There are few general tech writers with as much video knowledge as blogger/trend-spotter/startup-lover Robert Scoble. So we were thrilled when he decided to come pay us a visit to conduct what turned out to be a terrific video interview about Market7.
Robert sat down with CEO, Seth Kenvin and Creative Advisor Shannon Newton at the Pixel Corps studios to talk video and how we help make it better. A ton of ground was covered: common video production pain points, how/why video producers and their clients approach projects differently and how to overcome associated challenges, resource management, Market7 functionality and much more.
Robert’s producer Rocky Barbanica whipped up two great interview videos that we think you’ll really like. A quick two-minute teaser can be viewed here, or you can watch the full-length piece here (or embedded below). We recommend watching several times. Like a great movie, they get even better with repeat viewings! Finally, you can check out Robert’s post about Market7 over at the Building43 site.
We’re extremely proud to have developed an online media production management tool that helps customers of all sizes and from all market sectors produce great video. And that Robert thought enough of it to spend time learning more and sharing with his readers.
If you follow Market7 on Twitter (@marketseven), you’ve probably seen our steady stream of tweets about what it is EXACTLY that a producer does (courtesy of our own Shannon Newton). As video becomes more ubiquitous and companies of all sizes debate whether to hire a professional or produce video themselves, we thought it could be beneficial to offer some insight into the many, many things that a producer will do on your behalf once you decide to put them to work for you.
We’re currently about half way through our list of 100 “Things A Producer Does” on Twitter. Considering that thehalf-life of a tweet is only about four minutes, we wanted to make sure that this list would be immortalized somewhere on the world wide web for generations to come. Our friends over at ReelSEO.com have graciously agreed to publish this content and you can head over there now to see the first installment of “What Does A Producer Do?”in one nice, tidy list. Check back later this year for the rest of the list or follow@marketsevenon Twitter to be blessed with this content as we publish it in real-time.
Every Monday, we have a Market7 ritual. We all gather either in person or over the phone, sometimes throw down a tune or two to set the mood, talk about the upcoming week, review the current development state of our software and almost always engage in some good-natured teasing of one another.
Here’s a little taste of a typical Monday morning.
T is for “turkey”, “Thanksgiving” and, and to some, a special kind of “person”. The case for hiring & working with “T-shaped” people is one I’ve encountered a lot lately. I think it’s a good description of the sort of person with whom I most value working and engaging. If you want to know what it means, and why I think it’s so great, including for our customers, watch the video that follows this paragraph. You can even play a little game: see if you catch my mistake, revealed below the video. Also stay tuned for Shannon’s cameo at the end. In spirit of holiday, I’m thankful for him always being on-the-spot with video equipment for recording my takes. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
As integration among our modules rises, I don’t anticipate too many users will “write a script about the task” as I mistakenly said on-camera. I meant more that benefits accrue when our software can allow contextual assignment of a task-about-a-script from within that script’s page instead of having to navigate away from it to a Tasks module page.