something we become averse to doing. Our values are ever evolving, deepening and essential to creating truthful work -- it's not the easiest job but is beyond rewarding. POINT #1: "DEFINING YOURSELF CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE" -We often love to declare ourselves by the art forms we express with. Sometimes we tie ourselves so tight to the idea of being the thing we do that we forget our infinite potential as human beings. As artists, we can be whatever we choose to be. POINT #2: "PRACTICE DETACHMENT FROM RESULTS" -When we detach from results and our desired outcomes, we become more available to create and more courageous in expressing our values. POINT #3: "YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE" -Learning that we have the power of choice in everything we do or don't do means that we can fully and wholeheartedly choose the things we connect to the most. Until we claim our power to say no, we can never truly say yes. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Central City Brewing "Tough Shit" (Book) - Kevin Smith "The Laws of Spirit" (Book) - Dan Millman VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.centralcitybrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Meisner Acting School
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B&EP #066 - Expanding Your Territory as a Creative
The B&E Podcast #066 "Expanding Your Territory as a Creative" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: How we forget to play and how we forget to recognize the value of play as artists. Play is about curiosity, exploration, and following our creative impulses. It doesn't mean that everything will come out perfect, but it helps us to grow joyfully into new realms. POINT #1: "PLAY IS ABOUT BEING OPEN" -Try things on, follow that impulse, see what's there with curiosity! It's not about being right it's about discovering anything that could be. Stop treating your work so seriously and get fascinated by infinite possibility. POINT #2: "DON'T WORRY ABOUT BEING INTERESTING -- BE INTERESTED" -We are so caught up in our own shit about being interesting and exciting that we either achieve the opposite or act out inauthentically. When you take the focus off of yourself and out onto the world and into the things that excite you, you live and act with greater authenticity and joy. POINT #3: "EXPANDING IS UNCOMFORTABLE" -When we expand into new territory creatively, we get out of our comfort zone. This is a good thing. We might not thrive at first, but that's no reason to feel bad about ourselves. Everything is difficult until it becomes easy. Stay intrigued and learn as you explore without judgment. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Mission Springs Brewery "The War of Art" (Book) - Steven Pressfield VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.missionsprings.ca - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #065 - Artistry is Adapting to Our Evolution as Human Beings
The B&E Podcast #065 "Artistry is Adapting to Our Evolution as Human Beings" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Another Not So Serious episode brings us into the realms of technology and how we as artists adapt to it. Beyond that, we talk about our ever changing, evolving world and civilization and the value of our openness and courage to explore new ideas. POINT #1: "TECHNOLOGY IS A TOOL" -New technology often enters the territory of artistic disciplines. They are almost never necessarily good or bad but offer new ways for us to express if we choose. Instead of shunning new developments out of some sense of tradition, see if there are opportunities to be found. POINT #2: "ARTISTS EXPLORE ALL THINGS" -Artists are often called upon to explore and navigate dark and scary territories within themselves and the world to be expressed for others to understand. The important thing is to remain healthy. Pain is a teacher, suffering is optional. Tread the shadows lightly with love, compassion, and forgiveness. POINT #3: "CHANGE IS HAPPENING" -No matter how much we resist, the world keeps ticking and the world keeps changing. Nothing will change that. Keep an open mind and explore possibilities to create something beautiful with new technology and awareness. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Callister Brewing Company "Video Games: The Movie" - Documentary "Stranger Things" - TV Show (Netflix) VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.callisterbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #064 - Why Creating Art With Substance is Simple
The B&E Podcast #063 "Why Artistry is an Experience & Not an Explanation" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We always dig deep on these "Not So Serious" conversations. We stumble upon some interesting realizations about our perceptions and evolution as artists through the questions we ask ourselves at different stages of our lives and what they reveal. POINT #1: "CURIOSITY IS THE STARTING POINT" -If you have an interest in getting into an art form or perhaps going in a new direction with one you have been practicing, follow it. It may just be the doorway to a new passion. If not, you at least explored the idea and will probably learn a lot about yourself. POINT #2: "LEARN WHAT IT IS YOU REALLY DO" -Perhaps you are beyond the point of curiosity and you may truly love the art you engage with. Now it's important that you begin to look at what you really do in your art. What is the art really doing? What is it really there for? What is the experience that you are looking for within it? WHAT is a great doorway question that will take you beyond your current vision. POINT #3: "'WHY' IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO ANSWER" -Knowing why we do what we do is not necessarily something we can logically answer. The answer tends to be more of an experience and an emotion as opposed to an objective assessment. Pursuing the why can send you in an endless circle and become maddening. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: R&B Brewing Company VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.randbbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #063 - Why Artistry is an Experience & Not an Explanation
The B&E Podcast #063 "Why Artistry is an Experience & Not an Explanation" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We always dig deep on these "Not So Serious" conversations. We stumble upon some interesting realizations about our perceptions and evolution as artists through the questions we ask ourselves at different stages of our lives and what they reveal. POINT #1: "CURIOSITY IS THE STARTING POINT" -If you have an interest in getting into an art form or perhaps going in a new direction with one you have been practicing, follow it. It may just be the doorway to a new passion. If not, you at least explored the idea and will probably learn a lot about yourself. POINT #2: "LEARN WHAT IT IS YOU REALLY DO" -Perhaps you are beyond the point of curiosity and you may truly love the art you engage with. Now it's important that you begin to look at what you really do in your art. What is the art really doing? What is it really there for? What is the experience that you are looking for within it? WHAT is a great doorway question that will take you beyond your current vision. POINT #3: "'WHY' IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO ANSWER" -Knowing why we do what we do is not necessarily something we can logically answer. The answer tends to be more of an experience and an emotion as opposed to an objective assessment. Pursuing the why can send you in an endless circle and become maddening. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: R&B Brewing Company VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.randbbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #062 - Why Engaging With Depression Deepens Your Art
The B&E Podcast #062 "Why Engaging With Depression Deepens Your Art" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: These Not So Serious episodes always seem to get real intense. Like so many that have come before, we cover a lot of territory on this one. We talk about the pressure to get things done -- when it's healthy and when it isn't and how it ties in with motivation. From there we get into the subject of depression and how we can change our stories and use it as a tool to learn, grow and create from. POINT #1: "PRESSURE IS GOOD WHEN ITS HEART IS IN THE RIGHT PLACE" -Often pressure can help us focus and get things done, other times it can completely derail us. When the pressure you feel comes from a place of joy and the desire to CHOOSE to get it done, you can do amazing things. POINT #2: "WHAT STORY ARE YOU TELLING YOURSELF?" -Most of us are trapped in a circle of devaluing our accomplishments and telling ourselves that it/we are not good enough or our situation has made it impossible. There's no truth in it other than what we are telling ourselves and reinforcing. When we learn to take what we get, no matter how it might make us feel, we learn the lessons quicker and with more joy. POINT #3: "ENGAGE WITH WHAT YOU ARE" -As artists our job is to engage with what we are -- the light and the dark. Sometimes we have to go through hard times to learn and grow and truly know an experience so that we can create from it. Depression need not be something to run away from when it hits, but something we engage with with curiosity, knowing that profound insight and transformation lies on the other side. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Callister Brewing Company The War of Art (Book) - Stephen Pressfield VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.callisterbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #061 - How Trust is Integral to Creativity
The B&E Podcast #061 "How is Trust Integral to Creativity" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: This one begins as a theory we simply wanted to discuss and explore and in the end we discover some fascinating insights and relationships between trust, creativity, authenticity and presence. Trust is something we need to practice and learn but is a game changer when we get it. Lots of personal stories and experiences shed light on an overlooked but highly valuable lesson. POINT #1: "TRUST KEEPS YOU PRESENT" -Our ability to trust ourselves and trust our situation is a direct link to our availability to the present moment. Trust opens us to the present and to infinite options. POINT #2: "TRUST REVEALS AUTHENTICITY" -When we're not trying to control everything and force certain outcomes, we learn to trust ourselves and who we are -- connecting us to our authentic selves. POINT #3: "TRUST SHOWS YOU THE LESSONS" -If we trusted everything that happens in our lives, "good" or "bad", we are better able to see the value of what these outcomes bring. Instead of getting stuck on our ideas of what the right thing is, we can accept what actually is so we can learn and grow. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: R&B Brewing "The Mask We Live In" - Documentary VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheB&EPodcast.com - The Official Website www.randbbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI0l2BPGHRQ - Improvised Scene "The Score"
