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The Working Creative

The Working Creative

By Kim Tayona
The Working Creative Podcast — a podcast where we talk with creatives and entrepreneurs, talk about their ideas, and their creative journey, hosted by Kim Tayona.
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Learning To Rap with Ino Makata
Ino Makata has been around the rap scene for about five years, producing and creating noteworthy pieces that caught our attention. His untiring passion for music and rap makes him one of the modern-day mover of the rap scene in Zamboanga City. In this episode, we get to know more about Ino and his story—his humble beginnings and the things that keep him driven. Certain circumstances made him wanted to quit his passion, but somehow, rap always finds its way to be a part of him, "Isang beses kong iniwan, limang beses kong binalikan." Join us in this fourth episode of The Working Creative with Ino Makata. Blessed are the creative and the bold.
June 14, 2020
Freelancing in the Film Industry with Xeph Suarez
Xeph Suarez was one of the people who inspired me to create short films back when I was in college. He is very generous to share his knowledge in filmmaking that we even open a club, Cinema Atenista in Ateneo de Zamboanga back then and he was our moderator. Now, he’s working full time in the country’s film industry and won numerous awards for his films. Xeph directed “Si Astri maka si Tambulah,” which won Best Director and received a Jury Citation for Best Film in Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2018. This eventually, propelled his works to be selected for several film festivals such as PÖFF Shorts — Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Tampere Film Festival, Lovers Film Festival — Torino LGBTQI Visions, Cambodia International Film Festival, Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, OFF— Odense International Film Festival, among others. Join us in this hour-long conversation about filmmaking, freelance hustling in the film industry, and how they are coping during the pandemic. Xeph Suarez Blessed are the creative and the bold.
June 02, 2020
The Journey of Being An Indie Musician with Ernest:Hope
There’s a mysterious masked singer-songwriter gigging around the metro — calls himself Ernest:Hope. You have to admit, it is easy to remember his name, catchy as hell. His name sounds like a hopeful American novelist, but his music sounds like ‘acoustic pop’ with lyrics of being young, hopeful, and free to love or get hurt. In this episode, Ernest:Hope shares his early experience of being an indie band in Metro Manila. In the advent of music streaming apps, he narrates how he pushed ways to produce a physical EP for his former band. Learn how to get your songs played on the radio and know how to end up on the page of the country's prestigious music magazine — Pulp Magazine — in this hour-long conversation with Ernest:Hope. Blessed are the creative and the bold.
May 26, 2020
How To Sell Your Art To The World with Kiko Miranda
In this first episode of The Working Creative, we have Kiko Miranda — a theatre artist, visual artist, and creative mentor. We recorded this episode in his backyard. We could’ve done it indoors, but the weather was just beautiful. You can hear the wind, birds, and other sounds in this conversation. Kiko talks about how encouragement in the early years can help pave a career for a future artist. According to him, the internet is not for porn anymore, but for boosting productivity and a market place to sell pieces globally. He also reveals his top books-to-read that might help young artists thrive in the art world. Listen to how he tells the secret in overcoming a creative block and finding your Aha! moment. If you are a young artist and don't know how to make your art sustainable, then this episode is for you. Kiko Miranda Blessed are the creative and the bold.
May 19, 2020