Live2cre8 is An exploration, deconstruction and celebration of the creative process by industry leaders, pioneers and innovators in the creative arts with your host, Shane Almgren. Some of the most creative minds on the planet - artists, musicians, inventors, painters, sculptors, artisans, magicians, choreographers, fashion designers, comedians, directors, producers and entertainers - discuss the process of creativity, and what inspires, motivates and drives them to creative excellence. Hear their firsthand stories behind some of the most iconic artistry in our culture. Find out what lessons they've learned along the way, and what advice they have to share with others looking to follow in their footsteps. Discover the daily habits of those who've taken their creative passions to a professional level, and follow along as we discuss and dissect the right brain/left brain relationship.


  • #024 Fred Satterfied: Grammy Winning Drummer of the Oak Ridge Boys

    24/02/2017 Duración: 57min

    Fred Satterfield is a Grammy & Dove Award-winning drummer, and graphic Illustrator. Fred was the Oak Ridge Boys' drummer for 20 years, winning 2 Grammy's, 2 Music City News Awards for Band of the Year, 1 CMA Award (along with 7 other nominations), and contributing to 35 Top 40 Hits including 25 #1's. He's made 4 appearances at the White House for 3 sitting Presidents, and 25 appearances on the Tonight Show. In additional to his musical acumen, Fred is also an accomplished illustrator, having produced more than 4 dozen coloring books for Dalmation Press, and numerous album covers for Benson Publishing. He is currently illustrating the graphic novel versions of C.G. Cooper's popular Corps Justice Series.   We cover a ton of fascinating topics in this episode including:   • Starting as a professional touring drummer at the age of 15 • Causing a Secret Service incident at the White House while testing out the bass drum • Entertaining Ringo Starr on the Tonight Show • Having Jay Leno open for the Oak Ridge boy

  • #023 Manny Cuevas: Fashion Designer to the Stars

    16/02/2017 Duración: 54min

    Manny Cuevas was born into fashion design royalty. He began working with his father - the renown designer Manuel - at the age of 6, designing for and dressing everyone from American Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and both George Bushes - to music royalty such as Liberace, Johnny Cash, The Rat Pack Elite, John Lennon, Dolly Parton, Roy Rogers, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Jackson Five, David Lee Roth, Kid Rock, Jack White, and Kenny Chesney - to Hollywood icons like Marlon Brando, John Wayne, Jack Nicholson, John Travolta, and Sylvester Stallone, to name a few. After being approached in 2005 by Alan Tucker (who helped Calvin Klein create and launch "Calvin Klein") about creating a ready-to-wear line, Manny has developed into a global fashion force of his own. He's headlined fashioned weeks in New York and Mexico City, and his signature clothing line "Wear it Out by Manny" can be found in stores and boutiques around the globe.  Manny designed the suit that J

  • #022 David Peterson: Language Creator for Game of Thrones

    26/01/2017 Duración: 01h04min

    David Petersen is an American linguist and language creator. He has studied over 20 "Earth" languages, and created more than 40 artificial languages for tv and movies, including Dothraki and Valyrian for HBO's hit show Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire..   Additionally, David has created the languages for Thor: The Dark World, Syfy's Defiance, CW's Star-Crossed and The 100, Dominion, Penny Dreadful, The Shannara Chronicles, Warcraft: the Beginning, Doctor Strange, and Emerald City.    He is the author of Living Language Dothraki and The Art of Language Invention, and is the co-founder of the Language Creation Society.   We cover a lot of fascinating topics in this episode including:   • JRR Tolkien's contribution to modern language creation • The workflow of sound development between himself and Hollywood show creators • Winning a language creation contest to land his first job with Game of Thrones • The linguistic rules and framework for creating a "realistic" fake languag

