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The Creative Kind Show focuses on interviewing creative videographers, filmmakers, and people who work behind-the-scenes, in the blossoming sector. Each episode shares the highs and lows of running a creative business in order to become better entrepreneurs and build profitable distribution channels.
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Godwin Macphaline is the founder of Texteams, an animation agency that focused on sales-focused explainer videos that convey a brand's message at an affordable rate. In this episode of The Creative Kind, Godwin and I speak about the importance of making time for yourself as a creative entrepreneur. We dive into the importance of discovering your passions and managing your time effectively. Whether you're running a new start-up or you're rooted in your career, this episode has quality life advice tips that you'll find of value. Don't miss a single episode of The Creative Kind Show!Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.Connect with Godwin Macphaline at TexteamsTexteams WebsiteGodwin Macphaline on LinkedInTexteams on YouTubeConnect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAL Media on TwitterAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on Instagram Mentioned in this episode:Intro Ad for PLT CanadaVisit www.alexleonardmedia.com to learn more.
[This episode features Stefano's answers in Italian]Bianca and Stefano are the content creators behind Lonely Girl Productions! Since 2015 they have been traveling from Canada, the USA, and Europe to work in all things video or photography related. From corporate shoots, commercial shoots, events, personal milestones, and weddings, these two are a power couple who combine their adventurous spirit with a professional business. In Ep. 54 of the Creative Kind Show, we speak about their success when it comes to managing client relations, trusting in yourself, and how to adapt to change during trying times. Connect with Lonely Girl ProductionsLonely Girl Productions on InstagramLonely Girl Productions on FacebookDon't miss a single episode of The Creative Kind Show!Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
Bianca and Stefano are the content creators behind Lonely Girl Productions! Since 2015 they have been traveling from Canada, the USA, and Europe to work in all things video or photography related. From corporate shoots, commercial shoots, events, personal milestones, and weddings, these two are a power couple who combine their adventurous spirit with a professional business. In Ep. 54 of the Creative Kind Show, we speak about their success when it comes to managing client relations, trusting in yourself, and how to adapt to change during trying times. Connect with Lonely Girl ProductionsLonely Girl Productions on InstagramLonely Girl Productions on FacebookDon't miss a single episode of The Creative Kind Show!Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.
Dandan Liu is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker and established course creator in her own entrepreneurial pathway. She's worked on Netflix shows like Chef's Kitchen and is currently living in Austria. I first learned about Dandan from taking her Skillshare course on lighting in filmmaking and learning about the best way to work together. I'm excited to share this new episode where we go into our work together of late and her new online course Unravel, which helps people in the film sector find their voice. We talk about the joy of letting go, finding your inner creativity, dealing with setbacks, focus, and so much more. This is an awesome hour packed extended episode full of useful knowledge on lighting and filmmaking as well. Let's go in with this incredible insight into life! I hope you enjoy the episode. 👌 Don't miss a single episode of The Creative Kind Show!Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Connect with Dandan Liu, Emmy award-winning filmmakerUnravel Journey CourseDandan on SkillshareDandan on InstagramDandan on LinkedInConnect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on InstagramAlex Leonard on TwitterMentioned in this episode:Intro Ad for PLT CanadaVisit www.alexleonardmedia.com to learn more.
Anthony Walker is the founder behind Anthony and Arville, an Animation and Motion Graphics Agency based in Downtown Toronto. After gaining experience through the years working on numerous projects with video, Anthony realized that there was a glaring need for businesses and that was keeping up with the demand for the creation and production of easy-to-understand video content.Anthony began his company in 2019 with the mission to help businesses push their company and brand forward with captivating video content. Anthony and Arville can provide you with services such as animation, motion graphics, video strategy, production, creative direction, and video editing in a collaborative approach. Through our interview, you'll hear more about his daily habits to maintain productivity and positivity, how his journey to entrepreneurship flourished, and why representation is so important in media as we speak during Black History Month. Don't miss a single episode of The Creative Kind Show!Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.Connect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on InstagramAlex Leonard on TwitterMentioned in this episode:Intro Ad for PLT CanadaVisit www.alexleonardmedia.com to learn more.
