Motionographer Founder Justin Cone

What does it mean to be a “King Maker”? With great power comes great responsibility. Chris talks to Justin Cone about how industry favorite website, Motionographer.com, came together, the ripple effect of being on their “Cream Of The Crop” list, and the landscape of revenue creation and usefulness for sites like his have changed over the last decade.

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School of Motion Founder Joey Korenman

Chris sits down with Joey Korenman to talk about his journey from designer to educator, and opening the online education platform School Of Motion. They also discuss what it means to know what you’re worth, and the fine art of discovering what a client needs, versus what they want.   Find this podcast on… SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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The State of Design Education

In this episode, Chris and Nick chat about the differences between a fully scalable product oriented model (Greyscalegorilla) vs. mentorship approach (MoGraph Mentor) and everything in between. Chris and Nick also ask each other questions on business models and strategy. Another topic covered is the struggle of others not being able to perform to your own personal standards. Chris believes in having others do work for him while Nick prefers getting his own hands dirty. A business coach taught Chris that no one will ever be able to do exactly what you want and how you want it done. Business coach Keir McLaren also…

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Learning, Collaboration, Critique & Feedback

This episode is a follow up to our first episode with Greyscalegorilla founder, Nick Campbell, where Chris and Stewart discuss mindset and working with clients. When is the right time to ask questions? What kind of questions should you ask? What is the right approach when trying to develop a concept with your client? Chris and Stewart open up with a conversation about the advantages and disadvantages of working from home. Chris enjoys the freedom he has at home but he also realizes the communication with his co-workers is sacrificed. Stewart enjoys the structure of the office because it helps…

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Greyscalegorilla Founder Nick Campbell pt. 1

This episode is the first part of Nick and Chris’ two part series. The way we learn is changing, and Nick Campbell is one of the trail blazers. His website, Greyscalegorilla, not only sells suites to help you make better work, it also provides invaluable educational content. Greyscalegorilla specializes in tools varying from texture packs, plugins and courses that help make motion design easier. After an accidental meeting at NAB this year, Chris had to sit down with Nick and talk more about his personal history and how Greyscalegorilla came to be. Nick explains a few shortcuts that you can…

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Staying Persistent Despite Catastrophic Failure

99 rejections and 1 acceptance. Persistence was a topic brought up in the last episode. In this episode, Chris and Stewart elaborate on that conversation. What does it mean to keep going? Should you? How can you turn defeat and failure into a learning moment? These questions are all answered in this podcast. Chris and Stewart open up with the different struggles of starting a new company and the demanding requirements. They also discuss the various ways that the company increased their personal growth to get to where they are today.   Find this podcast on… SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave…

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Determination and Persistence w/ Chris Edwards CEO of The Third Floor

In October 2004, Chris Edwards spearheaded the founding of THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. in Los Angeles. Since then, the company has become the most prolific previs studio in the world, contributing to Hollywood projects from Avatar to Gravity with credits on wide-ranging film and television projects such as Game of Thrones, The Martian, Mad Max: Fury Road, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Marvel’s Iron Man, Captain America,Thor and Avengers franchises. In this episode, the two meet and discuss the long road from being a dreamer to being a creator.   Find this podcast on… SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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The Importance of Mentors

Chris and Stewart follow up the last episode with a discussion about mentors – what it means to have one, what it means to be one, and how to get one. Being a mentor can actually be more beneficial than finding one. Chris believes that anyone who has left even the smallest lesson can be considered a mentor. In this episode, Chris names five of his mentors that have exponentially boosted his career but still recognizes that there are many others that have influenced him. Chris shares some personal stories about his dad that taught him several moral values which…

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Online Mentoring w/ Michael Jones

Chris talks with the creator of Mograph Mentor, Michael Jones, about building the online education platform, the future of education, and what it means to have people who believe in you and your goals. Michael starts off with a little backstory of how he got his company started. Michael discusses the different processes behind Mograph and does a little roleplay with Chris to show how Mograph works.   Find this podcast on… SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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Say What You Think/Mean

Chris and Stewart follow up last week’s conversation with Blair Enn’s, with a discussion about one of the rules of “Blair-topia” – Say What You Mean. Stewart grew up in the south where their unwritten rules about what you should and shouldn’t say are different. In this episode, Chris and Stewart discuss the different challenges of speaking the hard truth without being rude.   Find this podcast on… SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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