PODCAST

Mr Benja's ADD Experience

Mr Benja

My name is Mr Benja, and I come up with ideas about art, design, and development. This podcast is helping me do something productive with these ideas.

"To Manifest and To Release" w/ Dynise Espeleta - Mr Benja's ADD Experience #38"Is Your Resolution Productive?" w/ Al Abut - Mr Benja's ADD Experience #37"The Game Developer's Game Developer" w/ Tony Barnes - Mr Benja's ADD Experience #36"Keep The Bells Ringing" w/ Derek Bell - Mr Benja's ADD Experience #35"The Solution is DO IT" w/ Michael Krehan - Mr Benja's ADD Experience #34"Overcoming Your Fears w/ Horror and Art" w/ Leyla Havok - Mr Benja's ADD Experience #33"Epic Dune Discussion" w/ Donnie, Andy, and Al - Mr Benja's ADD Experience #32
DUNE! The name sparks such epic discussions that we had to have one of our own. Theater producer Andy Lowe, game developer Donnie Cornwell, and AR engineer Al Abut join Mr Benja for an epic discussion of the new Denis Villaneuve film, the books, and the philosophical/social meanings behind it all. This is our first 4-person discussion for the podcast. Let us know what you think.Timestamps:(2:18) Donnie’s Introduction(3:32) Al cracks out on the Dune books(6:50) Andy goes in knowing nothing of Dune(10:20) Benja’s re-connection with Dune(13:10) What does Dune mean to sci-fi?(15:03) The thinly veiled allegories that somehow work(19:50) Benja sees Dune on a small screen(22:07) Andy’s take on Dune’s visual storytelling(27:30) Al’s take on the visuals(30:50) Did Dune get enough of the books into the movie?(32:50) Andy talks about the hand in the box scene.(34:15) Al’s take on a possibly confusing space Karens(35:40) heroes journey supported by Donnie(39:09) Donnie points out something EVERYONE missed(41:39) Close fighting and melee combat(46:12) Fighting up close and killing someone for the first time(48:20) Al describes why Dune has stood the test of time(49:20) Benja liked the 1984 version better(55:50) Kama Sutra Jedi six is creepy(1:02:00) Andy’s take on the danger of heroes(1:03:23) More thinly-veiled allegories with the ‘Freman’(1:04:30) Why do they call it “spice” and what does it mean in Dune?(1:06:15) Donnie brings up the planted religions in Dune.(1:11:45) Subversion of the hero’s journey(1:13:37) Some of the religious/social commentary of Dune(1:23:25) What about the white savior troop?(1:40:00) Paul as a “hero” and using a different story structure(1:51:03) Closing thoughts(1:55:00) Just don’t ruin Thanksgiving dinner!——————About the Podcast:Thanks for listening! Mr Benja’s ADD Experience is a podcast discussing Art, Design, and Development and living the creative life to the best of your ability. Created by a former game programmer, game designer, and current visual  creative living in California while he contemplates life.——————If you’d like to work with on creating something, or if you have any questions, please be sure to contact Benja via the website or social media.——————Please leave a comment and subscribe if you haven’t done so already.They really help out, cause the algorithms be trippin.——————Links:FACEBOOK: ☞ http://www.facebook.com/mrbenjaonline TWITTER: ☞ http://www.twitter.com/mrbenja INSTAGRAM: ☞ http://www.instagram.com/mrbenja TWITCH: ☞ http://www.twitch.com/mrbenjatwitches SUBSCRIBE on YOUTUBE: ☞ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmfCQsS2LiACglQZ2f97D_Q?sub_confirmation=1 https://mrbenja.com
Oct 27 2021
2 hrs 2 mins
