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Conversations with Creatives

Conversations with Creatives

By Conversations with Creatives
Conversations with Creatives is a podcast about helping the students, teachers and staff discover their creative community at Rutgers University. Each week the hosts are joined by a Rutgers creative and discuss their art, what inspires and fulfills them, and how they found community at Rutgers and in the wider world.

With a new post-pandemic team, this is a revamp of the 50mm podcast, and is produced by Scarlet Media, a student media team working at the Division of Continuing Studies at Rutgers University. Visit tvstudio.rutgers.edu to learn more about us.
Instagram: @rutgersitvstudio
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Art and Education with Sacha Vega - Episode Five
For Conversations with Creatives’ season finale, Sam and Andrew look toward the future! The team discusses real-world endeavors in creative professions with Mason Gross instructor and MFA candidate, Sacha Vega, while she shares some of her words of wisdom. She discusses her past experiences with internships, exploring different fields of work such as fashion photography, and the differences between undergraduate cultures and professional cultures.
25:48
May 06, 2022
Being an Editor at The Daily Targum - Episode Four
Hosts Sam and Andrew sit down with the Managing Editor of the Daily Targum Tori Yeasky. Tori takes the hosts through the hustle and grind of managing a news paper and her creative process. The group discusses Tori joining the Targum team remotely and how she has taken a leadership role since returning to campus. This episode is great for any students looking to get into journalism; you can reach out to the Targum directly on Instagram @dailytargum
23:38
April 29, 2022
Demarest Hall - Episode Three
Sam and Andrew sit down with Simon Fraga and Dustin Lugo from Demarest Hall. Demarest Hall is a living learning community at Rutgers University. Simon and Dustin both credit Demarest for bringing them back to creativity from a pandemic slump! The conversation ranges from personal creative writing, childhood inspiration and the way that Demarest fosters creative people. If you liked what you heard from Demarest, follow them on instagram for upcoming events and information @demaresthallevents
25:31
April 15, 2022
Filmmaking with Emily Arce - Episode Two
In the second episode of Conversations with Creatives, Sam and Andrew talk to fellow Mason Gross student and Scarlet Media peer, Emily Arce. When three film majors get together, they talk a lot about movies. Emily talks about her creative process, her time at Mason Gross and discusses the trials and tribulations of filming a thesis project. Check out Emily's Youtube Channel and Thesis work here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqnBgyyjnz_-oblg-6FUCfQ/featured
24:19
April 08, 2022
Routure Magazine - Episode One
The Scarlet Media Team is back with a brand new podcast, and this week they dare to ask the question: when something does not already exist, why not create it yourself? The team chats with Lashindra Sam, the Founder and Editor in Chief of the Routure Magazine at Rutgers. She speaks on her experience building a magazine from the ground up on campus, where it has gotten her today, and how it fulfills her creative needs. https://www.routuremag.com/ , instagram @routuremagazine
23:43
April 01, 2022
Quarantine Filmmaking: The Finale - S3 Episode 6
We've reached the end of yet another season of 50 mm: A Scarlet Media Lens! With life slowly going back to normal, we thought it'd be a good time to reflect on some of the good things we've taken out of the last year. We hope this will be the last time we talk about filmmaking under quarantine. For our finale this week, we return to our discussion about the future of film, TV, and media as the pandemic comes to a close, looking at our favorite works produced under Covid-19 guidelines and how it has changed our creative vision and mindset of future projects. And, as it is the last episode of the season, we take stock of our work on 50 mm, what we have learned, and how it has helped us grow. 
12:31
April 30, 2021
Oscar Nominee: One Night in Miami
Film is a beloved form of entertainment for just about everyone, and while its purpose is to entertain, all films have some sort of meaning behind every aspect from their dialogue to costumes, and even camera angles. Directors use these subtle hints to insert deeper messages into their work that you can find if you look closely. This week we take a deep dive into the Oscar nominated film One Night in Miami to analyze these hidden meanings in detail. We discuss how director Regina King uses camera angles to portray how characters are feeling, how the costume designer uses the seemingly simple costumes to reveal character development, and more! Finally, don’t miss our Oscar-nominated film recommendations before awards night this weekend! "50mm: a Scarlet Media Lens” is a podcast produced by Scarlet Media, a student media team working at the Division of Continuing Studies’ media services at Rutgers University. On 50mm, we discuss our perspectives on digital media, filmmaking, and stories that inspire us. Visit tvstudio.rutgers.edu to learn more about us. Instagram: @rutgersitvstudio
21:24
April 22, 2021
Streaming, Then and Now
3After over a year of working, learning, and basically living online—- how we stream content and the experiences on-demand services offer have gone through some big changes! This week we take a deep dive into streaming, then and now— thinking about how streaming services have evolved and how our entertainment experiences have (or haven’t) changed. We tackle the emergence of streaming-exclusive content, the popularity of Twitch, and streaming service FAILS— as well as thinking about the future of our beloved movie theatres as they strive to co-exist with streaming. "50mm: a Scarlet Media Lens” is a podcast produced by Scarlet Media, a student media team working at the Division of Continuing Studies’ media services at Rutgers University. On 50mm, we discuss our perspectives on digital media, filmmaking, and stories that inspire us. Visit tvstudio.rutgers.edu to learn more about us. Instagram: @rutgersitvstudio
