Kevin Gregg & Paul Carganilla discuss creativity and inspiration with this week’s special guest: Paul Rubin.
Paul Rubin is a flying sequence choreographer and designer who has designed some of the most memorable flying sequences from the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Wicked to Cathy Rigby’s Tony nominated Peter Pan. Click here for full episode details, audio and video
This week Kevin and Paul are joined by Eric Close.
Eric is an actor, director, and writer. He has had the privilege of starring in a number of series for television and MOW’s during his 30-year career including hits Without A Trace, Nashville, and Suits. Click here for show highlights and video
John Sovec is a therapist/coach in private practice in Pasadena California who works with clients on career transitions, goal setting, and motivation. He is the clinical consultant for The Life Group LA, adjunct faculty at Phillips Graduate Institute, and guest lecturer at Alliant University and USC School of Social Work. Click here for show highlights and video
RC Ormond is a Native Texan who moved to LA almost 25 years ago to pursue an acting career in TV/Film. When he’s not grinding on his TV/Film career or working two day jobs, he loves spending quality time with his amazing family of five. Some of his past credits are, “Transformers”, “Dodgeball: The Movie” and was recently seen in a recurring role on the new TV show THE FUGITIVE. Click here for show highlights and video
Kevin and Paul speak with actress Rebecca Staab who has an extensive and impressive career.
Rebecca’s most recent work includes the Netflix comedy film “Love Hard” starring alongside Nina Dobrev. Rebecca also recently co-starred in the film “Breakthrough” alongside Chrissy Metz (This is Us), Topher Grace, Josh Lucas, and Mike Colter; as well as the film “The Miracle Season,” alongside William Hurt and Helen Hunt.
Rebecca’s TV credits include “Somewhere Between” for ABC, “The Chronicle Mysteries”, several top-rated Hallmark Channel films, as well as the award-winning shows Masters of Sex, Dexter, Glee, Fairly Legal, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, CSI, CSI: NY, NCIS, and Nip/Tuck. Rebecca is also recognized from network classics Cheers, Seinfeld, Ellen, The Wonder Years, Columbo, Beverly Hills, 90210, and The Drew Carey Show, to name only a few. (More episode details, highlights, and video!)
Former Quizno’s employee Grady Hutt has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. Like many well-adjusted people, he began his career as a child actor. While working professionally as a performer, he made his way into other areas of the entertainment industry; as a musician, toured the country in several different bands; stage management and technical direction in the AEA99 arena; stage technician at the Disneyland Resort; and is currently a Show Systems Integrator for Walt Disney Imagineering. (More)
James Dornoff has been working in Visual Effects for the past 20 years, from the MATRIX movies to PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS; GARFIELD: A TAIL OF TWO KITTIES to SERENITY; BATMAN VS SUPERMAN to GODZILLA VS KONG; PROJECT POWER to NEW MUTANTS, JOHN ADAMS to HEREAFTER; AVENGERS to JUSTICE LEAGUE. He’s spent time on both the vendor side working through all stages of shot production to the client-side getting the raw materials for shot production. (More)
Peter Atkins returns to Your Creative Journey!
We continue to explore some of Pete’s adventures as a writer in Hollywood as well as explore other creative topics that presented themselves as the evening proceeded
Always an incredible guest, and great conversation.
Peter is the author of the novels MORNINGSTAR, BIG THUNDER, and MOONTOWN, and the screenplays HELLRAISER II, HELLRAISER III, HELLRAISER IV, and WISHMASTER. His short fiction has appeared in such anthologies as THE MUSEUM OF HORRORS, DARK DELICACIES II, HELLBOUND HEARTS, and GHOSTS, and has been selected eight times for one or more of the various “Year’s Best” anthologies. His recent book, RUMORS OF THE MARVELOUS, a collection of his short fiction, was a finalist for the British Fantasy Award.
He is the co-founder with Glen Hirshberg of The Rolling Darkness Revue, an annual folly they commit at whatever theatre will have them. (More)
Paul and Kevin have a deep conversation with Justin Arman – a professional drummer, business-owner, and family man.
Justin has toured the world & recorded with bands including Crisis & Single Bullet Theory. He’s ALSO the Founder of the health & wellness company, Lindheimer. AND he’s the President of an International Best Selling Brand, MY MAGIC MUD. On top of it all, he’s a devoted husband and father of four beautiful children. (more)
Brian Reed (or just “Reed” to most folks), accidentally got started in the crew side of entertainment by accident in 1989- and he’s still here! Like rush hour on the 101, he’s had a ton of unexpected stops and weird routing in his Journey: theatre, rock n roll, a little bit of film work, sort of being a roadie, LA, Vegas, South Korea and a whole lot of putting people in the air at a few different theme parks and hundreds of theaters in the US. (More)
It’s a first for Your Creative Journey.