"Creating What You've Never Created Before" w/ Todd Kruse - Mr Benja's ADD Experience #31"Into the Metaverse...Kind Of" w/ Al Abut - Mr Benja's ADD Experience #28"Game Devs w/ Secrets About The Future" w/ Donnie Cornwell - Mr Benja's ADD Experience #30"Plot vs Character: The Arch Nemesis Face-Off" w/ Andy Lowe - Mr Benja's ADD Experience #29"What Ex-Rockstars Talk About" w/ Ryan Dormanesh - Mr Benja's ADD Experience #26"Video Game Networking In Epic Taverns" w/ Tomo Moriwaki, CCO of HyperKinetic Studios - Mr Benja's ADD Experience #27
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) of video game creators Hyperkinetic Studios talks about networking and creatively getting around the video game industry. It can be a strange place but can lead you to great things..Tomo Moriwaki's Links:Twitter - https://twitter.com/TomoMoriwakiLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomo-moriwaki-2185721/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tomomoriwaki/HyperKinetic Studios - https://www.hyperkineticstudios.com/——————About:Thanks for listening! Mr Benja’s ADD Experience is a podcast discussing Art, Design, and Development and living the creative life to the best of your ability. Created by a former game programmer, game designer, and current visual  creative living in California while he contemplates life.——————If you’d like to work with on creating something, or if you have any questions, please be sure to contact Benja via the website or on social media.——————Please leave a comment and subscribe if you haven’t done so already.They really help out, cause these algorithms be trippin.——————Links:SUBSCRIBE on APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mr-benjas-a-d-d-experience/id1515645529 SUBSCRIBE on SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/1WP6qVRgW8H6oYd64qvv6USUBSCRIBE on YOUTUBE: ☞ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmfCQsS2LiACglQZ2f97D_Q?sub_confirmation=1 FACEBOOK: ☞ http://www.facebook.com/mrbenjaonline TWITTER: ☞ http://www.twitter.com/mrbenja INSTAGRAM: ☞ http://www.instagram.com/mrbenja TWITCH: ☞ http://www.twitch.com/mrbenjatwitches https://mrbenja.com
Aug 25 2021
1 hr 19 mins
"Becoming A Hot Nerd Girl" ft Hot Nerd Girl Tracy - BenjaCon 2021 - Mr Benja's ADD Experience #25
What's up Trekkies, Cosplayers, and Podcasters. Here we have a bonus addition for BenjaCon: Hot Nerd Girl Tracy. We get into what it's like being on the scene now and how the podcasting life is going. Also, how does one grow up and become a nerd girl? .This is one of several discussions that we had this year for BenjaCon. Check the playlist for all 11 of our guests. ——————About:Thanks for listening! Mr Benja’s ADD Experience is a podcast discussing Art, Design, and Development and living the creative life to the best of your ability. Created by a former game programmer, game designer, and current visual  creative living in California while he contemplates life.——————If you’d like to work with on creating something, or if you have any questions, please be sure to contact Benja via the website or on social media.——————Please leave a comment and subscribe if you haven’t done so already.They really help out, cause these algorithms be trippin.——————Links:SUBSCRIBE on APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mr-benjas-a-d-d-experience/id1515645529 SUBSCRIBE on SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/1WP6qVRgW8H6oYd64qvv6USUBSCRIBE on YOUTUBE: ☞ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmfCQsS2LiACglQZ2f97D_Q?sub_confirmation=1 FACEBOOK: ☞ http://www.facebook.com/mrbenjaonline TWITTER: ☞ http://www.twitter.com/mrbenja INSTAGRAM: ☞ http://www.instagram.com/mrbenja TWITCH: ☞ http://www.twitch.com/mrbenjatwitches https://mrbenja.com
