25 episodes

Stories and solutions for Hawaii's entrepreneurs. Hosted by Brad Watanabe

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Stories and solutions for Hawaii's entrepreneurs. Hosted by Brad Watanabe

    Thriving After Creative Burnout with Philip Lemoine | Berad Podcast

    Thriving After Creative Burnout with Philip Lemoine | Berad Podcast

    Philip Lemoine moved to Hawaii with a big dream and a little experience in pursuit of building a wedding cinema company, Supreme Wedding Films. Yet after years of growing success, Philip found himself going down a path of alcoholism and loneliness; he found himself burnt out.  It took some serious self reflection to realize that he loved shooting, editing, and creating videos, but hated running a business.  Philip knew that he needed to restructure his life to attain happiness.


     


    Along his journey, Philip found a relationship with God, and a new mission to help people around the world with his video passion.  In an attempt to marry his desire to help others while making videos he wanted to make, Philip started two YouTube channels:  One about helping couples looking to get married and one about cooking his favorite foods.


     


    Philip didn’t really pursue YouTube as a way to make money, but was surprised when views started coming in.  He soon got monetized on his cooking channel and is currently working on some brand collaborations to help other food companies.  


     


    Today, Philip lives a much more fulfilled life, balancing his wedding gigs, YouTube content and investing into his mental and physical well-being.


     


    If youʻre an entrepreneur that is getting burnt out on the marathon that is running and owning a business, or are someone looking to create their own revenue stream by creating their own content, this is the program for you.


     


    Connect with Philip:


    https://www.supremeweddingfilms.com/


    https://www.hawaiiweddingnetwork.com/


    https://www.youtube.com/philiplemoine


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjEkSjCAdfq_QDhnSMYrzYg (Hawaii Wedding Network)


    https://www.instagram.com/philip_lemoine/


    https://www.instagram.com/hawaiiweddingnetwork/


    https://www.instagram.com/supremeweddings/


     


    Connect with Brad Watanabe:


    http://www.bradwatanabe.com/


    https://www.instagram.com/bradwatanabe/


     


    Gear:


     


    https://kit.co/beradstudio


    Sony A73: https://amzn.to/2XOEcOs


    BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6k: https://amzn.to/2M1AERt


    BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k: https://amzn.to/2RhInxz


    Sigma 50 1.4: https://amzn.to/36gj2s6


    Sigma 35 1.4: https://amzn.to/36hWOWu


    Sigma 18-35: https://amzn.to/2GbW3nt

    • 59 min
    Making Money With Your Passion

    Making Money With Your Passion

    Making Money With Your Passion | Berad Podcast


    What does it mean to turn art into a business? On this episode, Brad Watanabe and Mauna Burgess discuss converting our passions, specifically filmmaking, into money-making careers and if profiting off of our artistry is selling out.


    Connect with Brad Watanabe: https://linktr.ee/beradstudio


    Suggested resources:


    I Will Teach You to Be Rich: https://amzn.to/39w7DGK


    Audiobook version: https://amzn.to/2OQuCEl


    The E-Myth Revisited: https://amzn.to/2HgOufB


    Audiobook version: https://amzn.to/39rGx3t


    Chase Jarvis Live: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-chase-jarvis-live-show/id1127915772


    The GaryVee Audio Experience: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-garyvee-audio-experience/id928159684

    • 46 min
    How to get started on TikTok with Bryan Switalski | Berad Podcast

    How to get started on TikTok with Bryan Switalski | Berad Podcast

    How to Get Started on TikTok With Bryan Switalski 


    Bryan is one of two Storybrand Certified marketing experts in the state and is the CMO for Ambient Group here in Honolulu. He has nearly 15 years of experience in graphic design, web design, and marketing.


    On this episode, he shares with us about how he got started in digital marketing and how businesses and brands can utilize the viral new social media app, TikTok.


