This episode was recorded October 31, 2016. Listen to the whole conversation in the player above, or click on the links below to go to a specific segment of the show!
It’s a frightening episode of To a Certain Degree! Not really, it’s just an episode of TACD that is on Halloween. But, the playlist is Halloween-related! Again, sort of.
Be that as it may, many years ago, all the way back in an innocent time known as 2010, Stefanie Esquijarosa started down a path of cinematic training. Movie literacy. Silver screen schooling.
She founded, with a bit of help, the Florida Film Academy, following her passion for teaching people how to tell stories through video and film. Starting with just one summer camp, FFA has grown to two locations and year-round classes.
There are some great takeaways from this episode if you’re thinking of going out and starting your own business. For example, Stefanie and company ran their concept to allow for customer feedback and to hone the curriculum. And, like some of us are shooting for, it’s a labor of love, something she doesn’t even consider a job.
Links of note:
0:00 – Welcome Stefanie! We get to know this Florida Film Academy director with a game of Stars or Stripes.
5:47 – “You were about to get haunted big-time.”
19:32 – Stefanie discusses how FFA got its start. It was a much more innocent time, 2010.
40:45 – Bad Business Ideas™ are here to stay! Snappy Campers and Amplifire.
54:10 – College talk with Stefanie. She thought she was going to go one way, and went in a different direction.
1:02:36 – Let’s shift from video to audio with some audio designs.
1:06:24 – Pop quiz, hotshot! I love all bus-related movies.
1:10:21 – “I’ll go with the boxers on the bear.”