Aug 1 2021
1 hr 3 mins
"Military Creative Discipline" w/ Illustrator and Artist Joshua Moreno - BenjaCon 2021 - Mr Benja's ADD Experience #17"Writing The Minds Behind The Games" w/ author Patrick Hickey Jr - BenjaCon 2021 Mr Benjas ADD Experience #23
An excellent sit-down with author, writer, reviewer, teacher, voice actor, game enthusiast, journalist, and proud dad, Patrick Hickey Jr. We go over the pressures of development that we place on ourselves and how it can make us better creatives if we take control of the situation..This is one of several discussions that we had this year for BenjaCon. Check the playlist for all 11 of our guests. ——————About:Thanks for listening! Mr Benja’s ADD Experience is a podcast discussing Art, Design, and Development and living the creative life to the best of your ability. Created by a former game programmer, game designer, and current visual  creative living in California while he contemplates life.——————If you’d like to work with on creating something, or if you have any questions, please be sure to contact Benja via the website or on social media.——————Please leave a comment and subscribe if you haven’t done so already.They really help out, cause these algorithms be trippin.——————Links:SUBSCRIBE on APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mr-benjas-a-d-d-experience/id1515645529 SUBSCRIBE on SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/1WP6qVRgW8H6oYd64qvv6USUBSCRIBE on YOUTUBE: ☞ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmfCQsS2LiACglQZ2f97D_Q?sub_confirmation=1 FACEBOOK: ☞ http://www.facebook.com/mrbenjaonline TWITTER: ☞ http://www.twitter.com/mrbenja INSTAGRAM: ☞ http://www.instagram.com/mrbenja TWITCH: ☞ http://www.twitch.com/mrbenjatwitches https://mrbenja.com
Jul 30 2021
1 hr 51 mins
"All Creatives Need Marketing" w/ Eddie Phanichkul (BenjaCon 2021) -  Mr Benja's ADD Experience #20
There's one major truth in the world of creativity: There is serious disconnect amongst creatives when it comes to understanding of the marketing/sales/branding side of things. In this discussion, we get down and dirty in the weeds of creative entrepreneurship with Eddie Phanichkul of LutemUSA Masks and Donveli Wellness.   This is one of several discussions that we had this year for BenjaCon. Check the playlist for all 11 of our guests. ——————Thanks for listening!Please leave a review if you haven’t done so already.They really help me out, cause these algorithms be trippin.——————SUBSCRIBE on APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mr-benjas-a-d-d-experience/id1515645529 SUBSCRIBE on SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/1WP6qVRgW8H6oYd64qvv6USUBSCRIBE on YOUTUBE: ☞ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmfCQsS2LiACglQZ2f97D_Q?sub_confirmation=1 FACEBOOK: ☞ http://www.facebook.com/mrbenjaonline TWITTER: ☞ http://www.twitter.com/mrbenja INSTAGRAM: ☞ http://www.instagram.com/mrbenja TWITCH: ☞ http://www.twitch.com/mrbenjatwitches https://mrbenja.com——————Mr Benja’s ADD Experience is a podcast discussing Art, Design, and Development and living the creative life to the best of your ability. Created by a former game programmer, game designer, and current visual + aural creative living in California while he contemplates life.If you’d like to work with on creating something, or if you have any questions, please be sure to contact me at my website or on social media.
