Khancept Audio Connection

Khancept Audio Connection
Welcome to the Khancept Audio Connection, featuring marketing manager, multimedia producer, aspiring filmmaker, and storyteller Belal Khan.

Art of Attention 034 – Producing Professional Audio
Jun 25, 2018 • 25 min
I received the following message: On the subject of video recording, I was hoping to ask you a question about audio. I’m wondering when you record an interview, a podcast style show with two mics, do you keep both running when you edit? For example, do…
Storian 025 – On Marvel Studios Avengers Infinity War and Cinematic Universes
May 13, 2018 • 10 min
Ammar Alshukry and myself get into a discussion about Marvel studios, the release of Avengers: Infinity War, the MCU vs the DCEU, how cinematic universes aren’t for everyone, the genius of the first Iron Man film, and Pixar. You can watch the accompanying…
Storian 024 – When to Root for the Losing Team Lebron vs Tornot Raptors
May 12, 2018 • 5 min
When is it appropriate to root for the loosing team? Ammar Alshukry and myself discuss Lebron vs Toronto Raptors, and when it’s time to leave a team. Catch the accompanying video to this episode:
Art of Attention 033 – How to Record and Edit Talking Head Videos On Your Phone
May 12, 2018 • 6 min
In this episode I’m with Ammar Alshukry at my studio teaching him how to best produce videos using just a phone. I showcase my process of recording and editing on the fly. You can catch the video version of this episode here:
Storian 023 – How Would Batman Fast Ramadan? Ask His Trainer Rehan Jalali
May 11, 2018 • 26 min
Found this post to be of great benefit. It’s a long post, and inconvenient for most to simply read it, so I’ve done ya’ll the benefit of making a video where I go through the whole post with some commentary. I titled it “How Would Batman Fast Ramadan?”…
Art of Attention 032 – The Body of Knowledge Podcast Review
May 3, 2018 • 22 min
I spent the better part of the last couple months going through a podcast series called “The Body of Knowledge” by Kenny Kane and Dr. Andy Galpin, and produced by Josh Embree. One of the things I love about the science of health and fitness is that not…
Storian 022 – The Falcon of Spain – 1.1 Escape
May 2, 2018 • 8 min
This episode goes into the actual narrative of The Falcon of Spain as told to us by Abdulrahman b. Muawiyyah. History calls him by many names, among them is also Saqr Quraysh. Leave me a comment below letting me know if you like this series or not. “The…
Storian 021 – The Falcon of Spain – 1.0 Prologue
May 2, 2018 • 9 min
This is the first of several recordings for The Falcon of Spain, a narrative as told to us by Abdulrahman b. Muawiyyah. History class him by many names, among them is also Saqr Quraysh. Leave me a comment below letting me know if you like this series or…
Storian 020 – Question & Answer: Embracing Identity and Addressing Islamophobia
Apr 30, 2018 • 39 min
Continuing from the previous episode, the audience goes into discussing the impact of Islamophobia and how to counter that with our own stories and contributions to society.
Storian 019 – Embracing Identity: Keys to Sharing Your Story
Apr 30, 2018 • 50 min
This episode is a presentation that I gave to a group of community leaders who have a “Meet the Professor” event locally in Houston. This time around they requested that I present. I put together a presentation on the subject of identity where I go into…
Art of Attention 031 – Challenge Your Creativity
Apr 22, 2018 • 7 min
The only way to grow is to challenge yourself and your limits. If you’re not growing, then you’re decaying. Sometimes we simply need a spark. So light a fire under yourself and start a 30-day challenge, or maybe a weekly challenge that you’re committing…
Art of Attention 030 – Fire! Ready. Aim. The Startup Mindset
Apr 21, 2018 • 10 min
There’s as concept of getting all your ducks in a row and then take an action. But when you’re in a situation of Entrepreneurship and or simply making progress is not about having everything or having all your ducks in a row but simply moving forward…
Art of Attention 029 – Getting Start with Online Video Production
Apr 12, 2018 • 18 min
I’m part of a closed Facebook group that features startup entrepreneurs from around the globe. One of the questions that came up was about online video and getting serious with it. The following is the post in the group that I address. As you know video…
Art of Attention 028 – Your Ad Copy Sucks
Apr 11, 2018 • 13 min
When it comes to local marketing, especially for community and nonprofit events, the area that seems to suffer the most is the advertising copy for posters. Let’s fix that today. 11
Art of Attention 027 – On Branding for Startup Projects
Apr 10, 2018 • 17 min
Many startup projects and ventures experience difficulty when getting their story straight. Branding and storytelling isn’t always easy. This podcast episode is an excerpt from a conversation where I was sharing some advice with a prospective client on a…
Art of Attention 026 – How to Write Sales Copy for Seminars
Apr 9, 2018 • 6 min
Ever wonder what goes into writing sales copy and advertising copywriting for seminars? Here are some tips to help you with that.