Jackson is a filmmaker and business mentor who has helped countless content creators grow their businesses so they can see consistent results, manage budgets, and charge higher rates. In this episode of TCK he helps explain the advantages of using value and results-based pricing as an effective tool to market yourself as a solution that’s proportional to the problem. Jackson has worked with National Geographic, Red Bull, and Animal Planet!If you lack the business knowledge to make an impact... that’s where Jackson can help! His course Video Business Mastery is foundational in helping content creators find that Zen balance between being a business owner and focusing on creative. Don't miss a single episode of The Creative Kind as we break out of our 2021 hiatus and continue to release some new episodes!Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.Connect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on InstagramAlex Leonard on TwitterMentioned in this episode:Intro Ad for PLT CanadaVisit www.alexleonardmedia.com to learn more.
Monika is a video content creator and editor with an artistic background, having years of experience as a videographer and video editor. Monika is a passionate artist and traveler, who travels to the most unexplored places of the world and especially The Middle East. Monika has recently decided to start sharing her experiences with the audience on YouTube. She focuses on promoting the simplicity and reality of travel, also talking about breaking the stereotypes and discrimination represented in media nowadays.Don't miss a single episode of The Creative Kind as we break out of our 2021 hiatus and continue to release some new episodes!Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.Connect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on InstagramAlex Leonard on TwitterMentioned in this episode:Intro Ad for PLT CanadaVisit www.alexleonardmedia.com to learn more.
Ben Feferman is the CEO of Amuka Esports, which is one of Canada's largest esports organizations. They run esports arenas, leagues, tournaments, and competitive teams. Ben is an avid streamer, gamer, and esports advisor, who shares insights into his experience from a professional angle regarding leading a team and large gaming centre, as well as, personal angle talking about playing with his children family favourites.Don't miss a single episode of The Creative Kind as we break out of our 2021 hiatus and continue to release some new episodes! Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.Connect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on InstagramAlex Leonard on TwitterMentioned in this episode:Intro Ad for PLT CanadaVisit www.alexleonardmedia.com to learn more.
Cornelia Volk is a German Videographer with an impressive background whose latest work follows animals at the border of geo-political zones. She made several films of the MDR series "Abenteuer Zoo“ and "Europas wilder Osten“ as well as about transboundary conservation areas or so-called "Peace Parks" all over the world. She was born in Heilbronn, Germany, June, 6th 1970. After grammar school she studied political science, German literature and rhetoric in Tuebingen. Since 1997 she has been working as a freelance author and director for Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk and the European Cultural Channel Arte. I met Cornelia at Colorado Environmental Film Festival, I hope you enjoy the episode!Don't miss a single episode:Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.Connect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on InstagramAlex Leonard on TwitterMentioned in this episode:Intro Ad for PLT CanadaVisit www.alexleonardmedia.com to learn more.
Bruno L. Cury is a video editor and colourist from Brazil, who has studied film theory and production at Vancouver Film School. He's worked with some large corporations to indie films and everything in between, adding his unique style and approach to bringing a movie image to life. We discuss why colour grading and visual theory are so important in the production of film and video. Tune in to this episode guest interview to learn from Bruno!Don't miss a single episode:Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.Connect with Bruno L. CuryBruno on InstagramBruno on LinkedInBruno on FacebookBruno on VimeoConnect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on InstagramAlex Leonard on TwitterMentioned in this episode:Intro Ad for PLT CanadaVisit www.alexleonardmedia.com to learn more.
Tara Jabbari is a digital media consultant and world nomad. She started a biographical podcast, Who Was She? that tells the stories of inspiring women throughout history. She helps small businesses and nonprofits with their video production, digital marketing, podcast creation, and written content.Tara also teaches about online etiquette for schools and businesses as well as film theory. Her passion is to share people's stories and travel with a goal to combine the two in life.Tara is an amazing and well accomplished female entrepreneur and podcast host who has extensive experience in the world of film production. We speak about her latest project, Who Was She?, a new serial podcast that dives into the lives of historical women and their influence. I hope you enjoy this episode of The Creative Kind!Don't miss a single episode:Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Connect with Tara JabbariWho Was She Podcast Website Who Was She Podcast on Facebook Tara Jabbari on YouTube Tara Jabbari on LinkedInTara Jabbari on TwitterConnect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on InstagramAlex Leonard on TwitterMentioned in this episode:Intro Ad for PLT CanadaVisit www.alexleonardmedia.com to learn more.
