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In today's 24/7 always connected society, it's so easy to get caught up in the noise and distractions of everyday life. The constant barrage of emails, Facebook notifications, and Twitter posts may keep you occupied in the moment (and more importantly make you look "busy"), but they're also keeping you from doing the important work you should be doing to advance yourselves.

Learning how to manage your focus and avoid distractions is an absolutely vital skill to master if you want to be successful, and once you do so you will easily move ahead of 99% of the people you are competing against for jobs in the post-production industry.

In this episode I have an in-depth conversation with Yogis Anonymous co-founder Ally Hamilton, author of the new book "Yoga's Healing Power." We talk about how spending as little as five to ten minutes a day on your yoga mat (even if it's in front of your desk) can rewire your brain to be less distracted and more focused on the important work you should be doing instead of reacting moment to moment to your various devices.

Topics of Conversation:

  • Making Yoga accessible to everyone
  • The 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • What does yoga have to do with you?
  • Yogic Philosophy and its relationship with the body
  • Recognizing painful patterns in your life and learning to correct them
  • What can yoga do for you?
  • Replacing your negative inner dialogue with positivity
  • What your yoga mat says about you and the people around you
  • How being present leads to success
  • Using technology to bring yoga classes to everybody
  • Listening to your peers and how presence encourages connectivity
  • How yogic philosophy will help your career
  • Why strong focus and time management makes you value other people
  • Ally's new book: Yoga's Healing Power

Useful Links:

Yogis Anonymous

Ally's Blog

Yoga's Healing Power

Guest Bio:

Ally Hamilton has been teaching yoga for twenty years and holds a passion for breaking down the gifts of the ancient practice and making them accessible to all. "They are so relevant, helpful and, in my opinion, necessary if we want to find peace, happiness and fulfillment in our modern, busy, SmartPhone-carrying, kids screaming in the backseat, mortgage is due, lives!"

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We 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.

 

Direct download: FiP_ep86_AllyHamilton.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:54pm PDT

The Fitness In Post podcast is back! In this special mini episode I detail the changes and improvements coming your way in year 3 of the Fitness In Post program.

Thank you for being such loyal listeners!

Be well.
Zack Arnold, Creator Fitness In Post

Direct download: WelcometoFiP3.0.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06pm PDT

I hope you are having a wonderful, safe, and active summer. The Fitness In Post podcast is currently on hiatus, but in the meantime we wanted to share with you the top 6 most popular episodes of the series thus far.

This episode is our #1 most popular episode and is a repeat of [Podcast] Ep 48: Transitioning From Reality to Scripted

SHOW NOTES: Click here to access show notes

Have a great summer!

Be well.

Zack Arnold

Creator, Fitness In Post

Direct download: FIP_top1_ep48_Monica_Daniel.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:14pm PDT

I hope you are having a wonderful, safe, and active summer. The Fitness In Post podcast is currently on hiatus, but in the meantime we wanted to share with you the top 6 most popular episodes of the series thus far.

This episode is the #2 most popular episode and is a repeat of Ep60: Legendary Film Editor Walter Murch On Surviving 50+ Years In Post

SHOW NOTES: Click here to access show notes

Have a great summer!

Be well.

Zack Arnold

Creator, Fitness In Post

Direct download: FIP_top2_ep60_Walter_Murch.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:29am PDT

I hope you are having a wonderful, safe, and active summer. The Fitness In Post podcast is currently on hiatus, but in the meantime we wanted to share with you the top 6 most popular episodes of the series thus far.

This episode is the #3 most popular episode and is a repeat of Ep56: Advancing Your Career In Post, Pt.1

SHOW NOTES: Click here to access show notes

Have a great summer!

Be well.

Zack Arnold

Creator, Fitness In Post

Direct download: FIP_top3_ep56_Norman_Hollyn.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:26am PDT

I hope you are having a wonderful, safe, and active summer. The Fitness In Post podcast is currently on hiatus, but in the meantime we wanted to share with you the top 6 most popular episodes of the series thus far.

This episode is the #4 most popular episode and is a repeat of Ep17: Tony Horton, the Mastermind Behind P90X.

SHOW NOTES: Click here to access show notes

Have a great summer!

Be well.

Zack Arnold

Creator, Fitness In Post

Direct download: FIP_top4_ep17_TonyHorton.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:47pm PDT

I hope you are having a wonderful, safe, and active summer. The Fitness In Post podcast is currently on hiatus, but in the meantime we wanted to share with you the top 6 most popular episodes of the series thus far.

This episode is the #5 most popular episode and is a repeat of Ep40: Editing Hollywood Blockbusters with Alan Bell, ACE.

SHOW NOTES: Click here to access the show notes

Have a great summer!

Be well.