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B&EP #060 - The Point Where Art Can No Longer Be Quantified
The B&E Podcast #060 "The Point Where Art Can No Longer Be Quantified" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: This one dives into the reasons why we get into creating art and finding meaning in what we're doing. If it we're creating art entirely for some kind of quantified reward, then what is the point? In the end, it's all about the love. Listen to know how it gets there! POINT #1: "THE ICEBERG" -Not of the Titanic variety, but of the metaphorical sort. Think of your creative career as an iceberg -- There is a whole ton of substance and work that is below the surface, that most people will NEVER see, but it is all necessary for that little piece to show at the top. POINT #2: "QUANTIFYING OUR WORK CHAINS US DOWN" -When we're basing the value of our work based on external success, while being of some worth, ultimately it creates fear and restriction when we need to be free to create. Trusting ourselves and not placing external demands on our work allows us to create more authentically. POINT #3: "EVERYTHING IS ABOUT LOVE" -The title sums it up. Everything we do in our lives and in our art is about love and all the complications and obstacles we place around it. Find and connect to the love in your work and everything else will become clear. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Storm Brewing Company "I Am Not Your Guru" - Documentary VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.stormbrewing.org - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #059 - Challenging the Conventions of Art
The B&E Podcast #059 "Challenging the Conventions of Art" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: This becomes an epic talk that goes beyond where we thought it would, all about challenging conventions of one sort or another. We cover technology and innovations in artistic fields and how they fit with our process, and end up in territory about how we help others along with ourselves by being open, compassionate and treating "enemies" as welcome teachers. POINT #1: "NO MATTER WHAT THE TOOLS, YOU ARE THE WIELDER" -There are many new innovations and technologies that enter into our potential kit with which to work with. That doesn't always mean that it's the best thing to do. Ultimately it still comes down to the work you are engaging with, what will serve it and what won't. POINT #2: "WE WORK IN GREY AREAS" -Part of art means challenging the things we as society accept as truth. Is there such thing as just an "evil" or "good" person? Challenge perception and we challenge convention. POINT #3: "YOUR ENEMIES CAN BE ALLIES" -We are often told to get rid of "toxic" people in our lives. Usually these people are reflecting some fear or insecurity we have in ourselves. Instead of shunning these people as destructors, we can welcome them as teachers who offer us insights into our own limitations and give us an opportunity to shine a light on theirs through compassion. MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Brassneck Brewing Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Book) - Robert Pirsig Care of the Soul (Book) - Thomas Moore VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.brassneck.ca - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School
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B&EP #058 - The Architecture of Authenticity (w/ Matt Gibbs)
The B&E Podcast #058 "The Architecture of Authenticity w/ Matt Gibbs" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We branch out on a new creative side of industry with Landscape Architect Matt Gibbs. We explore a new form and industry with unique perspectives on the creative process. We discover fascinating similarities and insights into this thing called "art". POINT #1: "LEARN THAT YOU NEED TO LEARN" -Even when you're a master educated graduate, the world today asks for us to get more creative and specific about how we apply our skills. Continue to learn and grow and fine tune your skill but more importantly, your passion. POINT #2: "AUTHENTICITY OFTEN DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH YOU" -Sometimes we get caught up with how WE will bring our authenticity to something, but often by looking at our subject and what IT authentically is, we uncover solutions to some of our current limitations. POINT #3: "KNOW YOUR VALUES" -When we are connected to what we value in the world and what we do, we discover all sorts of creative pathways to doing what we are passionate about. Guest: Matt Gibbs VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.parallel49brewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV8qm14uLns - Edmonton Freezeway MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Parallel 49 Brewing
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B&EP #057 - Giving Without Expectation (w/ Marco Pasqua)
The B&E Podcast #057 "Giving Without Expectation w/ Marco Pasqua" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We talk with entrepreneur and motivational speaker Marco Pasqua on being what it means to be authentic, offering value to others and the world, and how our mistakes and unexpected "setbacks" can be creatively used to open new pathways. Get ready to be inspired. POINT #1: "THE WORLD WANTS THE AUTHENTIC YOU" -People are tired and very in tune when others are being dishonest about who they are and their intentions. When we connect to our own sense of value and put that out in the world, people respond. POINT #2: "FOCUSING ON WHAT YOU GIVE MAKES EVERYTHING SIMPLE" -When you release yourself from the expectations of what you think should happen or want to happen, you take the pressure off of yourself to more freely and authentically put YOU out into the world. POINT #3: "OUR FAILURES ARE PERFECT" -We often beat ourselves up and get depressed when we make mistakes, but when we receive them for what they are and look at them creatively asking, "how is this perfect?" we begin to discover lessons to be learned and new ways forward. Guest: Marco Pasqua VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.centralcitybrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School www.thecubeprinciple.com - Marco Pasqua (Motivational Speaker) MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Steel & Oak Brewing
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B&EP #056 - In the Game of Industry the House Always Wins
The B&E Podcast #056 "In the Game of Industry the House Always Wins" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: As artists, it's important for us to acknowledge how we participate within our industry which is there to meet its own needs. When we become a slave or entirely driven by how the industry operates we undermine our own integrity as artists and can lose our entire sense of purpose. POINT #1: "THE INDUSTRY SERVES ITS OWN INTERESTS" -Whether you like it or not, artistic industry has its own interests. It is not interested in being fair to you or giving you back what you feel you're putting in. By not putting all of our eggs in one basket and expecting some kind of return from it, we can refocus on doing the things that matter. POINT #2: "STAY TRUE AND TRUST" -Getting competitive and comparing ourselves to our peers is typically a study in paranoia. By trusting that we do indeed have an original authentic voice, we can stay focused and present on simply creating. POINT #3: "NO JOURNEY IS THE SAME" -There is no one way of getting to what we dream of achieving. There is no one size fits all solution in artistic mediums. Some journeys will move quickly, others may take many years and look vastly different than others -- what matters is that we do what matters to us. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.centralcitybrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School http://bit.ly/1xWAoXA - Ted Talk - Malcolm Gladwell (David & Goliath) MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Central City Brewing
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B&EP #055 - Being an Artistic Pioneer
The B&E Podcast #055 "Being An Artistic Pioneer" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We go through a bunch of lessons we've learned from the beginning of our podcasts to now -- not intentionally mind you. We touch on the craft of screenwriting, looking at our fears, challenging our perceptions and connecting with our work and others with truth and authenticity. It takes the spirit of a pioneer to be an artist. POINT #1: "FEAR IS A MOTIVATOR WITH A CEILING" -Fear can certainly motivate us to get things done, but it does have its limits. When you begin to realize that the things you fear aren't all that scary, you have to find a deeper connection to what you do which can be challenging but is ultimately freeing and more fulfilling. POINT #2: "DEPROGRAMMING WHAT WE THOUGHT WE KNEW" -We have a lot of beliefs we don't realize we carry with us that we may (probably) have learned in childhood that are destructive and sabotaging to creating. Challenge your beliefs, question them and welcome others opinions. POINT #3: "ARTISTS REMIND US OF WHAT'S IMPORTANT" -Artists are communicators of things that are bigger than any single one of us -- that's why we do this. We explore the deeper meanings of our lives and existence to remind us of our humanity. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.mainstreetbeer.ca - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Main Street Brewing
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B&EP #054 - Why or Why Not to Have a Career in the Arts
The B&E Podcast #054 "Why or Why Not to Have a Career in the Arts" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Maybe you're thinking about getting into an artistic field -- we get into what kinds of challenges and gifts are down that road, as well as how embracing our artistic side can have huge benefits, whether it's our career field or not. POINT #1:"THE ARTIST'S LIFE HAS MANY MYTHS" -Artists are often seen as people who have no responsibility, are lazy and are simply "born" with talent. Being a real artist requires having a talent for your talent and a deep inner call to express something from within. There's a lot more thought, energy, and discipline that goes into an artistic life. POINT #2: "THERE'S BETTER WAYS TO MAKE LOTS OF MONEY" -Sure, many artists in different fields become very wealthy and famous, but it's not most and not usually right away. Either you make a commitment for the long haul or chose something where you KNOW the next paycheque is coming. POINT #3: "BEING AN ARTIST IS BEING ENGAGED TO THE PURSUIT OF TRUTH" -We can be artists in our lives no matter what we do when we engage and pay attention to our lives. Break out of the routines and examine who we are and what we are. You may pursue that through an artistic endeavor professionally or for fun. No matter what, there are many things to be gained from such a journey. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.stormbrewing.org - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Storm Brewing Co. "The E-Myth" (Book) - Michael Gerber
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B&EP #053 - So You Feel Like A Phoney... Now What?
