Zack Arnold is an award-winning Hollywood film editor, documentary director, creator of the Optimize Yourself program and host of Fitness In Post.
Hello loyal Fitness In Post podcast listeners, it’s been a long time since we connected last as I’ve been on hiatus during the rebranding process making the transformation from Fitness In Post to Optimize Yourself. I finally have amazing news that I’ve been waiting to share with you for months...the podcast is officially back! Before you get too excited, it’s super important that you take a couple quick actions if you want to continue listening to future episodes. The new show is now under the name ‘Optimize Yourself’ in a new feed starting at episode 1. So what does this mean for you? Well if you want to listen to new episodes as they’re released, you have to subscribe to the new podcast, but don’t worry it will only take you 60 seconds. Your first option is to visit optimizeyourself.me/subscribe where I provide links to subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, and TuneIn, just to name a few sources. Or your second option is just to do a quick search for ‘Optimize Yourself’ in whatever app you’re listening with right now and the show should pop right up. Simply click Subscribe, and you’re in like Flynn! If you loved the Fitness In Post podcast, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. I’ll be releasing more episodes on a regular basis, covering a wider variety of topics, and doing multiple monthly prize giveaways of great products that I personally endorse and use every single day. If you want to see what the latest giveaway is, just visit optimizeyourself.me/win to learn about the latest prizes available. Thanks so much for being a loyal ‘Fitness In Post’ listener, I can’t wait to see you over at the new show after you subscribe. Thank you for listening. Be well.   Zack Arnold Creator, Optimize Yourself
The following is a reading of my blog post Fitness In Post Is Becoming 'Optimize Yourself' As a reminder, these blog readings are the perfect excuse to step outside and take a 15 minute walking break. Useful Links: Optimize Yourself Be well. Zack Arnold, Creator Fitness In Post
This episode is the latest Q&A episode with my trusty sidekick Natalie Boschan, and in this episode we answer the question “How do I know when it’s worth it to take a great career opportunity that might mean sacrificing time with my family?” plus I reveal big news for the future of the Fitness In Post program. Spoiler Alert: This is the final episode of the Fitness In Post podcast. Now before you get too upset, the reason is not because I’m giving up this podcast for good or that I’m no longer interested in finding solutions to the health problems we all face as creative professionals chained to a desk all day long...in fact it’s quite the opposite. Over the coming months I plan to broaden my search and provide even more resources to this community via the podcast, the blog, as well as new online training programs I’m creating that go way beyond what I offer in the Move Yourself program. So on that note, I am announcing to you my loyal listeners before anyone else that Fitness In Post is becoming Optimize Yourself. Natalie and I talk a lot more about the thinking behind this change and what this will mean over the coming months, but in short this means there will be some down time for the podcast as I make this change, especially given that as I write this I’m editing a tv pilot for NBC Universal 6 days a week and my schedule is batshit crazy. On top of that I will be overlapping this pilot with a tv series for several weeks too, so if I intend to maintain my sanity as well as see my kids on occasion, my only choice is to take it slowly if I want to do this rebrand right. So all I ask is that you are patient as this transition occurs to the new website and the new podcast. If you’d like to learn more about this rebrand you can visit my blog post at fitnessinpost.com/optimizeyourself. Show Sponsor: G-Technology Topics of Conversation: The origins of Fitness in Post When is it worth it to take career risks? Maintaining your energy and presence while working a full-time job Knowing when sacrificing your time is worth it Addressing the confusion surrounding the FiP name Developing an awareness of your long-term goals Balancing work opportunities and family life The end of Fitness in Post and the future of Optimize Yourself Useful Links: Optimize Yourself Rebrand Blog Enjoying The Show? Leave A Rating And Review HERE FiP Amazon Link Athletic Greens Show Credits: This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network. The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.
"What is ACE, how do I become a member, and what are the benefits?" are common questions I'm asked often by fellow film editors (that I've also asked myself). Beyond simply breaking down the criteria for entry into the most prestigious organization in the post-production industry, in this episode I speak with Steve Rivkin, ACE President and editor of such films as Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Ali, and many more, about what it really takes to be considered an elite editor, whether or not you belong to ACE. We break down how Stephen broke into the film industry without every having an assistant editor credit to his name, the secret to getting hired by any director or producer, how to transition from assisting to editing, and much more. If you've ever been curious about the inner-workings of what it really means to work as an editor at the highest levels and the psychology necessary to succeed, this episode is for you. Show Sponsor: G-Technology Topics of Conversation: Steve's big break into the industry and how he became the president of ACE The evolution of the modern editing career trajectory How to make contacts in post-production Re-learning the lost art of cutting collaboratively What you will need to get into ACE Fostering good relationships within the film industry How Steve became an editor without an assistant credit to his name What it takes to transition from assisting to editing The in's and out's of ACE as well as it's educational initiatives Raising awareness and perception of editing as a craft Useful Links: Enjoying The Show? Leave A Rating And Review HERE FiP Question Submission FiP Amazon Link Athletic Greens ACE Editors Guild Guest Bio: Stephen Rivkin, ACE, has been an editor in the motion picture industry for over thirty-five years. He is currently serves as President of the American Cinema Editors and is on the Board of Directors for the Motion Picture Editors Guild. He founded The Committee for Creative Recognition and EditorsPetition.com to petition film festivals and critics organizations, which honor Cinematography and/or Production Design, to add the category of Film Editing to their annual awards presentations. He has worked for some of Hollywood’s top directors including: James Cameron, Gore Verbinski, Michael Mann, Norman Jewison, Ridley Scott, Mel Brooks, Rob Cohen, Wolfgang Peterson, Chris Columbus and Diane Keaton. Rivkin was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and an ACE Eddie Award for his work on James Cameron’s mega-blockbuster “Avatar” which he co-edited. He also co-edited the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy for producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski. All three films were nominated for ACE Eddie Awards, with a win for the original summer hit “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” Show Credits: This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Jakin Rintelman, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network. The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.
View 129 more appearances
Share Profile
Get appearance alerts
Subscribe to receive notifications by email whenever this creator appears as a guest on an episode.

Subscribe to receive notifications by email whenever this creator appears as a guest on an episode.

Are you Zack? Verify and edit this page to your liking.

Recommend This Creator

Recommendation sent

Join Podchaser to...

  • Rate podcasts and episodes
  • Follow podcasts and creators
  • Create podcast and episode lists
  • & much more

Creator Details

Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Episode Count
133
Podcast Count
6
Total Airtime
3 days, 20 hours