25 episodes

How I Got This Gig is a podcast about the paths creatives and technicians take to break into the mysterious media industry. Film, Television, Radio, Print, Internet - it’s not always a straight line to a career in these fields.
And once you establish a career how do you go about sustaining one!
If you’re considering a career in film, television, radio, or print – think twice and listen to this podcast.
Hosted by Dean Rainey of the Video Twins, How I Got This Gig features conversations with established media veterans sharing their stories of breaking in and hanging onto careers in the media industry.

HOW I GOT THIS GIG Dean Rainey & Burman Lam The Video Twins: TV and Video Production Experts

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How I Got This Gig is a podcast about the paths creatives and technicians take to break into the mysterious media industry. Film, Television, Radio, Print, Internet - it’s not always a straight line to a career in these fields.
And once you establish a career how do you go about sustaining one!
If you’re considering a career in film, television, radio, or print – think twice and listen to this podcast.
Hosted by Dean Rainey of the Video Twins, How I Got This Gig features conversations with established media veterans sharing their stories of breaking in and hanging onto careers in the media industry.

    Episode 25: Production Kit Essentials

    Episode 25: Production Kit Essentials

    Burman and Dean discuss the essential tools and pieces of gear they ALWAYS try to have on set no matter the project.


    It's 5 from Burman and 5 from Dean.


    What's in your kit?


    Brought to you by: www.VideoTwins.com


    Our new course "7 Steps to Producing the Perfect Piece to Camera": https://video-twins.teachable.com/p/ptc-101

    • 31 min
    Episode 24: Maintaining a Fun and Productive Set

    Episode 24: Maintaining a Fun and Productive Set

    Working on film, television, or video sets can be boring, tedious, and often stressful. The days are filled with both physical and mental tasks, and they tend to run long.


    So how do you keep the crew from launching a mutiny?


    How will you ensure the client will want to work with you again?


    Whose REALLY directing this video?


    In this episode, Burman and Dean discuss 7 tips for maintaining a production set that is fun, respectful, creative, and runs on time - at least within reason.


    Brought to you by: www.VideoTwins.com


    Our new course: https://video-twins.teachable.com/p/ptc-101

    • 36 min
    Episode 23: Working with Remote Clients

    Episode 23: Working with Remote Clients

    If you're growing your video production business then you're probably going to have to take on all kinds of clients. With the rise of the internet that can mean clients from around the world.


    Burman and Dean have had quite a bit of experience working with these types of clients so they decided to sit down and talk about how it has worked out for them.


    In this episode, they share stories of working with different international clients and explain how they go about bridging the distance. They also discuss important factors like establishing trust, communication, and workflow.


    Burman's Milk TVC:


    Dean's Chengdu Tourisms TVC: https://youtu.be/miINHyXbqLs


    Dean getting attacked by pandas: https://youtu.be/C6eH5URJ6Qs


    Vacation Rental Revolution: www.VacationRentalRevolution.com


    Brought to you by: www.VideoTwins.com


    Our new course: https://video-twins.teachable.com/p/ptc-101

    • 44 min
    Episode 22: Illusionist Lucas Wilson

    Episode 22: Illusionist Lucas Wilson

    We’ve all wanted to be magicians at one point in our lives, right?


    I remember getting my first magic kit and putting on a less-than-staller interpretation of the ‘rings trick’ for my first audience – my sister. She was amazed. Most 3-year-olds would be.


    For a brief moment I thought magic was my calling: to travel the world to “wow” people with my amazing skills and showmanship!


    Of course, it never happened. But I did get into performing music and comedy, which still requires showmanship, craft, and perseverance.


    There are a lot of kids out there who dream of becoming singers, actors, dancers, or performers, so I invited illusionist Lucas Wilson on the show to talk about breaking into the performing arts.


    Lucas is a young, successful magician who is Canada’s only four-time Guinness World Record holding illusionist; he’s appeared on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, Canada’s Got Talent, and NBC’s Today Show.


    The world of magic is a mysterious one, but the business of magic is even more mystifying. Lucas pulls back the curtain on the things he’s done to work in magic and carve out a career entertaining audiences around the world.


    You can find Lucas at:


    https://www.lucaswilson.ca


    Sponsored by: www.VideoTwins.com

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 21: Music Supervisor Norm Beaver

    Episode 21: Music Supervisor Norm Beaver

    If you’ve ever thought about working in animation or music for film and television this is the episode for you!


    Norm Beaver is a Music Supervisor for Nelvana, a Toronto-based animation company. He works with songwriters and composers to create compelling music for cartoons. Norm has worked on Franklin the Turtle, Babar the Elephant and 6Teen, which won an Emmy Award for best theme song. Norm plays drums, guitar and bass, and believes the band RUSH are gods.


    In this episode, Norm walks us through the post-production process of putting music and sound effects to animation, then shares how he gave up his lucrative, but unfulfilling job in sales to pursue a career in sound & audio. He also shares tips on how to source the right music tracks for your scenes, and how to find gigs in the biz.


    Check out the shows Norm works on at:
    www.Nelvana.com
    www.Corus Entertainment.com


    Sponsored by: www.VideoTwins.com

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 20: Writer Shannon Leahy

    Episode 20: Writer Shannon Leahy

    Shannon Leahy is a writer by trade and a storyteller by heart. After escaping the Toronto publishing world she told tall tales about Canada for newspapers, magazines and panicked on CBC Radio and television. Today Shannon runs a storytelling studio specializing in putting women’s words on page and stage.


    In this episode, Dean and Shannon discuss dealing with Imposter Syndrome, critical inner-voices, art scene snobbery, and how being proactive is a powerful tool to making a living as a creative. Plus, there's a whack of zingers!!


    You can find Shannon at: www.LighthouseStorytelling.com


    Sponsored by: www.VideoTwins.com

    • 1 hr 13 min

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Billy Conte ,

Great Podcast!

Tons of helpful, relevant information for film makers. Fun to listen to, lots of great hosts and great stories told. Keep it up Dean!

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