64 episodes

The Creation Grounds Podcast is a podcast in which in each episode, I interview primarily diverse actors, writers, and other people in creative industries to bring awareness to what they are doing and involved in, to deconstruct how they got to where they are, inspiration, motivation and specific actionable tools, tactics and strategies that you can apply to your own life as an artist and as a human. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.
Guests have ranged from Series Regulars on Grey's Anatomy, Grammy nominee broadway writers to up and comer's who you will know very soon.
Join me and these amazing artists while building the life you dream of and deserve.

Creation Grounds Arron Lloyd

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The Creation Grounds Podcast is a podcast in which in each episode, I interview primarily diverse actors, writers, and other people in creative industries to bring awareness to what they are doing and involved in, to deconstruct how they got to where they are, inspiration, motivation and specific actionable tools, tactics and strategies that you can apply to your own life as an artist and as a human. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.
Guests have ranged from Series Regulars on Grey's Anatomy, Grammy nominee broadway writers to up and comer's who you will know very soon.
Join me and these amazing artists while building the life you dream of and deserve.

    Episode 63. - Ed Dawson Taylor & Jackie Cooper - On Working on Marvel, Jurassic World, Harry Potter & More, VFX & Breakthroughs

    Episode 63. - Ed Dawson Taylor & Jackie Cooper - On Working on Marvel, Jurassic World, Harry Potter & More, VFX & Breakthroughs

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    IG: https://www.instagram.com/becomecgpro/
    Imdb Ed: Imdb
    Imdb Jackie: Imdb
    CG Pro: Community
    Website: Website

    Ed is an Unreal Authorized Instructor and CG Supervisor in movies, TV, commercials and live events, having worked for ILM, Disney and Digital Domain on Blockbusters like Jurassic World, The Lion King and Jungle Book. He is the co-founder of successful world touring group The Sancho Plan. Ed loves to use cutting edge technology to create engaging and inspiring experiences, as well as beautiful world class imagery.

    Jackie has been creating high-end imagery for movies, TV, commercials, music videos and live events for decades since film school. She's worked for the world's top studios such as ILM, Digital Domain, and MPC on many blockbusters including three of the top 10 grossing films of all time. Movies include: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows II, Tron, Iron Man 3 & Jurassic World just to name a few.
    They met while working on Harry Potter and are married and living their dreams while helping people from all ranges of experience (from beginner to seasoned studio executives) on the cutting edge VFX we see in entertainment today.

    In this episode we dive into the world of VFX, the future of entertainment and how some of this technology can disrupt different industries. How actors can use Mokap from the comfort of their homes and their own personal breakthroughs.

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    Some Questions I Ask:
    Fav animated character of all time? (2:08)
    Similarities and differences between animation and VFX. (3:10)
    On the intial interest in VFX. (5:30)
    On working on Jurassic World. (8:15)
    How a VFX artist might view the world differently than someone not in VFX? (9:30)
    What's a typical day like in the VFX world? (13:11)
    On the future of filmmaking and the current reveloution going on in VFX world (17:09)
    Jungle Book & Lion King (22:12)
    More on future of filmmaking and the cutting edge technology. (25:05)
    What they wished viewers appreciated more while watching final product.(26:14)
    Favorite part of working on Marvel film, Jurassic World etc? (27:45)
    How would someone get started in VFX if they wanted to? (33:06)
    How actors fit into the world of VFX (Mokap) (40:13)
    On their school and resources. (43:02)
    On personal breakthroughs and obstacles they've overcome in their journey (44:35)
    When you think of the word "creative" who comes to mind for you and why? (52:36)
    How can people connect with you? (58:16)
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    You can follow Arron at:
    Website: ArronLloyd.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arronlloyd/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArronLloyd
    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/arronsl316
    Youtube: Arron Lloyd
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    • 59 min
    Episode 62 - Zoe Malik - Full Frontal W/ Samantha Bee, How to Determine Accurate Research from False Research, Tech & More

    Episode 62 - Zoe Malik - Full Frontal W/ Samantha Bee, How to Determine Accurate Research from False Research, Tech & More

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    Zoe Malik is a NYU grad and has a background in research. She is a writer and producer and currently a news producer on "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee." She works frequently with the Tryguys podcast

