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The BWNC Podcast is the #1 resource for content creators. Every Monday, we share interviews & discussions with industry-leading creatives whose stories will inspire you to follow your passion. Our goal is to provide you with the shortcuts, tips, & advice that will take your career to the next level! Hosted by filmmaker Ben Hagarty – best known for his work with major artists & brands like Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Disney, & EA Games.

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The BWNC Podcast is the #1 resource for content creators. Every Monday, we share interviews & discussions with industry-leading creatives whose stories will inspire you to follow your passion. Our goal is to provide you with the shortcuts, tips, & advice that will take your career to the next level! Hosted by filmmaker Ben Hagarty – best known for his work with major artists & brands like Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Disney, & EA Games.

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Never fails to inspire me!

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I was so stoked finding this podcast and always have at least 1-3 take aways from each episode I listen too. Thank you for always putting out consistent great content!!

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Never fails to inspire me!

By 2717394937 - May 09 2020
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I was so stoked finding this podcast and always have at least 1-3 take aways from each episode I listen too. Thank you for always putting out consistent great content!!

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Latest release on Sep 28, 2020

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Rank #1: A creative discussion with Jay-Z's photographer, RAVIEB! | EP. 100!!!!

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EPISODE 100!!!! AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE THAN WITH THE LEGENDARY PHOTOGRAPHER, RAVIEB!!!!!!! Raven is a good homie of mine now after we both worked on Coachella and the OTR 2 tour with Beyonce & Jay-Z. Raven best known for her work photographing Jay-Z's 4:44 TOUR, Raven has open the floodgates with her photography skills. Having captured some of the most iconic photos of Beyonce's Coachella performance (her photos have been used as billboards all around the world), to documenting the tour - Raven has taken her name to the next level. She has photographed professional athletes, celebrities, and artist like Cardi, Big Sean, Future, and more. Today's discussion with Raven was exciting as she claims "THIS IS THE LAST PODCAST I'M DOING FOR A VERY LONG TIME". Comment below and let us know what you think of this episode!!!

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Jul 29 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #2: How Danilo Lewis became the tour photographer for The Chainsmokers! | EP. 120

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Today we have Danilo Lewis on the podcast! Danilo is best known for his photography work with The Chainsmokers, Florida Georgia Line, and Zedd! He has been shooting concerts since he first started messing with his camera and quickly started leveling up by joining the festival circuit. He was traveling around creating content for so many festivals that eventually, a few artists caught on. This hustle is real! Stoked for you to hear the full episode!

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  • Intro (3:31)
  • Not wanting to be in front of camera until recently (5:35)
  • Backstory & Family (6:55)
  • Becoming a full-time photographer (9:30)
  • Working at Echo Stage / Learning the ropes / Recognition (14:35)
  • Big break into festivals (27:50)
  • Chainsmokers break & tour (34:15)
  • Relationship with the Chainsmokers (45:05)
  • Brand work and more (50:48)
  • Teamwork on tour (53:10)
  • Relationship with other artists - Nicky Romero/Steve Aoki/Zedd (57:10)
  • Rights to photos / tagging / having an attorney (1:00:40)
  • Future goals (1:08:51)
  • Florida Georgia Line & expecting moments (1:10:45)
  • Gear & helping/encouraging young creators (1:19:40)
  • Q&A (1:27:25)

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Oct 07 2019

1hr 35mins

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Rank #3: How Jakob Owens created MULTIPLE STREAMS OF REVENUE as a creator. | EP. 92

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Jakob Owens Podcast Video: https://youtu.be/dI27VwpClXQ

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Jul 01 2019

1hr 38mins

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Rank #4: How Ashley Everett became Beyonce's dance captain! | Ep. 150

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Ashley Everett is a professional dancer who has been Beyonce’s dance captain for over 10 years and has performed on every one of her tours since 2007. She has also featured in some of B’s most iconic music videos like the viral smash Single Ladies. In this episode, Ashley takes us through her entire journey as a professional dancer – from her start in her hometown of Chico, California to becoming a professional dancer that has performed on the biggest stages across the globe. Along the way, she dives into some of the biggest moments in her career with Beyonce like the Single Ladies video, Super Bowl performances, Formation World Tour, Coachella, & OTR II tour. We cover it all.