Kenny Landmon (Director, Writer, Executive Producer and Actor) returns to the podcast to premiere his short film DATING UNDER QUARANTINE. (More info, including link to the film)
This week on the show, Paul and Kevin check-in with listeners Dary Mills and Krista King to see how their own creative projects have been coming along.
Both ladies have been avid followers of the show and share what processes they have been using to move forward with their work. (More)
Korey Pollard is a DGA first assistant director, mentor, and lecturer.
His previous television and film credits include Salem (WGN), The Player (Sony/NBC), The King of 7B (ABC Family), Kevin From Work (ABC Family), A to Z (NBC), Stephen Bochco’s Murder In the First (TNT), Nashville, (ABC), Rizzoli & Isles (TNT), The Wedding Band (TBS), Lie to Me (FOX), Life (NBC), the critically-acclaimed show Monk (USA), Deadwood (HBO), House (FOX), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), Boomtown(NBC), and CSI (CBS).
Film credits include: Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spy Kids 2, And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself, Thirteen Days, Waterworld, Clear & Present Danger, Eye For An Eye, G.I. Jane, That Thing You Do, and Stand By Me, among many others.
He has been on the advisory boards of Compass College of Cinematic Arts and Hollywood Connect.
He also holds a position on The First Assistant Director/Unit Production Manager Committee of The Directors Guild of America. (More)
Episode 25 James Arnold Taylor – Voiceover Actor, Writer, and Producer
James Arnold Taylor’s versatile vocal range has given him success in every facet of the voice-over industry. His voice is heard all over the world daily, and you would never know it’s one person. His list of credits ranges from leading roles in major summer blockbuster films, starring roles in the hottest animation on television, a promo voice for Fox, and national ad campaigns in commercials for TV and radio, from the voice of a Mini Wheat to the current voice of Fred Flintstone.
James’ most notable credits are: Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Leonardo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Johnny from Johnny Test, and Green Arrow from Batman: The Brave and the Bold (More)
Dylan White joins Paul and Kevin this week.
Dylan has been professionally creative for almost thirty years. He is an actor, comedian, voiceover artist, screenwriter, and author. Most notably, for over ten years, he played The Genie in Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular at Disney California Adventure.
As an author, he is most known for his Apparition Series about a ghost who falls in love with the girl who lives in the house he’s haunting.
Dylan is also an advocate for mental health awareness and openness. (More)
In this episode, Kevin and Paul talk about techniques they use to get out of a funk.
It’s an interesting episode that gets interrupted by fire alarms and takes an interesting turn discussing relationships. (More)
Actress and teacher Judy Kain joins Paul and Kevin this week.
She has been in over 400 commercials, 130 TV and film projects.
She has won numerous awards for coaching and teaching at her own studio Keep it Real Acting Studios, one of the top places for acting classes in Los Angeles. She has received awards for her performance in MAD MEN gleaning the SAG AWARD for the Show.
She travels all over the country teaching and inspiring actors with her vast knowledge and experience.
Judy is also a published author of the Commercial Handbook called “I Booked It!”She also has a new book and online course entitled THE BUSINESS OF ACTING. She has done numerous seminars sharing her vast experience. (More)
This week Paul and Kevin continue their discussion about how to prepare now for the new year.
Specifically, they talk about taking the necessary action to help move you out of your orbit (your patterns of old behavior).
It’s a challenging task and not one that can be easily solved by forcing yourself to do something new. (More)
On this episode, we have our first live caller!
We help listener Dary, as she navigates writing her novel.
Also, we start discussing the steps that you can take now to establishing great creative habits when the new year hits. (More)
This week’s guest is Dana Middleton.
Dana writes books for kids. Her debut, The Infinity Year of Avalon James, was nominated for the Young Hoosier Book Award and selected for Oregon’s Battle of the Books. She is also the author of Open If You Dare and The Young American’s Unofficial Guide to the Very British World of Harry Potter.
Her next middle-grade novel, Truth or Consequences, will be published by Chronicle Books in 2021.
She also coaches creative people at TheAlignedArtist.com
Peter Atkins is the author of the novels MORNINGSTAR, BIG THUNDER, and MOONTOWN and the screenplays HELLRAISER II, HELLRAISER III, HELLRAISER IV, and WISHMASTER. His short fiction has appeared in such anthologies as THE MUSEUM OF HORRORS, DARK DELICACIES II, HELLBOUND HEARTS, and GHOSTS, and has been selected eight times for one or more of the various “Year’s Best” anthologies. His recent book, RUMORS OF THE MARVELOUS, a collection of his short fiction, was a finalist for the British Fantasy Award. He is the co-founder with Glen Hirshberg of The Rolling Darkness Revue, an annual folly they commit at whatever theatre will have them. (MORE)
David Burke has appeared in over 50 different film and television productions, mostly playing the good-guy-turned-bad in all the CSI’s as well as countless commercials.