    More from Zoe: Interview
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    Some Questions I Ask:
    Background on what she does. (2:09)
    On "line checks." (3:49)
    What draws you to research? (5:14)
    What are your favorite things to research? (8:03)
    Thoughts on technology, social media - the good and bad? (10:55)
    On joke creation and balancing the comedy and facts (13:55)
    As a researcher how do you determine accurate facts vs fabricated facts? (16:50)
    How, if at all, does a person with a background in science view art differently than an artist without a science background? (18:58)
    What is the typical day of a news producer like? (21:45)
    Advice to anyone interested in that wants to get in your field? (25:45)
    What excites you most in your career right now? (29:45)
    When you think of the word "creative" who comes to mind and why? (32:28)
    On humanity (34:33)
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    You can follow Arron at:
    Website: ArronLloyd.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arronlloyd/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArronLloyd
    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/arronsl316
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    • 37 min
    Episode 61 - Tylie Shider - On his new play “Labor”, & the hustle of navigating the industry

    Episode 61 - Tylie Shider - On his new play “Labor”, & the hustle of navigating the industry

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    Website: Tylie


    Working on: Labor
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    TyLie Shider is the recipient of the 2021-22 Liberty Live Commission at Premiere Stages, a 2020-21 Playwrights' Center Jerome Fellow, and an I Am Soul Playwright Resident at the National Black Theatre. His plays include Parable of the Backyard Roots (2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Finalist), Bastard, Platform States of Mind and Talk. His work has been developed by The Kennedy Center, Liberation Theatre Company, Dixon Place, La MaMa, Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Harlem 9, Homebase Theatre Collective, 3:5 Creative[s], Yendor Arts, The Classical Theatre of Harlem, Luna Stage, Joust Theatre co., New York New Works Theater Festival, and The Theater Project. Awards include: Drama Desk from Delaware State University, and The Theater Project's One-Act competition 2015 Best Play and Audience Favorite. Member: Dramatist Guild of America, 2018 Playwright in residence at the Liberation Theatre Company, 2019-20 Playwrights' Center Jerome Fellow, and the 2020-21 The Civilians R&D Group. He holds a BA in journalism from Delaware State University and an MFA in playwriting from New York University.
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    Some Questions I Ask:
    What draws you to writing? (2:00)
    On the day he started to write. (2:32)
    What about playwrighting specifically interests you? (3:04)
    What's process of writing? Does it vary project to project or is it the same? (4:31)
    What inspires you or most interests you currently? (5:54)
    Where did inspiration for your new play "Labor" come from? (7:50)
    What is "Labor" about? (9:45)
    On working with actors with a new play. (12:27)
    What distinguishes character voice on the page? How do you make them different on the page? (13:24)
    What is process of a writer bringing their work to theaters & getting their work in front of producers? (16:59)
    What advice do you have for aspiring writers? (18:26)
    When you think of the word "creative" who comes to mind for you and why? (20:24)
    How can people connect with you? (21:32)
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    You can follow Arron at:
    Website: ArronLloyd.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arronlloyd/
    Facebook: Arron Lloyd
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArronLloyd
    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/arronsl316
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    • 23 min
    Episode 60 - Perry James - Digging into family roots, Family member & World War 1 Hero? & Creating historical novel.

    Episode 60 - Perry James - Digging into family roots, Family member & World War 1 Hero? & Creating historical novel.

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    Website: Sgt. Lloyd

    WWI Sergeant Perry Loyd did not live to see the day he was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, but a ceremony was held Saturday at Fort Jackson to honor him. Sgt. Loyd was acknowledged for his contribution and sacrifice as a volunteer soldier during World War I.
    Perry W. James IV, grandson of Sgt. Lloyd, received the medal on behalf of his family. According to information provided by Ft. Jackson, Loyd was from South Carolina and trained at Camp Jackson in 1917. He deployed as part of the 371st Infantry Regiment, 93rd Division, American Expeditionary Force and was wounded in action Sept. 29, 1918, during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.
    Loyd was discharged at the end of the war and returned to his life as a sharecropper in Sumter County. Loyd died in 1946 when he was 61-years-old. He never knew his chain of command had recommended he receive the Wounded Chevron, which later qualified him for the Purple Heart Medal.
    James, who was named after his grandfather, learned about the medal that was never delivered and started the necessary steps to correct the error. Military personnel, relatives, along with friends and family from across the country, witnessed the ceremony.

    Perry has a historical novel based on Sgt. Lloyd that is releasing this November or December.