  • #021 Steve Feldman: Emmy Winning Director of Sesame Street

    18/01/2017 Duración: 57min

    Steve Feldman is an Emmy award winning director who has worked with talent as varied as Bill Nye, Linda Ellerbee, Bill Maher and Elmo for PBS, CBS, Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, MSNBC and Discovery. His work on “Sesame Street” earned him an Emmy Award, while his work with “Barney and Friends,” “The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss," "The Nick News," and “The Christopher Lowell Show” contributed to nine other Emmy awards and nominations. Steven’s other credits include "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher," "Lazy Town," and the debut musical theatre production for Walden Media, "Rock Odyssey."   In addition Steve has produced and directed documentaries on prison life for MSNBC and is currently developing a documentary feature examining the life of David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam”. He is the Executive Producer of “The Breakdown” debuting this spring on DanceNetwork.TV.   Recently, Steve directed and produced six short films for Sesame Workshop’s Military Initiative. Additionally he directe

  • #020 Karl "Koppertop" Hein: Professional Magician and Creator of Illusions

    28/12/2016 Duración: 01h04min

    "It's not about having facts. It's about having ALL the facts."   Karl Hein, a.k.a. Karl Koppertop is in international performing magician, lecturer, and creator of illusions. He has appeared on The Pete Holmes Show, and his ideas have been featured on America's Got Talent and Penn & Teller's "Fool Us." He has authored numerous instructional DVDs and done seminars for elite magic organizations in dozens of countries including the world famous Magic Castle.   We cover a lot of fascinating topics in this episode including:   • The differences between closeup magic, stage magic, and tv magic • The many different ways to go about creating the same illusion • The many skills and components beyond sleight of hand that go into crafting an effective illusion, including choreography, music, lighting, script writing, joke writing, and interpersonal interaction • When magicians play pranks on each other.... • Karl's ideas about Penn & Teller's "Fool Us" • Performing on the Pete Holme's Show • The problem with re

  • #019 Nicole C. Mullen: Dove Award Winning Gospel Recording Artist

    21/12/2016 Duración: 33min

    Nicole C. Mullen is an award winning Gospel Recording Artist, songwriter, and dancer/choreographer. She's won 7 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards including 2 Female Vocalist of the Year honors, and received 2 Grammy nominations as well. Mullen is the only African American artist to win the Dove Award for Song of the Year ("Redeemer"), and in 2011 was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame.  In addition to her her solo career, Nicole has also toured as a backup singer for Christian artists like Michael W. Smith, the Newsboys, CeCe Winans, and Amy Grant.  Nicole established an international mentor group for girls called "The Baby Girls Club," where she mentors girls worldwide through the arts.  We cover a lot of cool topics in this episode including:   • Singing back up for Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, The Newsboys, and many more, and doing dance choreography for Amy Grant • Learning the daily habits it takes to be a professional singer • The role her personal faith plays in the creative

  • #018 Kyle Saylors: Award-Winning Filmmaker

    14/12/2016 Duración: 01h09min

    "I think if you're nice to people, willing to do anything and work around the clock, you can get through doors that most people can't." - Kyle Saylors    Kyle Saylors is an award-wining and critically-acclaimed filmmaker, producer, and cinematographer. He has directed and produced projects as wide-ranging and diverse as FOX NFL promos, numerous MTV and BET chart-topping music videos with the likes of Master P and Snoop Dogg, and thought-provoking documentaries with global impact such as "Veil of Tears." He and his brother Kenny are the founders of Sailors Brothers Productions, and their work has been featured on, and in, Fox News, Newsweek, BBC, Time Magazine, NY Times, LA Times, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Forbes, Huffington Post, Indie Wire, Charisma, and Christianity Today, among others.   This interview was a little different than previous ones because I tried to just let Kyle talk instead of peppering him a with a thousand questions. Filmmaking is all about storytelling, and Kyle has lots of them to tel

  • #017 Larry Lashbrook: Master Luthier, Inventor, Maker of the "Greatest Sounding Guitars in the World"

