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Creative Block

Creative Block

By Calum Knight
Creative Block is a podcast produced by BeeYou Creations. It is a podcast made by creatives, for creatives. Being a creative isn't always as exciting and adventurous as it sounds, it can often be a hard slog, especially in the current climate. What happens when you hit a rough patch or lacking in motivation and ideas when there's a deadline looming? This podcast covers all that with real life stories and expert advice.
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The Creative Block Podcast - Ep 9: The Importance Of Passion Projects
On this episode of the Creative Block podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting to Garth Dew, founder of GD Video.  We cover a lot of topics including how doing passion projects and spec work is an incredible way to build up a strong portfolio connections within your desired industry and how to ultimately stand out as a videographer. Absolutely loads of great, actionable tips to get your teeth into on this episode, especially if you're a videographer who's thinking about flying solo or starting a business.  If you want access to the audio version only, it's available on these platforms below.   Website: www.beeyoucreations.com/podcast  Your fav audio platform magic link: https://podfollow.com/1558508187 🎙️🎥
45:27
July 15, 2021
The Creative Block - Ep 8: Is Your Life Over By 25!?
On this episode of the Creative Block podcast, Amy & I discuss the damaging claim that between the ages of 18-25, this is the age where you can build your life or destroy it. This conversation was spark from an actual post that Amy saw on LinkedIn from a highly influential person on that particular platform. We discuss how blatantly wrong that claim is and how social media can give a platform to people with big audiences to spout this kind of tripe without any thought or care. It's a really good ep this. If you want access to the audio version only, it's available on these platforms below.  Website: www.beeyoucreations.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/creative-block/id1558508187 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1a8kiBqP0fnYxVLzPhLqXU?si=6dAETrgzRzy-_MN5jjMddw  Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/zxhbz2a0 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/creative-block   Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81YTU4ZTFjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz   🎙️🎥
30:10
June 14, 2021
The Creative Block - Ep 7: How to Stop Yourself Becoming Burnout
On this episode of the Creative Block podcast, Amy talks to Emma Dixon-Philip all about burnout and how that's affected her career and personal life. They talk about signs of burnout and the importance of self-awareness and self-care to avoid reaching it. Emma has an inspirational story and informs us with incredible tips and signs to look out for if you or someone you know, might be at the point of burnout. If you want access to the audio version only, it's available on these platforms below.   Website: www.beeyoucreations.com/podcast  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1a8kiBqP0fnYxVLzPhLqXU?si=6dAETrgzRzy-_MN5jjMddw  Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/zxhbz2a0   Anchor: https://anchor.fm/creative-block   Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81YTU4ZTFjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz   🎙️🎥
41:32
May 18, 2021
The Creative Block - Ep 6: Do You Need A Big Following Online To Be Successful?
On this episode of the Creative Block podcast, me and Amy talk about our relationship with social media and whether you need a big following on there to be successful as a creative. There's so many different platforms now, with different features and it can be quite overwhelming at times to be posting consistently. I'd argue that it's better it post your best work less often, than post rubbish work every day, but that's just my opinion. See you what you think, in this episode.   If you want access to the audio version only, it's available on these platforms below.   Website: www.beeyoucreations.com/podcast  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1a8kiBqP0fnYxVLzPhLqXU?si=6dAETrgzRzy-_MN5jjMddw Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/zxhbz2a0​​​ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/creative-block​​ Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81YTU4ZTFjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz 🎙️🎥
33:38
April 26, 2021
The Creative Bock - Ep 5: How To Deal With Setbacks And Learn From Them
On this episode of the Creative Block podcast, me and Amy talk about our biggest setbacks in both our professional and personal life. I also put out a lonely hearts ad, all responses welcome.  We all go through massive highs and low lows during our lives and it only seems to be with time that we seem to accept that and realise it's going to be all rosy all of the time. But it's how we deal with setbacks that are the real test and a lot of the time, make us 100% better for it.  If you want access to the audio version only, it's available on these platforms below.   Website: www.beeyoucreations.com/podcast 🎙️🎥
52:22
April 19, 2021
The Creative Bock - Ep 4: How To Create Opportunities As A Creative
On this episode of the Creative Block podcast, Amy "sits down" over zoom with her good friend and ex-colleague of mine Kaya Aftab to talk about how taking risks, manufacturing chances and seizing opportunities puts you in a much stronger position to reach your potential as a creative. After starting out as a phone op for BBC 5 Live, Kaya is now a producer for BBC Asian Network and landed her dream job in London after what felt like a hundred rejections and setbacks.  Amy and Kaya discuss whether these opportunities that come people's way are down to luck or pure hard work and determination. This is a must listen for anyone wanting to break into a media role and a creative industry but don't know exactly how to go about it. Website: www.beeyoucreations.com/podcast YouTube: https://youtu.be/kmgWU8OVK_E Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1a8kiBqP0fnYxVLzPhLqXU?si=6dAETrgzRzy-_MN5jjMddw  Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/zxhbz2a0​​​ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/creative-block​​  Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81YTU4ZTFjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz   🎙️🎥
28:16
April 6, 2021
The Creative Block Podcast - Ep 3: Why Don't People Respect Creative Industries?
On this episode of the Creative Block podcast, me and Amy talk about whether other industries understand or respect media roles enough. It's quite common to see a job descriptions for media roles with a low salary but with a long list of requirements that can only be acquired after years of experience.  We discuss whether that's down to a lack of understanding from employers in other industries or whether there is a genuine lack of respect for these types of roles. If you want access to the audio version only, it's available on these platforms below.  Website: www.beeyoucreations.com/podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2FuVBqx...​ Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/zxhbz2a0​​ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/creative-block​ Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=...​  🎙️🎥
25:46
March 29, 2021
The Creative Block Podcast - Ep 2: How To Get More Clients As A Freelancer
On this episode of the Creative Block podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting to James Cook, founder of Foster Studios, all about his journey from a paid employee, to doing freelance work and then starting his own business.   We cover a lot of topics including setbacks and how we've dealt with them, what we wish we'd known at the start of creating a business, tips to get client work as a creative and how it can sometimes be "difficult" to work from home during a pandemic.  Absolutely loads of great stuff to get your teeth into on this episode, especially if you're a content creator who's thinking about flying solo or starting a business.   Creative Block is available on these platforms below.   Website: www.beeyoucreations.com/podcast  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2FuVBqx... Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/zxhbz2a0 Anchor: https://anchor.fm/creative-block  Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81YTU4ZTFjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz    🎙️🎥
30:20
March 22, 2021
The Creative Block Podcast - Ep 1: Being Creative in Lockdown
Creative Block is a podcast produced by BeeYou Creations. It is a podcast made by creatives, for creatives. Being a creative isn't always as exciting and adventurous as it sounds, it can often be a hard slog, especially in the current climate. What happens when you hit a rough patch or you're lacking in motivation and ideas when there's a deadline looming? This podcast covers all that with real life stories and expert advice.  In this episode, me and Amy discuss the difficulties in staying productive in a lockdown and how that has affected our creativity. This episode is full of really good, simple tips to help you stay motivated and productive in this lockdown, but also in life in general.   It's dead good and you should listen to the whole thing, multiple times.
42:38
March 15, 2021