AT&T Film Awards 2020 Submission Link: http://bit.ly/2tbA9Or

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- Ben’s Intro (0:00)

- Intro to Ashley / Background (2:53)

- Childhood / Ballet beginnings / Early career (9:07)

- Moving To NYC / Beyonce audition / BDAY album music videos / Tour rehearsals (16:41)

- Meeting Beyonce / Beyonce Experience Tour (32:24)

- Becoming the Dance Captain / Single Ladies / Second Tour (37:00)

- Advice for aspiring dancers / Performing on tour & music videos / Non-disclosure (46:45)

- Superbowl performances / Avoiding leaks / Finding down-time (59:00)

- Formation Tour / Engagement story (1:08:13)

- Beyonce’s work ethic & drive (1:15:55)

- Coachella “Homecoming” rehearsals & performance / OTR II tour (1:19:25)

- Mentorship / The Carters album + more on tour (1:32:30)

- Patreon Q&A experience (1:45:10)

- Outro (1:52:00)

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Jan 20 2020

1hr 57mins

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Rank #5: 08. How Andrew Sandler got his documentary on NETFLIX and has had over 1 BILLION views on all his videos.

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Today I have a very important guest on the show, Andrew Sandler. Andrew is one of the main reasons I have any success in Los Angeles and has been a dude I've literally been with day in and day out since I moved to LA, putting me on since I got here. Andrew is the director of our Chris Brown documentary that has played in theaters all over the world and is now playing on Netflix. He directed our Mary J. Blige documentary which debuted on VH1 nationwide. He has directed, produced, and edited a shit ton of music videos and commercials (over a billion views) for brands and artists like Chris Brown, G-Eazy, Ariana Grande, Mac Miller, Nicki Minaj, Kehlani, Jordan Sparks, 2 Chains, Usher, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Lil Romeo, EA Sports, Audi, Ferragamo, Tiffany & Co, Amazon, and many more.

Andrew gave me my chance to co-edit the Chris Brown documentary about a week after I had moved to LA, which excelled my career and started a very unique partnership between the two of us. In this Podcast, Andrew talks about growing up as a childhood actor and his early interest in film, how he started his own production company in college, and how networking landed him his first big producing gig for Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj. All of this and more on the Black With No Cream Podcast.

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Dec 03 2017

2hr 36mins

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Rank #6: 03. How Adam DeGross became ASAP Ferg's photographer & got photos on millions of PBR cans.

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Adam is a Minneapolis based photographer / creative director and is ASAP Ferg's touring photographer. Adam has shot THOUSANDS of concerts in Minneapolis for over 10 years and even won an award for becoming the best minneapolis music photographer. In this podcast he discusses his early love for photography, how he has hustled is way into show after show, the deal he landed with PBR, getting the call from ASAP Ferg to go out on tour, and so much more.

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Oct 30 2017

1hr 37mins

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Rank #7: Why Post Malone hired Adam DeGross as his full time photo/video guy. | EP 36

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Why award-winning artist, Post Malone, hired Adam DeGross as his full-time photo/video guy. This episode is nuts! Adam has been on the podcast THREE times! Each time, his story develops by a long shot. I highly suggest you check out this episode as well as the other two episodes to hear Adam's full story. Each episode provides so many lessons!

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Oct 29 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #8: How to properly charge your client + Branding tips! | EP 30

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Trying something new... GROUP CHAT! new topic: How to properly charge your client + branding tips! 

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Jun 25 2018

57mins

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Rank #9: How Chris Parsons became Kendrick Lamar’s personal photographer | Ep. 138

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CHRIS PARSONS is best known for his work as Kendrick Lamar’s personal tour photographer/videographer. On top of that, he is also an excellent studio photographer and has worked with massive brands like Nike & Jordan. In this episode, Parsons takes us through his journey from dropping out of college to touring the world with one of the greatest rappers of all time. He tells stories about the first tour he landed with BOB, the moment he missed his first opportunity to shoot for Kendrick, & of course the phone call of a lifetime that would send him touring the world creating content for Kendrick. From there Parsons has landed major brand deals, and established himself as a full-time creator in Los Angeles w/ his own photo studio. He dives into the power of manifestation, the importance of emotion in art, and finding greatness in the imperfect. This come-up story is as real as it gets, and I’m stoked to share this episode with you today! 

