Video I made for my job search. It is a response to a video interview question about what your enthusiasm for learning is. I responded with my passion for playing music, and is somewhat of an origins story…
Dan Victor speaks about his inspiration to teach himself to play music. He first began with bass guitar, taking only 2 months of lessons. He began playing in bands and writing his own music. He performed in about 10 different bands over the years.
His connections brought him to Popdust.com , where he capitalized his experience as a musician to bring together a pop culture site with interviews and performances.
My career has been an interesting ride. Graduating in 1997, right before print began to be obsolete. They say print will never die. Im not sure they are right, but it is definitely an advantage to know both.
Dan Victor speaks about his career as a Graphic Designer. He developed his career from print design to the digital realm over the years.
I attended a talk by Ivy Ross, the head of design for all hardware products at Google. Ivy started her career as a jewelry designer, and when she was 24, had some of her work acquired by the Smithsonian. “The ego trip lasted for all of three weeks,” she said. The success was great, but transient. The process of making those pieces, in comparison, took way longer. What she learned from the experience was you spend more time doing the work than experiencing its outcome. It’s better to make that time worthwhile instead of worrying about how it will land.
I recently finished a song, played it back and felt very excited. It was the most evolved piece of music I had composed so far. The sounds worked well with each other, the mix sounded clean and the composition had a well-defined narrative arc. I played it to a few friends and co-workers and felt delighted as I watched them move (just a little) at parts where the momentum picked up. It felt like months of practice was finally beginning to pay off.
Then, after a day, I revisited the song and realized the melody was cheesy, the synth … [Read More]
📼 Compilation of Dan Victor’s interviews as a guest on Cheddar News. Broadcast live from their studios at the New York Stock Exchange & Flatiron building. Hosts included Kristen Scholer, Baker Machado, Brad Smith, Tim Stenovec with topics covering The Emmy’s, HBO, MTV, VMAs, Netflix, Star Wars, Amazon, Streaming, Stranger Things, Stephen King, Katie Perry, Miley Cyrus and more.
⚡️While Dan was the editor in-chief of Popdust, he developed & produced “Popdust Presents”, a weekly show featuring artist interviews and un-plugged performances. It streamed live to the Popdust Facebook audience of 500K.