    06/12/2016 Duración: 43min

    Larry Lashbrook is a world renown luthier ("a high-falutin' word for 'guitar maker'"), and the founder of Lashbrook Guitars. Larry's been building guitars since 1964, is the inventor of the Naturacoustic piezo bridge, and he is widely regarded in the industry as the maker of the finest sounding guitars in the world! He is is a passionate inventor and true revolutionary at heart with over 50 years experience performing set-ups and repairs and making high-end, hand built, custom guitars. He has worked with hundreds of professional musicians, most notably, Yngwie Malmsteen, with whom Larry has a strong working relationship spanning nearly two decades.   Lashbrook's proprietary electronic components are the heart and soul of his instruments, offering tonal versatility like no other. Perhaps Lashbrook greatest achievement is the invention of his Naturacoustic™ piezo bridge, a Tune-O-Matic style bridge which utilizes tone wood construction and a patent-pending design that maximizes resonance transfer and creates tr

  • #016 Kenny Dobbs: "The Greatest Dunker in the World"

    27/11/2016 Duración: 01h04min

    Kenny Dobbs is a professional basketball player, International Slam Dunk Champion, and the man LeBron James calls "the greatest dunker in the world." He's been a youtube sensation for years, and has appeared on ESPN, Fox Sports, NBA TV, as well as the new TNT show The Dunk King. His spectacular feats of aerial creativity have garnered him sponsorships from Sprite and Nike. Kenny has toured with the NBA and Sprite as a celebrity dunker, performing in front of sold out stadiums during Halftime Shows, Celebrity Games, and NBA All Star Weekends (where he is frequently brought in as a creative consultant for the NBA players). His amazing dunk moves were used as the inspiration for the dunks featured in the NBA 2K13 video game. Kenny is also a motivational speaker, using his foundation "Uprise Youth Movement" to empower youth of all ages with a challenging, yet empowering message of hope. We cover a lot of ground in this episode including:   • Growing up around drugs, alcohol, gangs and crime; landing in jail at 1

  • #015 Jamie Wigginton: Vocal Coach, Creator of The Vocal Edge

    21/11/2016 Duración: 58min

    Jamie Wigginton is a performance and vocal coach who works with some of the biggest voices in the music industry. He is well-known both across the US and internationally for his exceptional ability to quickly assess and aid vocalists in all aspects of vocal performance and extending vocal range. He has done over 50 international tours in 11 countries - appearing in concert and presenting Master Classes on performance and vocal technique. Jamie authored “The Karaoke Singer’s Guide to Greatness,” “The Pro Singer’s Warm-up,” and co-authored "Singing Success" – which was the biggest-selling self-improvement program of any kind on the entire internet for many years. He is the creator of VocalEdge, and his Vocal Edge Studio is located here in Nashville on historic Music Row. He also serves as full-time Instructor of Commercial Voice Performance at Belmont University. His prestigious elite singing group Phoenix - Belmont's best of the best - performs annually with at The Schermerhorn with the Nashville Symphony.   

  • #014 Kevin Harmon: President & CEO of Brisa International, Inventor of EcoTech Complex

    07/11/2016 Duración: 47min

    Kevin Harmon is the President and CEO of Brisa International and the creator of the EcoTech Complex, a revolutionary Next-Generation technology in Green Energy, Wastewater Treatment, Water Desalination, Waste-to-Energy, Recycling, Conventional Power Generation, Biofuel Production and Bio-product Synthesis. Kevin is behind the invention of over 400 patented or patent-pending technologies that are reshaping the way humans interact with the planet.   In this episode, we cover a lot of ground including:   • How Kevin combined several existing technologies into a solution that removes waste, pollution, and other harmful byproducts • The incredible uses of algae as a biofuel • The "mad scientist” approach to creativity and invention • The future of green energy and why it’s important to our planet • Practical solutions for treating waste and creating clean water • How creativity can spring up late in life • And SO much more!

