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Decipher the Media Podcast #21: The Importance of Creative Collaboration, Talking About Mental Health, and Working Outside of the Box, Featuring Simran Kaur

Decipher the Media Podcast #21: The Importance of Creative Collaboration, Talking About Mental Health, and Working Outside of the Box, Featuring Simran Kaur

June 7, 2021

In the second part of my conversation with Simran Kaur, Simran talks about how friends can raise you up creatively, and she explains how she could tell when friends were being toxic. Simran also focuses on creative identity and exploring new creative endeavors by trying new techniques and using experiences to feed creative energy. In the time of the pandemic, Simran describes how her photography and designs were altered with the constraints of quarantine and how that helped her grow in new ways. Join Simran and I in a very enlightening discussion, full of advice and lessons for any artist, young or old.

 

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Decipher the Media #20: Still Life Photography, Surrealism, Research and Experimentation, and the Balance of Social Media, Featuring Simran Kaur

Decipher the Media #20: Still Life Photography, Surrealism, Research and Experimentation, and the Balance of Social Media, Featuring Simran Kaur

March 10, 2021

Joining me from London, Simran Kaur takes some time to describe her most recent artistic endeavors in still life photography and surrealism. Simran talks about her process and how she finds balance between researching and experimenting for her projects, what defines surrealism, and the importance of time and routine in the creative process. We also discuss how to use feedback to your advantage, and Simran explains how to understand and ignore toxic feedback. Finally, we dive into some of the controversies of social media and how we break out of the habits of scrolling and using social media for your benefit.

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Decipher the Media Podcast #19: Growing as an Artist and Creative Self Worth, Featuring Ian Allegrucci

Decipher the Media Podcast #19: Growing as an Artist and Creative Self Worth, Featuring Ian Allegrucci

February 6, 2021

New and improved! Decipher the Media returns with a new look and another chill discussion with fellow creative Ian Allegrucci! On this episode Ian helps me break down how we grow as artists based on the work that we do within our hobbies and professions. We also discuss how quarantine effects the creative process and how we find worth in our knowledge and creativity. Join us in our discussion that covers several key aspects and constraints of all creative media!

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Website: allegrucci.com
Instagram: @ian_allegrucci

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Decipher the Media #18: Jake Horne Talks Creating Music in a World Crisis, Volatile Politics

Decipher the Media #18: Jake Horne Talks Creating Music in a World Crisis, Volatile Politics

January 9, 2021

Welcome to 2021 and a fresh new Decipher the Media Podcast! Let's start out this year with some positivity as I sit down with musician Jake Horne and talk about the current state of the world, including what effects of the pandemic and the US elections have had on our lives. Jake also breaks down all of the new projects that he is working on with his bands Nephele and Space Weather and talks about how creating music has been so different with the pandemic and political distractions. Will we escape the planet before it is destroyed, or will we be forced to bow to our robot overlords? Find out the answer to these burning questions on this episode!

Decipher the Media #17: Joe Bucci Talks Writing a Novel vs. Film,  Pandemic Work/Life Balance, and Christmas Movie Ideas

Decipher the Media #17: Joe Bucci Talks Writing a Novel vs. Film, Pandemic Work/Life Balance, and Christmas Movie Ideas

November 18, 2020

In the second part of my discussion with filmmaker Joe Bucci, we continue on the topic of his film, Child Warfare, and what projects he will be planning after that wraps. Joe also reveals that he has been working on the novelization of another film project, and what that experience was like to write the story in that format and dive deeper into the minds of the characters that he created. In the time of the pandemic, Joe provides some insight on how he finds balance and stays productive. Finally, Joe and I talk about ideas for Christmas movies that are derived from classic Christmas songs. What does that mean? Listen to the episode to find out more about this interesting and hilarious discussion!

