Feed the Crew - A Taste of Life Backstage

Feed the Crew - A Taste of Life Backstage

A Podcast for the Live Events and Entertainment Industries to inspire and inform our community through personal stories and panel discussions. No matter where you are on your journey there is something for everyone. Join us as we discuss all aspects of life behind the scenes. We explore our cultures, relationships, and other social issues that affect the growth and success of individuals and businesses. Find out how others achieved their success and how some pivoted during the pandemic of 2020. If you have feedback for us or would like to be on a future episode, contact us on our website at FeedTheCrewPodcast.com. Feed the Crew is Produced by Richer Media Productions in Houston, Texas. Learn more at RicherMediaProductions.com.... Show More

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March 3, 2021 82 min

Dive into the details of Working in Wardrobe with Allison Duke- Costume Technician, Heather Jackson- Costume Designer, and our own Madelynn Archer- Wardrobe Supervisor. They attempt to shed some light on the intricacies of the Wardrobe/Costume department since many, even those in the industry, may not realize how much goes into it simply from a lack of exposure. They discuss the process from concept to completion and share stories ...

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February 24, 2021 49 min

Kirsten Johnson, a well known Event Producer in Houston, addresses instances of misogyny she’s encountered within the industry and how attitudes have changed over the years, the power of being able to choose your gigs, and how important it is to make your crew feel valued.

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February 3, 2021 45 min

Michael “MJ” Johnson, a freelance Camera Assistant and Media Manager from Baltimore, MD  joins us to talk about the value and importance of connections, the new COVID related practices he hopes continue into the future of the industry, and how important it is to feel valued on site and stand up for your needs when negotiating with clients.

https://www.mjohnsonphotos.com/

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January 29, 2021 3 min

FTC: https://www.FeedTheCrewPodcast.com


We Make Events: https://wemakeevents.org/2021/01/23/cov-aid-2021-vaccine-delivery-live-event-industry-instructions/


IATSE: https://www.iatse.net/


Extend PUA: 

Website: https://www.extendpua.org/meet

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExtendPUA DM us Extendpua 

Email info@extendpua.org.

Extend PUA is looking for volunteers who are willing to meet with their representatives virtually so they can h...

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Heather Long and Mike Dills, the founders of Elite Production Services, share with us what it’s like working together as a married couple and how they balance their personal lives with being the joint owners of a company. EPS has shifted focus to the world of virtual events and even developed a custom meeting platform to meet the specific needs of their clients.

https://eliteproductionservices.com/

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January 25, 2021 59 min

Monica Guerra, Textile Artist and Costume Designer, talks us through how she went from a costume shop stitcher with a fashion background to an avant-garde costume designer with a repertoire of choreographers who seek out her talents. With a growing list of international credits and recognition, she’s a name to remember in the world of ballet costume design.

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January 22, 2021 3 min
January 20, 2021 59 min

Christina Daniel, a Production Manager in Houston, joins us to share her unexpected journey into the industry and her rise into management. She also discusses how Covid has changed the industry and what challenges may need to be faced in order to revive live events.

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January 18, 2021 46 min

Keith Levenson, a long time Music Director and Conductor, has spent more than 30 years conducting orchestras for rock bands like The Who, Metallica, and Kiss as well as arranging music for Broadway show tours. Now in the time of Covid, he's created his own production company, FUSTERCLUCK, as a way to promote humor, collaboration, advocacy, and fundraising. 

FUSTERCLUCK:
https://www.fustercluckmusic.com/
https://fustercluckmerch.co...

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Stephanie Freed and Grant McDonald, Founders and Co-Directors of ExtendPUA discuss their advocacy group and its goal of extending additional federal aid to those who have been financially impacted by Covid-19. Their goals may be inspired by helping those in the industry, but their success could affect anyone who is currently struggling with unemployment or under-employment due to Covid-19.

ExtendPUA is entirely volunteer run, so fin...

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January 11, 2021 55 min

Tanesha is a video Technician from Baltimore, who takes us on her journey into the virtual event sector just months before COVID 19 was a thing. She’s also passionate about Photography and you see her work on her Facebook page.

Note from the Host: Tanesha, I watched you come up through the ranks of AV, I knew you were destined to be one of the greats and I wasn't wrong.  COVID 19 robbed us of working together last spring, so it...

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January 6, 2021 68 min

Rebecca Draznin, Vice President of Services for Advance Concepts in Vienna, Virginia joins us to share her journey and stories from working in live events. She also reveals how Advance Concepts came to be ahead of the curve for the virtual shift of 2020.

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January 4, 2021 46 min

Roger Bull, a multi-talented Executive Producer, Production Stage Director, and Show Caller reminisces on his days as a radio personality, discusses his transition to behind-the-scenes work, and reflects on how 2020 changed his career.

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Scott and Anita Hartsock, a dynamic duo of Rigging and Lighting Technicians, discuss what it's like to work together as a married couple, how they both started in the industry, and the flexibility required to work in multiple roles. 

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December 28, 2020 59 min

Chann Harris takes us through his journey from high school DJ to a Producer in Las Vegas, offers advice he learned along the way, and gives his opinion about organic learning vs college.

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December 23, 2020 134 min

Rae Sanchez, Allison Forsyth, and Stacy Leigh, a talented group of Hair, Wig, and Makeup Artists join us to chat about everything from glamour to gore! Hear how they each got started in hair and makeup, what their favorite work has been, and what goals they’re working towards in the future.

Rae Sanchez - https://raindiefilm.wordpress.com/
Stacy Leigh - Instagram - @fablesbeauty
Allison Forsyth- Twitter- @allison_forsyth

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December 21, 2020 50 min

Brianna Johnson, also known as Bri Monet, an accomplished DP and film producer discusses the differences between corporate production and film, the trials and tribulations of her previous company, and what it’s like starting over in LA.

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December 18, 2020 69 min

Mercedes Roman-Manson,  Production Manager at Emerson Colonial Theater and a Board Member of the Massachusetts Live Events Coalition, discusses the wealth of resources MassLEC has to assist industry workers in these difficult times and how we need to continue to make noise so policy makers consider our industry during this current economic crisis.
Emerson Colonial Theater: https://www.emersoncolonialtheatre.com
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