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ShakkaPanda along with his co-host Ben Burnes discuss content creation as well as interview streamers, content creators and game industry professionals. Take a look behind the green screen as we talk video games, gaming culture, live-streaming and content creation!

ShakkaPanda along with his co-host Ben Burnes discuss content creation as well as interview streamers, content creators and game industry professionals. Take a look behind the green screen as we talk video games, gaming culture, live-streaming and content creation!

Location:

United States

Description:

ShakkaPanda along with his co-host Ben Burnes discuss content creation as well as interview streamers, content creators and game industry professionals. Take a look behind the green screen as we talk video games, gaming culture, live-streaming and content creation!

Twitter:

@shakkapanda

Language:

English


Episodes

S03 E15 - Having Grit

7/1/2020
This time we discuss one of the biggest pillars of success for any creative, having GRIT! Often, the what makes the difference between success and failure is how hard you hold on, your will to continue and not give up! GRIT! Let's discuss.

Duration:00:40:16

S03 E14 - Spheres of Intimacy

6/24/2020
This week we discuss best practices for healthy and appropriate relationships with different people in your work. The wise way to deal with conflict or friction while live on stream with your viewers is VERY different than what's healthy with close relationships, but sometimes we get these mixed up and burn bridges that should have been mended. Let's discuss!

Duration:00:50:58

S03 E13.5 - Why I Left Mixer

6/17/2020
This week's ep is a bonus episode, recorded and rush released, to discuss why I left Mixer for Twitch. It's been a long time coming and there's a lot to talk about. Let's discuss.

Duration:00:58:25

S03 E13 - Scarcity is a Myth

6/10/2020
This time we discuss the mistake we often make in assuming there's "not enough", there is. We often find ourselves thinking that if someone else gets something like views, follows, subscribes, purchases or downloads that there will somehow not be enough for you, that for you to "get yours", someone else has to loose out, this is just not true in the modern connected economy of the internet! Let's discuss!

Duration:00:42:58

S03 E12 - The War of Art

6/3/2020
This time we talk about the excellent book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. Pressfield discusses many of the shared struggles that creatives work through to reach the level he calls "pro". This book is full of incredible insights and challenging ideas, we really enjoyed discussing it's impact on us and highly recommend you check it out! The War of Art: https://www.amazon.com/War-Art-Through-Creative-Battles/dp/1936891026/

Duration:01:14:39

S03 E11 - The Value of Free

5/20/2020
This week we discuss how powerful it can be to offer your art for free! Being generous with your art is often the pathway to growing your art's reach and your creative business! Let's discuss!

Duration:00:51:36

S03 E10 - Regaining Momentum

5/13/2020
This time Shakka & Ben discuss some hard won tips for recovering after life inevitably gets in the way. There will always be times where unpredictable things happen and derail our work, this is part of life, but how we recover from these times is more important than avoiding them. Let's discuss!

Duration:00:57:51

S03 E09 - Following Trends

5/6/2020
This week we discuss the power and danger of following trends. It's an incredible tool for your creative content to get seen by more new folks but at the same time it can be quiet the roller coaster to attach yourself to. Let's talk about some best practices when leveraging trends for your content!

Duration:00:57:51

S03 E08 - The Four Agreements

4/29/2020
Our first book episode! This week we discuss the often referred to book "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz! We're always talking about this book and are super excited to do a deep dive into The Four Agreements this week! Let's discuss!

Duration:01:19:34

S03 E07 - Knowing Your Limits

4/22/2020
This week we discuss our own limits, how to find them & knowing when to push past them or heed their warning. Sometimes we limit ourselves unnecessarily, however sometimes our system is screaming for our attention & is simply looking out for our well being. Learning what limits are there to support us & which ones we can push beyond is a huge lesson for any artist! Let's discuss!

Duration:01:07:06

S03 E06 - Audience Attention

4/15/2020
This time Ben & Shakka chat about how to interact with & respect your audience's attention! How do we make good choices as we entertain our audience? What are the things we do that helps keep our audience's attention & what causes us to loose that same attention! Let's discuss!

Duration:01:06:40

S03 E05 - It's Harder Than You Think

4/1/2020
This time Shakka & Ben discuss the tendency to underestimate how hard professional creative work can be. Sometimes it's wise to stop and take a look at the reality of how gnarly this lifestyle can really be, this can help manage our expectations and prepare us for the challenges ahead as a creative professional. Let's chat about it!

Duration:00:48:33

S03 E04 - Creative Diversity

4/1/2020
This week Ben & Shakka discuss the value of changing up your creative outlets from time to time! Sometimes we struggle with our creative work, call it artist's block, burnout, whatever... Sometimes we just need to change our perspective & try something new, then we often find ourselves refreshed and ready to return to our previous work! Try something different creatively. Do you paint? Try podcasting! Do you stream? Try folding Origami! Mix it up and you may just find that spark you've been...

Duration:00:51:38

S03 E03 - Raising Your Rates

3/11/2020
This time we discuss raising the amount you charge for creative work! Figuring out how much to charge for your art, or how to raise your prices over time, is a really intimidating thing and is worth a good deep dive! Let's discuss!

Duration:00:49:10

S03 E02 - Where Do You Do Your Business?

2/26/2020
This time we talk about getting clear about where to focus your attention in a world of choices. There's so many social media platforms, so many places you can invest tons of time and each could meaningfully help your work, so where do you spend your limited time? Let's discuss!

Duration:00:57:28

S3 - E01 - Music In Games

1/29/2020
This time we discuss how music influences the experience of gaming and storytelling. The power of music to set mood, communicate and story tell is incredible. Ben shares his insights on this fascinating subject and some thought about the production of game music too! Show Notes: Making The Color Jumper Soundtrack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34L_AiidvmM Composing Journey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUaPHTC2TjI Chopping up classical music:...

Duration:00:56:58

Ep - 35 - Healthy Creative Mind

12/14/2019
This week we talk how we organize our thoughts & support our health while creating. Dealing with some of the challenges in the daily life of a creative we find our mind is often the battleground, let's talk about how we organize our mind and think about frustration, fear and love! Show Notes: Ben's New Album: https://abstractionmusic.bandcamp.com/album/felt-cute-might-delete-later Minefield on YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD68reVP0Ek

Duration:00:48:28

Ep - 34 - Mental Hygiene

12/13/2019
This week we talk about Mental Hygiene and how we can protect our minds from the stress of creative business! What are your daily practices that support your mental well-being? Let's discuss!

Duration:01:05:07

Ep - 33 - Complaining is not Authenticity

11/14/2019
This week we discuss the difference between being "real/authentic" and indulging in "Complaining/negativity". Indulging in complaining and negativity sure feels like we're being "honest/real" but mostly we're just being unskillful and unprofessional. Let's discuss. Show Notes: Simon Sinek TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: https://www.amazon.com/How-Think-Like-Leonardo-Vinci/dp/0440508274

Duration:00:54:50

Ep - 32 Always Experiment

11/6/2019
This week Ben and Shakka talk about being a good boss to yourself and always experimenting! Easy to get sucked into habit or conventional thinking, but you're free to experiment my friends! Put your lab coats on and always be in the lab!

Duration:00:41:43