  • #013 Laura Duksta: NY Times Best Selling Children's Author, Speaker, Visionary

    04/11/2016 Duración: 01h04min

    Laura Duksta is a New York Times bestselling author who believes through the power of love, and with an attitude of gratitude, anything is possible. Laura lost all of her hair to Alopecia Areata at the age of 11. It took her many years to love herself and to allow others to love her. She quickly realized that she would never trade having hair for the lessons of love, compassion and understanding for herself and others that she’s experienced. She’s come to know that our biggest challenges can blossom into our biggest blessings, and has embraced the power that comes from being yourself.   Laura knew from a young age that she was meant to travel the world, meet her brothers and sisters, and spread the message of love. She is now fulfilling this mission through her books, school programs, music and inspirational talks. I Love You More, originally self-published, has now sold over 800,000 copies and is available in six languages. Her second book You Are a Gift to the World flips over to The World is a Gift to You 

  • #012 Bernie Mitchell: Dry Wall Artist

    03/11/2016 Duración: 39min

    Bernie Mitchell has been dubbed "The Bob Ross of Drywall" and "The Mud Michelangelo," and is a man with an incredibly unique skill set: he sculpts elaborate and detailed landscapes in bas relief in drywall (using nothing more than kitchen utensils!), redefining the boundaries of interior design and home decor. As a drywall contractor, he puts his creativity to work designing, constructing, sculpting and finishing specialty features in shoreline homes and cottages. He prefers to use birds as his main subjects – blue heron, osprey and loons – but he also enjoys sculpting horses, wolves and dogs. In addition to the high end homes and business he decorates, Bernie has toured both the US and Canada doing demonstrations, teaching workshops and putting his incredibly unique talents on display. Bernie lived in Alberta for 23 years, and spent lots of quality time travelling with his family throughout British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Alaska. These beautiful surroundings are evident in all of the s

  • #011 David Litwin: Designer, Branding Expert, Author, Public Speaker

    01/11/2016 Duración: 01h09min

    David Litwin is a business owner, consultant, graphic designer, fashion designer, scriptwriter, artist, author, and public speaker. In the early 2000s, David turned his small design agency startup, Pure Fusion Media, into a multi-million dollar business in under 2 years, and has worked with companies like IBM, Sony, Hewlett Packard, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Pacific Bell.  David has combined all his skillsets and passions together in his new book, CRE8TVE SUCCESS, which teaches any business owner or independent business leader how to capitalize on the Right Brain attributes of the artist, poet, scriptwriter, designer and musician, to produce greater business success and the strongest of referrals. David has spoken at numerous conferences, churches, schools and summits on issues of creativity, theology and strategic thinking. In this episode, we cover a TON of ground including:   • Left brain versus right brain artistry, and how people can learn to move between both • Learning how to draw what you see rather t

  • #010 Alex Boyé: Singer, Artist, Youtube Celebrity

    31/10/2016 Duración: 52min

    Alex Boyé is a powerhouse vocalist, artist, and actor. He started his musical career in London as the lead singer for the European boyband, Awesome. Awesome signed to Universal Records Europe and released three singles from their debut album Rumors, which made the Top Ten on various pop charts throughout Europe. Selling over half a million CDs, they performed shows alongside numerous superstars, including Bryan Adams, The Backstreet Boys, George Michael, Simon and Garfunkel and MC Hammer.   Since moving to the States, he has been a soloist with the prestigious Mormon Tabernacle Choir and appeared on America's Got Talent to rave reviews. Alex is perhaps best known for his Africanized covers of modern pop songs - first appearing with The Piano Guys' in their rendition of Coldplay's "Paradise" ("Peponi") -  and his massively popular music videos have garnered over 300 MILLION views on youtube! In 2015 he won Youtube's "Cover Song of the Year" award for his rendition of Frozen's "Let it Go." Alex recently made hi

  • #009 Neil Pond: Award Winning Journalist, Managing Editor of Parade Magazine

    30/10/2016 Duración: 01h07min

    Neil Pond is an award-winning entertainment journalist, film critic, and the managing editor of Parade magazine. He previously served as editor in chief of American Profile magazine and as editorial director of the nation’s two leading country music publications, Country Weekly and Country Music. Neil has been an on-air commentator for CNN, the BBC, VH-1 and CMT, and is a recipient of the Media Honors Award, the highest journalistic decoration bestowed by the Country Music Association. Neil is voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and his weekly movie reviews appear in national newspaper syndication, on Rotten Tomatoes and on his website  When he's not wearing his magazine or movie hats, he plays drums in the 80s cover band Max Headroom. In this episode, we cover a ton of ground including:   • Interviewing Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn as his first professional assignment • Why there was pushback about doing music videos for some Country music artists • The Oak