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    Some Questions I Ask:
    Favorite military film? (2:46)
    On memorable moment in youth. (3:14)
    On discovery of Perry Lloyd & beginnings of research into him. (5:59)
    Biggest challenge of research and what about your discoveries (besides him being family) really made you believe Sgt. Lloyd was an important person for you to learn more about? (7:54)
    What was the process of getting the purple heart for Sgt. Perry Lloyd? (10:20)
    More on the 371st colored infintry regiment and historical context. (13:45)
    Besides the internal drive and connection of Perry Lloyd being family, what makes this an important story to tell in your opinion? (19:10)
    Process of deciding to write a novel. (21:06)
    Book that you've gifted the most in the past year? (25:44)
    What are you working on now or desire to work on next? (27:55)
    When you think of the word "creative" who comes to mind for you and why? (35:56)
    How can people connect with you? (38:28)
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    You can follow Arron at:
    Website: ArronLloyd.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arronlloyd/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArronLloyd
    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/arronsl316
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    Youtube: Arron Lloyd
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    • 40 min
    Episode 59 - Brian Anthony Wilson - On "The Wire," Hustle of Building Acting Career, Life/Work Balance

    Episode 59 - Brian Anthony Wilson - On "The Wire," Hustle of Building Acting Career, Life/Work Balance

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    Born in Philly, Brian Anthony Wilson (BAW) is an actor and producer known best for his role as Vernon Holley on HBO's "The Wire" he has also appeared in "The Postman", "Limitless", as well as "Law Abiding Citizen." He has done 8 out of the 10 August Wilson plays and is a phenomenal stage actor as well.
    He is extremely active and has several projects he is working on and that are upcoming. In this episode we talk about his depth of experience, "The Wire," Life/Work balance, favorite celebrity encounters and the hustle of being an actor.

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    Some Questions I Ask:
    Philly and The Philly Eagles. (1:37)
    Defining moment in his life. (2:44)
    On his start in acting. (3:42)
    August Wilson? (5:07)
    Life/Work Balance of Actor. (6:20)
    Favorite celebrity encounter? (10:20)
    On "The Wire" and experience working on it. (13:30)
    Habits and Routines in building career? (19:55)
    What advice would you give a younger you? (22:35)
    What do you believe today that you didn't belive 5 years ago? (25:24)
    Fav books? (26:32)
    What inspires you now a days? (28:09)
    Future and current projects? (29:28)
    When you think of the word "creative" who comes to mind for you and why? (30:38)
    How can people connect with you? (32:17)
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    You can follow Arron at:
    Website: ArronLloyd.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arronlloyd/
    Facebook: Arron Lloyd
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArronLloyd
    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/arronsl316
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    Youtube: Arron Lloyd
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    • 33 min
    Episode 58 – Marlon Campbell - Theater of the Living Word, Carribean American Rep Theater

    Episode 58 – Marlon Campbell - Theater of the Living Word, Carribean American Rep Theater

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    Website: Marlon Campbell
    Theater of the Living Word: Website

    Born in Kingston, Jamaica, raised in Brooklyn and Queens, Marlon Campbell is a performer, Production Designer and Technical Director working primarily in NYC.
    His work can be seen in logos, posters, stationary, CD covers, web sites, videos, stage shows, and publicity materials for a variety of artists, entrepreneurs and organizations including Negro Ensemble Company, Project HOPE, NYU, Tokyo's Broadway Musical Academy, The Equinox Group and ICM, as well as performers such as Patti LaBelle, Expose, KRS-One, Troop, Ray, Goodman and Brown, Naughty by Nature, and Janet Jackson.
    He proudly serves as Executive Director of Theatre of the Living Word.

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    Some Questions I Ask:
    Earliest memory of the arts? (2:05)
    Most inspired piece of work he's seen and why did it inspire (4:52)
    Theatre of the Living Word (7:20)
    What is an executive director? (9:05)
    What draws you to the design element and stage management in theater (11:52)
    What's the most fun production you've worked on? (13:59)
    What's the biggest lesson you've learned during your career? (16:19)
    Book you've gifted the most? (18:15)
    What are you currently working on or desire to work on next? (21:12)
    When you think of the word creative who comes to mind for you and why? (23:21)
    How can people connect with you? (26:13)
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    You can follow Arron at:
    Website: ArronLloyd.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arronlloyd/
    Facebook: Arron Lloyd
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArronLloyd
    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/arronsl316
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    Youtube: Arron Lloyd
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    • 28 min

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