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Timecode:

⁃Ben’s Intro (0:00)

⁃Intro to Parsons (2:29)

⁃Graphic design background // First tour with B.o.B. and Lupe Fiasco  (6:50)

⁃Back to Florida // Learning photography // inspirations (14:10)

⁃Meeting Kendrick Lamar and how he got on tour (18:30)

⁃GKMC European Tour // Lessons learned on tour (27:00)

⁃Life off tour // style // Jay-Z & Beyonce (41:43)

⁃Power of manifestation // Goals // Stories (46:00)

⁃Energy behind the camera // Scheduling // Health (55:00)

⁃Managing self // Future plans // Creating music (58:59)

⁃Work reflecting self and emotions // Studio and models (1:03:00)

⁃Patreon Q&A (1:09:45)

⁃Manifestation, mentors, and more stories (1:18:20)

⁃It’s never the end of the world (1:27:00)

⁃Outro (1:39:40)

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Dec 09 2019

1hr 43mins

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Rank #10: How ThatOneBlondKid began directing for The Chainsmokers, Adidas, Snapchat, & MVMT! | Ep. 134

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Jeremiah Davis, known as ThatOneBlondKid, is a director & videographer who tours regularly with The Chainsmokers and has created content for Adidas, Snapchat, MVMT, DJI, & many others. In this episode, Jeremiah takes us through his entire career from his high school photography hustle to directing music videos & campaigns for some of the biggest artists & brands in the world. He gives us behind the scenes looks at the Snapchat series he directed “Without Limits”, how he landed his first Chainsmokers tour after turning around 2 videos in 3 days, and the national campaign he just directed for MVMT featuring Nyjah Huston & Sam Kolder among others. This episode is jam-packed with some sick insight – you’ll learn the best ways to reach out to clients, the value of turning around content quickly, and the power of collaboration. 

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  • Ben’s Intro (0:00)
  • Intro to Jeremiah // Collaborations (3:08)
  • Working in ad agencies // Art of reaching out // Becoming a freelancer (8:15)
  • Early Days (15:18)
  • Moving to LA (33:09)
  • “Closer” music video // Drones (42:00)
  • Own Snapchat series (46:35)
  • “Movement” contract (58:35)
  • Linking with Rory Kramer // The art of reaching out (1:02:09)
  • Touring (1:12:15)
  • Linking with The Chainsmokers (1:21:24)
  • Social platforms // Skydiving (1:30:56)
  • Future Plans (1:49:30)
  • Patreon Q&A (1:57:45)
  • Outro (2:13:25)

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Nov 25 2019

2hr 14mins

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Rank #11: 04: How Jake Miosge became Chris Brown's photographer while living in Australia.

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My fourth guest on the Black With No Cream Podcast is Jake Miosge! Jake is Chris Brown's personal photographer and has been working with Chris for several years. Jake has an insane story ranging from flipping burgers in Australia, working for Chris's street team out of pure passion which led to him getting to go on tour and eventually becoming Chris's photographer. We cover this and A WHOLE LOT more! Tune in!

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Nov 06 2017

1hr 25mins

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Rank #12: 12. How TF got featured on a huge ScHoolboy Q Song & was nominated for a GRAMMY.

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On today’s episode, I sit down with a very good friend of mine and Los Angeles based rapper, TF. TF is better known for his feature on the ScHoolboy Q Song “Tookie Knows II” off the Blank Face Album. This feature has catapulted TF’s career to new levels. Not only was he able to tour around the world with Q, but he was also apart of Q’s Grammy Nomination for Best Hip-Hop Album.

I am hyped af for you to hear this interview with TF. He’s one of my very good friends and has been crushing the game with his music. There is A LOT of value packed into this one. Some of the things we dive into are about his come up as a musician and time spent in prison, How he was able to record the verse for ScHoolboy Q and what touring the world is like. We dive into the writing process and theory for how he approaches his projects and even how he plans to release a recorded verse by a close friend who just passed away on his upcoming project. We really get into it.

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Dec 31 2017

2hr 8mins

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Rank #13: MORNING ROAST: You're Missing Opportunities | EP. 111

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The greatest opportunity of your career could be right in front of your eyes. You just have to shoot your shot! Today we discuss our recent contests and how many creatives let life changing opportunities slip through their hands sometimes...

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Sep 04 2019

37mins

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Rank #14: How Matt Alonzo directed music videos for The Game, Bieber, Tyler the Creator & More. | EP. 57

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Our very special guest for episode number 55 is the one and only, Matt Alanzo. Matt is a beast director having 10 years in the game, specializing in music videos/commercials/docs/and branded content. He’s worked with artists like The Game, Justin Bieber, Kendrick, Chris Brown, Common, Nas, Tyler the Creator, French Montana, Lil Wayne, and many many more. He’s also directed a micro-doc series called “Up Close” diving into different rock stars lives such as Nipsey Hussle, Floyd Mayweather, Nicky Diamond, to name a few. This episode is a banger!