Interview on The Life Buildup Show hosted by Mohammad Hasan
Mar 28, 2018 • 84 min
The following is an interview with The Life Buildup Show hosted by Mohammad Hasan, a podcast on pursuing success, and addressing life’s challenges and opportunities. You can find the full interview Facebook as well here:…
Art of Attention 025 – Why is Personal Branding Important? – The Life Buildup Show with Mohammad Hasan
Mar 28, 2018 • 12 min
What’s the importance of having a personal brand? What should one care who you are and what you do?
Art of Attention 024 – In Marketing What Do You Do For Your Clients? – The Life Buildup Show with Mohammad Hasan
Mar 28, 2018 • 8 min
As a marketing professional, what do you do for your clients? How do you generate demand and business for them?
Art of Attention 023 – How to Get Started with Personal Branding? – The Life Buildup Show with Mohammad Hasan
Mar 28, 2018 • 10 min
What does it take to get started with personal branding? Is it for everyone? Who shouldn’t personal brand? Do you need a personal brand to be successful in business?
Art of Attention 022 – How Do You Get Into Video Editing and Filmmaking? – The Life Buildup Show with Mohammad Hasan
Mar 28, 2018 • 14 min
How did you get into filmmaking and video editing? Where does one start? How do you find the time to do all the editing that is required?
Storian 018 – Where Do You Get Creative Inspiration? – The Life Buildup Show with Mohammad Hasan
Mar 28, 2018 • 9 min
Where do you get creative inspiration from? How do you find the drive and vision to pursue your passion and calling?
Storian 017 – What is this History of Spain Project – The Life Buildup Show with Mohammad Hasan
Mar 28, 2018 • 14 min
What is this history of Spain project you’re working on? Are you trying to document the history of Muslim civilization in Spain? What is the Falcon of Spain?
Storian 016 – Dabbling in Stuff vs Going All In – The Life Build Up Show with Mohammad Hasan
Mar 28, 2018 • 10 min
How do you decide whether you’re going to dabble and try things out versus going all go all in on your passion. How do you navigate the demands of family life with your goals and pursuits?
Storian 015 – Why Use a Clap or Clapper Board to Sync Audio and Video?
Mar 27, 2018 • 15 min
In this episode I answer a question from a listener, “Why is a clap or clapperboard sound required for syncing when you could just sync it using the rest of the audio?” To answer this question, I get into a little bit of cinema and film making history.
Art of Attention 021 – Why Podcast When You Have YouTube?
Mar 26, 2018 • 10 min
I received the following question: If you already have a YouTube channel, then what is the value in having the podcast? I understand having multiple channels of distribution, but is there anything particularly valuable with podcast distribution that you…
Art of Attention 020 – 3 Steps to Master Marketing: Absorb, Internalize, and Articulate
Mar 26, 2018 • 16 min
Our job is to be as clear and articulate in our messaging. This is the practice and philosophy of those in the field of marketing and advertising. Our job is not to convert anyone. Rather, our job is to get the message out to enough people, have enough…
Art of Attention 019 – How to Educate People About Islam: Inbound and Outbound Communication
Mar 25, 2018 • 16 min
There are two common scenarios when it comes to communication. Either we feel like we don’t know what to say when we’re asked a question. Or, we have an ask to make, but don’t have the courage to go ahead and make the ask. In marketing and sales, one of…
Art of Attention 018 – How Often Do You Cut To Different Angles When Editing Video?
Mar 24, 2018 • 12 min
What do you think about just equally spacing out all the shots, something like every 40 seconds or so?
Art of Attention 017 – Can I Use a Black or White Backdrop as Green Screen?
