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August 06, 2013 02:06 PM PDT
Join Kathryn Furrow and I in Orlando, FL August 17th & 18th, 2013 for our 2-day T.R.U.S.T. Principles Workshop.
or our facebook event
for information on registration!
See you in Orlando!FilmAspire Podcast Episode 73 (Do Your Homework)
June 15, 2013 03:07 PM PDT
Today we are talking about the importance of doing your homework in the entertainment industry. Also in this episode is information on the Breath of Heaven Indiegogo Campaign, the Fleur De Lis Music Festival coming to Diamonds in Louisville June 22nd!
As promised in the podcast here is a link to info on Section 181 (Listen to the podcast first!):
Breath of Heaven Campagin:
Acting For Your Life:
Fleur De Lis Music Festival
May 26, 2013 09:16 AM PDT
In the Beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the Master's there are few...
A very old proverb gives birth to a new thought. "What if we as filmmakers stayed in the beginner's mindset forever?" What might we accomplish if we never closed our minds to any possibilities? Let's discuss this interesting prospect...
Also in this episode; GIVE A DOLLAR GET A HOLLAR! Our new campaign initiative for our Indiegogo fundraiser for our new film Breath OF Heaven. You can support the effort through the final days of Breath of Heaven's Indiegogo Campaign - contribute $1 and receive an international social media shoutout (for yourself, your business, or a dedication to someone else) and a ticket to the premiere!
Go to http://igg.me/at/breathofheaven NOW to Give A Dollar and Get a Hollar!
Thank you for supporting Breath of Heaven - a film supported by the people, for the people.FilmAspire Podcast Episode 71 (Sometimes The Shark Don't Work!)
May 01, 2013 08:50 AM PDT
Have you ever been faced with project in which a critical element is just not working? As a filmmaker and director, sometimes we have to make snap decisions that greatly affect the outcome of our films. Sometimes we have to make onset changes, sometimes we have to fall on our backup plan, and sometimes we have to have the guts to throw in the towel! Here are a few tips and tricks to help you this process!
Also be sure to check out the Indiegogo campaign for the new film From FYL Entertainment, "Breath Of Heaven." We need your support to make this awesome film a reality!
See the Campaign Here: http://igg.me/at/breathofheaven
As always if you questions, comments, or show topic suggestions, please drop us a line at email@example.comFilmAspire Podcast Episode 70 (Why Delegation Fails)
March 09, 2013 07:31 AM PST
TAlking today about why Delegation sometimes Fails on your filmset. There are four key reasons. Give a listen a find out why.
Also news on Convention Appearances new partners and much much more!The FilmAspire Podcast Episode 69 (The Annoying Topics)
February 22, 2013 11:53 AM PST
2013 is off and running! Running so hard that I am having to Podcast from the ROAD. I am driving to the gym!
Today we are taking about the two most annoying topics that one has to deal with as a director or producer...Body Odor and Harassment! These are serious topics that require swift and decisive action. Here are a few tips for dealing with these Annoying Topics!
Come out and Check us out at Dead Winter Horror Convention March 8th, 9th, 10th in Somerset Kentucky! Check it out at www.deadwintercon.com
Also visit our new website www.fylentertainment.com for all things FilmAspire, Acting For Your Life, and Sentimental Journey!FilmAspire Podcast Episode 68 (Tough Conversations)
February 10, 2013 09:51 PM PST
It's the second annual birthday podcast! Today I am celebrating my 30th birthday, and as I reflect on the past 30 years I have come to a singular conclusion. Sometimes...no matter how difficult it is...we have to knuckle down and have those tough conversations. Wether it's about money, casting, or any other artistic decisions...we have to have the conversations.FilmAspire Podcast Episode 67: ADR and Sound Recording
January 19, 2013 11:55 PM PST
How many Times have you seen a Microbudget Film the had a great story, good camera work and even decent acting...but the audio is just deplorable. During a recent ADR session with friend and Actor Adam Pepper, www.imdb.com/name/nm1166921/ (if you need a great actor give him a call), I came to realize a few things about the process of recording sound for film. FilmAspire@live.com actingforyourlife.org fylentertainment.comFYL Entertainment Joint Podcast #1
January 12, 2013 05:40 PM PST
FYL Entertainment Co-Founders Kathryn Furrow (http://actingforyourlife.podomatic.com) and Herschel Zahnd (http://filmaspire.podomatic.com) team up to discuss directing, acting, and collaboration this, the first, of a monthly podcast series.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Acting For Your Life
January 11, 2013 05:47 PM PST
Nobody ever plans to fail...they just fail to plan....