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Feb 24 2019

1hr 36mins

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Rank #15: How Levi became Joey Bada$$’s director! | EP. 110

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Levi Turner shares his come up story and how he was able to slide in as Joey Badass’s official tour videographer/photographer. Now, he is directing his music videos!

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Sep 02 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #16: How Ty Rogers transitioned from baseball player to sports content creator for Cam Newton & Michigan Football!

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Ty Rogers is a filmmaker & photographer who has established himself as one of the top creators in the sports world working with brands such as NFL Films, ESPN+, Adidas & LeBron Jame’s Uninterrupted to name a few. In this episode, we learn how Ty transitioned from playing college baseball to becoming a content creator for some of the top athletes & sports programs in the country such as Cam Newton, Duke Basketball, & the University of Michigan football team. Ty has won 2 Emmy’s for his work off so If you have ever wanted to create content in the sports world for athletes, teams or brands you definitely want to be taking notes on this one!

Timecode:

  • Intro to Ty / Current work with LeBron James and Uninterrupted (2:19)
  • Beginnings / Playing football in college + professionally / Studying criminal justice / Coaching (11:50)
  • Changing careers to graphic design + advertising for college teams (16:30)
  • Starting to shoot photos + videos for teams and universities (28:30)
  • Cam Newton DM’ing him and their working relationship (48:40)
  • Shooting for the NFL / Fly on the wall / Start of freelancing (1:03:00)
  • Moving to LA / Work with big sports brands / Gear (1:18:20)
  • Future Plans (1:32:00)
  • Patreon Q&A (1:34:50)
  • Outro + Winning 2 Emmys (1:41:27)

Feb 10 2020

1hr 47mins

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Rank #17: One MAJOR TIP to accelerate your growth as a creator! | Morning Roast | Ep. 161

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A common theme among creatives priding ourselves on being “perfectionists” – focusing on every little detail, & analyzing the things that no one sees. But the truth is, perfectionism can limit your growth & cause you to stagnate. It can make you decide to not release work or to give up in fear of not living up to your expectations.  In this episode, we called our friend JR Strickland – an award-winning VFX artist to discuss how letting go of perfectionism can open up new doors for creatives. We discuss the value of knowing when your work is good enough, accepting mistakes, & the importance of receiving feedback.

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Feb 26 2020

38mins

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Rank #18: How Baeth shoots for Live Nation and Rolling Loud! | EP 126

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This week’s podcast guest is music photographer Baeth (@baeth)! Baeth is known from her shots of some of the biggest artists in the game shooting for Rolling Loud year-round as an in-house photographer. She has shot sick portraits for artists like Lil Nas X, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Skies, and many more. She has done a lot of work for RevoltTV, and went on tour with Rhymesayers, state champs, and she’s currently on tour with Hoodie Allen! 

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Timecode:

  • Ben’s Intro (0:00)
  • Intro to Beth // Current plans (3:29)
  • Background // Starting out as a photographer (8:45)
  • Getting into music photography (18:00)
  • Moving to LA // Life after college (36:15)
  • Working with Revolt TV (40:05)
  • Touring and freelance industry (44:30)
  • Being a woman in a male-driven industry (54:39)
  • Touring with State Champs (1:00:30)
  • LA // Long-term goals // Gear (1:08:45)
  • Directing subjects // Lil Nas X portrait (1:17:30)
  • Mental health on tour (1:22:30)
  • Outro (1:26:30)

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Oct 28 2019

1hr 31mins

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Rank #19: Don't Be Afraid To Follow Up | Morning Roast | Ep. 147

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At the end of the day, photographers, videographers, and creators in general are all selling their personal services. With that in mind, we must learn how to follow-up with potential clients and prospects! This week we dive into the topic of following up and how to get over tough obstacles that may get in our way during these interactions with clients and prospects.

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Jan 08 2020

33mins

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Rank #20: How Mike Parenteau directed a BIG BUDGET FORD COMMERCIAL! | EP. 59

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Our very special guest for episode number 59 my dawg Mike Parenteau! Mike is a Director /Cinematographer/editor from Canada but has been living in Los Angeles the past year. Mike works with massive brands, just recently directing a massive budgeted commercial for Ford, he has also worked with brands like Columbia, Redbull, Bently, Audi, and many others. His story is pretty insane… Like, for his first job - he was able to pitch a company to give him 1,500 and he had never filmed anything professionally. he turned around and made a demo reel out of that first job and was able to get a new company to give him a 50,000 budget to shoot his second job. Im dead serious this shit is wild af lol.

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Mar 04 2019

1hr 34mins

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