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Empowering the growth of freelancers, our mission is to provide a resource that bridges the gap between creativity and success. Interviewing thought leaders from all aspects of the film industry, we gain unique perspectives on growing a business and creating a life of freedom.

The Ambitious Filmmaker Ambitious Filmmaker

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Empowering the growth of freelancers, our mission is to provide a resource that bridges the gap between creativity and success. Interviewing thought leaders from all aspects of the film industry, we gain unique perspectives on growing a business and creating a life of freedom.

    E76 - Make the Time [Ft. Graeme Schoenberger]

    E76 - Make the Time [Ft. Graeme Schoenberger]

    This week we talk with wedding filmmaker Graeme Schoenberger of Grey House Visual about the transition from steady career to a pursuit of creative passion as a video business owner. Graeme talks through his transition of time management when becoming a father and we dive deep into the power of networking and relationships.

    • 21 min
    E75 - Becoming Borderless [Ft. Adam Clayton]

    E75 - Becoming Borderless [Ft. Adam Clayton]

    Your film teacher tries to get you to quit filmmaking...twice. Would you give up or would you double down on your passion and move forward anyway? This is only part of the story of Adam Clayton, the filmmaker behind the show Becoming Borderless, a man whose openness to saying "Yes" whenever an idea or opportunity presented itself led him from a 9-5 job to traveling the world with his camera and his own television show...and a bunch of hijinks in-between. Adam's story shows us (and anyone listening) the true power in pursuing the work your passionate about and how it can open doors to exciting adventures you would never expect. We chat relationships, exploring opportunity, and creating work that's just for you. 

    • 27 min
    E74 - Making Space Waves [Ft. Spencer Whiteout]

    E74 - Making Space Waves [Ft. Spencer Whiteout]

    The center piece of your film is being bulldozed in front of your eyes on day one of shooting. Your hard drive fails and footage is lost. Half your crew bails leaving you skeleton crewed for an entire film...Would you still finish? We chat with Spencer Whiteout, director of Space Waves as he tells us these stories and more. A journey of perseverance that took five years from page to premiere, and the hurdles of the indie filmmaker that would stop at nothing to see his idea come to fruition. This episode is dedicated to any and all Ambitious Filmmakers that have put it all on the line to make their movie, and the ones that are looking for inspiration to do it themselves. Listen to this podcast then hop over to Beast Mode: The Making of Space Waves documentary to see just what's possible with no budget but a lot of heart and passion for the craft. After this episode you won't have any excuses left to start making waves of your own.

    • 38 min
    E73 - Set Boundaries, Find Peace [Ft. Lizbet Palmer]

    E73 - Set Boundaries, Find Peace [Ft. Lizbet Palmer]

    When it comes to your clients, do you maintain boundaries or does the client have free reign on your time and energy? We take this topic deep with video content creator Lizbet Palmer. Lizbet shares some tips, tricks, and techniques about the powers of Boundary Setting she's learned from Nedra Glover Tawwab's book: Set Boundaries, Find Peace. We also talk mindset shift as Lizbet talks through her journey of starting her family while maintaining and growing a sustainable video business.

    • 40 min
    E72 - The Craftsman Creative [Ft. Daren Smith]

    E72 - The Craftsman Creative [Ft. Daren Smith]

    We chat with international film producer Daren Smith and learn about his journey as he evolved from a struggling video business owner to a 6-figure producer working around the world. Daren gets tactical as he breaks down his Craftsman Mindset shift and how you can start pivoting your life and business to be more in alignment with your passions and financial goals. We dive into the power of niche and Daren offers all Ambitious Filmmakers a peek into indie budgets so anyone in the narrative space can start honing their own producing skills. Take advantage of all these resources!

    • 53 min
    E71 - Know the Score [Ft. Julian Vaca]

    E71 - Know the Score [Ft. Julian Vaca]

    We catch up with friend, filmmaker, and newly published author Julian Vaca as we talk through the power and importance of music when it comes to creating projects. Julian talks us through the Soundstripe platform and how they've developed a company that "Keeps the Creator creating" through music and the many other services they offer. 

    • 35 min

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spencer_whiteout ,

A MUST LISTEN

The Ambitious Filmmaker Podcast is a must listen for anyone looking to jump into the wild world of making movies!!

Tons of practical advice and solid guests. Do yourself a favor and check it out... don’t be on the wrong side of history.

jeromylaux ,

Very helpful to my career!

I love listening to this podcast. The hosts are extremely passionate about they do and speak with people that I find truly inspiring. It pushes me to be more motivated in my career and filmmaking.

J.Emerick Cinema&Photo ,

This is a tool filmmakers needed

I'm so happy to find a community like this. As a filmmaker who scratched and clawed to build my creative skillset and ignored the business side for far too long, it's awesome to see people digging into stories that both inspire and educate.

I've loved the stories and perspectives I heard so far. It's reminded me to embrace my unique spirit, but that we all have our own struggles we face. This podcast is for any creative, but if say the best person for this to reach is the person who's so focused on HOW creative they want to be and helping them shift gears to focusing a bit more on their business.

Much love for this!

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