Alumni Podcast: Monetizing Your Creativity | Work of Arts
Alumni Podcast: Monetizing Your Creativity | Work of Arts

Alumni Podcast: Monetizing Your Creativity

Zach Polis explores how successful people use their creative talents to earn a living

For a few weeks this summer, we’re going to share some fascinating podcasts by our amazing alumni. Join us to hear more about some of the most entertaining content on the web!

This week we meet Zach Polis (’12 BA, Drama), who has guest-hosted several episodes of Monetizing Your Creativity. This fascinating exploration into the world of film, television, theatre, music, gaming, design, publishing, entrepreneurial and performing art delves into how successful people use their creative talents to earn a living.

Industry veterans Fred Keating and Marvin Polis (Zach’s father), launched Monetizing Your Creativity as a way of satisfying the numerous mentoring requests that come their way. Says Marvin, “We thought we could do a better job of helping the next generation of creatives by introducing them to our friends…and friends of friends!’

Photo of Zach by Lexi Pendzich

Photo of Zach by Lexi Pendzich @oftenminimal

In addition to his guest-hosting gigs alongside Fred and Marvin, Zach is also the podcast editor and photographer.

“This has been a great opportunity to apply so much of what I learned in the BA program at the U of A,” says Zach. “My storytelling, presentation, photography and networking skills are being fine tuned. As the editor, I have a lot of latitude to shape each story in a way I believe is meaningful to listeners of my generation – and that’s exactly who the target audience is.”

Check out Zach’s podcasts here:

David Thompson, Steadicam operator who has worked on such movies as Hunger Games and American Hustle.

Don Pare, Chief Mentor at Real Value Capital, which facilitates crowdfunding opportunities for young artists.

Mitch Dubin, motion picture camera operator, who has worked extensively with Steven Spielberg.

To hear other episodes or subscribe, click here.


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