Join Social Media Club Seattle (SMC Seattle) at Seattle City Hall on Tuesday, June 28 for a panel featuring Jason Reid of Sonicsgate fame, CommonCraft founder Lee LeFever, and Ben Crawford of Epipheo Studios. SMC President-elect Shauna Causey will moderate the panel of experts which will touch on storytelling in the video... [read more]
Join Social Media Club Seattle (SMC Seattle) at Seattle City Hall on Tuesday, June 28 for a panel featuring Jason Reid of Sonicsgate fame, CommonCraft founder Lee LeFever, and Ben Crawford of Epipheo Studios. SMC President-elect Shauna Causey will moderate the panel of experts which will touch on storytelling in the video age, creating great content and using social media to spread their messages and engage viewers. Thanks to our sponsors Seattle City Council and United Way of King County!
Date – Tuesday, June 28
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location – Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room, 600 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
Tickets - $15 (includes two drink tickets and appetizers)
Parking – Street parking available as well as paid lots nearby
More about the event:
SMC Seattle June Event: Storytelling in the Age of Online Video
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must range into the millions. Videos break the barrier between telling and show us things, ideas, and images that transform an experience – they bring us in. Through video, our panel of experts has reached hundreds of thousands, entertaining and educating along the way. Join us for a look at how video emerged as the latest medium for the age-old tradition of storytelling.
About the Panelists
Jason Reid (Sonicsgate) - Jason has worked in film and video production in Seattle, where he was born and raised, for the last 7 years. He attended the University of Washington and graduated with distinction in 2000 with a double major in Cinema Studies and Comparative Literature. He now owns his own production company, 2R Productions, and works with companies such as Microsoft, Costco, and Nordstrom regularly. In regards to creative projects, over the last 5 years he has amassed a large body of work consisting of a feature film, short narrative films, documentaries, and music videos, which he has produced, directed, and/or edited. Reid also received a regional EMMY for his film “Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai.”
Lee LeFever - Lee LeFever is the founder and principal of Common Craft, producers of the popular series of paper-and-whiteboard video explanations. Since 2007 Common Craft's videos have been viewed over 35 million times online and the company has worked on custom video projects with LEGO, Visa, Intel, Ford and Google among others. Common Craft's current focus is making videos that help educators shine. Lee and his wife Sachi are Common Craft's only employees and work from their home studio in Seattle's Mount Baker neighborhood.
Ben Crawford - Ben Crawford is one of the co-founders of Epipheo Studios which is one of the most popular and successful producers of explanatory videos. They call their videos "epipheos" which is a combination of the words epiphany and video. Since they released their super popular epipheo "What is Google Wave" they have been able to sign some of the top web companies in the world as their clients, including, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, NBC, etc. and of course Google on several occasions.
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