18:53
April 15, 2021
On-Set Etiquette
Being on set can seem completely different each time! You might be shooting in a studio where everyone seems to know each other, or on location with a crew working together for the first time. The shoot may be large and complex, or small with a skeleton crew. But across all sets, it is always important to make a good impression, look after your responsibilities, and most importantly— avoid causing any issues!In this episode, we talk over some do's and don'ts of being on set with Scarlet Media Manager Megan Dodson, and we also welcome back our studio and professional services manager, Randy Cangre, to get his advice on on-set etiquette.  Tune in to find out about our on-set pet peeves and get some tips on how to make the most of your first time on set! "50mm: a Scarlet Media Lens” is a podcast produced by Scarlet Media, a student media team working at the Division of Continuing Studies’ media services at Rutgers University. On 50mm, we discuss our perspectives on digital media, filmmaking, and stories that inspire us. Visit tvstudio.rutgers.edu to learn more about us. Instagram: @rutgersitvstudio
19:37
April 08, 2021
Classes You Can't Miss - S3 Episode 2
Hear us break down our favorite media classes, the best qualities in a professor, and which classes we wish we could take at Rutgers. In this episode, we welcome former Scarlet Media member, Madhu, back to the podcast! Madhu was instrumental in creating the first season of 50mm (you may recognize her voice in the outro!). We also talk about our evolving goals and how they have changed during our educational journeys.  In this episode, we use two acronyms: FIGS and SCI.  For those who are not familiar, FIGS stands for First Year Interest Group Seminars, a program where Senior Rutgers students act as peer instructors to first-year students. SCI stands for the School of Communication and Information. "50mm: a Scarlet Media Lens” is a podcast produced by Scarlet Media, a student media team working at the Division of Continuing Studies’ media services at Rutgers University. On 50mm, we discuss our perspectives on digital media, filmmaking, and stories that inspire us. Visit tvstudio.rutgers.edu to learn more about us. Instagram: @rutgersitvstudio
20:43
April 01, 2021
New Semester, New Me - S3 Episode 1
We're back for Season 3! With spring break behind us but the spring season just beginning, what better time to revisit our goals for 2021 and for the spring semester? Halfway through the semester, we are still learning and working remotely but with hope for change in the coming summer and fall as vaccine rollout begins!  Recorded in February, four Scarlet Media team members (including our newest member, Andrew!) got together to discuss short term and long term academic and career goals as we continue our studies and growth primarily online. We also take some time to reflect on how the pandemic has changed or reshaped our goals, and how we plan to stick to these goals moving forward! "50mm: a Scarlet Media Lens” is a podcast produced by Scarlet Media, a student media team working at the Division of Continuing Studies’ media services at Rutgers University. On 50mm, we discuss our perspectives on digital media, filmmaking, and stories that inspire us. Visit tvstudio.rutgers.edu to learn more about us. Instagram: @rutgersitvstudio
19:37
March 25, 2021
That's NOT a Wrap (on Quarantine)- S2 Ep 6
We've reached the end of season 2, and guess what?! Scarlet Media is still in quarantine! In September we passed our 6th month anniversary of working and taking classes remotely. In the finale of Season 2, we consider what has changed and what has stayed the same as we've continued to work and create through this pandemic. Then, for a look into the future, we conclude with an interview with our boss, Laura Transue, the Scarlet Media manager and member of the DoCS Media Services staff. We get some insight on how the team has managed to develop despite the challenges of this year and what may come in 2021. "50mm: a Scarlet Media Lens” is a podcast produced by Scarlet Media, a student media team working at the Division of Continuing Studies’ media services at Rutgers University. On 50mm, we discuss our perspectives on digital media, filmmaking, and stories that inspire us. Visit tvstudio.rutgers.edu to learn more about us. Instagram: @rutgersitvstudio
27:21
February 05, 2021
The Writing Process - S2 Ep 5
Script writing can be the most important and yet most difficult part of putting together a video or film. In this episode, Finley chats with team members Wallace and Megan about the highs and lows of writing and putting together a story. They share how their approaches change (or don't change) depending on what kind of project they are doing and how and when to embrace feedback from others. If you've every struggled with a script, or just want to pick up some tips from other writers, this is the episode for you! "50mm: a Scarlet Media Lens” is a podcast produced by Scarlet Media, a student media team working at the Division of Continuing Studies’ media services at Rutgers University. On 50mm, we discuss our perspectives on digital media, filmmaking, and stories that inspire us. Visit tvstudio.rutgers.edu to learn more about us. Instagram: @rutgersitvstudio
23:17
February 05, 2021
Images/Imagenes & Latinx Heritage Month - S2 Ep 4