The B&E Podcast #053 "So You Feel Like a Phoney... Now What?" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We get into A LOT of stuff on this one. We dissect and examine this idea of being a "phoney", not being good enough, "who am I?" etc. Who are you not to? We look into where all of this might be coming from, its impact and how to keep it in its place. POINT #1:"THE PAST TELLS YOU YOU'RE A PHONY" -The past no longer exists, and is full of phantoms that mislead us. We make up stories that tell us that we're not worth it etc. Truth is that the fears that come up from the past are doing nothing to help us when we are trying to create, and that there is no truth in them at all. POINT #2: "WHO AM I NOT TO?" -Who am I? Who are you not to? Why do we feel the need for permission? When will you be ready if not now? Trust yourself. Trust the authenticity of your love and passion. When you follow that, the gifts and rewards will be beyond what you can comprehend or predict. POINT #3: "ATTACK THOUGHTS!!!" -We attack ourselves and our drives and ambitions out of a false sense of protection all the time. When we're in a mind state of not feeling the need to defend ourselves (especially from imaginary enemies), we become free to create in the world boldly and fearlessly. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.mainstreetbeer.ca - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Main Street Brewing Company A Course In Miracles (Book)
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B&EP #052 - The Relationship Between Your Story & the Audience (w/ Scott Smith)
The B&E Podcast #052 "The Relationship Between Your Story & the Audience w/ Scott Smith" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: In a very exciting screenwriting conversation, we talk with writer Scott Smith on the creative process. We discuss trusting your voice and trusting the audience's intelligence to understand you. POINT #1: "WRITE, WRITE, WRITE!" -From one script to the next to the next, there's new things to learn and exponential growth to be found. You'll always have a new idea, so keep writing! POINT #2: "FOLLOW YOUR VOICE, FOLLOW WHAT'S EXCITING" -We often inhibit ourselves with thoughts of what we "should" write or take on -- the answer is to do what is most exciting to you. Maybe the next thing is niche and indie or maybe it will be something more commercial. Either way, you're following your heart. POINT #3: "THE AUDIENCE KNOWS STORY IN THEIR VEINS" -Trust the audience's ability to understand your message. We've been told story in so many different medium our entire lives. Let the audience figure it out, they'll be glad you gave them the opportunity. Guest: Scott Smith VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.bigrockurban.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Big Rock Brewery
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B&EP #051 - Trust Process Over Progress & Here's Why
The B&E Podcast #051 "Trust Process Over Progress & Here's Why" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: As artists, we so often lose sight of the progress we have made. When we focus on our process and that we are ALWAYS in process, we become aware of what our next steps are to take and that even in the moments where it feels like nothing is happening, we are being given exactly what we need. POINT #1: "PROCESS MEANS COMING UP AGAINST OURSELVES" -Especially when we're in the middle of our work, our shadows and demons seem to always come out of the woodwork. Ignoring them or escaping them is not the answer. When you don't identify with them and are able to simply observe, we can release old perceptions that no longer serve us and take away their power. POINT #2: "WHEN IN DOUBT, FOLLOW YOUR VALUE/FOLLOW YOUR JOY" -On our way to completing our works, knowing what to do next can become shrouded and hard to see. In those moments we are good to check in with ourselves and ask "what's the most joyful thing for me to do right now?". It will lead you to what comes next and next and next..... POINT #3: "YOU ARE ALWAYS IN PROCESS -- LEARN TO TRUST IT" -There is never a time when we are no longer in process. We are always learning and everything we come up against can become an opportunity for growth. Trust you are exactly where you need to be. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.redtruckbeer.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfYbgdo8e-8 - "You Are Two" (Youtube Video) MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Red Truck Brewery "You Are Two" - Youtube Video (link below)
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B&EP #050 - The Great Lie of Suffering For Your Art
The B&E Podcast #050 "The Great Lie of Suffering For Your Art" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: On our grand 50th podcast extravaganza, we accidentally cover a lot of topics that reflect on our conversations of past all the way to now. We go through a lot of territory from practical advice for your creative process to keeping your values in mind, to the place we give suffering and pain in our work. POINT #1: "THERE'S NO CERTAINTY IN THE DATA" -You can follow all the rules and hit every note, check every box and yet not create a piece of art or creative work that connects with anyone. Likewise, you can blaze an unknown trail that no one will be able to follow. There's a harmonious balance where it all comes together. POINT #2: "WHERE WE PUT OUR VALUE" -Whether we define ourselves by what we have or what we don't have, it makes our enjoyment of our work dependent on external circumstances. You are more valuable than any sum of money large or small. Our joy comes from our own permission of freedom to do what we love. POINT #3: "SUFFERING FOR YOUR ART IS UNNECESSARY" -As artists, we often romanticize the tortured icons of our crafts. We even think that to be "good" at what we do REQUIRES it. This is complete nonsense. The value and power of our art comes down to our authenticity, our joy and what we contribute to the world. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.strangefellowsbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School www.ted.com/talks/sebastian_wernicke_how_to_use_data_to_make_a_hit_tv_show?language=en www.ted.com/talks/rick_warren_on_a_life_of_purpose?language=en MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Strangefellows Brewing Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Book) - Robert Pirsig How to use date to make a hit TV show (TED Talk) - Sebastian Wernicke A life of purpose (TED talk)- Rick Warren
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B&EP #049 - Clearing Out What Pollutes Our Creativity
The B&E Podcast #049 "Clearing Out What Pollutes Our Creativity" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We go deep down the rabbit hole with this one. Today we put the past and the future in our sights and explore how our thoughts and feelings around them hinder us as artists. Creativity and presence go hand in hand when it comes to getting truthful in our work. POINT #1: "PAST AND FUTURE ARE GUILT AND FEAR" -Our past brings up feelings of regret, loss, and guilt; our thoughts about the future are riddled with anxieties, expectations, and fears. Ultimately you cannot live in either of them, and your thoughts about the past and future are thoughts you are having about them now. They pollute our ability to focus and be present to the tasks at hand. POINT #2: "CREATIVITY AND PRESENCE ARE SIBLINGS" -To truly engage with the creative process requires an openness and willingness to remaining present to what's happening as it's happening. When we're consumed with thoughts about the past and the future, we're bringing in a bunch of excess baggage that doesn't serve what we're doing and closes us off to possibility. POINT #3: "HOW IS THIS PERFECT RIGHT NOW?" -Ask yourself this question and answer it to bring your attention back to the present moment, reconnect to your joy and creative spark, and banish those polluting thoughts. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.33acresbrewing.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE2dDmMGfa4 - Scene from "Fences" MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: 33 Acres Brewing
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B&EP #043 - What to Do When Things Aren't Working
B&E Podcast #043 "What to Do When Things Aren't Working" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck THE SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: You're down, you're frustrated, you're confused about your career or this project -- things just aren't working. Sometimes all this situation needs is a shift in perception. Maybe you're exactly where you're supposed to be, maybe this frustration will become part of the process, either way, it's all part of the journey if you choose to see it that way. POINT #1: "HOW DO YOU KNOW IT'S NOT WORKING?" -When we're present and open we often uncover that the struggle is part of the process that leads you to that perfect thing. POINT #2: "WHERE IS THE LOVE?" -If you're suffering through what you're doing, return to the love that brought you to it. If it's not there anymore, maybe it's time to reevaluate. There's nothing wrong with taking a step back to get a fresh take and a running start. POINT #3: "PAIN IS A TEACHER" -Pain is a fact of life, but it's also a teacher that pushes us to new perceptions and with it new wisdom. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBrandonAndEvanShow.com - The Official Website www.redtruckbeer.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Red Truck Beer The Laws of Spirit (Book) - Dan Millman Fight Club (Film) - David Fincher
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B&EP #048 - Diving Into Your Creative Passion (w/ Jordan Wade)
The Brandon & Evan Show - Podcast #048 "Diving Into Your Creative Passion w/ Jordan Wade" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: On our Not So Serious Sunday roundtable with documentary filmmaker Jordan Wade, we talk about getting in touch with our curiosity, the virtues of not overthinking our passions and how sometimes the "bad" things we go through are not actually that bad at all. POINT #1: "FOLLOW YOUR CURIOSITY AND GO" -When you've got an itch for something, scratch it. Find a way to do it, it can lead you on a journey to discovering or realizing a passion you have inside you. POINT #2: "WHO SAYS IT HAS TO BE PERFECT?" -Don't let unnecessary technical barriers prevent you from doing something that excites you. All you need is a curiosity and a passion to open the door for amazing things. POINT #3: "WHEN THINGS GO BAD, SAY THANK YOU" -It's hard to keep perspective when something happens to us in our lives that looks like a setback. But who ever said it was a setback? Usually, when we look back on our lives, these moments are often defining for something even more incredible than we could have thought. Guest: Jordan Wade VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.yellowdogbeer.com - Brewery of Choice Today www.jordanwade.ca - Journalist, Host & Producer www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Yellow Dog Brewery
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B&EP #047 - Coming of Age as an Artist (w/ Sam Davidson)
