Chatting up video with @guygal

I respect a number of folks in video – @rickwolfe from Poststone combines his art for conversation with video (a specialist in digital conversation – I love that). Mark Campbell from  @vmgcinematic impressed me long ago on the power of video and Mary Hayes from Engage Learn -with whom I worked on some cool e-learning distributed thru social media projects including videos.

And now – Guy Gal. Yes – I do think that’s his name.

@Guygal is one interesting gal’s guy.   Responsible for business development at Biz Media, Guy & company are quick to corner a niche in social video.  i had a coffee meetup with Guy earlier this week and left with my brain excited on video.

First – let tell you about Guy – he’s a hacker gone start-up who comes across passionate and unassuming talking in 140 character insight tweets.   He was one of 10 teams selected to do the  #SXSW Chevy Roadtrip challenge  (bravo) and him & team as team autofollow won it  .  Not hard to see why – check out the team’s thank you video capturing a hungry caterpillar .

Okay – so now some of his talking in tweet gems

“I help liberate video”

On frustration with developers: “you’re developing things that have already been API’ed for you!”

“the play button is the most compelling button on the net”

On planning video content – “online video needs to look like the programming on tv not the commercial”

On using actors in brand made videos:  “lose the actors caus the world is real.  actra puts a 1 year shelf life on your video”.

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