Chase Jarvis

Chase Jarvis

Maniac Photographer, Director & CEO of CreativeLive

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON September 21, 2015

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Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
Hey everybody, Chase here. I’m a photographer, director and CEO of CreativeLive, the world’s largest creative online education company. I want to hear from you! What questions can I answer for you?
Erik Torenberg
Erik Torenberg@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
Hey Chase! Great to have you here. What advice would you have for your 22 year old self? Put differently, what would you do if you were 22 in 2015?
Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
@eriktorenberg start meditating. it makes everything better. (hey erik - hope all is good btw my brother!)
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Hey, Chase! Great work on Chase Jarvis LIVE. Your black-and-white interviews are immediately recognizable -- smart way to brand your content. What specific moment in the dozens (or hundreds?) of interviews is most memorable or surprising?
Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
@rrhoover haha. there is never one moment...only a sea of moments. but i completely loved Macklemore's live performance on the show right before he blew up huge. also have really loved interviews w Tim Ferriss, Gary V, Adrian Grenier from Entourage... I guess in particular it the unexpected bits in those interviews because the type of "creativity" displayed in the work of these awesome people is really inspiring.
Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
@mehulrc i always struggle with the work life balance question because i'm a bad example of balance... instead i've built a life that feels like I want it to feel when i'm working and when chilling... I'd rather try to find bits of delight all along the way, every day, every hour...instead of being either ON or OFF...
Costa Juta
Costa Juta@zimbeliever · Photographer, Picturehub
You are an inspiration to us all with the way you have built your career and businesses, I'm a wedding photographer/videographer based in Zimbabwe with a small team and i am looking for ways to grow
Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
@zimbeliever shoot what you love. share that work. repeat.
Blake Johnson
Blake Johnson@skinnycandraw · Photographer
What is going through your mind while you are creating?
Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
@skinnycandraw I'm usually focused very intently on listening to that inner voice. that's where the answers are... they're inside you already.
Brad Herman
Brad Herman@brad3d · Head of DreamLab @ DreamWorks
What are your thoughts on Virtual Reality and it's potential for storytelling?
Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
@brad3d VR will be huge. mark my words.
Brad Herman
Brad Herman@brad3d · Head of DreamLab @ DreamWorks
@chasejarvis Since it's what I do for a living I tend to agree. How do you feel about current 360 Videos vs. Immersive walk around experiences with interaction?
Hannah O'Brien
Hannah O'Brien@hannscarlett93 · Passionate photographer
@chasejarvis Hi Chase, I'm a passionate photographer, though am currently bed bound due to a chronic illness, but I still want to pursue my passion and create, but sometimes it's difficult to know how to do so in my situation; to come up with ideas and get my work out there. Any advice?
Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
@hannscarlett93 Hannah - i'm so sorry to hear of your illness. ugh. that's gotta be hard. to that end, I'd suggest that any creativity... whatever you can make given your current constraints, is the best place to start. make work that is personal. that is about your struggle. share that work, over and over. you are not alone! (sending good vibes to you!)
Brad Herman
Brad Herman@brad3d · Head of DreamLab @ DreamWorks
@hannscarlett93 have you thought about using TelePresence ? Something like a Beam bot. Could be a unique photography collaboration with them. https://www.suitabletech.com/bea... Another idea would be to use StreetView to find interesting places and moments and rephotograph them in a unique way based on your constraints.
Hannah O'Brien
Hannah O'Brien@hannscarlett93 · Passionate photographer
@chasejarvis Thank you for your good vibes Chase; much appreciated. And thank you for your advice. I had started a photo story, kind of showing the reality of living with a chronic illness; that's definitely something I'd like to restart and share online. Thanks Chase. :)
Hannah O'Brien
Hannah O'Brien@hannscarlett93 · Passionate photographer
@brad3d Hi Brad, thanks for your comment, I'd never even seen something like this before; really intrigued by the Beam bot. A collaboration with them would be awesome, definitely something to look into. StreetView is also a great idea for when I'm able to get in my wheelchair again. Thanks for your help Brad. :)
Rajesh
Rajesh@rajeshtaylor · Photographer
i've invested my time and money into my newsletters (or letters) and its my biggest driver of traffic and work now. What 1 thing have you learnt about having a subscriber list and what area's in it do you want to expand upon.. ie transactional, segmenting lists or cinemagraphs for storytelling inside email?
Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
@rajeshtaylor its an area of focus for me in 2015/16. thx for asking ;) if you'd like to subscribe, go here... http://chasejarvis.us1.list-mana.... or if you visit chasejarvis.com/blog you'll get a pop up. it's refreshing to be able to have a 1:1 relationship via email especially amidst all the normal (often) noisy social stuff.