The B&E Podcast #047 "Coming of Age as an Artist w/ Sam Davidson" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We have a great chat with musician Sam Davidson, aka Skim Milk, about the dreams and ideas we had as kids or teenagers about our art, and how those can change as we get older. Learning to embrace the change, let go of the past, and how it doesn't compromise who we are or our passion is essential to longevity. POINT #1: "LETTING GO IS NOT GIVING UP" -We oftentimes needlessly hang onto old ideas of what our dream or success looks like, having no idea what that would actually mean. As we gain life experience, those dreams can and should shift and change. The important thing to remember is that it doesn't mean you're giving up on your dream, in fact, it can bring more meaning and joy into your art. POINT #2: "FOLLOW THE JOY" -Basing joy on something you achieve later is depriving you of being present to the joy you can feel today. When you follow your joy, it is something you can do right now and in every single moment of your life. Then it doesn't matter what your future brings because you have already been living a dream. POINT #3: "ASK THE WHY" -Continuing to ask why you are doing what you are doing is an important thing to connect to. Beyond ideas of commercialism and success or not. If you weren't ever going to become a celebrity or household name, would you still do what you're doing? Guest: Sam Davidson aka "Skim Milk" VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.CentralCityBeer.com - Central City, Brewery of Choice Today www.SkimMilk.ca - Our Guest, Sam Davidson's Official Website www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Central City Brewing
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B&EP #046 - The Value of Detaching Yourself From Your Art
The B&E Podcast #046 "The Value of Detaching Yourself From Your Art" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We're thinking of renaming "Not So Serious Sunday" again because of this one. We get into how when we attach and identify ourselves with our works, the things we do, and the results they get, ultimately sabotages our ability to create freely and most importantly -- our joy. POINT #1: "RESULTS AND SUCCESS ARE PASSING" -If you are attaching your ability to be happy to your level of "success", you can easily be blown around into highs and horrible lows. Eventually being happy becomes about getting your next fix. POINT #2: "ATTACHMENT LIMITS YOUR POWER TO BE YOU" -When you base your value and happiness on something external, getting something, or some idea of success, you subconsciously tell yourself that others determine your ability to be happy. When you're not attached to outcomes or identified with your work you're free to let everything go no matter what happens -- good or bad. POINT #3: "KNOW THYSELF" -It's wisdom that has been told to us for ages. Examining ourselves and our beliefs is not the easiest or most comfortable task to undergo, but it is arguably the most noble and profound of endeavors. You'll come up against it sooner or later, so begin to engage with it and be conscious about it. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.doanscraftbrewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Doan's Brewing The Resurrection of Jake the Snake - Documentary
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B&EP #041 - Continuing to Transform Your Artistry
The B&E Podcast #041 "Continuing to Transform Your Artistry" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: On another sweet off the cuff not so serious Sunday conversation, we talk about finding balance in our lives and artistic careers, dedication to continuing to grow and learn, as well as standing on the shoulders of giants. There's also a lot of talk about caterpillars..... POINT #1: "SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA DIVE IN" -You might find yourself in a position where a lot of opportunities are coming your way. There's an experience to be gained by saying yes and going for it. It will all lead you to.... POINT #2: "...BALANCE!!!" -Only by making some decisions and opening up to what there is to learn from your present situation can you go beyond understanding and build wisdom. POINT #3: "TRANSFORMATION IS INEVITABLE" -We are not so different from the caterpillar transforming into the butterfly, except we as people will do it many times in our lives. Don't hold on to where you are longer than you have to. Embrace the lessons you're learning NOW and become something greater. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.doanscraftbrewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Doan's Craft Brewing Company Training Day - Film Glengarry Glen Ross - Film
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B&EP #045 - Connecting to the Message of Your Medium
The B&E Podcast #045 "Connecting to the Message of Your Medium" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: As artists, we are communicators. It's important that we are aware of the ideas that we are putting out into the world, especially when we're dealing with subject matter in violence and sex. We then take a small detour in trusting where we're at, communicating our ideas and allowing ourselves to do something that isn't great. Everything is an opportunity to learn and grow. POINT #1: "YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR MESSAGE" -The things we say with our art have an impact no matter how much you might doubt it. It comes down to what you want to put out into the world. Be conscious and be aware. POINT #2: "YOUR VOICE COMES OUT WHEN YOU TRUST YOURSELF" -Second guessing and editing yourself while you're in the middle of working is counterproductive. You don't know what the "right" answer is. By engaging and being present with your work you uncover the gems and prove to yourself that your ideas are worth it. POINT #3: "CREATIVE PROCESS IS A MARATHON" -If you're running a marathon, going back to redo a certain section makes absolutely no sense. You finish the race and then see where you can do better once it's done. The same is true with the creative process. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBrandonAndEvanShow.com - The Official Website www.mainstreetbeer.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Main Street Brewing Company
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B&EP #040 - Being in A Relationship with or as an Artist
The B&E Podcast #040 "Being in a Relationship with or as an Artist" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Today we get into the nuances of a romantic relationship with or as an artist. As we discover, it comes down to what's important in all relationships. Being encouraging and open is still the key. POINT #1: "ARTISTS HAVE A FEW PARTICULARS, BUT RELATIONSHIPS ARE THE SAME" -Artists can and tend to be sensitive types who work irregular hours and don't make consistent incomes, but other than that it's the same relationship foundations that will make it come together. POINT #2: "SUPPORT EACH OTHER" -An artist has a lot of insecurity in their line of work, so support and encouragement is huge. AS an artist, don't think that you're the only one who needs it -- everyone is going through their struggles. POINT #3: "YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS AN ACT OF CREATION" - At the end of the day, it takes two to make a relationship work. It requires love and joy, trust and openness, understanding and nurturing -- make time for two people to be with one another. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.bigrockurban.com/brewery.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Big Rock Brewing The War of Art - Steven Pressfield
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B&EP #044 - The Myths of Living Your Passion
The B&E Podcast #044 "The Myths of Living Your Passion" Soundcloud Link: soundcloud.com/thebandepodcast SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: On Not So Serious Sunday, we talk about how identifying with our dreams can become a painful ordeal. When we learn how to have lives with other interests and pursuits we can discover a whole new meaning and perspective to our vocations. POINT #1: "GET A HOBBY OR DISCIPLINE" -Whether you're an actor, a writer, a musician or filmmaker -- whatever it is, it's important that you have another interest that's unrelated to your art. It helps refill the well and lends perspective on what you do. POINT #2: "SLAVE TO THE GAME" -Claim your power of choice. If you choose to play the games of the industry, that's fine -- know what you're in for and go for it. If it's not your interest, learn to blaze your own path or take a step back and reevaluate your sense of purpose and connection to it. POINT #3: "THERE WILL BE BLOOD" -It doesn't matter our level of "success" or how far we ascend the ladder, we will come up against new challenges. You can resist it or you can be present to it and move through it, finding a new appreciation for where you are. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.bigrockurban.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Big Rock Brewery The War of Art - Steven Pressfield Paddle Your Own Canoe - Nick Offerman “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling...” ― Aldous Huxley, Island
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B&EP #039 - Artistic Process Meets Industry Awareness
The B&E Podcast #039 "Artistic Process Meets Industry Awareness" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: The vision you have for your art is where it all begins and where it hopefully ends -- in between is the process. Sometimes creativity happens within the process and structure itself and can launch you to a greater understanding of your work. Beyond that, it's also important to be aware and respectful of what your industry expects from you. That doesn't mean that you have to follow it but it does allow you to make a more informed and inspired decision. POINT #1: "CREATIVITY COMES IN FORMS YOU DON'T EXPECT" -Sometimes creative inspiration comes in the form of HOW you do your work -- your process or structure. These can give you new avenues in taking your vision to the next level, so be open to creativity in its many forms. POINT #2: "BEING BLIND TO THE INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS CAN WORK AGAINST YOU" -We often neglect or ignore our respective creative industry as a means of protecting ourselves, irritation or any number of reasons -- that doesn't mean you should. Being aware of industry demands and expectations as well as having respect for it can serve you in making more conscious decisions to aid you in having a career. POINT #3: "YOUR VISION IS ALWAYS YOUR GREATEST VALUE" -Having your ducks in a row is great, but we are drawn to people's passion and vision more than anything else. Bring people into your vision and then the rest is simply the cherry on top. Be authentic and connect to others through your most valuable asset, you! VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.brassneck.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School https://welcome.slated.com/ MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Brassneck Brewing Slated Aaron Sorkin
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B&EP #042 - Rooting Out Cliches & Being Original
