Access for All International Conference 2020

We recently completed virtual event design, planning, pre-production and live-stream production for Access for All 2020. Structured with a mix of live and asynchronous activities across 2 weeks in October, AfA2020 was a virtual conference dedicated to using plain language to break down barriers in society, improve the criminal justice system, protect the rights of vulnerable populations and affect the outcome of COVID-19.

Access for All is a nonprofit working to improve people's access to information and services with plain language.

Our Live-Streaming Capabilities and Free Webinar Registration

Based on our 40+ years of experience as a video and event production company, MessageMakers offers a comprehensive range of video services to help organizations to engage their broader communities through video streaming:

Streaming event design, navigating the creative and technical challenges required to produce a stream as an engaging and memorable experience for remote participants.

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

Photo by Sam McGhee on Unsplash

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!