Artist Insider 14:4 – Jeremy Cowart – Hope in the Dark | July 31, 2006

Insider: Jeremy Cowart

This is a very special segment to both Jeremy and us at Artist Insider. There is a very important story told in this segment, so we let it run. We encourage you to learn more about the issues facing the people in Africa.

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  • What is Jeremy Cowart passionate about?
  • How did your passion for Africa develop?
  • Did you visit any refugee camps?
  • Who should people contact to get involved or go there?
  • When and where do the images for the book come from?

Make sure you check out Hope in the Dark. Tomorrow Jeremy will tell of the logistical side of being a traveling photographer. One more note, Hope in the Dark is not to line Jeremy’s pocket, rather it is to help several non-profits who are dedicated to helping the people of Africa.

Running time: 15 minutes 25 seconds

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Artist Insider 14:3 – Jeremy Cowart – Four Guys | July 28, 2006

Insider: Jeremy Cowart

It is odd when you wake up expecting to see a post you had prepped the previous night and it is not here. Well, this segment is all about photography & Flickr.

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  • What is the range of a photo shoot cost?
  • People are paid to shoot at a location?
  • What is your draw to different textures?
  • Who owns the pictures?
  • What is Flickr?
  • How many years have you done Flickr or how many photos have you added?
  • Is Flickr creating a standard?
  • Are you worried about people using your stuff on Flickr?

After this weekend we will have a very special segment with Jeremy.

Running time: 11 minutes 47 seconds

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Artist Insider 14:2 – Jeremy Cowart – Camera Phone | July 27, 2006

Insider: Jeremy Cowart

Today the discussion in about Jeremy’s time at Pixelgraser and early in his Photography career.

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  • How did you charge your clients?
  • Did you have a written agreement with your clients?
  • After pixelgraser, what was next? What were the steps?
  • Are you all digital camera now?
  • What type of camera do you use now?
  • How do you prep for a shoot?

Tomorrow is mostly about photography.

Running time: 10 minutes 44 seconds

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Artist Insider 14:1 – Jeremy Cowart – Punched | July 26, 2006

Insider: Jeremy Cowart

Jeremy is mostly known for the great pictures he captures of bands, within the music industry. Today we begin with how be first expressed creative talents and his progression to being a web designer.

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  • Where are you from & how did you get started?
  • What drew you into the art world?
  • Are you musically inclined?
  • What was your mindset early on, career wise?
  • How is the inspiration for creation different with different medians of art?
  • Self motivation in important?
  • What were the steps to moving from corporate to your own company?
  • What did you learn when you started your company? Did you have a mentor?
  • Where did you find clients?

Tomorrow we hear about the transition to photography and lessons learned.

Running time: 10 minutes 57 seconds

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Jeremy Cowart | July 26, 2006

About:
Jeremy started his creative career as a backup singer for such bands as Alabama, John Denver, Sandi Patty, and many more when he was very young. Later when looking at college he wanted to be a painter, but others persuaded him to look at Graphic Arts. After college he worked for a couple companies and one day decided to set off on his own and founded Pixelgrazer, a web design company. Eventually he moved into what he is most known for: Great images.

He mostly photographs musical acts, like Andrew Peterson, Ryan Starr, Bebo Norman, Rebecca St. James, Savannah, most recently Switchfoot, and many more. He has shot the cover of many CDs, magazine covers, and for MTV Execs. Read more

Artist Insider 13:5 – Kim Thomas – Sucker for Stories | July 25, 2006

Insider: Kim Thomas

Continued education and current projects are the major focus today.

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  • What is your newest book titled?
  • Where could someone purchase your book?
  • What is your website?
  • How do you keep yourself inspired?
  • What was the last good book you read?
  • Do you study anyone in particular?

Tomorrow we have another interview, this time with a photogorpher and graphics artist.

Running time: 11 minutes 46 seconds

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Artist Insider 13:4 – Kim Thomas – Crayon | July 24, 2006

Insider: Kim Thomas

Today the emphasis shifts to the writing industry. Kim talks about her experience and even some of the issues with the industry.

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  • When did you say “I love to write!”?
  • What was the feeling of getting a book deal?
  • How early did you get a book agent?
  • What are your agent’s duties?
  • Is it important to have a friendship with your agent, or just a business relationship?
  • Does your agent talk to you about other ways to exploit your book?
  • Does the publisher ask you to do radio interviews and such?

Tomorrow is the last day with Kim Thomas.

Running time: 12 minutes 08 seconds

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Artist Insider 13:3 – Kim Thomas – Page One | July 21, 2006

Insider: Kim Thomas

This might have been the hardest segment to edit form this interview, so it is slightly longer then normal. There was just too much great information in it to strip it down anymore, without loosing too much context. This segment is great for potential business professionals, too.

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  • What are some of the mistakes you have seen artist make?
  • Did you have an attorney when negotiating the record deal?
  • When did someone want to use a painting in a different way?
  • Was the Caedmon’s Call deal a spin-off of the City on the Hill project?
  • Were those paintings “work made for hire”?

Monday the emphasis shifts to writing.

Running time: 14 minutes 02 seconds

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Artist Insider 13:2 – Kim Thomas – International Traveler | July 20, 2006

Insider: Kim Thomas

This free segment continues to focus on Say-so though many of the ideas can be applied to all arts.

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  • Was it hard work?
  • Did you make a living as a traveling musician?
  • How did you get songs on National TV?
  • One tv gig lead to another, and another?

Tomorrow we have a jam packed segment, just in time for the weekend.

Running time: 10 minutes 29 seconds

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Artist Insider 13:1 – Kim Thomas – hpm4pwRnaam | July 19, 2006

Insider: Kim Thomas

This was a very entertaining and informative interview. Today we begin a little over twelve minutes into the interview because this is such a great interview and is relatively long. Kim’s father was in the US military, so they did not stay in one place for very long. Her time in Japan has a large effect on her early work and she began creating art, both music and visual, at an early age. This free segment focuses on her music career.

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  • Where did you perform back with Jim and the friend?
  • When did you start writing your own songs?
  • How did Say-so come about?
  • Did you get into a record agreement?
  • Did you book yourself?
  • Did you enjoy the college circuit?
  • Entertainment and Art have separate definitions?

Tomorrow, Kim shares some of her suggestions for artist and talks about tv gigs.

Running time: 12 minutes 02 seconds

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