  • #008 Peregrine Church: Creator of Rainworks: Rain Activated Art

    26/10/2016 Duración: 38min

    "Rainworks gives people a reason to look forward to rainy days! It's going to rain anyway. Why not do something fun with it?" Peregrine Church is an artist and inventor. His two favorite things are 1) creating novel things, and 2) making people smile, and his current business, Rainworks, combines both by creating uplifting street art that appears on rainy days. Peregrine launched Rainworks with a massively successful viral Kickstarter campaign, and rain activated art can now be found popping up in cities all over the world. (If you're in Seattle and want to collaborate, let him know via twitter: @CreateToConnect)   In this episode, we cover a lot of ground including:   • Superhydrophobic Coating as a gateway to street art • The difference between “artist” and “creator" • “Analog art” and using elements of nature to create works of art  • Why optimism makes everything better • Why doing things is better than not doing things • The logistics of creating a Rainworks street art piece • Great advice for crowdfundi

  • #007 Andy "The Magic Man" Segal: Reigning Pool Trick Shot World Champion

    23/10/2016 Duración: 01h11min

    Andy "The Magic Man" Segal is a 4-time Artistic Pool World Champion, a 7-time ESPN Trick Shot Magic Champion, a 6-time Masters Champion, and a 2-time - and currently reigning - US Open Champion. He's also a member of the Screen Actors Guild, appearing in films such as Spider Man 2 and The Dictator, and tv shows such as Person of Interest and Boardwalk Empire.    In this episode, we cover a lot of ground including:   • The importance of a supportive family when quitting a Wall Street career to pursue a passion • Performing, Showmanship and his background in magic • How trick shots help in standard pool competition  • Parlaying billiard success into Hollywood success • What makes a great trick shot, and how Andy comes up with new ideas • Using trick shot pool for corporate conventions and sales  • Using billiards as a fun way to teach math • The ethics of hustling other players • The evolution of trick shots over the years, and where it’s headed • And SO much more!

  • #006 Alonzo Bodden: Comedian, Actor, Last Comic Standing Season 3 Winner

    19/10/2016 Duración: 01h01min

    Alonzo Bodden is a comedian and actor, and the winner of Season 3 of Last Comic Standing. He is a regular on NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me” and “Comedy Congress,” as well as being a panelist on the Game Show Network’s “Mind of a Man.” In 2011, he starred in the comedy special “Who’s Paying Attention” on Showtime, released a DVD, and hosts a podcast of the same name.That same year, he was a panelist on the syndicated show “Inside the Vault,” and voiced the character of Thunderon in the Power Rangers movie. Bodden has also hosted Speed Channel’s “101 Cars You Must Drive,” and “America’s Worst Driver” on the Travel Channel.   Alonzo has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn,” and “The Keenen Ivory Wayans” show, "Comedy Central Presents," and "It's Showtime at the Apollo". His film credits include “Scary Movie 4,” “The Girl Next Door,” and “Bringing Down the House” starring Steve Martin and Queen Latifah.   Alonzo has traveled around

  • #005 Eulyn Hufkie: The Costume Designer for AMC's "The Walking Dead"

    14/10/2016 Duración: 43min

    Eulyn is a film and television costume designer. A former model from Cape Town, South Africa, Eulyn made her way to the States after college and worked on commercials for Nescafe and M&M's.  She did the costume design for the 2012 horror film The Collection, and has spent 6 seasons's on AMC's hit zombie show, The Walking Dead, the most popular tv show in cable television history.   In this episode, we cover a lot of ground including:   • Working as a model and costume designer in South Africa  • The specific skills required to be a costume designer (it’s WAY more than just shopping and sewing!) • The importance of reading the script, researching, and communicating with the director and actors • Innovative ideas for creating Zombie clothing, and the challenges of dressing 500+ Zombies • Creative names for bodily fluids paint colors • The camaraderie between cast and crew on The Walking Dead   • How the actors’ real world personalities can influence costume choices • The secrecy around the final episode of

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