You would have seen David on such show as How to get away with Murder, Nashville, Notorious, NCIS: New Orleans, Castle, Grey’s Anatomy,
Private Practice, Brothers & Sisters, The Closer, House, Chuck & The Mentalist.
David also originated the role of Arthur in the TV’s first iteration of the cult sitcom,
The Tick with Patrick Warburton. (more)
This week Kevin and Paul talk with producer, writer, and director Heather Provost
Heather is a Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League Award-nominated producer.
Critically acclaimed hits on Broadway include Reasons To Be Pretty by Neil LaBute (three Tony nominations including Best Play) and the musical [title of show] (Tony Nomination for Best Book of a Musical).
Heather also produced and co-directed the feature film Racing Colt.
She and writing partner Scott Damian most recently wrote A Joyous Christmas and Season for Love for Hallmark Channel.
She is the current Producing Artistic Director at The Colony Theatre in Burbank. (more)
Pressure is par for the course for an artist.
This week Paul and Kevin discuss how they have handled moments when monumental curveballs have been thrown their way (more)
Paul and Kevin talk with filmmaker Jared White who directed the documentary
“100 Years From Home”
On the 100th anniversary of genocide, an American woman ventures to Armenia and Turkey in search of her great-grandparents’ long-lost house. This is a film about family, identity, and survival through a deeply personal lens.
The film premieres on PBS SoCal Tuesday, Sept 1 at 8:30 pm (More)
“It’s too late.”
“I’ve missed my opportunity.”
“There’s no way I can create at this age, I just don’t have the time.”
Maybe these are phrases you’ve told yourself.
In this week’s episode, Paul and Kevin talk about the mindset of thinking you’re too old.
Spoiler alert: You’re not too old! (More)
Portraying a Jedi Knight on the stage of Tomorrowland Terrace at Disneyland, Scott Damian, leaned down to talk to a little boy named Ben who had been chosen to be in the show.
Ben was having difficulty speaking in front of the audience because of a severe stutter.
Scott’s eyes went wide, because years ago… that had been him.
In this week’s episode of Your Creative Journey, Kevin and Paul talk with actor/writer/director/producer Scott Damian.
We talk about his journey battling a severe stutter as a child which he wrote about in “Voice: A Stutterer’s Odyssey”
Scott also talks about the gift that art gave him to discover his own voice. (more)
In this episode, Paul and Kevin interview Kenny Landmon, an actor and director, who created a short film (“Dating Under Quarantine”) while under COVID-19 stay-at-home orders in Los Angeles.
Highlights from this episode:
- Kenny discusses the challenges of being under lockdown and how that affected the process of making a film.
- He talks about the experiences of remotely directing actors and collaborating with his editor and composer for the film while rushing to get the film completed before a festival deadline. (More)
In this episode Kevin and Paul interview singer/actress Jamie Carganilla.
She’s had quite a career that began with performing professionally at age 8 in the Broadway Tour of Les Miserables. She is a graduate from NYU as a Music Major and has performed in several shows at The Disneyland Resort.
Jamie made an intriguing pivot in her career 10 years ago when she became a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department! (Click here for more)
Kevin and Paul have a conversation with writer and actor John Crane.
John Crane has an extensive creative career as a Groundlings Main Company Member, Head Writer, and Executive Producer on MADtv, writer for animated shows like Johnny Bravo, CatDog, Rocket Power, and Jimmy Neutron. He was also an actor on Roundhouse on Nickelodeon and the green screen stand-in for Bugs Bunny in Space Jam with Michael Jordan (more)
Sometimes you get better at your art by just doing it and learning along the way. In this episode, Paul and Kevin talk about how to push through with your art even in the face of adversity and resilience.
Highlights from this episode:
- Paul shares his experiences with producing and hosting an online weekly 3-4 hr variety show (Paulie’s Online Variety Show)
- Kevin shares the work that he did for a video demo (more)
The trap of perfectionism can keep you from moving forward with your creative project. In this episode, Paul and Kevin talk about ways to get you out of creative paralysis.
Highlights from this episode:
- Criticism is extremely easy, creating is hard
- How to get out of being frozen creatively by doing a simple step.
- Kevin shares a project he’s been developing as an example of “practicing in public.” (more)
Showing up every day to work on your creative project is easier said than done.
In this episode, Kevin and Paul, talk about techniques that can help you show up and make consistent progress with your art.
“All I have to do is push a button and collect tens of thousands of dollars for my project!”
That is a concept that creatives dream of when it comes to crowdfunding on sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo
The reality is it takes a plan and a lot of work. The good news is that you can get funding to support your creative project.
In this episode, Paul and Kevin talk about their wins and heartaches with crowdfunding. (More)