Interview with Pixel Corps founder, Alex Lindsay

Today we hang out with Alex Lindsay.  He started the Pixel Corps, heads up DvGarage, has worked on Star Wars: Episode 1, and is a regular on Macbreak Weekly.  We talk about VFX, workflow, and the future of video content creation.

Interview with Pixel Corps founder, Alex Lindsay:

Or, if you want, you can download the interview here.

Key Points:

  • What is the Pixel Corps?  How did it get started?
  • How is learning from others and being coached essential for growth?
  • What does Alex see in the future of videography and hardware?
  • And more!

Side note:  My twitter name is now AndrewJMason.

What about you?  Did you enjoy the interview?  What was your biggest take-away?

Interview with Michael J. Nelson, Founder of RiffTrax

On this episode of the “The ProGuide“, we hang with Michael J Nelson of RiffTrax and Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame.  We talk about the business of riffing horrible films, what makes a good movie, and what the team is up to now.

Interview with Michael J. Nelson of RiffTrax:

Or, if you want, you can download the interview here.

Key Points:

  • How do you take something as unenjoyable as watching horrible movies, and make a thriving, hilarious business out of it?
  • What was the worst movie Mike’s ever seen?
  • What’s RiffTrax all about?  What are they up to now?
  • And more!

Side note:  My twitter name is now AndrewJMason.  This interview was taped before they did a live performance.  Their next one is called “Birdemic”, and you can catch tickets here for October 25th, 2012.

What about you?  Did you enjoy the interview?  What was your biggest take-away?

Interview with Forrst.com Founder, Kyle Bragger

On this episode of the ProGuideKyle Bragger hangs out with us.  He created forrst.com, a sweet community of designers and developers who help each other get better at what they do.

Interview with Forrst.com Founder, Kyle Bragger:

Or, if you want, you can download the interview here.

Key Points:

  • How did Forrst get started?
  • What are some of the struggles Kyle had in moving from full-time work to a startup?
  • What does he see for the future of Forrst.com?
  • And more!

Side note:  My twitter name is now AndrewJMason.  

What about you?  Did you enjoy the interview?  What was your biggest take-away?

 

Interview with Intuit’s Mint.com

On this episode of the ProGuide, we hang out with Barb Chang, the product manager with Intuit.  We talk about Mint.com.  What it is, where it originated, and what plans they have for the product’s future.

 

Interview with Intuit & Mint.com

Or, if you want, you can download the interview here.

Key Points:

  • What is Mint.com?  How does it work?
  • Is Mint.com secure?
  • What are some newer features we can expect?
  • And more!

Side note:  My twitter name is now AndrewJMason.  I’m no longer on the 8BIT team (but you should check ’em out, because they rock). 

What about you?  Did you enjoy the interview?  What was your biggest take-away?

Interview with David Allen, GTD Creator

Best-selling author and speaker David Allen shares some some insights with us regarding the inception of GTD, present reach, and future possibilities.  He’s the author of such incredible books as “Getting Things Done,” “Making it all work”, and “Ready for Anything”.   They teach effective leadership skills.  And the interview was our most popular interview to date, and one where we got to ask David, “Do you ever procrastinate?”

Interview with GTD Creator, David Allen:

Key GTD Interview Points:

  • What is it?  Why did David make this methodology?
  • What are his plans for the future of this way of thinking?
  • What are some of the things he struggles with?  Procrastination?
  • What are some of his plans for the future of gtd?
  • And more!

How has GTD Workflow & David’s Interview about Good Leadership Skills Impacted you?

Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Media, Talks Authenticity

Dave Kerpen is the co-founder and CEO of Likeable Media, an award-winning social media and word-of-mouth marketing firm with triple digit revenue growth for 4 consecutive years.  Dave’s newest book, Likeable Social Media, is already a NY Times best seller and a *darn* good read.  We got to catch up with him and ask him about authenticity in advertising:
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“Dave, in a world where people try so hard to attach emotion to products in order to get a purchasing response, whether directly (creative advertising) or indirectly (‘Sponsored by’), how do people marketing products maintain authenticity?”

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Dave Responds:

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“When we believe on what we are doing, and have passion for our products and services, then yes, we can absolutely market products with authenticity.
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When I was the crunch n’ munch guy, a Boston sports vendor, I practically fell in love with the product, so I was able to be authentic in  promoting the snack product in the aisles of the Boston Garden. Today, I am deeply passionate about social media and what it can do for organizations, so I can market Likeable with authenticity. People can tell the difference between authentic emotions and going through the motions.
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In fact, I would argue that if you can’t feel a sense of passion and authenticity in your marketing or sales job – then it’s time to find a new job.”
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Whoah.  Good answer!
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What about you?  Do you agree / disagree?  Is authenticity important in your work?

Interview with Chief Apple Evangelist, Guy Kawasaki

On this episode, former chief product evangelist of Apple, Guy Kawasaki, chats with us and shares how he makes key life decisions.  We also learn about his newest book recently released called “Enchantment.”

(If you like Enchantment, Guy hooked us up with a promo link where you can get a free copy of “Presentation Zen” with your book order.)

 

Interview with Guy Kawasaki, Former Chief Product Evangelist of Apple

 

Or, if you want, you can download the interview here.

Key Points:

  • What it takes to be enchanting?
  • What advice & wisdom Guy has for those just starting out in tech.
  • Technology has made it MUCH easier to get your idea out there…
  • And more!

Side note:  My twitter name is now AndrewJMason.  I’m no longer on the 8BIT team (but you should check ’em out, because they rock). 

What about you?  Did you enjoy the interview?  What was your biggest take-away?