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Scott Moore on How His Career Led Him to Deepak and Oprah

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Scott E. Moore has quite the resume: He’s an accomplished musician with five solo albums under his belt and has worked for big networks like MTV/VH1, TNT and Turner Movie Classics as a director and producer. For the past five years, Moore has been the creative director of a site that provides visual medical information.

He just completed his latest project — creating two hours of original music for Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey‘s 21- Day Meditation Challenge. In the latest Mediabistro feature, Moore explains how he came to be a part of the project:

So how did you go from creating videos for TheVisualMD to working on Deepak and Oprah’s Meditation Challenge?
Deepak was one of our colleagues on a project on the physiological science of emotional bonding between mother and infant. An old colleague who was working with Deepak on this meditation challenge told me they wanted to raise it up a couple of notches. Even though a lot of people participated, the product wasn’t at the quality level they felt it should be… So the person who handles the Chopra Center Digital Properties was in a crisis. And I just so happened to have just started my agency, and this project would be right up my alley. Ironically, I had started playing atmospheric, soul music live in a yoga studio, which would sell out every month. I played Deepak some of that music, and that’s when it all kind of came full circle and I got the opportunity to do this project.

To hear more about Moore’s eclectic career, read: Hey, How’d You “Score” That Job With Deepak and Oprah, Filmmaker Scott E. Moore?

– Aneya Fernando

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On The Menu: Career Tips From Author Kathi Elster

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Today on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven welcomed Kathi Elster, co-author of the books, “Working with You Isn’t Working for Me” and “Working with You is Killing Me.”

Elster talked about workplace survival tips pulled from her books, which focus on how to avoid, fix and survive bad relationships with bosses and coworkers. In today’s economic climate, many workers — not just journalists — are facing cutbacks and layoffs. Elster offered some advice: “You must remember not to take this personally…Although it feels very personal,” she said.

She also pointed out that although it may feel like the media is being particularly hard hit, there are other industries like the automotive industry for example, that have been decimated by job losses. Elster then offered some tips for journalists:

“You have to think of your career in the long run,” she said. “Don’t look at it as being successful day one. You may have to get a day job…maybe through freelance or maybe through part time…What’s interesting about your industry is that the old is going and the new isn’t here yet. So maybe entering this new world it may not be that you will get that ideal job on day one, but I absolutely want everyone to look to the future.”

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.