I would like to introduce a few new friends who won my book at recent multi-camera live streaming workshops I presented at B&H Superstore’s The Studio in NYC and at Future Media Concepts’ Editor’s Retreat in Austin, Texas. One of the great things about presenting at these conferences is meeting some of the most incredibly creative, cool and talented people from all over the world. Here is a look at a few new friends -the most recent winners of my book, Mastering Multicamera Techniques:
Julia, Jack and Kit of My Damn Channel, NYC
What Is My Damn Channel?
My Damn Channel empowers comedians, actors, filmmakers, musicians and brands to co-produce, monetize and distribute original video content onwww.MyDamnChannel.com and in syndication across all digital platforms. The company has launched some of the most successful original comedy series on the web, including Wainy Days, Horrible People, You Suck at Photoshop and videos by Harry Shearer.
Recently named one of TIME Magazine’s Best 50 Websites of 2011, My Damn Channel has received worldwide media recognition and has won numerous accolades from the Webby Awards (including Best Comedy Series) and the Streamy Awards. Since launching in 2007, My Damn Channel has produced thousands of original videos by major stars and emerging artists. As the channel’s ability to reach a diverse global audience has grown, so has the demand for quality content and entertainment. My Damn Channel also creates premium, branded content and targeted distribution campaigns for partners such as Subway, IKEA, IFC, Adult Swim, PUMA, Trident,Southern Comfort and Fiat. My Damn Channel operates a Blog Network, a Vlog Network, a Talent Network and a music channel run by Don Was.
Mitch Jacobson and Kelly Guenther at FMC’s Editor’s Retreat, Austin
Kelly Guenther is an Emmy-Award-winning television reporter and photographer with over 20 years of video experience. He founded Guenther Group, Inc. in 2001 after leaving KING-TV in Seattle, WA and has earned multiple Emmy Awards, Emmy nominations, Aurora and Telly Awards for his global video work. Kelly also hosts aregular radio show and webcast for Health Talk Communications dealing with cancer issues and is a regular correspondent for the Seattle Channel.
After reporting for television stations throughout the Northwest, Kelly oversaw the investigative unit at KING-TV, where he was responsible for a number of high-profile investigations. Kelly was also Communications Director for O’Neill & Company, an environmental and public affairs firm, where he won a number of industry awards for environmental and corporate communications and public relations.
Kelly lives in West Seattle with his wife, two young sons, loving dog and an ornery cat. When not shooting videos, he loves to sail, snowboard and do road bike events for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Guenther Group’s list of clients includes NBC News, Dateline, The Today Show, Inside Edition, The Outdoor Life Network, Bader TV, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox Sports NW, US Postal Service, Microsoft, Vulcan, Valley Medical Center, Ogilvy Worldwide, The Dept. of Homeland Security, The City of Seattle, Seattle City Light, Comcast and others.
For examples of Kelly’s work go to www.guenthergroup.com