Fitness In Post

"The business doesn't need changing, we just need to decide to change ourselves." - Alan Bell

In this episode I speak with Hollywood tentpole editor Alan Bell (Catching Fire, Mockingjay, The Amazing Spider-Man, 500 Days of Summer). We discuss the current state of the post-production industry from a health & wellness perspective.

Topics of Conversation Include:

- Alan's background as an athlete when he began his career

- Alan integrating Fitness In Post into his schedule and using MyFitnessPal to lose upwards of 2 pounds per week

- Why Alan counts calories, as well as his daily fitness regimen while working on big films

- How being more diligent about his health has made Alan a more effective editor, husband, and father

- Changing his mindset to food becoming fuel

- Eating "crunchy snacks" versus eating real food

- A snapshot in a "day-in-the-life" of editing a giant tentpole feature film

- Life on location and dealing with the grind

- Are the hours worth it? If not, what do we do about it?

- Finding your "why"

- Why making the right or wrong financial choices can have an impact on your health

- How to make sure there are healthy food options provided by catering, or how to adapt

- How to replace unhealthy snacks with healthy ones

Useful Links:

MyFitnessPal

Our Sponsors:

GeekDesk

Lifespan

G-Tech

That Studio

Boris FX 

GenArts

Adobe

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Kristin Martinand the show was executive produced by Kanen FlowersWe are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

Share Your Thoughts:

If you enjoyed this show, please subscribe to the show and leave us a review in iTunes! If you leave a review between April 15th and May 1st, you will be eligible to win a That Studio Effects HD package worth $599!

Direct download: FiP_ep40_AlanBell.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:49pm PDT

Jessa Greenfield is the "better half" of Ben Greenfield Fitness and an invaluable resource when it comes to eating real food, making cooking easy, and raising a healthy family. In today's show we discuss practical ways to incorporate healthy snacks into a diet at work with minimal effort, how to replace processed meals and snacks with simple homemade recipes, and even how to cook right at the office!

Topics of Conversation Include:

Jessa's background living on a farm and growing up as an athelete

Jessa's approach to finding balance in life with her family and "How to attain a healthy life without making it painful"

Simple actionable solutions to make small changes to your diet

Healthy snack replacements at the office that require zero preparation

Healthy snack options that can be prepared right at work with 1 or two ingredients

Being strategic about the timing of cheat meals

How to make "energy balls" and energy bars, including a genius idea for a simple "avocado pudding"

The different effects of different sweeteners and why it's better to make your own energy bars instead of Lara Bars and Clif Bars

How to prepare a full healthy meal right at the office

Why Jessa doesn't use a microwave and how you can re-heat foods without one 

Our Sponsors:

GeekDesk

Lifespan

G-Tech

That Studio

Boris FX 

GenArts

Adobe

Useful Links:

Ben Greenfield Fitness

The Ben Greenfield "Inner Circle"

My podcast with Spartan Race founder Joe de Sena

Some great energy ball recipes

Tony Horton's "No Bake Shakeology Energy Balls"

My microwave vegetable steamer at work

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Kristin Martinand the show was executive produced by Kanen FlowersWe are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

Share Your Thoughts:

If you enjoyed this show, please subscribe to the show and leave us a review in iTunes! If you leave a review between April 15th and May 1st, you will be eligible to win a That Studio Effects HD package worth $599!

Direct download: FiP_ep39_JessaGreenfield.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:55pm PDT

"There just aren't enough hours in the day" is no longer an excuse once you become "Asian Efficient." In this episode I speak with returning guest Zack Sexton of Asian Efficiency about AE's new 'Rituals' program, and we also do a deep dive into task management with my new favorite program on the planet - OmniFocus - and their product OmniFocus Premium Posts.

Topics of conversation include:

Up to 45% of the things we do every day are unconcious, and how to intentionally set more behaviors on "auto pilot" to increase productivity

The basics of establishing rituals

The concept of decision fatigue and how it applies to post-production on a daily basis

How do you actually make something a habit?

The concept of the "trigger" and the "reward"

How many days does it actually take to form a habit?

How to establish triggers to stop forgetting to do certain things on a daily basis

An example of establishing a healthy morning ritual 

How to establish a 10-minute morning stretching routine

The difference between 'rituals' and 'habits'

How to manage tasks with OmniFocus Premium Posts

How OmniFocus changed my entire daily workflow

No longer having to remember anything thanks to the GTD method

Useful Links:

Screenshot of the podcast review random drawing

2006 Duke Study on daily habits

Podcast Ep 23 "Hacking Your Productivity" with Zack Sexton

"Time to Make the Donuts" Dunkin Donuts Commercial

Podcast Ep 31 "Managing Stress With HRV"

"The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg

"How Are Habits Formed?"

"If This Then That"

The Sitting Solution

Nutréince Multivitamin

Podcast Ep 33 "Rich Food, Poor Food" pt 1

Podcast Ep 34 "Rich Food, Poor Food" pt 2

Coach.me

Habit RPG

Our Sponsors:

GeekDesk

Lifespan

G-Tech

That Studio

Boris FX 

GenArts

Adobe

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Kristin Martinand the show was executive produced by Kanen FlowersWe are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

Share Your Thoughts:

If you enjoyed this show, please subscribe to the show and leave us a review in iTunes! If you leave a review between April 5th and 13th, you will be entered to win the new Asian Efficiency 'Rituals' program valued at $197!

Direct download: FiP_ep38_AsianEfficiency.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:24pm PDT

1