“You’ve just gotta do it! You’ve gotta get out there and try different things.“
Need creative career advice?
We think you鈥檒l agree with us when we say we could all use a little guidance in the right direction from time to time as artists.
Y’know – someone to tell us if we should spend our last dollar on the most expensive software we can find…
…or if all those thousands spent on going to art school are really worth it?
So, who better to speak to than a man who has spoken to literally hundreds of artists over the years? Meet Carl Olson – the voice behind the hugely popular Digital Convergence podcasts.
In this interview, he shares the big insights and takeaways he鈥檚 picked up from talking to people such as Hunger Games director, Alan Bell, and many others.
You鈥檒l hear how lots of successful artists and creatives got started, and pick up lots of great tips to help you make the right decisions in your career.
And, you鈥檒l also hear the amazing story of how a chance meeting with a fellow film-maker helped Carl turn an online video course into a six-figure business鈥?
Creative Career Advice From Leading Artists
Carl Olson describes himself as a digital media creative, content producer and artist. He creates training materials such as videos and podcasts to help empower and educate people in a wide range of fields.
About six years ago when Carl was still a software developer, he launched his Digital Convergence podcast, a series of interviews designed to help photographers and filmmakers make the most of the Canon 5D MK II – an affordable DSLR camera that would go on to revolutionize the way videos are made.
He says: 鈥淚 didn鈥檛 know what I was doing, but I just started doing it. I鈥檝e learned a lot of lessons along the way, but I鈥檝e also talked to a lot of incredible people who have changed the way I do business today.鈥滭/p>
Here are just a few of the standout moments from Carl鈥檚 Digital Convergence Podcasts聽over the years:
- How Gale Tattersall, director of TV show House MD, chose to shoot an entire episode using the inexpensive Canon 5D Mk II, using lighting from Home Depot.
- Why you don鈥檛 need to have the most expensive gear out there or spend thousands on going to art school to learn the skills you need to get great results.
- An idea from video expert, Israel Hyman, (Izzy Video) that helped Carl turn a regular video production project into a six-figure business
- How to find a creative outlet in pretty much any subject
- Meeting Hunger Games editor, Alan Bell, and hearing why he hires (or doesn鈥檛 hire) people
- Why reading regularly is so important to you as a creative
You鈥檒l get a much deeper insight into all these key takeaways in this week鈥檚 podcast with Carl Olson.
So, do have a listen if you want some great creative career advice that will help you move your career as an artist forward.
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