Episode 279: Those Annoying Vegans (Part 3)

June 6, 2017

In Episode 279, Trev and AJ report straight from the Yosemite wilderness about unplugging (or plugging back in), artist brain nirvana, and taking the magic back into the room with you. Then Trev sits down for Part 3 of his conversation with Ana Carolina Valverde and Brian Ruppenkamp—otherwise known as Those Annoying Vegans—to hear:

* what spiked their YouTube traffic
* how they balance their activism with work opportunities
* a thorough debunking of the scarcity myth
* what our real job as artists is
* where they’re taking this thing next
* and more...

Total running time: 1:07:33.

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Episode 278: Those Annoying Vegans (Part 2)

May 30, 2017

In Episode 278, Trev and AJ debrief the reading of First Squad, chat about The IAP Prosperous Heart creative cluster, and respond to a listener question about acting and autism. Then Trev sits down for Part 2 of his chat with Ana Carolina Valverde and Brian Ruppenkamp—otherwise known as Those Annoying Vegans—to dig into the nitty gritty of building a platform: what software and gear to use, how to plan your production schedule and workflow, strategically positioning your work to complement what’s already out there, how to generate ideas and inspiration for new content, dealing with the internet trolls and the inevitable moments of burnout… and why, if all of that sounds completely overwhelming, the most important thing it to JUST. BEGIN. Total running time: 57:28.

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Episode 277: Those Annoying Vegans (Part 1)

May 23, 2017

In Episode 277, Trev sits down for Part 1 of his conversation with Ana Carolina Valverde and Brian Ruppenkamp—otherwise known as Those Annoying Vegans—to chat about building a platform in a post-acting life. In Part 1, the journey to LA: from grad school and talent conventions through to industry scams, personal epiphanies, and fusing passion, skill set, and technology. Total running time: 51:59.

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Episode 276: Listener Q&A

May 16, 2017

In Episode 276, Trev and AJ respond to some of the more in-depth questions sent in by listeners over the past few months, including:

* thoughts on navigating relationships and “intimate” scenes
* the two things to focus on to get yourself out of your parent’s basement
* industry-adjacent thrival jobs
* cultivating focus in an age of distraction
* how to “strategically” join the Union
* what (and what not) to say to your heroes
* and more…

Total running time: 59:10.

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Episode 275: Gabrielle Carteris (Part 2)

May 9, 2017

In Episode 275, Trev and AJ formally invite you—yes, you!—to a special reading of Gospel According to First Squad at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, before chatting about passing on projects… and how you don’t ‘have’ to reach a certain level in your career before to do it. Then AJ sits down for Part 2 of his chat with actress and SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris to unpack the nomadic life of the artist, the challenges facing non-union actors in smaller markets, what it means—and what it takes—to “flip” a project, and, of course, Gabrielle’s inspirational answers to our final two questions. Total running time: 47:37.

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Episode 274: Gabrielle Carteris (Part 1)

May 2, 2017

In Episode 274, AJ and Trev discuss the emotional and spiritual benefits (and hurdles) of full-time ‘thrival’ job work. Then AJ sits down for Part 1 of his chat with actress and SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris to talk about juggling career and governing responsibilities, the life-changing event that eventually sparked her deeper involvement with the Union, and the brave new world facing actors and filmmakers today: film, TV shows, and more are being made EVERYWHERE… Total running time: 54:00.

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Episode 273: Darren Pettie (Redux)

April 18, 2017

In Episode 273, Trev and AJ open the vaults to bring back an old favorite: an interview with working actor Darren Pettie. Darren was featured on the podcast way back in Episode 80—and his journey, from the military to the stages of New York and L.A., from Julliard to recurring roles on Mad Men, Ringer, and Madam Secretary—rings more true ever, even some 200 episodes later. Darren’s philosophy epitomizes the road of the committed artist: humble, hungry, and in it for the long haul. Total running time: 1:03:05.

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Episode 272: 2017 Q1 Review

April 4, 2017

In Episode 272, Trev and AJ take a look back at the first quarter of of 2017, making time to unpack what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next in their personal and professional lives. From finances to career to relationships, Trev and AJ let their guiding words for 2017—vulnerability and rebirth, respectively—open up key insights, crystalize lessons learned, and offer next steps in awareness and intention. Total running time: 49:51.

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Episode 271: Chelsey Crisp (Part 2)

March 28, 2017

In Episode 271, Trev and AJ go holistic—chatting about the actor benefits of fresh squeezed lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, the body’s pH balance, and the joy of trying things the hard way. Then AJ sits down for Part 2 of his chat with actor Chelsey Crisp, best known for her role on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat. In Part 2, Chelsey shares:

* more about leveling up in television contracts—and the interesting decisions it entails
* what she believes (and doesn’t believe) about type and branding
* the practical lessons of being a professional auditioner
* her inspirational answers to our final two questions
* and more…

Total running time: 57:31.

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Episode 270: Chelsey Crisp (Part 1)

March 21, 2017

In Episode 270, Trev and AJ chat about the simple, no-nonsense way to build a career (work hard, be kind, enjoy repeat business), as well as the sometimes personally challenging (and multi-faceted) process of choosing to level up—emphasis on the choosing part—the most challenging thing all artists must do, and various ways to, actor, know thyself. Then AJ sits down for Part 1 of his chat with comedienne and actress Chelsey Crisp, best known for her role on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat.

In Part 1, Chelsey dishes about her choice to move to Los Angeles from her native Arizona, what sustained her in the “lean years” getting started, the unexpected boost she got from a reality TV appearance, and how having a very specific goal in mind helped launch her career to the next level.

Total running time: 1:09:20.

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