The B&E Podcast #042 "Rooting Out Cliches & Being Original" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: The creative worlds are sometimes the most prone to falling into those old, tired, rehashed, reused, derivative ideas -- the cliches. They will almost inevitably come up but there's no need to fear them. Being aware of where they are presenting themselves can often open up new roads and present unique opportunities for your own originality. POINT #1: "YOU WERE BORN TO BE A CLICHE" -Most of us are so overexposed to social marketing and engineering that it's easy to unconsciously start putting that into our work. Being aware of it means that we can make conscious choices for our own voice to be heard. POINT #2: "THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH FEELING FAMILIAR" -If your work has a familiarity to it, it's not necessarily a bad thing. It makes it accessible and opens your audience to the unique, original messages you want to communicate. POINT #3: "YOU DO HAVE A UNIQUE VOICE" -Wondering whether you have anything original or unique to say is a moot argument to have with yourself. You have a specific experience of life that gives you a take on the world that no one else has. Find that voice by asking yourself questions and valuing the answers you come up with. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.brassneck.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School http://nofilmschool.com/2013/10/tony-gilroy-5-simple-rules-writing-original-screenplay MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Brassneck Brewery Superbad - Movie Tony Gilroy - Screenwriter
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B&EP #038 - Challenging Your Beliefs Opens Up Creative Freedom
The B&E Podcast #038 "Challenging Your Beliefs Opens Up Your Creative Freedom" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Over the course of our lives, we have formed all sorts of beliefs based on our experiences and things we've heard, but that doesn't make our beliefs true. Very often we hold beliefs that serve only to contain and limit us from pursuing our dreams and our happiness. POINT #1: "IT'S NOT DEBATABLE, YOU HAVE BELIEFS" -We've been forming them since the day we were born and continue to do so every day of our lives. It's important that we examine them and are conscious of the way we interpret and create meaning surrounding our experiences. POINT #2: "THERE'S NO NEED TO BEAT YOURSELF UP" -We make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes are how we have been looking at things. Forgive yourself and learn from it. Being hard on yourself will only make it more difficult to see the lessons and move forward. POINT #3: "EXAMINING YOUR BELIEFS IS EXCITING IF YOU ALLOW IT" -Self-reflection can be an intimidating prospect that can bring up a lot of resistance, but when you get in the practice of doing it, it becomes a powerful tool for transformation and creating a more joyful life. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.mainstreetbeer.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Main Street Brewing Company Requiem for the American Dream - (Documentary)
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B&EP #035 - Working with Structure Leads to Creative Freedom
The B&E Podcast #035 "Working with Structure Leads to Creative Freedom" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: On another free-for-all Not So Serious Sunday, we go from Seinfeld to creating empathy to the value and misconceptions of structure. As well as sandwiches... and how sandwiches pertain to creativity. Not the most poetic metaphor but it works! Have a listen! POINT #1: "TAKE INSPIRATION, DON'T TAKE THE IDEA" -Learn what you like from the works you enjoy most, but don't try to recreate it. Make the next great thing! POINT #2: "EMPATHY & COMPASSION" -If you don't illicit these feelings from your audience, no one will really care or will connect with your work. That doesn't mean that you can't take on dark themes or ideas -- it will, in fact, take it to a deeper level. POINT #3: "MAKE ALLIES WITH STRUCTURE" -Don't think you're above certain structures within your creative medium. Structure permeates every natural part of our existence as well as in our creations. The word may imply containment or even imprisonment but it will actually free you to create the next great thing. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.strangefellowsbrewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.youtube.com/watch?v=fajfkO_X0l0 - Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion www.webfilmschool.com - Dov Simens: 2-Day Film School™ www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Strange Fellows Brewing Seinfeld
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B&EP #037 - The Education System Doesn't Know What's Best For You
The B&E Podcast #037 "The Education System Doesn't Know What's Best For You" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: So much of our learning from an early age has been backward and limits our full potential. We've misplaced our values and where our value comes from. Let's unlearn our past conditioning and open up to a world full of potential and creation. POINT #1: "QUESTION EVERYTHING YOU'VE LEARNED" -So many of the paradigms and status quo wisdom from the past are no longer applicable or are short sighted. Find a new way forward with integrity and authenticity. POINT #2: "YOUR VALUE IS ALWAYS WITH YOU" -No one person, degree or amount of money can tell you what your value is. It comes down to you and what you're willing to accept as being your worth and getting acquainted with the value that you bring to the world. POINT #3: "HOW YOU TREAT OTHERS IS A REFLECTION OF YOURSELF" -It may seem like token advice, but it comes from a very profound place of truth. The happiest, productive people in the world have a lot of compassion for others and that begins with having compassion with yourself. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.offtherailbrewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Off the Rail Brewing Company
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B&EP #036 - How Do You Know When You're Ready?
The B&E Podcast #036 "How Do You Know When You're Ready?" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: The whole idea that you are ready or not is kind of a fallacy because how will you ever know for sure. We discuss how failure is the best teacher and why our own self-image is what holds us back from doing what we are most passionate about. Being ready is partly something you prepare for, but it is also something you have to overcome as you go. POINT #1: "BEING READY IS NOT BEING INFALLIBLE" -There's a point where you have to exit the "classroom" and go out and do it. Actions turn knowledge to wisdom. You can't be prepared for everything and application will only deepen your understanding. POINT #2: "INDEPENDENCE IS GREAT, WORKING TOGETHER WILL TAKE YOU FURTHER" -We all have our deepest passion. Don't get bogged down in the things that don't serve that. Someone else has a passion for the other parts related to what you do and can make it more than what you thought possible. POINT #3: "NO ONE CAN GIVE YOU WHAT YOU REALLY WANT, ONLY YOU CAN" -Set your goals based on the state of mind that you want. Nothing external can give you peace or happiness -- at the end of the day, it's your decision in every moment. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.33acresbrewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: 33 Acres Brewery
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B&EP #034 - Movie Studios & the Art of the Blockbuster
The B&E Podcast #034 "Movie Studios & The Art of the Blockbuster" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We discuss the pros and cons of the big studio system and how it's not necessarily any better or worse than any other level of production, just different. We also examine the things we can learn from the studio system and how we can help make our industry healthier and more collaborative. POINT #1: "THOSE BIG BLOCKBUSTERS CAN TEACH YOU" -A lot of these big movies and trends in movies can tell you a lot about what's going on in the world right now. What are audiences identifying with? POINT #2: "EVERYONE HAS A PASSION ONE WAY OR ANOTHER" -Some people are business people and some are artistic. If you're collaborating with each other, ask how you can help the other. It's a much healthier way of working than being defensive and on guard. POINT #3: "FINDING THE MIDDLE GROUND" -There are studios, production companies, and fully independents. They each have benefits and suit different stories better than others. Which end of the spectrum do you fit with? VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBrandonAndEvanShow.com - The Official Website www.steelandoak.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Steel & Oak Brewing
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B&EP #033 - You'll Get Everything You're Willing to Give
The B&E Podcast #033 "You'll Get Everything You're Willing to Give" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: On another juicy Not So Serious Sunday, we further explore the concept of how giving and helping others does more for us than trying to protect our own interests. We also discuss how seeing the world from a place of abundance or scarcity has a deep effect on our ability to create and be authentic to who we are. POINT #1: "APPRECIATE THE PEOPLE WHO HELP YOU" -You would be surprised by how meaningful it can be to the people in your life when you tell them specifically why you appreciate them and how they've helped you. Get in the practice of gratitude! POINT #2: "ABUNDANCE AND SCARCITY" -Do you see the world as out to get you or the world as your oyster? Guess which one frees you to be more authentic and create more freely? Guess which one creates MORE abundance? POINT #3: "WHAT'S YOUR PRICE?" -How much would it take for you to "sell out" and give up what you've pursued in your life? Being honest with yourself can teach you a lot about yourself. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.bigrockbeer.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Big Rock Brewing
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B&EP #032 - How Our Goals Often Mislead Us From Being Our True Self
The B&E Podcast #032 "How Our Goals Often Mislead Us From Being Our True Self" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We dive deep into the decisions we make in our lives and how the goals we make are not always in our best interest. In fact, we haven't been taught how to set goals for ourselves in a way that is authentic to who we are. Set goals based on the experience you want and not the rewards it might bring. POINT #1: "PUT THE EXPERIENCE YOU WANT FIRST" -We often set goals by some outcome we think will make everything better. Rather, set your goals by the kind of experiences you want to have in your life ON THE WAY! When you begin to act in this way, the rewards become meaningless regardless the outcome. POINT #2: "RELEARN GRATITUDE" -We've been told to be grateful from a place of feeling guilty. Find the things in your life that are truly joyful and give your gratitude! POINT #3: "HELP THE WORLD" -We all need each other. This is a fact. Begin to look at your passion and what you do as a way of helping your community and the world. Give and you shall receive. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.steekandoak.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsTKHG6IiZk - Frank Kern & Tony Robbins Interview www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8ZUaKf-Jlw - Frank Kern, Historic Core Identity Talk www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Steel & Oak Brewing Company Frank Kern - Marketing Mentor