Kevin Vu Pham
Kevin Vu Pham@coffeenframes · Creative Head | Freelancer | Student
@chasejarvis how do you handle negative feedback on your creativity ( like critics on projects you were 100% passionate about) and if you were 21 again would you have done anything different ? Btw thank you very much for inspiring me and keep me going everyday!
Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
@fillyourcoffee_ respect the haters only if they too are "in the arena". http://www.theodore-roosevelt.co... if they're not in the arena, keep moving and focus on your dreams.
Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
Hey everyone..... ran outta time on so many questions. That's a wrap. Huge thanks for tuning in today. Grateful for you and the Product Hunt team for having me. Much love.
Jim ZHAO
Jim ZHAO@jimzhaolong
Hi, will you answer the question after the Live?
Mehul
Mehul@mehulrc · Photographer and Dad
@chasejarvis ~ Chase where do you get this energy from, hats off
Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
@mehulrc i do my best to stay healthy. the physical aspect of doing a lot of work is health...and energy to do the work :) stamina is so underrated...
Mehul
Mehul@mehulrc · Photographer and Dad
@chasejarvis ~ awesome, I am sure you have a great team to work and rely on
Emily Hodgins@ems_hodge · Operations @ Product Hunt
Hey Chase thanks for joining us! What is the most memorable moment of your career to date and why?
Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
@ems_hodge sorry to disappoint emily, but there is no one moment... it's 1000 little moments that happen in the dark at 3am, in the shower, on a plane, on a stage, etc. if I HAD to pick one... it would be the moment that i realized that with singular focus and hard work, I could make anything happen...
John First
John First@jfirst74 · JF Designz, Owner
Hey. First of all, thank you for being such an inspiration to me. I just met Jeremy Cowart the other day at a conference and I mentioned to him how you and him are the reasons I keep shooting and designing. So Thank You first of all. Second, how do you keep a good work, life balance? I recently started teaching Design at a local college here in Ohio and also between working full time, freelance, volunteer and now teaching, I feel overwhelmed. Finally, when are you coming to Ohio. I would really love to meet you as well. Jeremy gave me his approval. Thank you and Cheers!
shubham desoria
shubham desoria@shubhamdesoria1
Sir how can i be so creative
Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
@shubhamdesoria1 creativity is not a skill, it's a habit. try to make something every day. even if it's just a single photo...
yashdubey
yashdubey@yashd9161 · yashdubeyproduction....
@chasejarvis what is your inspiration the thing that make you keep you on and the creativity plz give me some of that and u r oossuumm u really inspired me
Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
@yashd9161 my inspiration comes from living a life and awareness of the things and people around me... i also take a page from the artists of NYC in the 60's 70's 80's... they were reinventing art while making it.. and i feel v much like that's what we're all doing now with the 'net and such.. it's a whole new world.
John Rathwell
John Rathwell @johnrathwell · Photographer, John Rathwell Photography
@chasejarvis Chase, Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to help growing creatives. I am in the middle of launching a new photo project called Searching For Sero. We will be spending 2 years traveling North America in our VW Westfalia, sharing photo stories of people who use outdoor adventure to bring happiness and adventure to their lives. What do believe the key aspect to running a successful personal project is?
Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
@johnrathwell stamina. stamina. stamina. my seattle 100 project took 3 years to complete. and i hit all kinds of challenges along the way. stay committed. put yourself on a realistic schedule. and dear god keep it fun. that'll keep you on track as much as anything.
John Rathwell
John Rathwell @johnrathwell · Photographer, John Rathwell Photography
@chasejarvis Makes sense. Thank you! We will be coming through Seattle in the spring of 2017, hopefully we can cross paths!
Rob Reid
Rob Reid@thereideffect · Producer, The Reid Effect
@chasejarvis Did you already have the idea for CreativeLive when you started your live show? Was your show the beta test for CreativeLive?
Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
@thereideffect had been working with my photo studio tech support friend Craig on the idea for CreativeLive before chasejarvisLIVE got off the ground, but then we tested the live VIDEO format by experimenting with cjLIVE...and it really popped in jan 2010 (i shared a photoshoot live and 25,000 people watched...we knew we were onto something there). That live internet test, plus testing the 'live for free, pay for anytime access' model Craig had developed via tests he was doing for webinars, were the two backbones. So we incorporated the two concepts together into CreativeLive and launched that in a couple months later in march/april.
shubham desoria
shubham desoria@shubhamdesoria1
@chasejarvis sir huge fan sir what must you preffer a av mode or a sports mode for my daily shoots
Chase Jarvis
Chase Jarvis@chasejarvis · Artist + CEO/cofounder of CreativeLive
@shubhamdesoria1 I shoot on manual mode 100% of the time. I need / want the control ;)
shubham desoria
shubham desoria@shubhamdesoria1
@chasejarvis thank you sir for your advice.