Earlier this week, I had the chance to talk with one of the “good people” on the Internet (and a web video pioneer), Cali Lewis of GeekBrief.TV.
About 2 years ago, Cali and her husband Neal decided to start a video podcast covering technology news. The problem was, they had zero experience with web video and had no clue what they were doing. But that didn’t stop them. You see, what they did have was passion, character and resiliency (3 traits you’ll always find in successful people…across all genres).
Today, their little web show (started in their spare-time) has become a full-time job…with 300,000 people downloading their webcasts…everyday.
I spoke with Cali via a video chat about how they were able to accomplish this and she openly shared quite a few priceless tips. I recorded our chat…and while the technical quality of the recording is far from perfect (that’s the nature of video chats these days)…like I said, the information Cali shares is golden.
No matter where you currently are with web video, there are two things I strongly urge you to do:
1. Watch my interview with Cali. It’s only 12 minutes long…but will shift your way of thinking.
2. Visit Cali’s site, GeekBeat.TV (don’t worry, she doesn’t sell anything). It’s one of the best examples I’ve seen of web video being executed properly…and there’s much you can learn by simply watching the shows Cali and Neal produce.
To watch my interview with Cali now, just click the play button below:
To check out Cali’s site, click here.
UPDATE: Here are links to the resources Cali mentions in the interview:
Drobo – External hard drive maker and one of Cali’s sponsors
Mevio – Where Cali recommends you upload your podcasts
Tubemogul – Video distribution service Cali recommends
Vimeo – Video sharing site…best video quality
Wizzard Player – Flash video player Cali now uses (uses RSS feeds)
Adobe After Effects – What Cali recommend for professional video graphics