By Kevin Jackson
Creative VibesJan 14, 2020
S2E3: The Sound of Moving Pictures with Guest Navid Lancaster
In this podcast, Kevin Jackson speaks with music composter Navid Lancaster who operates from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, but his resume and recognition extend world wide. In this podcast, we talk about music and sound design for movies, animation and games. Navid is one of the coolest people you will meet. Very humble, very passionate and meticulous when he approaches sound for films. It is always a pleasure to feature Caribbean creatives who push their craft and make a difference in their industry. Kevin Jackson and Navid Lancaster are both Stage32 moderators. If you don't know what stage 32 is, it's like linkedin for filmmakers.
www.stage32.com also check www.animationjamaica.com for information on the animation industry in Jamaica.
S2E2: Animation Is Like Building A House
Animation is like building a house
In this episode we talk about how animation is very similar to building a house. It requires a team effort of expertise and it can bring great value you your business if you do it right the first time. Know what you want, or work with your creative to figure it out, plan, find the right team and execute.
This podcast is for animators and business owners or managers alike.
S2E1: Create SMART goals this New Year
It's not enough to set a new year's resolution or just say I want to do this. Your goals have to be SMART enough to accomplish what you want. In this episode, I talk about how we as creatives can systematically achieve our goals time and time again with consistency. Screw procrastination. Where procrastination a go? Get SMART
S1E14: Interview with writer, actor and filmmaker Dario Shields
Dario Shields is a young filmmaker from Montego Bay Jamaica. This man has achieved so much and encountered many tribulations on his journey. He holds and associate degree in business studies and marketing and an Associate Degree in chartered accounting. His goal is to some day win an Oscar from Montego Bay Community College.
He has made over 10 short films, wrote a book, achieved many awards as an actor, filmmaker and youth advocate and is getting reading to make his first movie.
Humbled by harsh life experiences himself, the talent that God has given him, Dario is a Youth Advocate who is very active in not only his church, but his community, former college, but Jamaica on a whole. His goal is to inspire the world, and sharing the simple but powerful message that as a youth, child or even an older folk, despite what it is you go through, you simply need to believe in yourself, even if others doubt you and sometimes when you think you’re a failure and no one believes in you, just blink you will see just how lucky you are. He has titled his first novel as “Ghetto Born, God Raised’, a tremendous story similar to his own. Growing up in the ghetto himself and seeing many persons giving up on themselves simply because they don’t have the funds, support or the resources they need, Dario has decided to use his God given talent to inspire others with the message that, ‘you only need one thing and that’s God.’ Currently Dario has his eyes set on venturing into the world of Filming as another avenue to inspire the world. Today, he preaches a simple message that, ‘it’s not your setbacks, it’s how you comeback.’
S1E13: Interview with Actor Marlon Walker - The roaming walker
This episode we interview an up and coming Jamaican actor Marlon "Rome" Walker. Known for his physically expressing style, he has been in award winning films suchs as "Gone", "Heart Shaped Box" and "Learning How to Swim". He also played a double in the latest James Bond Movie "Time to Die". He has played everything from the loving husband, to a psycho killer, to a mute character in the popular Jamaican series "Me and Mi Kru".
If you don't know him this is your chance to learn more about him.
S1E12: Glen Henry game developer
This episode we talk with Glen Henry an indie game developer living in Jamaica. He is active member of the Jamaica Game Developer's Society and very knowledgeable on the international indie game market. We are going to hear about his struggles, successes and what's next for game development in the Caribbean.
S1E11: Work Family Balance
S1E10: What's next for Abeeku & the maroons
S1E9: Leachim Semaj Claims Creatives are some of the worst business people
In an article on Loop Jamaica dated March 23, 2019 titled Creatives should build partnerships for success - Dr Leachim Semaj, the respected Dr. Makes claims such as "The failure rate for small business is phenomenal. Artistic people are some of the worst business people because their brains are not wired that way. When artistic people say 2+2, they get 50, so that's them now trying to be a business person. It is like a fish trying to climb a try."
While he makes great points in the article the above statement high offended many creatives for how extreme it was. I wanted to give me opinion on it.
S1E8: Don't Fear Failure
Following up from Episode 7's "Self Doubt" episode I thought I would talk about fearing failure.
S1E7: Self Doubt
Self doubt, we all face it from time to time. Am I good enough? Can I finish on time? I'm not cut out for this? Maybe this is not my thing? People tell me I am awesome but I don't feel like it. If you have ever said any of these or anything close then you know what I am talking about. Well, let's talk about it here on the NivekPro Creative Motivation. Corretta Singer's podcast on "Self Denigration" https://player.fm/series/corretta3d-3072875/episode-2-self-denigration
S2E6: My Opinion pursuing your passion.
This is a dual podcast. Marlon "Rome" Walker invited myself and the lovely Trician McTavit on his podcast "My Opinion". We answered a viewers question on pursuing your dreams. We touch a little bit on Buju on his release. LAST but not least we touch a bit on the struggles of an actor in Jamaica and being type cast based on looks. A topic I plan to explore further with Marlon in the future.
S1E5: Directing Animation on a short called "Agwe"
S1E4: 9 to 5 or 9 to freelance?
S1E3: How to get noticed as a new animator/creative
S1E2: Creative Burn Out
productive and healthy lifestyle as a creative.
S1E1: Abeeku and the Maroons Animated Series Reflection
For my first podcast, I want to talk about an animated short I created and the journey it took me on. I am a self taught animator from Jamaica and I have a passion for telling stories. My head is like a movie theater, there is a new movie playing everyday. If you have never heard of Abeeku and the Maroons, check it out here Abeeku.
It has won 6 awards so far and has been used to talk about telling cultural stories native to Afro-Caribbeans.