Zack Arnold

Creator, Fitness In Post

Direct download: FIP_top5_ep40_AlanBell.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:16pm PDT

I hope you are having a wonderful, safe, and active summer. The Fitness In Post podcast is currently on hiatus, but in the meantime we wanted to share with you the top 6 most popular episodes of the series thus far.

This episode is the #6 most popular episode and is  a repeat of Ep54: Behind the Empire Editorial Workflow.

SHOW NOTES: Click here to access the show notes

BONUS GUIDE: Download your FREE Bonus Guide "Your New Project Setup Checklist"

Have a great summer!

Be well.

Zack Arnold

Creator, Fitness In Post

Direct download: FIP_top6_ep54_ZackandNatalie.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:11pm PDT

Sometimes to get noticed in the creative world you have to bite the bullet and take spec work (pitching or producing work that you may or may not get paid for). 50 years ago that meant pitching ideas to a large corporation (e.g. General Motors), and if they liked your ideas you won a multi-million dollar account.

In today's world doing spec work is infinitely more complicated with crowdsourcing sites like 99 Designs, contests like the Doritos $1 million dollar Super Bowl commercials, and endless competition with template and stock companies that can provide entire packages for companies and individuals at affordable prices.

In this episode I discuss how to navigate the ever-changing world of spec work with post-production industry veterans Walter Biscardi and Shane Ross. Whether you are a seasoned vet figuring out how to survive in our rapidly shifting industry, or you are just breaking in and can't figure out if spec work is worth it, we cover everything we can.

Topics of Conversation:

  • Using templates versus hiring a editor/designer
  • How to decide if doing spec work is right for you
  • The difference between pitching a project and creating one for free
  • The changing landscape of pricing in the creative free market
  • Why 99 Designs is doing business the right way
  • Learning to value your own work
  • Ask yourself: "Do I retain the rights to my creative content?"
  • What an ideal relationship between a client and creator should look like
  • Difficulties of breaking into the film industry
  • Developing a portfolio from scratch
  • Should you use templates or hire a designer?
  • Tips for up-and-coming creators
  • Connecting with your clients directly
  • Eliminating the middle man

Useful Links:

FiP Podcast Ep56: Advancing Your Career in Post (What They Don't Teach You in Film School)

FiP Podcast Ep74: When You Should Take Free Work (And When You Should Run)

99 Designs

Shane Ross: Little Frog in High Def

Walter Biscardi

Guest Bios:

Walter Biscardi, Jr. is an accomplished video producer and storyteller serving a global clientele from his home base near Atlanta, Georgia. He founded his creatively driven company to bring quality video storytelling to all media driven projects. Corporate marketing & messaging, training & safety, original broadcast and web series, documentaries and feature films are some of the ways Walter and his team bring stories to life every day.

Shane Ross is a freelance editor residing in Los Angeles. He has cut shows for History Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, Disney and Nickelodeon. He's an avid bicyclist, husband, and father to three amazing young ladies.

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We 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

Direct download: FiP_ep85_WalterShane.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:07am PDT

In this episode Zack and Natalie answer questions submitted by listeners just like you:

• Learn how we use Trello in our scripted television post workflow

• Learn what the most effective time blocking method is to stay productive while still maintaining your creative energy

• Learn how to approach your supervisor for a height-adjustable workstation

• Learn how to deal with people in your office that don't understand (or agree with) you wanting to take quick exercise and walking breaks at work

• Learn additional strategies for getting more done during the day

See below for additional topics of conversation.

 

Click here to submit your podcast question for a future Q&A episode

 

If your question is read on the show you will win a Fitness In Post t-shirt and a blender bottle! And we will pick one random winner from all the questions chosen and that person will win a month's supply of Athletic Greens, my favorite greens supplement that I use every morning.

Sponsors:

Cinemoti

Topics of Conversation:

  • What sort of break schedule is best for health and productivity?
  • Zack and Natalie's productivity schedule
  • Talking to your boss about fitness in the workplace
  • Training your brain to focus for longer
  • How to balance work, fitness, and fun
  • Effects of sleep on functionality and productivity
  • The importance of a night routine
  • What to do if your boss catches you mid-exercise
  • Why you need to get an adjustable desk and how to bargain for one
  • How planning your day is essential to being productive
  • The "Hit by a bus" test
  • Neurofeedback's effects on the symptoms of ADD
  • Learning how to prioritize and and reduce stress
  • The effects of "playing" on productivity
  • Zack and Natalie's Trello Workflow
  • Talking to your boss about workplace fitness
  • How to set daily goals that boost work efficiency

Useful Links:

FiP Ep10: Optimizing Brain Function with Neurofeedback

FiP Podcast Ep54: Behind the Empire Editorial Workflow

FiP Podcast Ep81: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (And Learning How to Say No)

What is Neurofeedback?

Athletic Greens

Submit Questions Here

The Formula for Perfect Productivity

Optimize Yourself

Trello

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We 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

 

Direct download: FiP_ep84_QandA_no1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:58pm PDT