 

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Decipher the Media #16: Joe Bucci Talks Film Grant, Conspiracy Theories, and Influence of News and Social Media

Decipher the Media #16: Joe Bucci Talks Film Grant, Conspiracy Theories, and Influence of News and Social Media

September 14, 2020

On this episode of the Decipher the Media Podcast, filmmaker Joe Bucci returns to talk about his new film project which he recently received a grant for. He discusses how he got the idea for the film, which he will be shooting later this year, and he talks about the importance of the message of the film, which covers the topic of regime change wars. After that, Joe and I dig into a more lighthearted discussion about wacky conspiracy theories and going down the rabbit hole of internet conspiracy forums. This segues into the influence of social media and cable news networks and how they affect different age groups in our society today.

 

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Decipher the Media #15: Ian Allegrucci Talks Cameras, Creative Influence, Music Experience, Art Culture, and Social Media

Decipher the Media #15: Ian Allegrucci Talks Cameras, Creative Influence, Music Experience, Art Culture, and Social Media

July 24, 2020

On this episode of the Decipher the Media Podcast, Ian Allegrucci and I grab a couple beers and discuss how Ian got into cameras and shooting, as well as what influenced him and his work. We talk about how our parents helped to shape our lives creatively and how our childhood experiences shaped into what we do today. Ian also jumps into the subject of music and how it influences our lives, as well as experiencing live shows. Branching from major influences, we dive deep into the local art scenes and cultures and how businesses support local art in their own ways. Finally, we touch on the impact social media has had on the lives of many and how each generation views media's online presence.

If you would like to learn more about Ian's work, you can find him at the following:

 

Website: allegrucci.com
Instagram: @ian_allegrucci 

Decipher the Media #14: Pearls of Wisdom - Filmmaking

Decipher the Media #14: Pearls of Wisdom - Filmmaking

May 29, 2020

On this episode of the Decipher the Media Podcast, I revisit some older interviews in earlier episodes, pulling highlights and collecting them into a reel of great advice for anyone in the filmmaking community. In this highlight reel, you will find stories and wisdom from fantastic filmmakers that I had the opportunity to work with on the feature film, Body Farm. This includes words from actor and producer Brandon Keenan, actor and producer Nick LaMantia, assistant director Kevin Hejna, gaffer Tim Roberts, actress Gena Weiss, and sound mixer Dave Majcher. The featured cast and crew talk about their roles on set, work in filmmaking, and what they've learned from their experiences.

Decipher the Media #13: Alex Cassun Talks Filmmaker Voice, Producer Challenges, and Film Requirements

Decipher the Media #13: Alex Cassun Talks Filmmaker Voice, Producer Challenges, and Film Requirements

March 11, 2020

On this episode of the Decipher the Media Podcast, I sit down with Alex Cassun of Indieground Films to discuss his experiences in filmmaking. In this very informative discussion, Alex talks about his roles in the industry and the films he has worked on. He breaks down his experiences in film as a Producer, Writer, Director, Assistant Director, and his role in the Art Department. Alex and I discuss the importance of thinking about a filmmaker's target audience and the film's end goal, producing with constraints, social influence of a film, finding your voice in the film you develop, and other advice that comes directly from Alex's experiences. If you would like to learn more about Alex's film work, please follow Alex at the below:

alexcassunfilm.com
Instagram: @indiegroundfilm
Facebook: Indieground Films

Decipher the Media #12: Dan Suriano Talks Guitar Experience, Music Writing, and Composing Songs

Decipher the Media #12: Dan Suriano Talks Guitar Experience, Music Writing, and Composing Songs

January 17, 2020

On this episode of the Decipher the Media podcast, I sat down with guitarist and songwriter Dan Suriano to talk about what it has been like to write and release music for his band Nephele, his process of writing music, and his history with the band. Dan also talked about the experience playing live shows and playing with bands such as Thank You Scientist. There is a lot that goes into the music writing process and Dan outlined much of it from his own creative process. If you love music or are involved with music in some way, then you definitely don't want to miss out on this music-focused episode of the podcast.

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