Fashion photographer and experimental visual artist Shamis McGillin, also known by his professional name, Ultra, checks in with Dynasty Podcasts towards the end of his college career. McGillin reflects on the tools and learnings he gained at Columbia College, and weighs in on building his persona and portfolio in Chicago's tight-knit creative community versus on either of the coasts. The nightlife artist also looks back on growing up in Iowa, in addition to looking ahead to his upcoming move to New York.
Chicago fashion entrepreneur Lauren Fern makes her Dynasty Podcasts debut, detailing the origins of her interest in the creative fashion industry, as well as sharing her process of breaking into the live event space. Fern also speaks on creating her own opportunities in fashion, her collaborative efforts with Chicago female arts collective Cliché, and continuing her professional journey in New York.
On their debut interview on Dynasty Podcasts, Erin Delaney and Egon Schiele share insight on new music on the way from their group Daymaker. The duo also delve into their collaborative work with Chicago's DIY community via venues like The Dollhouse, as well as their own work hosting and producing events via Chicago's ECO space.
The pair shares their beginnings in the styling and theatrical industries, discuss the merging of the music and fashion worlds in their work, and the projects they've created collectively and individually with artists like Chance The Rapper, Jamila Woods, and Celine Neon.
On Friday, June 10th, from 11:30 AM -1:00 PM, Dynasty Podcasts host and college educator Jaime Black will bring a workshop on How Podcasting Can Help Your Startup to 1871. Black has been podcasting for over a decade, in addition to having served 13 years as a producer at commercial rock radio, and teaching for the last three years at Columbia College Chicago.
The workshop will showcase podcasts as a storytelling platform and content strategy that can benefit startups and entrepreneurs, and will demonstrate how attendees can get started with podcasting. Whether you’re a podcast enthusiast or a newcomer to the medium, this workshop will showcase how digital storytelling can benefit your business and your brand.
Benefits Of Attending
- Learn how to amplify your Independent brand's voice online - Learn how podcasting can tell your startup’s story.
- Learn how podcasting can enhance your content creation strategy.
- Learn how to engage with your audience through online conversation.
- Learn how to podcasting connects you and your brand with your professional peers and network.
This event is open to members of 1871 Chicago, with registration open now.
On Wednesday, June 1st, from 6 to 8PM, Dynasty Podcasts host and college educator Jaime Black will bring a Podcasting For Students workshop event to SAE Institute Chicago. Black has been podcasting for over a decade, in addition to having served 13 years as a producer at commercial rock radio, and teaching for the last three years at Columbia College Chicago.
The workshop will detail how students can start their own podcast, and will delve into podcasting as a platform for students to be able to network, build their brand, and more. Black will share insights from his own experiences building Dynasty Podcasts over the last decade.
This event is free and is open to the public, and non-students are welcome. RSVP for this workshop is coming soon.
In an impromptu interview at a Willis Tower party, Hannah Kopen of DIY creative space Canvas Chicago talks about her role producing events for the Wicker Park venue. Kopen also details the space's goals for connecting with the greater creative community and the public at large.
Recorded as part of the #DYNASTYNEXT initiative.