Fearlessly Failing with Lola Berry


235. Sam & Lola in LA LA LAND - THE PRODUCERS; A day in the life of a Hollywood producer

So you’ve won the pitch, what’s next? Production! In this episode we deep dive all kinds of production from podcasts, to morning shows, commercials and music vids. We share a behind the scenes look at what it takes to put together a shoot in your hometown and abroad. From the Universal back lot, to shooting in the Ukraine, London and Los Angeles to what a second Unit does, unusual film terminology, what actually is a gaffer ? to the joys of shooting on water and loads more

We also share with you our top tips for making a great podcast as well as tips and tricks we’ve learnt along the way through being on sets of TV shows and commercials.

We hope you love this ep, and as always please share it with your mates, like, subscribe and comment with questions you’d like us to answer in our bonus “Ask us anything” episode!

Our top tips producing a podcast: 1. Work out what you want to say - have a point of difference 2. Plan, Plan, Plan 3. Have good equipment = make sure its audible. If you can’t hear what you’re recording properly your listener’s wont be able to either.

4. Be real

5. Stay present and connected to your guest

6. Do all the prep, then let it go!


Sam’s ep on Fearlessly Failing:

The water tanks used for filming; we have some pretty impressive Hollywood water tanks on the Gold Coast, the largest holding 7.2 million liters of water. Village Roadshow has 3 mega water tanks that have been used for Pirates of the Caribbean; Dead man tells no tales as well as Thor: Ragnorök. You can see them all here: https://villageroadshowstudios.com.au/stages-and-tanks/main-tank

Sam’s Orbit chewing gum ad: https://vimeo.com/79483361

Augusts Punch’s Website: www.augustuspunch.com

Ellie Goulding – Goodness Gracious Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekPBOVgGRSA The Horrors – Still Life Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJQk0jDZx8o

Lola’s vlog of going behind the scenes on Morning TV in Australia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3BnQP--TZ4

Lola’s vlog of going behind the scenes of an American TV show filmed on the Universal Lot: https://youtu.be/u52D7b2fuCo

Sam insta: https://www.instagram.com/samrken/https://www.instagram.com/samrken/

Lola insta: https://www.instagram.com/yummololaberry/

Big love!

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241. Sam & Lola in LA LA LAND - Talk Shows!

Get ready for a behind the scenes sneaky peek into all that goes on behind the scenes on a talk show. Sam has been on the sets of some of the biggest tall shows in the world; Ellen, James Cordon and Jimmy Kimmel (and yes he even has the merch to prove it)! Get ready for a few spoilers and interesting talk show facts.We also unpack the wonderful wold of TV hosting and presenting. We talk about how to master in-ear and autocue as well as why it’s handy to imagine that you’re talking to your beloved dog when you’re on set.If you have a fear of public speaking then we share a few secrets to help you master this beast that people fear more in the world than anything else. Legit, public speaking is considered to be most common fear in the entire world.Voiceovers are a whole other skill set and both Sam and I have had very different experiences with. Get ready for some fun voiceovers on the spot!LINKS:- Behind the scenes of Guardians of the Galaxy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPa1d8ygmo8 - Jimmy Fallon Calvin Klein shoot: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2558809/Jimmy-Fallon-Calvin-Klein-model-Newly-uncovered-image-shows-TV-host-flaunting-boyish-good-looks-decade-old-fashion-campaign.html - Sam V/O reel: https://www.samkennedy.tv/landscapesSam insta: http://www.instagram.com/samrken - Lola insta: https://www.instagram.com/yummololaberryThanks so much for your support on this pod; please leaves us any questions below!