Haui is a multi-disciplinary artivist (artist and activist) that defies categorization. My recent feature film debut MixedUp which premiered on OUTtv and will premiere in the UK recently in 2021.To date, he has worked as a performer, director, designer, and visual artist for theatre and film for companies including CBC, The Stratford Festival of Canada, and the Shaw Festival. He is currently an artist in residence with Wildseed Black Arts Fellowship, part of Black Lives Matter Toronto. Upcoming Haui will also create a video/projection design at the Luminato Festival in Toronto.Haui and I speak about race, culture, identity, gender, reality, and so much more in this episode. His latest work Mixed Up is an absolutely fantastic film that you definitely need to watch. Thank you again Haui for coming on The Creative Kind Show!Find the show links below:Connect with HauiHaui's Website Haui on InstagramHaui on LinkedIn Haui on Facebook Haui on Twitter Don't miss a single episode:Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.Connect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on InstagramAlex Leonard on TwitterMentioned in this episode:Intro Ad for PLT CanadaVisit www.alexleonardmedia.com to learn more.
Scotia Boyd a film makeup artist with an impressive roaster of working behind the scenes on major production companies like Netflix and Disney, and shows like Titans, Star Trek: Discovery, and Letterkenny. Scotia has been working in film as a makeup artist for the past eight years in the Toronto area and is originally from Sudbury, Ontario. She is an expert behind the scenes and was an absolute delight to speak with to learn more about her personal history. I hope you enjoy the episode!Don't miss a single episode:Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.Connect with Scotia Boyd, Professional Makeup ArtistScotia Boyd's WebsiteScotia Boyd on IMDbScotia Boyd Make Up on InstagramConnect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on InstagramAlex Leonard on Twitter
Chris Evans is a local London Ontario Producer and Director for music videos and commercials who has a wealth of knowledge in the music video genre, working with some of Armada Music Label's biggest artists. His videos have seen hundreds of millions of plays and he continually improves his craft. Chris and I speak about his creative process, when and why videographers should consider renting equipment, the joy of failing in business doing what you love, It's an inspiring conversation about finding pleasure in the hardship and difficulties of the daily grind, which is something that everyone can certainly benefit from. I found this conversation one of the most inspiring from season 3, so enjoy the episode!Don't miss a single episode:Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.Connect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on InstagramAlex Leonard on Twitter
Sarah Fonger is the founder of Spring Bank Creatives and works as a videographer who primarily makes educational and promotional videos for organizations. She has previously created videos for organizations such as the Middlesex Federation of Agriculture, Middlesex County, the Thames Valley School Board, and the Township of Lucan Biddulph. Last winter Sarah was in Africa creating social media content for a bike touring company on one of their tours from Cairo to Capetown. Her passions include cycling, videography, plants, and anything to do with mountains! I've had the amazing pleasure of speaking with Sarah to learn more about her work across the world as well as how she learned how to become more confident behind the camera when filming subjects and really own the craft. It's an inspiring story speaking with Sarah and I'm so glad to share more about what she's been up to!Don't miss a single episode:Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.Connect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on InstagramAlex Leonard on Twitter
Ben Amos is the Owner and Creative Director behind Innovate Media, host of the Engage Video Marketing Podcast, and Founder of Australia's only purpose-built video blogging studio space - Vlog Pod ®.   He is based in Queensland, Australia, and lives and breaths all things video. I connected with Ben after being a fan of the Engage Video Marketing Podcast for a few years, as it's only fitting that Ben is the first guest for the new season, focusing on entrepreneurs who work in video production! Ben and I dive into effectively planning your goals, building a strong content strategy, and how to effectively sell through inbound value marketing. I'm pleased to share my interview with Ben and hope that you'll enjoy the conversation as we dive deeper into video marketing strategies. Don't miss a single episode:Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.Connect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on InstagramAlex Leonard on Twitter
The title episode says it all! This one's a solo episode by yours truly, the host of the show, diving into 10 important strategies for helping to grow your podcast this year and beyond. A lot of these strategies come from advice and pointers that I've learned online and I'm accumulating them together in a sufficient episode that dives into them all for you. In case you don't have time to listen or want a sneak peek at what I speak about, here's the list I go over in detail. Pre-schedule your guests ahead of timeGet on other podcasts80:20 rule, promote your show!Lead with value, ask engaging questionsMake it easy for your guests to reshareHave a short and sweet hookSubmit to podcast directoriesClean up your audio, but don't over-editBe consistent in your effortsAsk for reviewsI hope you enjoy the episode!Don't miss a single episode:Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.Connect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on InstagramAlex Leonard on Twitter