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B&EP #031 - Art is the Best When You Just D.G.A.F. (w/ Teresa Riley)
The B&E Podcast #031 "Art is the Best When You Just DGAF" w/ Teresa Riley iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: With musician, producer, writer, and actress Teresa Riley, we talk about the value of what you choose to be concerned about when in creative mode. What did we come up with? Care about the work, forget about the rest. Lots of fun and a few F-Bombs dropped -- enjoy! POINT #1: "DGAF!" -As the title suggests, there's a great value in learning not to care about the right things. What people may or may not think of you and what you're doing is a great place to start. POINT #2: "IT'S ALL ABOUT THE WORK" -When you remove yourself and your audience from the equation of your process, you can tap into the honesty and integrity you need to create authentic work. POINT #3: "JUST DO IT!" -Whether you think you're good enough or not, creating means actually creating something tangible. Your first attempts might be terrible but there's always the next one. Guest: Teresa Riley VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.redtruckbeer.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EyTOfSmKuI - Teresa Riley - "Take the Money" www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Red Truck Beer Company
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B&EP #030 - The Myths of Living Life as an Artist (w/ Seth Sharp)
The B&E Podcast #030 "The Myths of Living Life as an Artist" w/ Seth Sharp iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: With musician Seth Sharp, we talk about some of the myths around living a creative life and the importance of asking "why" when we begin down a path of an artistic career. POINT #1: "FIND JOY IN THE WORK" -A small percentage of what you love to do will actually be spent doing it, the rest is setting the stage. Find a way to enjoy that part too. POINT #2: "YOUR CREATOR HAT AND YOUR EDITOR HAT" -When you begin it's important to make it play and get the creative inspiration out until it's completed. Only THEN should you go back and start on the editing process. POINT #3: "WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE AN ARTIST?" -At some point, you will have to answer this question whether you've already had success or not. When it becomes hard, go back to where you first had the desire. It will either remind you and keep you going or it will tell you to move on. GUEST: Seth Sharp VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheB&EPodcast.com - The Official Website www.mainstreetbeer.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Main Street Brewing Company "The War of Art" - Steven Pressfield
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B&EP #029 - Going Beyond What's Already Been Done
The B&E Podcast #029 "Going Beyond What's Already Been Done" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We get into past experiences and how they can limit us as creatives. Our realm is in the unknown and in trusting our truth, our experience, and voice. Relying on past successes is a huge trap. Find a new way. POINT #1: "DON'T GET STUCK IN THE PAST" -We can learn our lessons through past works, successes, and triumphs but also learn when to move on. After all, we can only live and experience now. POINT #2: "BEGIN WHERE IT DOESN'T BEGIN" -What if you told the story where it wouldn't traditionally be? What's the after? What's the beginning? What would that look like? What if it was a different drama? There are infinite roads to pursue. POINT #3: "CHALLENGE YOURSELF -- YOUR TRUTH IS WAITING TO BE TOLD" -You have a voice. Your experience of life is unique and interesting. Trust that and be daring enough to speak it. It's better than hashing up old cliches -- promise. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheB&EPodcast.com - The Official Website www.brassneck.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Brassneck Brewery "How to Write a Great Movie" - Jeff Kitchen "The War of Art" - Steven Pressfield "Man Up" - Film
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B&EP #028 - What it Takes to Be a Real Career Filmmaker (w/ Gabriel Napora)
The B&E Podcast #028 "What it Takes to Be a Real Career Filmmaker" w/ Gabriel Napora iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We break down illusions of film producing, what really goes into making a movie and the balance between art and commercial viability. With guest, Gabriel Napora. POINT #1: "AIM HIGH" -Try to get the best people you can attract to your project and work down from there. POINT #2: "GOTTA HAVE A GREAT SCRIPT" -It all starts with a terrific script. No matter what it always comes down to that. POINT #3: "DO YOU WANT A ONE-OFF OR A CAREER?" -You have to be realistic and unafraid to be objective with your projects if you want to have a career. That doesn't mean you have to compromise your artistic integrity. gabriel_paul_napora Guest: Gabriel Napora VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.BigRockurban.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.ImaginationPark.com - Film Studio www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Big Rock Brewing Company
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B&EP #027 - Embrace the Unanticipated Moments of Your Artistic Journey
The B&E Podcast #027 "Embrace the Unanticipated Moments of Your Artistic Journey" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Another "Not So Serious Sunday" with Brandon and Evan. On this one we talk about trusting your audience, going on a journey in any artistic endeavor and how being "nice" is holding your art back from being authentic. POINT #1: "ART IS FOUND IN THE EXPERIENCE" -There's only so much you can plan before you begin your journey. You cannot control or prepare for everything. Remain open and curious. POINT #2: "BEING NICE MIGHT JUST BE A BUNCH OF BULLSHIT" -We often use "being nice" as an excuse not to express our truth -- it covers up what we think and who we are. You can still be a kind person and communicate with honesty. POINT #3: "EMBRACE THE CREATIVE ROAD TRIP" -You know where you begin and where you are ultimately heading, but there's no way to know what will happen along the way so don't fool yourself into thinking your clever enough to know better -- no one is. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.tofinobrewingco.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.CookedUpMovies.com - The Moviemaker School www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Tofino Brewing Company
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B&EP #026 - How You Make an Impact Whether You Like it or Not
The B&E Podcast #026 "How You Make An Impact Whether You Like It Or Not" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck THE SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: People notice us more than we think and it's important to be mindful of what it is we're saying and doing. In other words, everyone is watching us all the time and we're never invisible as much as we think we may be. POINT #1: "WE'RE ALL SELLING OURSELVES" -In almost all scenarios of our lives, we are selling who we are, what we are and what we do, so make peace and find your truth within it. POINT #2: "YOUR IMPACT IN THE WORLD AROUND YOU" -We are so impacted by others around us, even strangers in our peripheral. What makes us think we're any different? POINT #3: "HANDLING THE FRIENEMIES" -Sometimes the people who are critical of our passions are our friends and family. How do you handle them so you aren't harmed? VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.brassneck.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Brassneck Brewing
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B&EP #025 - How to Value Yourself as an Artist
The B&E Podcast #025 "How to Value Yourself as an Artist" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We talk about what it means to value yourself and others as an artist and how misplacing our values can be an act of self-sabotage. POINT #1: "VALUE & MONEY" -We so often associate value and money together which is very often not the case. POINT #2: "VALUING YOURSELF WILL MAKE YOU A BETTER ARTIST" -How much you value yourself as an artist has a great impact on your integrity and your ability to create freely. POINT #3: "EXPERIENCE AND EXPOSURE -- WHAT'S ITS WORTH?" -As artists, we often compromise ourselves on the idea of exposure and experience. If there's no love, is it worth it? VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.steelandoak.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Steel & Oak Brewing
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B&EP #024 - The Courage to Create From a Place of Truth
The B&E Podcast #024 "The Courage to Create From a Place of Truth" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: On a "Not So Serious Sunday" (recorded on Monday), we get into courage and fear -- what they are, how they impact you and how they inform your decisions. POINT #1: "COURAGE IS A FRIEND" -Courage helps your creativity come forth fully and truthfully. POINT #2: "THE INTEGRITY TO SHOW COURAGE" -Creative industry often comes with certain pressures for compromise. What will you uphold? POINT #3: "THE COST OF FEAR AND WHAT YOU GIVE UP" -Fear discourages creation so why do we listen to it? VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.33AcresBrewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: 33 Acres Brewery
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B&EP #023 - The Nature of Storytelling (w/ Owen Laukkanen)
The B&E Podcast #023 "The Nature of Storytelling w/ Owen Laukkanen" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We discuss the creative process, challenges, and realizations about success with author Owen Laukkanen. POINT #1: "PROCESS OVER RESULT" -It's not about what you get, it's about how you get there. POINT #2: "WHEN SUCCESS COMES KNOCKING" -The double-edged sword of accomplishment and moving forward after. POINT #3: "DELIVERING ART UNDER THE GUN" -Sometimes there are external pressures to produce work. How do you deal with it? GUEST: Owen Laukkanen VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.offtherailbrewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.owenlaukkanen.com www.BCFilmAcademy - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Off The Rail Brewing Company
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B&EP #022 - The Courage to Create What You Really Want (w/ Emilio Merritt)