    Bryan also has an online course specifically for TikTok Marketing where he's teaching businesses and entrepreneurs how to use the app to expand their marketing efforts. Here you can find Bryan's Course: https://tiktokmadeeasy.com


    Connect with Brad Watanabe: https://linktr.ee/beradstudio


     

    • 31 min
    Take Control of Your Life: The Keto Diet with Mauna Burgess

    Take Control of Your Life: The Keto Diet with Mauna Burgess

    Take Control of Your Life: The Keto Diet with Mauna Burgess 


    When Mauna first joined the Berad crew, it took him awhile to get used to the fast-paced and physically grueling experience of being on production. Video production days are long, hot, requiring lots of walking, bending, and carrying heavy equipment. A year ago, he decided to work towards his goal of being a complete cinematographer by going to work on his health.


    Since beginning his Keto journey in 2019, he lost almost 60 lbs., at the same time finding a new hunger for a lifestyle he's always wanted.


    He talks to Brad Watanabe about how Keto totally changed his relationship with food and opened doors to activities and lifestyles that he never thought was possible.

    • 41 min
    Find Your Creative Career: Life After Photography with Dallas Nagata White | Berad Podcast

    Find Your Creative Career: Life After Photography with Dallas Nagata White | Berad Podcast

    Find Your Creative Career: Life After Photography with Dallas Nagata White | Berad Podcast


    Dallas is an award-winning photographer who you might know from her Huffington Post featured Lava Kiss photo or her popular Spartan costume from her work as a cosplayer.


    She talks to us about her beginnings as an up-and-coming photographer, finding success through serendipity, and having a job for the first time in her life in her thirties. As a current full-time student and graphic designer for Kini Zamora, of Project Runway fame, she walks us through her previous life as a freelance photographer and how she pivoted into becoming a career-minded fashion designer.


    If she had one piece of advice for creatives coming out of High School, it would be to not go to photo/film/design school! See why in this podcast.


    Tell us about your struggles in finding a long-term career in a creative industry, and what kind of advice you need to get to living the life you dream.


    Connect with Dallas and see her portfolio here: https://linktr.ee/dallasnagata


    HuffPost Lava Kiss: https://bit.ly/37tkV60


    Spartan Cosplay: https://bit.ly/36qpTiP


    Connect with Brad Watanabe: https://linktr.ee/beradstudio


    Gear: https://kit.co/beradstudio
    Sony A73: https://amzn.to/2XOEcOs
    BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6k: https://amzn.to/2M1AERt
    BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k: https://amzn.to/2RhInxz
    Sigma 50 1.4: https://amzn.to/36gj2s6
    Sigma 35 1.4: https://amzn.to/36hWOWu
    Sigma 18-35: https://amzn.to/2GbW3nt


    Audio:
    Rode PodMic: https://amzn.to/2GaO4qT
    Zoom F4: https://amzn.to/2RgtwDw
    Neewer Adjustable Mic Stand: https://amzn.to/33jqeTb

    • 54 min
    How to Build a Music Business Playing Ukulele with Jody Kamisato

    How to Build a Music Business Playing Ukulele with Jody Kamisato

    How to Build a Music Business Playing Ukulele with Jody Kamisato



    Jody Kamisato has always had a passion for music. Through his life he's seen how his 'Ukulele can unite people and build communities through the universal language of music. But turning music into lifelong career isn't something that just happens by accident, it was the result of his dedication to his craft and his attitude of gratitude. I always knew that he was passionate about spreading the message of Aloha to the world, but in this episode I learned a bit about the hustle it took to make that passion a reality.

    • 29 min

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Brad is one of the best teachers I know

Full disclosure, I haven’t listened to a podcast yet (planning on it tomorrow) but I felt compelled to write a review regardless because of everything he’s taught me about being a film maker without me ever going to school for it. He doesn’t tell you the generic information you can find easily on YouTube but has such in depth knowledge about making videos that he has the ability to adapt what he knows to the professional videographer or someone (like myself) just starting out.

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