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The Busy Creator Podcast with Prescott Perez-Fox - conversations on creative culture, workflow & productivity


The Busy Creator Podcast is a discussion program where creative professionals from across the spectrum share tools, techniques, and habits they use in their practice. Listeners are introduced to strategies and pro tips to be their most creative, productive selves.

Full website available at http://busycreator.com and http://busycreator.com/podcast/ for the show specifically.

Aug 18, 2014

The Busy Creator Podcast 19 w/guest Shannon Morse

The Busy Creator Podcast, episode 19 with Online Video Host & Producer Shannon Morse

Shannon Morse (@Snubs)  is a producer and host of several online video shows such as Tekzilla and Hak5. Following early training in theatrical performance and hotel/restaurant management, she transitioned into new media. Across her many projects, she’s responsible for all research, writing, and production. Read more about Shannon on her site, snubsie.com

In this episode, we discuss Shannon’s origins in film/video production, the struggle of working for multiple employers with multiple studio workflows, and some of her outside (geeky) pursuits.

 

 
 
 
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Show Notes & Links

Tools

Techniques

  • Divide duties and responsibilities to prevent overlap, chaos
  • Write as if you’re speaking it. Practice until you get it.
  • Record multiple takes into multiple cameras.
  • Know yourself, and what type of employment best suits you.

Habits

  • Keep the editors in mind when shooting video. Think of other people when you’re working.
  • Make annotations and notes, even if they’re only for yourself
  • Record all your passwords and other info in a password manager; back up the data file to an external drive (don’t trust the cloud only)
  • Use 2-factor authentication for all your sites
  • Wake up at a consistent time every morning
  • Always have cereal!
  • Dedicate certain days to specific aspects of your business, eg. recording day, editing day