We are very excited to bring you today’s episode! October 15th is the last day of Latinx Heritage Month, so we thought this was the perfect opportunity to talk to some of the creators behind the recently rebooted and now Rutgers-based show, Images/Imagenes. Randy Cangre is the manager of the Rutgers iTV Studio and professional production services. And Alice Hernandez works at the Office of the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. Both Alice and Randy have been crucial members of the team producing the Latinx-centric show. We were thrilled to get a chance to talk to them about what it takes to create a show like Images/Imagenes as well as their perspectives on Latinx Hertiage Month and the future of representation for the Latinx community. It was a lively and interesting discussion, we know you will enjoy! "50mm: a Scarlet Media Lens” is a podcast produced by Scarlet Media, a student media team working at the Division of Continuing Studies’ media services at Rutgers University. On 50mm, we discuss our perspectives on digital media, filmmaking, and stories that inspire us. Visit tvstudio.rutgers.edu to learn more about us. Instagram: @rutgersitvstudio
25:32
February 05, 2021
All About Animation - S2 Ep 3
Today we explore the vast world of animation. We review some of our favorite styles and examples of animation, and examine what makes it so unique. Can animation do things that live action can’t? Why do live action version of animated stories often go so wrong? We also discuss our own challenges and successes in our own animation attempts. "50mm: a Scarlet Media Lens” is a podcast produced by Scarlet Media, a student media team working at the Division of Continuing Studies’ media services at Rutgers University. On 50mm, we discuss our perspectives on digital media, filmmaking, and stories that inspire us. Visit tvstudio.rutgers.edu to learn more about us. Instagram: @rutgersitvstudio
27:33
February 05, 2021
Making Sound and Music - S2 Ep 2
This week, we’ll be talking about sound and music in film and media. We explore how music and sound impact us across genres like horror and music videos, and also break down how we approach making music choices for our own projects. This episode also features an interview with special guest, Walker Perry. Walker is both a full-time Rutgers staff member who works closely with Scarlet Media, and a creative musician in his own right. He discusses making music for work and for fun, where he looks for inspiration, and how simple elements can change the emotional register of a song. "50mm: a Scarlet Media Lens” is a podcast produced by Scarlet Media, a student media team working at the Division of Continuing Studies’ media services at Rutgers University. On 50mm, we discuss our perspectives on digital media, filmmaking, and stories that inspire us. Visit tvstudio.rutgers.edu to learn more about us. Instagram: @rutgersitvstudio
30:48
February 05, 2021
Back to (Virtual) School - S2 Ep 1
The Fall semester is underway and we are back for Season 2! The fall semester has started and we're back on the air with some more great topics, fun guests, and lively discussions in store for you. This September finds us starting our first fully-remote semester as undergrads. So, we're starting off the season with a Back-To-School episode! We're talking about what the first few weeks of school have been like, and our expectations, anxieties, and hopes for the rest of the year. We also take a moment to reminisce and laugh about our first weeks working for Scarlet Media and some of the teaching moments that came along with them! "50mm: a Scarlet Media Lens” is a podcast produced by Scarlet Media, a student media team working at the Division of Continuing Studies’ media services at Rutgers University. On 50mm, we discuss our perspectives on digital media, filmmaking, and stories that inspire us. Visit tvstudio.rutgers.edu to learn more about us. Instagram: @rutgersitvstudio
26:17
February 05, 2021
Media That Inspired Us - S1 Ep 6
In the last episode of this season, the team gets together to talk about what inspired us to start filmmaking. We share what formative films, television shows, art, and other digital media sparked our imaginations and got us creating. We hope our stories inspire you to get creating, while you wait for 50 mm's return in the fall!
28:32
February 05, 2021
Steph Bradli (Guest Episode) - S1 Ep 5
In this episode, we interview Steph Bradli, a Rutgers film student whose primary focus is on the visual design elements of film. Steph also discusses her senior thesis film, a rotoscoping animation project which she is completing at home over the summer.
23:12
February 05, 2021
Amplify Melanated Voices - S1 Ep 4
In this episode, we discuss content by famous filmmakers of color as part of our efforts to amplify melanated voices in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. We explore how the artistic and narrative choices of these films help to promote awareness about race-based discrimination in the United States.
25:18
February 05, 2021
Filmmaking In Quarantine - S1 Ep 3
In this episode, we discuss our filmmaking experiences in the time of Covid-19 and self-quarantine. We explore the changes we face due to our limited access to equipment, studios, and people, and how we adapted our filmmaking accordingly. 
22:47
February 05, 2021
Kendrick Lamar - S1 Ep 2
In this episode, we discuss the music videos of rap artist Kendrick Lamar, and the filmmaking techniques he uses to help tell the stories of his songs. Since we talk in detail about his music videos Alright and Element, we recommend you take a look at those videos before listening to this episode to get the most from our conversation.
16:04
February 05, 2021
Women Filmmakers - S1 Ep 1
In this episode, we discuss a few films directed by women, and what they can teach us about filmmaking! We also talk about the Women Make Movies virtual film festival, which made documentary films available to watch online for free during the month of April 2020.
18:28
February 05, 2021