Mar 23, 2018 • 10 min
I don’t have a green screen, can I use a black or white backdrop and manipulated in post production and editing the way I can do a green screen?
Art of Attention 016 – You Control Nothing
Mar 22, 2018 • 9 min
We don’t control anything. The only thing that we do have control over is our response toward the chaos we face. How we respond in terms of our behavior, emotional reaction, how we go forward, that is the only thing in our control.
Art of Attention 015 – How Do You Find Your Brand Focus?
Mar 15, 2018 • 11 min
As human beings we have a lot of interest and curiosity. How do we balance that with with a necessity of focusing when it comes to branding? How do you decide on what to do and what to suffocate? This video explorers that dilemma and chairs and mental…
Storian 014 – Black Panther and the Reality of Minorities
Mar 13, 2018 • 16 min
Black Panther recently surpassed $1 billion in revenue, making it the highest grossing solo superhero film of all time. I had some thoughts I wanted to share regarding this from a conversation I had with a friend on the subject of the profiting off of…
Art Of Attention 014 – Focus or Fail for Marketing Success
Mar 13, 2018 • 36 min
I get into a lot of conversations with prospective clients with similar challenges and problems when it comes to marketing, media, and branding. And, how to look at it both, strategically as well as on the ground tactically.
Art Of Attention 013 – Is Marketing Fluff? – The WalaWay Podcast
Mar 13, 2018 • 35 min
I was invited to be on the WalaWay Podcast, hosted by Imran Nalawala. And, in this episode we talk about marketing, what is it, and how do you avoid fluff. Our discussion also goes into motivation and succeeding at life.
Art Of Attention 012 – PR, Propaganda, Covert Persuasion – AlMaghrib CrewU Podcast
Mar 13, 2018 • 75 min
In this episode I get to be a guest on AlMaghrib Institute CrewU podcast. Zeky, the host, and I discuss with AlMaghrib volunteers and city leads on how to appropriately leverage the power of attention to shape peoples’ perceptions - using a covert…
Art Of Attention 011 – Viral Marketing Myth
Mar 13, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode I cover the concept of viral marketing, and what really makes something share worthy. Saying that you want to be a “trend setter” is the same as saying that you want to make something go “viral.” There’s no real magic formula for virality.…
Art Of Attention 010 – Marketing 101 for AlMaghrib Institute Volunteers
Mar 13, 2018 • 44 min
This is a shout out to all you AlMaghrib Institute‚Äč volunteers who’ve been on my case to do something in the area of Marketing 101 for events and seminars. This is for you. In this episode I take the classic text-book “4 Ps” (which are indeed relevant)…
Storian 013 – Buddhism, Sports, Protests, and Leadership
Mar 13, 2018 • 25 min
Ammar Alshukry and myself discuss Tupac Shakur, Colin Kaepernick, Black Lives Matter Protests, and Leadership.
Storian 012 – Color Psychology and Video Games
Mar 13, 2018 • 18 min
Auneeb Sheikh and myself discuss color theory and the psychology of people who play video games.
Storian 011 – Debt as Slavery
Mar 13, 2018 • 9 min
Debt is a major problem for the current generation. For some it has ruined their enthusiasm to go to school due to the poor return on investment for the college education that otherwise wouldn’t be afforded.
Storian 010 – Battle of the Trench
Mar 13, 2018 • 14 min
Ammar Alshukry, Auneeb Sheikh and myself discuss the history and the event of the battle of the trench as per the chapter of the Quran known as Surat Al Ahzab from Imam AlQurtubi.
Storian 009 – What Makes Up Cultural Identity
Mar 13, 2018 • 17 min
What is our cultural indentity? What connects us to and why do we identify with it?
Storian 008 – Are Immigrant Muslims Racist
Mar 13, 2018 • 6 min
We witness racism and racial ignorance within the Muslim community here in the United States. Question is, what’s the way forward?
Storian 007 – Navigate Your Own Religious Identity and Cultural Insecurity
Mar 13, 2018 • 8 min
When living as a minority within the United States, and probably within other first-world nations, some people might harbor religious and cultural insecurity where they try to hide who they are and where they come from. Then there are those who don’t shy…
Art of Attention 009 – Traditional vs Digital Communication
Mar 13, 2018 • 16 min
Some folks believe that there is a separation between generations, even within Millennials, with regards to communication. What’s the different between tradition and digital forms of communication? What are the advantages of each?