Is this you? Here are a few ideas on how to plan your film to achieve the best results.
Also a special announcement regarding the new Joint Podcast coming to you soon from FYL Entertainment!FilmAspire Episode 65 (Dealing with Internet Idiots)
December 24, 2012 05:53 PM PST
Gather receiving a series of scathe-thing comments on my various YouTube videos, I decided to give you some tips and tricks on dealing with Internet snipers.
Check out the videos and comments here:
Wish for the Dead: Motion Comic - http://youtu.be/EpYipUOd1xA
Girl Number Three trailer - http://youtu.be/rovOdJepWSI
Have a Happy Holiday Everyone!FilmAspire Podcast Episode 64 (Be Flexible)
December 07, 2012 09:31 AM PST
Owning to the fact that we are both Sick...We will not be bringing you our exclusive interview with Kathryn Rae Furrow on the needs of actors on a FIlm Set...
Instead, here is a very brief message on the importance of flexibility.
Also a special Announcement regarding the Empowerment 101 webinar!FilmAspire Podcast Episode 63 (Don't Ignore The Actor)
November 30, 2012 09:08 AM PST
Welcome to the first FilmAspire Friday! We will be bringing you an all new Podcast or Digging up an Archived Podcast every friday to help jump start your weekend film shoot.
Today's message is to remember the human element of your film. Don't Ignore Your ACTORS.
This is the first of a two part series on Directing and Dealing with actors on your micro-budget sets!
Also we have some Exciting news about the All new Empowerment 101 Webinar from Acting For Your Life!
All this and more once you click PLAY!Special Announcement
November 28, 2012 01:12 PM PST
FilmAspire Fridays are Coming!
Are You Excited...?
....We Are!FilmAspire Podcast Episode 62 (Everybody Wants To Be A Director)
September 16, 2012 09:00 PM PDT
Let's get down to really defining the role of the director. What it means and why some folks are just born to do the job...and why some folk are just really not!FilmAspire Podcast Episode 61 (TIME)
September 09, 2012 09:00 PM PDT
On today's show we are going to be talking about TIME. How to use it, plan for it, and adapt to it. We are also going to talk about way to do when timing throws you for a loop!FilmAspire Podcast Episode 60 (Getting Real About Weddings)
August 31, 2012 04:14 PM PDT
We are back with new episodes and to start us off we are going to talk about great ways to supplement your income as a filmmaker...Weddings! We will discuss the equipment needs, pricing, timing, and much more!
Check out iTunes for more episodes, keyword "FilmAspire"FilmAspire Podcast Episode 58 (The Filmmaker's Toolbox: THE BFH)
June 11, 2012 06:49 AM PDT
While Working out at the gym recently, I had an unexpected turn of events while working on the elliptical machine. This lead me to start thinking about all the tools we as filmmaker's have to cultivate and use.FilmAspire Podcast Episode 56 (Sing To The Empty Tent)
May 21, 2012 03:00 AM PDT
While Performing at Lynn's Paradise Cafe' in Louisville, Ky. two separate but interconnected events revealed and fundamental truth about life as a Arts Professional!FilmAspire Podcast Episode 55 (Share Your Wealth)
April 12, 2012 03:00 AM PDT
It's time to talk about sharing your abundant wealth...What...you don't have any? i'll bet you are wrong. Let me show you how 5 simple areas of your filmmaking life will yield you wealth that a Rockefeller might envy.FilmAspire Podcast Episode 54 (The Enemy of GOOD)
April 08, 2012 06:22 AM PDT
After catastrophic computer failure, we are back with new episodes. Today we are going to be talking about that one thing that keeps filmmakers from completing there projects, the search for perfection.