The B&E Podcast #022 "The Courage to Create What You Really Want w/ Emilio Merritt" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: In this podcast, we discuss with writer, director, filmmaker Emilio Merritt about producing meaningful work without restraint. POINT #1: "GOING INTO THE UNKNOWN" -Just because your subject matter is challenging and unfamiliar doesn't mean it's not worth exploring.... POINT #2: "RISKING REJECTION" -Not everyone will always like what you have to say but the truth might just be worth it. POINT #3: "UNEXPECTED INSPIRATION" -Sometimes an idea comes from nowhere and you know nothing about it but you can learn along the way. Guest: Emilio Merritt VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.brassneck.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Brassneck Brewing
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B&EP #021 - Channeling Your Creativity
The B&E Podcast #021 "Channeling Your Creativity" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck THE SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We discuss the concept that creativity may be a source we tap into that is something that is out there in the world we find, not something entirely within us. This mindset takes the pressure off of us to be special. POINT #1: "WHERE DOES CREATIVITY COME FROM?" -Is creativity something that we do or is it something that works through us? POINT #2: "YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE SPECIAL" -If we are indeed working WITH a creative force, then the onus isn't entirely on us allowing us to create more freely and with less fear. POINT #3: "CONNECTING TO CREATIVITY" -Creativity speaks to us in many ways and in ways we might not expect. Pay attention to those thoughts you might be regarding as trivial. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.centralcitybeer.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com -Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Central City Brewing
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B&EP #020 - Rewards, Awards & Better Reasons
The B&E Podcast #020 "Rewards, Awards & Better Reasons" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Not So Serious Sunday touches on the Oscars, the problems that arise when you create for reward and recognition, and not being an A-Hole when collaborating. POINT #1: "YOU ONLY CONTROL YOUR EXPERIENCE" -You have very little say, if any, in the results of your creative efforts. Focus on the process and the journey. POINT #2: "YOUR REASON FOR DOING YOUR ART" -If you're in an artistic field for the recognition, you may not be in the right place. POINT #3: "FOCUSING ON RESULTS CAN DESTROY YOU" -When your work is for something external, what happens when you don't get it? A personal hell is what follows. VALUABLE LINKS: www.theBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.postmarkbrewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Postmark Brewing
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B&EP #019 - Getting Out of Your Own Way to Do What You Love Most
The B&E Podcast #019 "Getting Out of Your Own Way to Do What You Love Most" iTunes Link: https://itun.es/i6hv7ck SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We talk about motivation through joy and the role of fear in our creative endeavors. POINT #1: "FIND THE JOY" -Joy will take you to the next level, contrary to popular belief. POINT #2: "BEING HARD ON YOURSELF HOLDS YOU BACK" -Being hard on yourself puts you in a mind frame of doing "just enough". POINT #3: "BEING GOOD ENOUGH" -We make being good enough a reason for not moving forward. It's great to be prepared but put yourself out there sooner rather than later. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.steelandoak.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Steel & Oak Brewery
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B&EP #018 - Choosing Experience Over Fear
The B&E Podcast #018 "Choosing Experience Over Fear" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Not So Serious Sunday produces our longest conversation to date. We cover fear, authenticity, joy and the value of experience. Lots of territory covered -- hope you enjoy. POINT #1: "YOU WILL LEARN" -You don't typically know the outcome of your efforts, and it may not always be "desirable" but there is always growth. POINT #2: "BEING HAPPY IN HARD TIMES" -We can always retain a sense of joy in our struggles when we shift our perceptions. POINT #3: "RE-CREATING EXPERIENCE" -It can be tempting to try and do the same thing you found pleasurable in the past but don't let that prevent you from moving forward. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.mainstreetbeer.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Main Street Brewing
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B&EP #017 - Here is Why You Need to Keep Your Ego in Check
The B&E Podcast #017 "Here is Why You Need to Keep Your Ego in Check" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We explore what the ego is -- where it has a place, where it doesn't and where it's holding you back. POINT #1: "YOU'RE NOT WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE" -We constantly try and create an image of ourselves to others that gets in the way of expressing our beautiful truth. POINT #2: "YOU HAVE NO CONTROL" -The idea of control is to keep us feeling safe. In art it works against you. POINT #3: "STOP JUDGING YOURSELF" -We are in a constant state of feeling judged. The answer isn't to appease but to be authentic. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.bigrockurban.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Big Rock Brewing
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B&EP #016 - Navigating Creative Partnerships
The B&E Podcast #016 "Navigating Creative Partnerships" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: In a creative and artistic career, collaboration and partnership situations or opportunities will present themselves. Whether you take them on and why are important areas you want to assess. POINT #1: "PARTNERSHIP OR CODEPENDENCE?" -Sometimes we take on a partner because we think we can't do it on our own. Maybe we don't have certain skills but maybe we're simply doubting our own abilities. POINT #2: "WHO'S RESPONSIBLE?" -If a partnership is moving forward, make sure everyone knows their role and what they're accountable for. POINT #3: "CURIOSITY DIDN'T KILL THE CAT" -Curiosity is great. Get curious, get interested and get engaged. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.33AcresBrewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: 33 Acres Brewery
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B&EP #015 - Creating Your Own Work
The B&E Podcast - Episode #015 "Creating Your Own Work" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Create something you care about and don't be a slave to your artistic industry. Creating your own work is about so much more than trying to get noticed. POINT #1: "FORGET TRYING TO BE SEEN" -If you're doing your own work as only a means to get attention, you're doing everyone a disservice including yourself. POINT #2: "CHASING THE INDUSTRY WILL CONSTANTLY LEAVE YOU BEHIND" -By pursuing creative endeavours that are of interest to YOU, you will never find yourself always trying to catch up. POINT #3: "WHEN THINGS ARE SLOW, PURSUE YOUR PASSION" -When a creative industry slumps, you can enlist the help of many talented people. It's the perfect opportunity to do a passion project. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.mainstreetbeer.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Main Street Brewing Co.
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B&EP #014 - Beyond Perception & Ego
The B&E Podcast - Episode #014 "Beyond Perception & Ego" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Not So Serious Sunday; We explore how we allow our experiences and perceptions to influence our creative endeavours. POINT #1: "WHETHER YOU FEEL GOOD ENOUGH OR NOT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER" -Telling the truth, and being as honest as you can is what matters. POINT #2: "YOUR PRESENCE AND TRUST IS ALL THAT IS ASKED" -Artists must be engaged and responsive to the moment. The moment is your lifeline. POINT #3: "BEING RIGHT IS A MYTH" -Being right in art works against you and in many ways subjective. BE HONEST AND TELL THE TRUTH. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.parallel49brewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Parallel 49 Brewing
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B&EP #013 - Being True to Your Artistic Expression
The B&E Podcast - Episode #013 "Being True to Your Artistic Expression" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We talk about looking to others for approval and the notion of being better than your peers. POINT #1: "BE A COLLABORATOR NOT A COMPETITOR" -The idea of being better in an art than others becomes poisonous and puts an unnecessary pressure on you that only gets in the way. POINT #2: "WE CONNECT TO TRUTH MORE THAN ANYTHING" -Art is subjective so focus on telling the truth and people will respond. You will also be more fulfilled. POINT #3: "FIND HOW YOU EXPRESS" -Engage in discovering how you enjoy and most truthfully express. That's the only thing that matters. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.bigrockurban.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Big Rock Brewing
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B&EP #012 - Trust What You Truly Want to Do
The B&E Podcast - Episode #012 "Trust What You Truly Want to Do" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We talk about what it is to trust yourself in your work and why it's important despite how you may be feeling. POINT #1: "WHATEVER YOU GOT, TRUST IT" -When it comes down to the time to do what you do, questioning your preparedness won't help. Whatever you have, trust that it will be enough. POINT #2: "YOU ARE ALREADY A MOTIVATED PERSON" -We often don't see ourselves as "motivated" people, but the truth is that your motivation and will have never left you. You have only chosen how to direct it. POINT #3: "YOU HAVE A GREATNESS INSIDE YOU" -Nothing makes you inherently less than anyone else. You have to recognize that and bring it forth. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.brassneck.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Brassneck Brewing
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B&EP #011 - What to Do When You Don't Feel Like Doing Anything
The B&E Podcast - Episode #011 "What to Do When You Don't Feel Like Doing Anything" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We often don't feel particularly motivated, don't want to do anything, feel low or without much purpose. We try and explore where that comes from and what we can do about it when it happens. POINT #1: "A LITTLE SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN A WHOLE LOT OF NOTHING" -Doing nothing will throw you further into negative thoughts and feelings. Sometimes the best remedy is to dedicate even just a small amount of time to your passion. POINT #2: "DOING NOTHING MAKES IT WORSE THAN IT IS" -Thinking about a task that you want to get done often makes it feel insurmountable. Doing it reminds you that it isn't as tough as you believe. POINT #3: "ACTION PROVES YOU TO YOURSELF" -Taking small steps to completing your projects builds confidence and your own sense of self-worth. You'll surprise yourself at just how capable you actually are. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.steelandoak.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Steel & Oak Brewing Co.