Art of Attention 008 – What Inspires Creativity?
Mar 13, 2018 • 8 min
It’s been said that you cannot teach creativity. So then what is it that inspires creativity within folks? Ammar Alshukry, Auneeb Sheikh, and myself explore this topic.
Art of Attention 007 – How To Engage With Racists When They Just Hate
Mar 13, 2018 • 8 min
When it comes to past situations and racists like Charlie Hebdo, Pamela Geller, and draw Muhammad day, how do we engage with folks who are filled with hate and also educate folks who simply don’t know?
Art of Attention 006 – Islamophobia and Yellow Journalism
Mar 13, 2018 • 16 min
One of the challenges of our time is dealing with yellow journalism and genuine fake news. Understand that if you take this dark path of communication to get short term bump in ratings and sales, you will be sacrificing your long-term success.
Art of Attention 005 – You Cannot Convert Anyone
Mar 13, 2018 • 8 min
The truth about advertising, sales, and even the act of proselytization is that you really cannot convert anyone. And, it’s not your job to convert anyone. Your job is to educate and inspire enough people so that when you come across those people who’s…
Art of Attention 004 – What Sort of Lighting To Purchase for Video
Mar 13, 2018 • 11 min
Some of the most common questions I get asked in relation to multimedia has to do with lights, camera, and microphones. This episode is all about lighting, and what sort of lighting you should get and what to avoid.
Art of Attention 003 – Product Sales and Nonprofit Marketing
Mar 13, 2018 • 24 min
I had a broadcast Q&A session with folks on the subject of marketing and advertising. We had questions like, “How do you market olive milk?”, “How do you feel about nonprofit orgs for marketing?”, and “How do I brand myself?”
Art of Attention 002 – Easy Copywriting: Credibility in Sales
Mar 13, 2018 • 4 min
When it comes to advertising, sales, and copywriting - the best approach to writing the ad copy, especially for an advertiser is to seek out the expert in the company. See how they present, sell, and frame the product or service that’s being sold.
Art of Attention 001 – Transparent Marketing
Mar 13, 2018 • 17 min
Many times advertisers try to pass off a product as one thing when it’s really something else. People can tell exactly what’s being done. To be successful in the long term, be real with what you’re selling. Don’t consider your market to be stupid.
Storian 006 – Real Game of Thrones
Mar 13, 2018 • 33 min
Nothing makes for a great story except when the motivations for characters are meaningfully driven. History is chalk full of such characters and stories. Instances of people seeking power, revenge, personal gain, self-interest, self-preservation,…
Storian 005 – Historical Myths and Fantasy as Identity
Mar 13, 2018 • 21 min
In this episode we discuss historical fallacies, superhero mythologies, contributions to popular culture by people of various ethnic background, and how that plays a role in an individual’s identity and self-image.
Storian 004 – Falcon Rising: The Start of Islamic Civilization in Spain
Mar 13, 2018 • 22 min
When folks talk about Islam in Spain, they either talk about the golden era which was well after the 11th century. Or, they talk about the fall which was the 15th century. But, what about the origin of how it began? How did Rodrigo, the Visigoths ruler…
Storian 003 – Storytelling Part 2
Mar 13, 2018 • 10 min
This episode is a follow up to the previous one which is all about storytelling. Once you can communicate what your story is all about you need to know how wrap it within an emotional genre.
Storian 002 – Storytelling Part 1
Mar 13, 2018 • 14 min
This episode is about getting you to share with anyone what your story is about. Learn to gauge from your audience whether or not they’d be intrigued. Seek to get either get a “hell yea!” or a “hell no!” to know if it’s a story worth telling.
Storian 001 – Personal Strength from History
Mar 13, 2018 • 19 min
A big part about self-esteem and personal strength is rooted in the stories we tell ourselves, our own perceptions of where we are, direction we’re personally headed, and where we’re coming from. This podcast explores who we are individually.
Welcome to the Khancept Audio Connection
Feb 5, 2018 • 1 min
This podcast showcases a mix of things that I’m involved with. Including, relevant segments from my Khancept vlog on YouTube, interviews and conversations around the subject of marketing and multimedia, progress on “The Falcon of Spain” graphic novel, the…