Wed, 26 March 2014
Adam Kovic and Bruce Greene are the hosts of Machinima's Inside Gaming. The show reaches 7 million views per month, and has built a loyal and staunch gaming following. I was excited to have these guys on the show, as I have known Adam for years, from my days at Machinima. While I have gotten to know Bruce since he joined Inside Gaming 1.5 years ago.
On the show, we talked about Adam's early days at Machinima, where he did everything from building chairs to editing shows. He eventually became the host of Inside Gaming, a show that has now evolved to a mix between "Mystery Science Theater," and "The Soup."
The two of them have great senses of humor and we chatted about their day in and day out work for the show. They are modern day creatives in that they are hosts/editors/producers, and have lots of hyphens in their roles/responsibilities.
To succeed in the gaming/YouTube world, we talked about how you have to have passion, and be dedicated to the brand that you're working for. We chatted a bit about how Adam went to visit gaming jaugernaut and past guest Burnie Burns of Rooster Teeth, and how that inspires his work for Inside Gaming.
We also talk about their loyal audience, how the show gets produced, and how their fearless leader Joel Rubin keeps them forging ahead at Machinima.
In this video you'll learn: What it's like working in the gaming industry. how to get a job in the gaming industry, what it's like working at a start-up, how to work in the YouTube video world, how to get a job at a YouTube company.
Thu, 13 March 2014
Taryn Southern epitomizes the modern day actress who is an entrepreneur. She has created her own path towards an entertainment career in the online media world, which includes a YouTube following of over 400,000 subscribers. While she has had reoccurring roles
TV shows like "New Girl," "The League," and "American Dad." We are excited to have her on the show.
Originally from Wichita, KS, Taryn moved to L.A. working with most L.A.-based media online companies. From MySpace, to Verizon, to eventually YouTube she quickly embraced the digital video world. As a writer, producer, and actress -she has created her own opportunities.
In 2007, Taryn produced and starred in the first social media integrated original series, Project MyWorld for DirecTV, where Taryn traveled the world to meet her MySpace friends. And as a singer, Taryn’ debut comedy album, On My Face, hit #11 on the iTunes Comedy charts. She is a jack-of-all trades in how she has built her online business.
In 2012, she invested her own money in a YouTube channel, and founded her own production business. She says the key to YouTube success is not only relying on YouTube for money, but also making your money from opportunities that come from YouTube.
In this podcast, you'll learn how to build a YouTube based career, how to work as an entrepreneurial actor, how to build a personality-based media company, how to create your own creative career as an actress, and how to produce/act/build your acting career through online media.
She also realizes that the end game isn't just TV and film. She can be highly diverse in her media career, while controlling the work that she does. It’s fascinating to see how she connects directly with her fans online, while working as an actress in 2014. We’re happy to have her on the show.
Follow Taryn: http://twitter.com/tarynSouthern