Perfection is something that happens, it doesn't get made. If we seek to make every shot perfect, the film will never get finished. We should be instead, seeking to make each and every shot of our films' truly good!
This will serve us well so long as we don't fall victim to the other enemy of good, "GOOD ENOUGH"FilmAspire Podcast Episode 52 (Interview with Darrin Dickerson, Director of D4
February 24, 2012 12:06 PM PST
The last interview from DEAD WINTER HORROR CONVENTION with the writer director of D4. Listen to the words of a filmmaker the turned personal strife and tragedy to art therapy and one killer action flick!
FilmAspire PodcastEpisode 51 (Victor Miller writer of Friday the 13th)
February 17, 2012 04:38 PM PST
The first of many podcasts from the 2012 Dead Winter Horror Convention! We are going to bring you several podcasts from the show beginning with a special interview on screenwriting with Victor Miller, writer of Friday the 13th and father of Jason Vorhees!
Thanks For Listening and get you pen and paper ready for a master class with the creator of one of the greatest horror villains of all time!
Remeber to follow us both on Podomatic and on facebook!
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 50!
February 10, 2012 10:02 PM PST
This is our 50th episode! We are so excited to have been bringing the podcast to filmmakers all over the world, and today is extra special because it is also my 29th Birthday!
Thank you show much for continuing to listen to the show. Keep telling your filmmaking friends and get out there and tell your story!
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 49 (The DIY Screen Hood)
February 07, 2012 09:31 AM PST
In the special video, or rather still image, podcast. I will be discussing how you can build a microbudget LCD screen hood for a Canon t3i. Or any camera equipped with a pop out LCD screen.
And please LIKE us of Facebook!
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 48 (Don't Be A GearHead!)
February 05, 2012 03:37 PM PST
In this episode we are discussing the dangers of running out and buying every piece of equipment that you want, as opposed to the pieces of equipment that you NEED.
I will also tell you some ways to get around buying certain pieces of equipment by either building it or just renting or borrowing it to test it out.
Also included in this episode is new information on the Acting For Your Life Program and Sentimental Journey Tour.
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FilmAspire Podcast Episode 44 (Lessons in BAD BLOOD)
December 22, 2011 12:42 PM PST
After wrapping a ten day shoot on the Feature Film BAD BLOOD, I get to stop and reflect on how I saw so many of the FilmAspire principles in practice. Plus I got to learn some new lessons.
Plus if you are looking for a last minute Christmas gift for yourself, head over to
And download a copy of THE TRIMMER for the low price of $1.99
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 43 (Worth The Fight)
December 11, 2011 02:52 AM PST
Is the arguement you are having on set really worth the fight? How will the decision really affect the outcome of your film. Today we will explore the answer by looking at one of the most iconic moments in cinema.
Also in this episode can learn how you can get a download of our latest film THE TRIMMER for the introductory price of $1.99!
Follow this link to get your copy of THE TRIMMER today: http://store.payloadz.com/go?id=982614
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 42 (Reasonable Expectations)
November 29, 2011 09:56 AM PST
Today we are talking about "Reasonable Expectations." What it means and what it shouldn't. More importantly how to create "Expectations" you can live and motivate yourself with.
Also a special announcement regarding my latest film.
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 36 (From Passion to Project)
August 29, 2011 08:41 AM PDT
While traveling to my audition last week I had the opportunity to hear how a passionate environmentalist turned his passion into his first film. Ben Evans and his wife Juile, along with their friend Mark Dixon went on a year long road trip to better understand the state of environmental issue nation wide. Go and check out the results of their quest by seeing YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip. For Screenings go to www.yert.com.
