Video Production Through the Past Decade

We stumbled across an old video production tip sheet and "introduction" to video production resource from a while back (almost exactly 10 years ago) and wanted to compare our decade old video production process to today's. Although some things have changed, such as the technology and distribution methods, the fundamentals of the video production and creative flow have been the same for years.

How to Be The Interviewee

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Here at MessageMakers, we interview a lot of people. Quite frankly, it's one of our favorite parts of what we do. We love getting to meet and learn from all different kinds of interesting people. That being said, we understand that talking in front of the camera can be stressful and nerve-wracking, especially if you don't do it very often.

Tips for Video Production With Rob Sumbler

We interviewed our video producer and director of photography, Rob Sumbler, to ask for some of his tips and tricks for good production during an interview style video.

Q: What are the most important things to take into consideration while shooting an interview?

A: The biggest thing is what's in the frame, how the person looks and what they're in front of.

MSU Broad College of Business: Executive Leadership for Women

This past October, MSU Broad College of Business celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Executive Leadership for Women: Strategies to Enhance Success program where female business professionals with generally 8-18 years of experience gather to discuss topics as businesswomen in today's workplace.

Behind The Scenes With GreenStone Farm Credit Services

Our MessageMakers team has been working closely with GreenStone Farm Credit Services as a hands-on creative partner for the better part of a decade, telling stories that connect our rural Michigan and northeast Wisconsin communities to employment opportunities, loans, insurance and other services.

A Cup of Coffee

This holiday season we roasted a special batch of coffee – to share with our clients and collaborators, and of course to enjoy ourselves too! Huge thanks to our friends at Bloom Coffee for their help with the roast. Here's how we made it:

Come see us at MessageMakers as we celebrate our 40th anniversary, and we'll look forward to sharing a cup!

Promoting Michigan’s Global Initiatives

MessageMakers was doing global work long before globalization was a hot topic. Since our beginning, we have served educational institutions worldwide. This year, MessageMakers was very pleased to help promote several global initiatives for Michigan, aiming to strengthen our state's economy by promoting exports and retaining top global talent.

Helping SBAM Garden for Economic Growth

As part of the celebration of 35 years of MessageMakers, we're telling the stories of 35 great projects throughout our history. This is one of them.

The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) is the statewide association that focuses on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community and improving the business climate and conditions in which small businesses operate in Michigan.