This episode is with Dexter Crowe, someone I've personally known for years who I connected with recently to hear about his latest musical endeavors.Halaken Collective is the birthplace of a global collective of creators united by the power of art for change. It is a multi-media label intent on cultivating a platform to bridge East and West, the traditional and progressive, the magnificent and unnoticed through music and video.   Dexter and Mercan are two creative forces behind the releases that are focusing on really inspiring projects and putting a ton of passion and drive behind every project they do!  They are creating a platform where artists of all disciplines connected by values are able to collaborate creating meaningful art with a consciousness for the social, environmental, and humanitarian challenges facing today's world. It's an awesome project with some stellar music, I highly suggest checking it out!  Connect with Halaken CollectiveHalaken Collective on InstagramDon't miss a single episode:Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.Connect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on InstagramAlex Leonard on Twitter
From the very beginning, Ever After Music Fest (EAMF) in Kitchener, Ontario has been a landmark event for bass heads from around the world. It combines top headliners, underground artists, and upcoming talent in a unique setting with a stellar sound system to deliver quality year after year. What's super cool about Ever After Music Festival is that it is an event that is run by a family-owned company primarily getting its revenue from ticket sales. Unfortunately, the 3-day festival was canceled last year due to COVID-19. I caught up with Gabriel Mattacchione at the end of September last year that is part of a larger story piece I am making in collaboration with Radio Western on the impact of the pandemic on the music industry. Stay tuned for that! My conversation here with Gabriel is a raw and real interview where we go into the festival's origins, how they've carved out a niche, and strategies for handling this crisis of a pandemic. Even from having worked in the entertainment sector for years, I still found this a really interesting conversation and I learned a lot, giving me more respect for Gabriel and his team to run such a big event. So I hope you enjoy it.Connect with Gabriel and EAMFEver After's Website https://www.everafterfest.com/Ever After on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EverAfterMusicFest/Ever After on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/everafterfestEver After on Twitter https://twitter.com/everafterfestDon't miss a single episode:Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.Connect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on InstagramAlex Leonard on TwitterMentioned in this episode:Intro Ad for PLT CanadaVisit www.alexleonardmedia.com to learn more.
The latest podcast interview is with a founder of N.E.C. Productions, Jason Carpenter, a successful entrepreneur in London, Ontario that has helped the electronic scene grow and flourish in my hometown. Jason is an experienced business owner with a demonstrated history of working in the events services industry. He's skilled in advertising, sales, accounting, promotional marketing, and party planning. I was lucky to have the pleasure of sitting down with Jason to learn about how he's been able to create one of Canada's thriving music scenes, supporting countless DJs over the past 20 years by helping them launch successful careers.N.E.C. Productions is one of Southwestern Ontario's first event planning and marketing team specializing in electronic music. Keeping it dirty since 2001, with a full roster of talented local artists ready to shine. Whether it's a festival, a club night, or a dark basement, the party is our playground. N.E.C. Productions help in supporting the community, the artists, and the music.Jason and I dig deep into the history of N.E.C. Productions, differences between the rave scene over when he started compared to the last 5 years, as well as the importance of building a loyal local following. With COVID-19 putting a full stop of live events, the ever entrepreneur, Jason has pivoted, of course, and now organizes live streams on Twitch every weekend to help keep the music going and giving a platform for DJs to share their new music and fresh sets.I had a lot of fun catching up with Jason on the show and look forward to sharing this podcast with you! If you dig the episode, don't forget to leave a review on Apple or follow the podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts. Connect with Jason at N.E.C. ProductionsN.E.C. Productions on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NECproductions/N.E.C. Productions on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/neceventsN.E.C. Events on Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/neceventsDon't miss a single episode:Subscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Apple PodcastsLike what you heard?Help us get the word out by leaving a rating and review on Apple Podcasts.Connect with Alex Leonard, Founder of AL MediaAL Media on FacebookAlex Leonard on InstagramAlex Leonard on LinkedInAlex Leonard on YouTubeThe Creative Kind on InstagramAlex Leonard on Twitter
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