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Episodes

18: Year in Review and What’s Ahead

12/30/2016
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This week’s episode is short and sweet, and worth the listen. We recap our favorite projects from the past year and give a sneak peek of what’s ahead for us. Things We’ve Done (2:50) We recount all the things we (and our interns) created and released in the past year… Wrote Two Screenplays Wrote a … Play the Episode "18: Year in Review and What’s Ahead" The post 18: Year in Review and What’s Ahead appeared first on Riot Studios.

Duration: 00:18:08


17: How to Write a Book

12/22/2016
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This episode addresses some of the questions we’ve gotten about the process of writing a book. We talk about why it’s a worthwhile endeavor for you to consider as well as the process of taking a book from an idea to a finished copy. Who? What? Why? (4:20) Before you start a book, you need … Play the Episode "17: How to Write a Book" The post 17: How to Write a Book appeared first on Riot Studios.

Duration: 00:50:18


16: You’re Doing Too Much

12/15/2016
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This week is a big first on the Riot Studios Podcast. We’re recording LIVE, completely unedited, with video streaming on Facebook. Check out the video below. NOTE: We messed up the sound settings for the video stream, so the audio quality isn’t great. For HQ sound, listen to the actual podcast in the player above. This … Play the Episode "16: You’re Doing Too Much" The post 16: You’re Doing Too Much appeared first on Riot Studios.

Duration: 00:55:26


15: When You Feel Like Giving Up

12/8/2016
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On today’s episode, we go off script to talk about the creative process. We discuss the difficulties of chasing our dreams, knowing when enough is enough, and how to persevere through the difficult times. This should be SUPER relatable to anyone pursuing their passion and sometimes feeling alone in it all. We highly recommend this episode for … Play the Episode "15: When You Feel Like Giving Up" The post 15: When You Feel Like Giving Up appeared first on Riot Studios.

Duration: 00:43:19


14: The Break In – Audiobook Sample

12/1/2016
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This week on the podcast, we’re doing things a little differently. In preparation for the release of our new book, The Break In, we’re giving you a sneak preview of our audiobook. We read Chapter 2 from the book, titled “Hatching a Plan.” It chronicles the story of how we got our first feature-length documentary off the … Play the Episode "14: The Break In – Audiobook Sample" The post 14: The Break In – Audiobook Sample appeared first on Riot Studios.

Duration: 00:31:18


13: 7 Skills Every Creative Should Learn

11/16/2016
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In this week’s episode, we discuss seven different skills that every creative should familiarize themselves with in order to master their craft. We discuss some of the lessons we learned starting out in the film industry and the types of skills we forced ourselves to learn that would eventually help us create what Riot Studios … Play the Episode "13: 7 Skills Every Creative Should Learn" The post 13: 7 Skills Every Creative Should Learn appeared first on Riot Studios.

Duration: 00:34:54


12: How to Be an Actor

11/10/2016
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This episode is for anyone who has aspired to become an actor. Maybe you’re a casual dreamer who’s occasionally considered auditioning for a local play. Maybe you’re a seriously trained actor in Hollywood working hard to break in. Either way, this episode will have something for you, from the perspective of a couple guys who are … Play the Episode "12: How to Be an Actor" The post 12: How to Be an Actor appeared first on Riot Studios.

Duration: 00:45:41


11: How to Find Better Clients And Make More Money

11/3/2016
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Most of the time on the podcast, we focus on how to pursue artistic, self-started ventures. But, we know that another big part of most artists’ careers involves client work – or – services you provide for someone else in exchange for money, promotion, or other direct benefits. In this episode, we’ll talk about some … Play the Episode "11: How to Find Better Clients And Make More Money" The post 11: How to Find Better Clients And Make More Money appeared first on Riot Studios.

Duration: 00:53:30


10: How to Finish Your Overdue Project

10/27/2016
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This week on the podcast, we discuss what it takes for a creative to finally part ways with his or her project. We talk about helpful ways to get your idea to the finish line and why criticism is so hard to hear. Check Your Output (2:52) It’s important to DO stuff and not just talk about … Play the Episode "10: How to Finish Your Overdue Project" The post 10: How to Finish Your Overdue Project appeared first on Riot Studios.

