Creative Mind - Hosted by Bobby Brill-logo

Creative Mind - Hosted by Bobby Brill

Arts & Culture Podcasts

Get inside the Creative Mind with candid conversations from working artists from all over the world and the amazing faculty and alumni from the Academy of Art University. Regardless of where you are in your career or if you are just interested in the world of art and design, Creative Mind will bring you fresh insights to becoming a successful art student from day one and later a successful working artist after graduation. Creative Mind is hosted by Bobby Brill and produced by the award-winning Academy of Art University team.

Get inside the Creative Mind with candid conversations from working artists from all over the world and the amazing faculty and alumni from the Academy of Art University. Regardless of where you are in your career or if you are just interested in the world of art and design, Creative Mind will bring you fresh insights to becoming a successful art student from day one and later a successful working artist after graduation. Creative Mind is hosted by Bobby Brill and produced by the award-winning Academy of Art University team.

Location:

United States

Description:

Get inside the Creative Mind with candid conversations from working artists from all over the world and the amazing faculty and alumni from the Academy of Art University. Regardless of where you are in your career or if you are just interested in the world of art and design, Creative Mind will bring you fresh insights to becoming a successful art student from day one and later a successful working artist after graduation. Creative Mind is hosted by Bobby Brill and produced by the award-winning Academy of Art University team.

Language:

English

Contact:

6507660751


Episodes

Fine Art Painter - Judy Klich

12/1/2021
Judy’s process incorporates painting, drawing, collage, and photograph transfers creating an unexpected spontaneous flow of energy and endless possibilities. “I use a torch to heat each layer and manipulate the wax. Unexpected things always happen when you are working with hot wax and fire. I learned to let go of the critical inner voice when something goes in a different direction and just embrace it.” says Klich. Judy captures beauty in her paintings by showing details and scenery often...

Duration:00:31:27

Photographer, Drone Pilot & Fine Artist - KC Knoop

11/10/2021
KC Knoop proudly served in the United States Coast Guard for 20 years. During those years, he spent most of my time away from home in the southern hemisphere fighting the drug wars that so often threatened our borders. During his years of service to the country, he developed a knack for photography that morphed into a professional career. Duane Michals, a great influence to KC, once stated, “Either you are defined by your medium or you must redefine it.” Not long ago while seeking ways to...

Duration:00:34:03

Fine Art and Commercial Photographer - Shahzad Bhiwandiwala

11/3/2021
Shahzad Bhiwandiwala is a fine art fashion and portrait photographer from Mumbai currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, USA. After a brief stint in the corporate world of Human Resources, he decided to make a career out of his passion for photography. He is an alumnus of the Eddie Adams Workshop Batch XXXIII, a first place Advertising-Fashion awardee at the International Photography Awards, CA Award winner, a Phase One Certified Professional and a professor in the...

Duration:01:02:05

Art and Activism - Content Producer Ephraim Colbert

10/27/2021
Ephraim Colbert is a creative media producer focusing on arts and culture, civil rights and social action, education, health, poverty alleviation, and social services. Ephraim has turned his experience to developing original content and managing pre/production and post-production from beginning to end for video and audio platforms including producing for KPFA radio, podcasts for Capacity for Health, and other non-profits. His insights into finding clients, working in the non-profit space,...

Duration:00:58:04

What is a Documentary?

10/13/2021
In this bonus episode of Creative Mind, we dive in the world of making documentaries. Marjorie Sturm walk us through her film and process for dealing with sensitive subject matter. Executive producer Tod Mesirow explains the art of interviews. We also here from cinematographer Dave Drum about some first steps into getting into documentary films. And of course check out more Creative Mind on our blog, Instagram, and YouTube pages. Got a question? Let us know!

Duration:00:30:44

What is a Low Budget Film?

10/6/2021
In this bonus episode of Creative Mind, we jump into the world of writing, directing and producing for low budget films. We speak with prolific writer-director Doug Campbell about getting a film made in 2 weeks. We also hear from Academy Award nominee Chris Moore on producing films that are well below the Hollywood multi-million dollar budgets. And of course check out more Creative Mind on our blog, Instagram, and YouTube pages. Got a question? Let us know!

Duration:00:30:41

Hispanic Artists and Designers

9/29/2021
Antonio Borja is a 2004 BFA graduate from the School of Industrial Design at Academy of Art University. After graduation, Borja went to work utilizing his vast range of skills to launch a professional freelance career, and work for General Motors as a creative designer. He later returned to his alma mater to teach Design Drawing, Transportation Design, and Digital 3D modeling courses. At the Academy, Mr. Borja led the creation of an interdisciplinary collaborative program that gives students...

Duration:01:06:58

World Building - Richelle Cowan

9/22/2021
Richelle is a dedicated artist based in Denver, Colorado. Having grown up a high-level reader, acute interests in science/nature, and an avid fan of books, movies, and games alike- Being a nerd comes naturally and lead to her fun pen name; NerdBird. It was a simple decision to pursue a professional art degree to become even more immersed in the development of new and beloved universes. She graduated proudly in Spring 2021 from the Academy of Art University with her desired Bachelors of Fine...

Duration:00:59:05

What is a Creative? - A Look into the Business of Art

9/21/2021
“Creative is an interesting profession because it's a little bit like singing in the shower. Everybody thinks they can sing because they have a voice in the same way that everybody thinks that they're a chef because they have a mouth and everybody thinks they're a graphic designer because they have eyes,” says creative director and former podcast guest Jonathan Deiss. He goes on to point out about the idea of being a creative is hard for some to grasp. “The truth is it's a profession where...

