Join Monster & Bear producers Tory and Jem as they chat to film and creative professionals about what they do and how they do it
So That’s How It’s Done is a Monster & Bear podcast where we talk to creative industry professionals from the film, advertising, and branded content industries to understand how they get things done.
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EPISODE 1: Building rapport, establishing respect and reflecting as an Executive Producer with JC Reyes
On the very first episode of the ‘So that’s how it’s done’ podcast, we sit down with JC Reyes to talk about his extensive career as a creative. We discuss what an Executive Producer role looks like and how his journey through many creative roles has shaped him to best support his clients in achieving their goals. JC shares his nuggets of wisdom on the importance of being good now, leaving your ego at home and how every idea can be good if you put it in the right environment.
Episode 2: Working with good creatives and being willing to take a little risk as a Creative Director with Sarah Hickey
Listen along as we chat to Monster and Bear’s creative director (and general creative powerhouse) Sarah Hickey, as we discuss her role as a business owner, director and creative director. We discuss what those roles look like to her, how she juggles them, and the benefits of diving in the deep end. Sarah tells us about the importance of having thick skin, the power in reframing ‘failures’ as an opportunity to learn, and how sometimes the best thing you can do for a mental refresh is to go for a (really long) walk.
Episode 3: Finding success little by little as a Producer with Maria A. Perdomo
Time, money and scope are things often perceived as a producer’s priority, but Maria A. Perdomo sits down with us and tells us more of what’s in the heart of a producer’s role. We discuss how necessary it is to be adaptable as a producer (especially when the weather can be a producer’s worst enemy).
Episode 4: The magical point where music, video editing, sound design and foley fart noises come together in perfect harmony with Adrian Horsman
Adrian Horsman talks us through how his love of music morphed into setting up his career in video editing and sound design. Adrian runs us through his day-to-day work life and shares thoughtful insights on aspects of video production not often considered by anyone other than a soundie.
Episode 5: Editing, motion graphics, managing scope creep all the while ‘facilitating the roost’ with Ryan Bird
Ryan Bird is a co-founder of Monster & Bear and the Head of Post-Production, but this isn’t where he initially thought he’d end up in his career. During our chat, we unpack how he got to his position and what it takes to be successful, as well as working closely with clients to make sure their projects are managed effectively.