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With 15+ years in the entertainment industry at the top level, I’m Phil Svitek. Join me as I pay it forward, sharing insights from my journey as a filmmaker, author, podcaster, and even high-level executive. Get a 360-degree view of the digital artist’s path to success, blending technical theory, practical wisdom, and personal development. Your smoother journey awaits.

A Phil Svitek Podcast - A Series From Your 360 Creative Coach Phil Svitek

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    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

With 15+ years in the entertainment industry at the top level, I’m Phil Svitek. Join me as I pay it forward, sharing insights from my journey as a filmmaker, author, podcaster, and even high-level executive. Get a 360-degree view of the digital artist’s path to success, blending technical theory, practical wisdom, and personal development. Your smoother journey awaits.

    Waking Up vs. Growing Up: Gaining Awareness and Doing the Work to Heal and Mature

    Waking Up vs. Growing Up: Gaining Awareness and Doing the Work to Heal and Mature

    In this episode, I explore the difference between waking up and growing up. Waking up involves gaining awareness and understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Growing up, on the other hand, is about doing the work to heal, mature, and take meaningful action. Join me as I discuss the importance of both awakening to our true selves and committing to personal growth and responsibility. Learn how to navigate the journey from awareness to maturity and create lasting change in your life.

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    Yours truly,
    Phil Svitek
    Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
    ⁠http://philsvitek.com⁠

    • 6 min
    New Gmail Feature: Effortlessly Share Your Availability and Book Meetings

    New Gmail Feature: Effortlessly Share Your Availability and Book Meetings

    In this episode, I showcase a fantastic new feature on Gmail that lets you set your availability and share it with others, making it easy for them to book time with you. This feature, previously available only on outside paid platforms, is now integrated directly into Gmail for free. I walk you through how to use this tool to streamline scheduling and improve your productivity. Don't miss out on this game-changing addition to your email toolkit!

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    Yours truly,
    Phil Svitek
    Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
    ⁠http://philsvitek.com⁠

    • 4 min
    Treasure (Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt Adventure Novel) In-Depth Book Discussion

    Treasure (Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt Adventure Novel) In-Depth Book Discussion

    Welcome to our 28th episode in the monthly book discussion series hosted by Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and myself, Phil Svitek. If books are your passion, you've come to the right place!

    In this episode, we delve into Treasure which is the Dirk Pitt adventure novel by Clive Cussler.

    In the book, Dirk Pitt, discovers a trail leading straight to priceless treasures. But it also thrusts him into conflict that could tip the world’s balance of power the wrong way... Charts of lost gold...breathtaking art and rare volumes...maps of hidden oil and mineral deposits that could change the world’s balance of power. Now Dirk Pitt discovers the secret trail of the treasures of Alexandria—a trail that plunges him into a brutal conspiracy for total domination of the globe. Zealots threaten to unseat the governments of Egypt and Mexico, exposing America to invasion and economic collapse. Suddenly, from East to West, anarchists reach their deadly tentacles into the heart of the United States. And Dirk Pitt, the hard-hitting hero of Clive Cussler’s smash bestsellers Sahara and Inca Gold, is up against the most feared assassin known to man. An international band of terrorists is making its play for world power on the high seas—and Pitt is the only man alive who can stop them!

    Join the conversation! Share your thoughts, queries, and viewpoints in the comments or connect with Marisa (@serafinitv) and me on social media.

    In our upcoming discussion, we'll explore The Beach by Alex Garland.

    And be sure to catch Marisa's new podcast, "Friends & Favorites w/Marisa Serafini," available at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-and-favorites-w-marisa-serafini/id1693327509.

    For more insightful resources from your 360 creative coach, visit my website at http://philsvitek.com.

    Thank you for tuning in, and we're eager to hear your thoughts on this captivating book!

    #bookclub #bookreview #dirkpitt #clivecussler

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    Yours truly,
    Phil Svitek
    Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
    ⁠http://philsvitek.com⁠

    • 50 min
    Writer's Retreat Recap, Film Market Prep, and Creative & Political Norms - 6/24/2024: Vlog

    Writer's Retreat Recap, Film Market Prep, and Creative & Political Norms - 6/24/2024: Vlog

    In this vlog episode, I recap our recent writer's retreat, which ended up more like a writer's room session but still productive. The intense experience involved scrutinizing every idea on its merits and defending them to gain buy-in. I share insights on this challenging but rewarding process.

    I also discuss our preparations for the American Film Market and Comic-Con LA, as registrations are now open. Additionally, I celebrate the anniversary of the premiere of my film "Finding Love in Bogota" on June 20, 2022, and share my recent interview on the Bladcast about the film (https://www.youtube.com/live/YOaq0dabzsQ?si=41ButFkPQYarPMNK).

    Furthermore, I delve into the idea that we're trying to bypass work and thought in general. Finally, I consider how what we consider political discourse is merely baseline news knowledge in other countries. I emphasize the importance of not framing laws as wins or losses for any political party.

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    Yours truly,
    Phil Svitek
    Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
    ⁠http://philsvitek.com⁠

    • 33 min
    Why Complex Texts & Emails Deserve a Phone Call

    Why Complex Texts & Emails Deserve a Phone Call

    In this episode, I discuss my approach to handling complex or emotionally charged texts and emails. Whenever a message requires a nuanced or detailed response, I prefer to move the conversation to a phone call or in-person meeting. This method helps ensure clear communication, reduces misunderstandings, and fosters more meaningful connections.

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    Yours truly,
    Phil Svitek
    Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
    ⁠http://philsvitek.com⁠

    • 3 min
    Unlock Free Film Distribution & Marketing Tips with Seed & Spark's Playbook

    Unlock Free Film Distribution & Marketing Tips with Seed & Spark's Playbook

    In this episode, I introduce filmmakers to an incredible free resource from Seed & Spark: The Distribution Playbook. This comprehensive guide offers valuable insights into the distribution and marketing process for your film. It's designed like a course, allowing you to pick and choose the lessons most relevant to your needs if you don't want to watch everything. Even better, the playbook will be expanded over time, providing ongoing, up-to-date information.

    Join me as I provide an overview of this resource, explain how you can benefit from it, and highlight key sections to help you navigate the complex world of film distribution and marketing. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from industry experts and elevate your filmmaking journey without spending a dime.

    Check out the Distribution Playbook here! https://thedistributionplaybook.notion.site/The-Distribution-Playbook-e9cbf293a796489eb7438d2035089899

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    Yours truly,
    Phil Svitek
    Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
    ⁠http://philsvitek.com⁠

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Pandabtony ,

Great and insightful podcast

I don’t know who this guy is but man does he have some wisdom to bestow upon his listeners! Also did you know he has all his vids on YouTube too?! I like what I hear and I can’t wait to hear more.
Thank you Phil Svitek for such a show as this one.

savethesharksx ,

Food for thought

Nice ideas, lacks follow through

hawling_fantods ,

Fantastic Insights

How does he keep coming up with new lessons each and every week??? I don’t know but the fact that he does is amazing because I learn so much from him. Thank you for all that you do. Highly recommend this series to anyone. Also, what’s great to see is Phil’s personal journey through all of this. He’s not just teaching me, he’s teaching himself and it shows. Keep it up.

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