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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.

Here’s a quick look at our graphic designer…

Devin Gordon, our graphic designer here at MessageMakers, attended Grand Valley State University and majored in graphic design. His inspiration to pursue design came from his brother, who majored in it before him.

"My brother was definitely a big influence on why I decided to major in design because he went through the same program and loved it," said Devin.

Welcoming Three to the Team!

We are pleased to announce the three new members of our MessageMakers team! We are thrilled that they have decided to join us in their careers and can't wait to see the creative work and dedication that they will bring to MM.

Kim Langenberg: Government Contracting

Before hiring in with MessageMakers, Kim was a Procurement Technical Assistance Center counselor for six years and Program Manager for three years.

MessageMakers Attends CQI Academy

The MessageMakers team is always thrilled to take on new learning opportunities to evolve and hone their skill sets as much as possible. Continuous learning is key to personal growth and success, that’s why MessageMakers President, Terry Terry, thought it to be essential for the team to participate in the Capital Quality and Innovation Academy.

Emmy Nomination for MessageMakers

MessageMakers was given the great honor of receiving a Michigan Emmy nomination for their work on the 2016 documentary, Second Shift: From Crisis to Collaboration. They were nominated in the category for Best Documentary - Historical.

President and Executive Producer, Terry Terry, along with Director, Tom Lietz, and Director of Photography, Rob Sumbler, attended the 36th annual Emmy Awards of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on June 18, 2018. 

Rob Sumbler (left) and Tom Lietz (right) at the Michigan Emmy Award Ceremony

Second Shift: From Crisis to Collaboration tells the compelling story of how the city of Lansing saved itself in the early 2000’s. When GM was prepared to leave Lansing, leaders of the community convinced them to invest billions instead.