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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“I don't like anything built on a base layer of chaos.”

—Prescott Perez-Fox

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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

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About the author: Prescott Perez-Fox

Prescott Perez-Fox is a New York-based graphic designer and brand developer with 17+ years experience in branding, packaging, graphic design, and web design. He runs The Busy Creator.

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