Also don't forget about the Pillows For The Cure event coming up on September, 3 2011 to benefit www.courageouskids.org
NOTE: For some reason there is about 3 mins of silence at the end of this episode...
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 35 (Tell Your Story)
August 21, 2011 08:25 AM PDT
A dead battery and a jumpstart lead to a conversation of where to find scripts. Here are a few tips tricks and techniques for developing and writing the script for your film. More info on the Pillows For The Cure: Charitable Pillow Fight and announcements on to upcoming interviews!
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 34 (A Response To A Sniper)
August 18, 2011 02:59 AM PDT
After a scathing comment was left on the last episode, which is still there for you to read, I have just a few thoughts that must be shared with you about the measure of Success!
Thank you to my anonymous commenter. BTW we are well on the way to 20 followers!
KEEP UP "YOUR" GOOD FIGHT!
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 33 (Ultimatums & Limiting Behavior)
August 17, 2011 04:34 PM PDT
Today I am celebrating my first Union Callback audition. Have you ever delivered an ultimatum for yourself or your career? You must be careful to not damage your own career by ultimatuming yourself to death.
Also in this episode new info about the Pillow fight for the Cure to benefit courageouskids.com...and much, much more!
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 32 (Go For It!)
August 14, 2011 02:27 PM PDT
Live from R. Kelly's old recording booth at Encore Talent in Chicago, Illinois; I have a question for you. Why haven't you gone for it? People are doing it and you are missing out. I have an inspirational story or two for you along the way! Time to go for it!
FilmAspire Episode 31 (Throw The Gauntlet Back!)
August 11, 2011 02:17 PM PDT
Isn't being told that something is impossible just the most awesome thing ever? Well, maybe second only to proving the person that told you the thing was impossible wrong by doing it exceptionally. Today's teaching is on what to do when our mentors and producers and family all tell us that something, like our dream, is impossible. Including the true story of my musical trip to Fleet Street.
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 30 (Yes I have an EGO)
August 08, 2011 11:14 PM PDT
The haters are once again trying to tear me down by telling everyone I have a huge Ego. Wait till they find out that I agree with them! In this teaching you are going to learn about the right kind of ego and how to use it to further your films, your business, and your career!
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 29 (Accepting Criticism)
August 01, 2011 12:15 AM PDT
Late night thoughts on Accepting criticism on your films and artistic endeavors. It will happen so we must learn how to deal with it, and MOVE ON
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 28 (Back To The Well)
July 29, 2011 02:36 AM PDT
After a bad night at work I reflect on the term "Back To The Well" and what it really means.
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 25 (5 Thing You Can Do For Your Business For Under $200.00)
July 26, 2011 03:54 AM PDT
Here is my list of five things you can do for your business for less than $200.00 bucks!
Episode 21 (Live from U2 in Chicago)
July 26, 2011 03:26 AM PDT
A few words on the jobs available in the concert world, besides, WE SAW U2 IN CONCERT!!!!!!!!!!!
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 20 (Find Your Right)
July 26, 2011 03:22 AM PDT
After wrapping principle Photography on my latest film, a crew member gave me an unexpected bit on inspiration. Sometimes the accepted right way of doing things is not the only way. You have to find your own right!
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 19 (Auditions Pt. 3)
July 26, 2011 03:15 AM PDT
The Final of the Three part series on Auditions.
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 18 (Auditions Pt. 2)
July 26, 2011 03:07 AM PDT
Part 2 of the three part series on Auditions
FilmAspire Podcast Episode 17 (Auditions Pt. 1)
July 26, 2011 02:59 AM PDT
The frist of a three part series on planning a conducting proper auditions.
The FilmAspire Podcast is an educational and motivational resource for filmmakers of all levels.
The FilmAspire Podcast is a motivational and educational training series devoted to help young, first time and struggling filmmakers get their first films off the ground. This is accomplished through a combination of practical advice, training, and motivation. Master Teacher Herschel Zahnd will openly share all he knows about the world of the MicroBudget Film. HAng for the ride cause it is going to be exciting
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