Duration:00:22:13

Funko Creative Director - Reis O'Brien

9/1/2021
Do you ever wonder who gets to be in charge of making the Pops and toys you love? Well, on this episode we tear open the vinyl to feast on the creative goo that is Funko Creative Director, Reis O'Brien. Covered in tattoos, with a deep love for death metal, and cutesy folk art, Reis walks us through his career from slaving away in the world of illustration to creating toys and vinyl pops that we all know and love. Along the way, Reis gives us some of the best advice on how to look at yourself...

Duration:01:12:02

Fine Art Painter - Rodney Thompson

8/18/2021
From the artist - My current series is an exploration of the challenges people can experience with mental health and how the world continues to operate around individuals despite their struggle. Like many, I have experienced my own relationship with depression and anxiety throughout my lifetime. Yet, we often fail to recognize it culturally. The figures I paint have their heads wreathed in fire and are placed in scenes where their obvious condition goes unnoticed. I began this series...

Duration:00:45:05

Fine Art Painter - Caroline Baca-Vecchio

8/4/2021
Caroline Baca-Vecchio, a Latina visual artist from Fresno, received her Bachelors in Art from Fresno State University. She is currently pursuing an MFA degree in Painting and Drawing from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her creative process involves the exploration of the part of us that finds happiness and contentment in the simple things in life, the joy and wonder of just being here, flying a kite, or viewing a polished river stone. Caroline has worked to guide the next...

Duration:00:54:17

VFX & 3D Animation at StudioX - with Catherine Tate & Sasha Korellis

7/14/2021
Sign up for the free webinar and StudioX tour with the link below. This is open to anyone interested in the VFX industry, you don't need to be a student! https://bit.ly/InsideStudioX_CreativeMind StudioX At the School of Animation & Visual Effects, you will have unique opportunities to interact and collaborate with professionals in the animation industry. For example, there’s “StudioX”—a student-run, faculty-mentored experience that emulates a real-world animation and VFX production...

Duration:00:56:35

Emmy-winning Director and Stop Motion Artist - Jamie Caliri

7/7/2021
Jamie Caliri is a director whose recent animated films have garnered an Emmy and three Annie awards, among others. Caliri’s short works include the sweeping end titles for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, the theatrically released spots for KCRW Los Angeles, and animated spots for United Airlines. Jumping between animation to live action, Jamie took on music videos in the late ’90s including Marcy Playground’s “Sex and Candy” and Morphine’s “Early to Bed”, which earned a...

Duration:01:03:55

John "Harv" Harvatine - Crossing Swords, Robot Chicken & Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

6/30/2021
Emmy-winning producer and director, John “Harv” Harvatine IV is a visual storyteller who combines his love of photography with his passion for stop-motion. After starting his career as an animator, Harv quickly learned the ropes from the stop-motion studios he worked at and formed his own production company. Starting in 2003 with Make Out City Studios, Harv created content for the NFL, G4TV and Interscope Records. In 2008, he co-founded Buddy System Studios with Eric Towner, where they...

Duration:00:55:44

Two Distant Strangers Producer - Mike Shafia

6/23/2021
Mike Shafia is co-producer of the Oscar-winning film “Two Distant Strangers.” For over 10 years Mike has managed content production with an innate ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously, deliver on time, and relentlessly uphold creative vision. Highly organized, proactive, self-motivated, and adaptable - Mike can ‘see around the corner’ and identify communication, logistical, and scheduling challenges. Mike Shafia is also the producer for Cinedyne Films. Cinedyne Films is a...

Duration:00:56:47

Video Game Environment Artist Panel

6/16/2021
Creating a character for a video game can seem like the pinnacle of design, but in games like Ghosts of Tsushima and Assasin's Creed, the world you inhabit, the environment makes the game. Imagine playing GTA and it is just some "Any City, USA", and you will see the importance of good environment design in video games. What does it take to really understand and succeed in environment design? On this episode we talk with artist and game designers Lourde Canavati, Maddie Christian, and Kuko...

Duration:00:48:40

Angie Anett - Live Event Motion Designer

6/9/2021
Angie Annett started out on an internship for the San Francisco Giants that lead to creating all graphic design and animation project content for the scoreboard, web, and television. Which lead to creating innovative, original graphic takeovers for up to 30 different special events at AT&T Park, including Pixar, Star Wars, and Metallica Day. Not a bad start for an animation graduate who wanted to create her own theme park. Now Angie is creating a deep, virtual esports experience for...

Duration:00:46:26

Senior Recruiter Industrial Light & Magic - Lori Beck

6/2/2021
Lori Beck is a Senior Recruiter with Industrial Light & Magic. She has been with the Lucas companies since 1992, beginning her tenure at LucasArts then moving on to ILM five years later. In 2005, Lori transitioned from supporting artists to recruiting artists. She recruits for various roles across the company while focusing on animation, fx, lighting, modeling, texturing, and art roles. And of course check out more Creative Mind on our blog, Instagram, and YouTube pages. Got a question?...

Duration:00:39:46

SKYWALKER - A Family At War Author - Kristin Baver

5/26/2021
Kristin Baver is the author of the new book Skywalker: A Family At War, a biographical account covering three generations in the first family of Star Wars, available wherever books are sold including a signed edition on sale at Green Apple Books in San Francisco. Kristin Baver is a journalist who loved science fiction before she could even write her own name. (Seriously, she was a card-carrying member of the Star Wars Fan Club when she had no other real reason to own a wallet.) Now she gets...

Duration:00:54:14