Jul 30 2021
58 mins
"Full Sail Game Dev Ahoy!"  w/ Technical Game Designer John Diaz - Mr Benja's ADD Experience #21
Technical Game Designer John Diaz jumps on to tell us about his story of going from East Coast schools to the game industry on the West Coast (and Texas). He gets real on game development challenges and making it creatively. And what is a “designer” anyway?.This is one of several discussions that we had this year for BenjaCon. Check the playlist for all 11 of our guests. ——————About:Thanks for listening! Mr Benja’s ADD Experience is a podcast discussing Art, Design, and Development and living the creative life to the best of your ability. Created by a former game programmer, game designer, and current visual  creative living in California while he contemplates life.——————If you’d like to work with on creating something, or if you have any questions, please be sure to contact Benja via the website or on social media.——————Please leave a comment and subscribe if you haven’t done so already.They really help out, cause these algorithms be trippin.——————Links:SUBSCRIBE on APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mr-benjas-a-d-d-experience/id1515645529 SUBSCRIBE on SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/1WP6qVRgW8H6oYd64qvv6USUBSCRIBE on YOUTUBE: ☞ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmfCQsS2LiACglQZ2f97D_Q?sub_confirmation=1 FACEBOOK: ☞ http://www.facebook.com/mrbenjaonline TWITTER: ☞ http://www.twitter.com/mrbenja INSTAGRAM: ☞ http://www.instagram.com/mrbenja TWITCH: ☞ http://www.twitch.com/mrbenjatwitches https://mrbenja.com
Jul 30 2021
1 hr 39 mins
"Fashionably Creative Ex-Game Devs" w/ Raphael Phillips, 3D Sculptor and Concept Artist - BenjaCon 2021 Mr Benja's ADD Experience #22
It's always a good discussion when Mr Benja and Raphael Phillips return to the stage to discuss art, design, and development. As essential teammates on Rockstar Games Presents: Table Tennis, they worked together to create one of the most groundbreaking games of the time. In this one, they get into LA streetwear fashion like The Hundreds, the difficulties in creating games, masters of their creative crafts, and more shenanigans. .This is one of several discussions that we had this year for BenjaCon. Check the playlist for all 11 of our guests. ——————About:Thanks for listening! Mr Benja’s ADD Experience is a podcast discussing Art, Design, and Development and living the creative life to the best of your ability. Created by a former game programmer, game designer, and current visual  creative living in California while he contemplates life.——————If you’d like to work with on creating something, or if you have any questions, please be sure to contact Benja via the website or on social media.——————Please leave a comment and subscribe if you haven’t done so already.They really help out, cause these algorithms be trippin.——————Links:SUBSCRIBE on APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mr-benjas-a-d-d-experience/id1515645529 SUBSCRIBE on SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/1WP6qVRgW8H6oYd64qvv6USUBSCRIBE on YOUTUBE: ☞ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmfCQsS2LiACglQZ2f97D_Q?sub_confirmation=1 FACEBOOK: ☞ http://www.facebook.com/mrbenjaonline TWITTER: ☞ http://www.twitter.com/mrbenja INSTAGRAM: ☞ http://www.instagram.com/mrbenja TWITCH: ☞ http://www.twitch.com/mrbenjatwitches https://mrbenja.com
Jul 29 2021
1 hr 34 mins
"Instigating A Fight On Show Vs Business" ft Theo Harvey, Businessman (BenjaCon 2021) - Mr Benja's ADD Experience #24
What is podcasting really about? Businessman, entrepreneur, and digital health advocate Theo Harvey talks about technology, podcasting, and building a business with creative in mind. He is also the founder of Show Vs Business along with Mr Benja. They've known each other for a while...like since college. .This is one of several discussions that we had this year for BenjaCon. Check the playlist for all 11 of our guests. ——————About:Thanks for listening! Mr Benja’s ADD Experience is a podcast discussing Art, Design, and Development and living the creative life to the best of your ability. Created by a former game programmer, game designer, and current visual  creative living in California while he contemplates life.——————If you’d like to work with on creating something, or if you have any questions, please be sure to contact Benja via the website or on social media.——————Please leave a comment and subscribe if you haven’t done so already.They really help out, cause these algorithms be trippin.——————Links:SUBSCRIBE on APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mr-benjas-a-d-d-experience/id1515645529 SUBSCRIBE on SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/1WP6qVRgW8H6oYd64qvv6USUBSCRIBE on YOUTUBE: ☞ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmfCQsS2LiACglQZ2f97D_Q?sub_confirmation=1 FACEBOOK: ☞ http://www.facebook.com/mrbenjaonline TWITTER: ☞ http://www.twitter.com/mrbenja INSTAGRAM: ☞ http://www.instagram.com/mrbenja TWITCH: ☞ http://www.twitch.com/mrbenjatwitches https://mrbenja.com
Jul 28 2021
1 hr 25 mins