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B&EP #010 - Critical vs. Constructive Criticism
The B&E Podcast- Episode #010 "Critical vs. Constructive Criticism" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: There are lots of haters out there. Don't be one of them. Learn to recognize the people who are trying to help and the people who are simply projecting their own lack of willingness to create. POINT #1: "IT TAKES COURAGE TO CREATE" -From battling the inner critics to the outer ones (real and imagined), putting ourselves out there takes courage. Be courageous. POINT #2: "ULTIMATELY YOU DECIDE" -You are the one who decides whose criticism is helpful or not. Listen and be open but take what you find useful and forget what isn't. POINT #3: "DON'T BE A HATER" -Don't be a destroyer. Try and be constructive and curious about the things you subjectively dislike -- you will learn more and be a positive force in the world. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.bomberbrewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: "The Artist's Way" - Julia Cameron Bomber Brewing
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B&EP #009 - Practice, Discipline & Practicality in Art
The B&E Podcast - Episode #009 "Practice, Discipline & Practicality in Art" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We discuss some simple and practical ways to make forward steps to seeing your creative endeavours come to fruition. POINT #1: "JOURNAL!!!" -Getting your thoughts down on a page (or screen) is a creative act in itself that can help get the juices going as well as address some of the blocks you might be feeling. POINT #2: "FIND A PRACTICE THAT WORKS FOR YOU" -Make a process that works for you, otherwise you won't stick to it. Make it as easy and fun as possible FOR YOU. POINT #3: "START SMALL" -The important thing is to begin creating a habit -- devoting a small amount of time daily to your passion. It will create a snowball effect that will get you out of a rut and closer to your dreams! VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.33AcresBrewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: "The Artist's Way" - Julia Cameron 33 Acres Brewery
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B&EP #008 - The Reward of Taking Creative Risks
The B&E Podcast - Episode #008 "The Reward of Taking Creative Risks" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We talk about "The Revenant" and how taking risks in art, even in a commercial industry, can be game changing. It might be scary and uncharted territory, but in the end you may just give people something they've never experienced before. POINT #1: "IT'S ALL ABOUT AN EXPERIENCE" -What is the experience that you want to translate to your audience? This is one of the biggest questions you need to answer in your art. It will direct you all the way to the end. POINT #2: "JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN, DOESN'T MEAN YOU SHOULD" -Making a choice for the sake of being interesting or shocking is usually a road to disaster. What are you trying to say and will your choices reflect that? POINT #3: "IT'S NOT ALWAYS EASY BUT IT MIGHT BE WORTH IT" -Sometimes your course of action will have inherent challenges from the outset, but your determination could lead to something brilliant. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.OfftheRailBrewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Off The Rail Brewing Company
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B&EP #007 - The Discovery of Theme (w/ Kat Karpoff)
The B&E Podcast - Episode #007 "The Discovery of Theme w/ Kat Karpoff" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: Theme is arguably the most important part of your story but it can be a tricky concept to navigate with. We explore figuring out a theme, keeping perspective on it and how it may take a life of its own. POINT #1: "HAVE A THEME, BUT DON'T MARRY IT" -It's great to start with a theme but by the time your done your first draft you may find it's become something far more potent. Now rewrite! POINT #2: "DON'T GET STUCK ON AN IDEA" -Remain open to inspiration as it comes. It may mean completely changing some of your concepts but it may also reveal treasures you never thought of. POINT #3: "LET IT BE DONE EVENTUALLY" -You can retool your story until the day you die, eventually you have to put it out there and move on. FEATURED GUEST: KAT KARPOFF VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.steelandoak.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.soapboxcreativeconsulting.com - Creative Coaching by Kat Karpoff www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Steel & Oak Brewing
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B&EP #006 - The Struggle & Dilemma in Star Wars
The B&E Podcast - Episode #006 "The Struggle & Dilemma in Star Wars" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We get into one of the biggest modern day movie releases of our time. We break down some of the elements that really work in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". POINT #1: "DEMANDS OF GENRE AND EXPECTATIONS" -Managing our expectations of a movie can greatly affect our experience of it. An action movie is not necessarily meant to be an Oscar contender. What is the experience you want to give the audience? POINT #2: "IT'S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT REALISM" -There's value to be found in these larger than life moments. It doesn't make them any less worthy, especially when you consider the genre that you're writing and who it's for. POINT #3: "REVEALING CHARACTER THROUGH THEIR ACTIONS" -Explaining our characters is so much more interesting through what we see them do and how they behave as opposed to explaining everything to the audience. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.brassneck.ca - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Meisner Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: Brassneck Brewery
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B&EP #005 - Exploration, Experience, Expression
The B&E Podcast - Episode #005 "Exploration, Experience, Expression" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: In this episode we consider what the creative process is within a "working" environment. POINT #1: "DIVE IN" -In art we must explore the concepts we're working with from a place of curiosity and discovery. POINT #2: "TRYING TO GET IT RIGHT LIMITS YOU" -It makes it almost impossible to stumble upon great truths when we're too busy trying to do what we think is right. We don't know what is necessarily "right". POINT #3: "OUR MISTAKES CAN BE OUR GREATEST GIFTS" -Mistakes are often great creative gifts that we fail to recognize. Don't forget to look at the things that don't go as you expected them to. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.33AcresBrewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: 33 Acres Brewery
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B&EP #004 - Rules & Compassion in Art
The B&E Podcast - Episode #004 "Rules & Compassion in Art" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: In this podcast, we talk about technique and rules of craft. Why it's important to know them so that you know how to bend and even break them to suit your needs. POINT #1: "BE THE WIELDER OF THE RULES" -Know the rules but don't let them dictate you. You dictate the rules as the artist. POINT #2: "KNOW WHY THE RULES ARE IN PLACE" -The rules are there for a reason -- learn what they are because that will also help you determine when you can disregard them or twist them to your needs. POINT #3: "GET CREATIVE WITH THE RULES" -You could follow the rules to the letter and produce a completely uninteresting and uninspired work, in fact it is almost a guarantee. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEPodcast.com - The Official Website www.33AcresBrewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Meisner Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: 33 Acres Brewery
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B&EP #003 - What Kind of Movie to Make
The B&E Podcast - Episode #003 "What Kind of Movie to Make" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We often deliberate seemingly endlessly about what kinds of films to make. There's a lot to factor in when you consider the market, trends, and of course our own desires. We try to break it down and make it simple. POINT #1: "THE PROOF OF CONCEPT" -A new tool in getting your idea developed. It's a simple way of showing your vision to investors. POINT #2: "ROB REINER SAYS MAKE FILMS YOU WANT TO MAKE" -In the end what matters is that you told stories that truly matter to you. Then, whether it's a "success" or not doesn't matter. POINT #3: "NO ONE REALLY KNOWS WHAT WILL WORK" -While we have some ideas that have produced more consistency, there are still no guarantees. Millions have been spent on absolute duds, and little micro-budgets have become worldwide phenomenons. In the end, tell an original story that you are dying to tell! VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEpodcast.com - The Official Website www.33AcresBrewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Meisner Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: 33 Acres Brewery
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B&EP #002 - Dramedy, Comedy & Sci-Fi
The B&E Podcast - Episode #002 "Dramedy, Comedy & Sci-Fi" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: We talk about relying on CG to tell a story and the pitfalls that can come with it, as well as the challenges of writing comedy and one of the toughest genres of all -- the dramedy. POINT #1: "LET'S KEEP IT REAL" -CG is a great tool in film, but sometimes there's just no substitute for the real thing. See where you might be able to do without or how you can use it subtly. POINT #2: "IT'S STILL ABOUT THE STORY" -Even in a big special effects film, story is still king. A great story will always make a movie better. POINT #3: "TAKE INSPIRATION, BUT DON'T STEAL" -It's great to be inspired by other works, but see how you can put your own original take on it. Your voice will make it fresh and modern. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEpodcast.com - The Official Website www.33AcresBrewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Meisner Acting School MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: 33 Acres Brewery
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B&EP #001 - Storytelling & Genre Writing
The B&E Podcast - Episode #001 "Storytelling & Genre Writing" SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST: In this podcast we discuss honouring the primary genres of film, including Drama, Horror, Action, Thriller & Comedy. We venture into the value of applying various writing styles and discover what we can learn from branching out and trying our hands at creating stories outside of our comfort zone. POINT #1: "KNOW THE LAWS OF YOUR GENRE" -There are 5 fundamental genres, each one asking for different things. POINT #2: "UNDERSTAND THE DEMANDS OF GENRE" -Each genre has different demands that must be met for it to work. POINT #3: "PUT YOUR OWN STAMP ON THE STORY" -get away from using cliches and find your unique voice within the genre. VALUABLE LINKS: www.TheBandEpodcast.com - The Official Website www.33AcresBrewing.com - The Craft Brewery of Choice Today www.BCFilmAcademy.com - The BC Film Academy www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com - Meisner Acting School SPECIAL MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST: 33 Acres Brewery
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