Duration: 00:31:08


9: Short films are cool

10/20/2016
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This episode is all about short films. We offer four reasons filmmakers should consider making one. Plus, we tell the story behind our latest short film, “The Get Together,” including how it almost became a total disaster. 4 Reasons to Make a Short Film 1. Proof a Concept (3:04) Proof of concept films are like bite-sized samples … Play the Episode "9: Short films are cool" The post 9: Short films are cool appeared first on Riot Studios.

Duration: 00:39:33


8: The Credits Episode

10/13/2016
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In this episode, we dive into movie credits! We explain the differences between producer credits, figure out what a Best Boy is, and explain the responsibilities of every crew position. There are some movie credits you may know, but a lot more you probably don’t. We also discuss what you can do to get the credit you deserve on a … Play the Episode "8: The Credits Episode" The post 8: The Credits Episode appeared first on Riot Studios.

Duration: 00:52:36


7: Why Movies Are Like Food

10/6/2016
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In this episode, we compare movies to food to draw some helpful principles about how we make and consume movies. The jumping off point is that people resist the opportunity to go outside of their comfort zones. This can apply to everyone as both a film watcher, and for many of us, as filmmakers. People … Play the Episode "7: Why Movies Are Like Food" The post 7: Why Movies Are Like Food appeared first on Riot Studios.

Duration: 00:27:56


6: Mike’s 10 Tips for Staying Productive

9/29/2016
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In this week’s episode, Michael presents his list of Tips For Staying Productive. Is it better to be a morning person or a night owl? What is the Pomodoro Technique? Is it more productive to work at home? Answers await! Teaser (1:08) Michael justifies his reasoning behind making the list. He also admits that he’s a … Play the Episode "6: Mike’s 10 Tips for Staying Productive" The post 6: Mike’s 10 Tips for Staying Productive appeared first on Riot Studios.

Duration: 00:32:21


5: Lucky Breaks

9/22/2016
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Sometimes, a little luck can change everything. For episode 5, we’re talking lucky breaks: where they are, who usually finds them, and how to put yourself in the best position to catch your lucky break. We also tell the story of a lucky break from our careers, which involved Drew Carrey, frozen tilapia, experimental pain medication, and … Play the Episode "5: Lucky Breaks" The post 5: Lucky Breaks appeared first on Riot Studios.

Duration: 00:34:15


4: An Interview with Greg Kwedar, Director of “Transpecos”

9/15/2016
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In this week’s episode, we sit down with writer/director Greg Kwedar to discuss his latest award-winning film Transpecos (in theaters now with a whopping 100% on Rotten Tomatoes). We learn about how he got into filmmaking, the troubles of film school, and how he spent six years trying to get his movie off the ground. About the … Play the Episode "4: An Interview with Greg Kwedar, Director of “Transpecos”" The post 4: An Interview with Greg Kwedar, Director of “Transpecos” appeared first...

Duration: 00:34:27


3: Basics of Pitching

9/8/2016
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Episode 3 covers some basics for pitching a project. We discuss keys to success and common pitfalls, with several stories from our experiences pitching to studios, investors, and distribution companies. The episode speaks mostly from the perspective of filmmakers pitching a movie or series. But, there's also some valuable insight that will apply to all other types of entrepreneurs and artists. The first chunk of the episode covers what goes in a pitch packet... Movie Pitch Documents...

Duration: 00:33:47


2: Four Ways to Fund Your Next Project

9/1/2016
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In this episode, we discuss four ways to get your film funded and off the ground! Every filmmaker knows the struggle of begging for money to make their movie dreams come true. Today we'll discuss four practical ways to get backed. 1. Debt Financing (2:07) Borrow money and pay it back... with interest. We discuss filmmakers who have maxed out credit cards and taken out second mortgages to fund their big movie idea. It worked out for some and epically failed for most. Positives: You get...

Duration: 00:27:07


1: Getting Started

8/20/2016
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This is the inaugural episode of The Riot Studios Podcast, aptly focused on overcoming the challenges of getting started. We begin by explaining who we are and discussing the purpose of the podcast - a platform to offer advice, knowledge, commentary from our experience as writers, directors, producers, and entrepreneurs. We also outline the target audience for the podcast - aspiring or working filmmakers and others trying to "make it" in a creative field. Our take on this subject matter...

Duration: 00:25:43