The Production Room was founded in 1995 as one of the first full time digital commercial recording facilties on the central coast of California. We started with 4 stereo tracks, 16 mb of ram and a 250 mb hard drive. A lot has happened since then. Today we're focusing on ways to serve clients who are creating web based media content. This includes strategic planning to integrate the benefits of traditional media, web design and IT solutions into new programs produced especially for on-line consumers. Join in the conversation. Throw rocks at glass houses. Share your vision of the future. This is the most progressive time in the media arts since Johannes Gutenburg invented movable type!

Monday, January 22, 2007

You Say it's Your Network...

It was the easiest party I've ever hosted.

A mix of about 40 Film makers, business professionals, musicians, voice talent, visual artists, camera guys, animators, writers, singers, a strolling magician and a handwriting expert/comedienne/massage therapist (who stole the show!) had the air crackling with creative energy.

Steve Gordon and yours truly mixed it up in the congenial atmoshpere of The Production Room, showing projects in progress and answering questions about on-line media creation and programming. We enjoyed sharing some of our favorite parlor tricks and were dazzled by the talent and energy that you brought to us.

Work should always be this much fun!

And so, here is my prescription as you move into 2007. Keep yourself connected to creative talent, technical know-how and brilliant insight. It will make your muse want to get up and DANCE!

First: Everyone who left contact information at our Open House recieved an email
inviting them here. Others have been invited to join the conversation
too. Save this link and you can check back now and then for the latest

OR: You can subscribe to this blog and you'll be informed whenever there is
something new for you to read. (I use feedreader on my desk top. It's free and
it's reasonably easy to use.) In the long run, you need to get used to
subscribing to content. I know, it's another "learning curve" thing. But
remember when you didn't know how to send a fax?

Second: Add your comments to this blog. Post your blog address. Share your opinions
and ideas. Post links to cool projects or ask for feedback.

Third: Call on us for help. You need an Actor? A Writer? A Producer, A Web Designer,
A Studio, Etc?...we know people! Don't let your concept die just because you
don't know who to call for assistance.

Fourth: Relax! This is supposed to be fun!

We've got a lot of breakthrough stuff coming this year. Please do subscribe to this blog and do stay in touch. We hope to help inspire you to make this a very exciting year! No doubt we'll have a lot to talk about at our next open house.



Taymar said...

I also had a great time, although I got some feedback on my blog post about it from my friend Emily, who said "You shouldn't write about parties on your website - it's unprofessional."

I thought about taking it down and reposting it on Tribe, but then I thought "Nah!"

There isn't any difference between professional "Social Networking" and a party. (Except that a party sounds like fun.)

Thanks for the great time!

John Quimby said...

All feedback is positive.

So Emily is an indicator. But my question is this: Is writing about a business open house, "that felt more like a house party" really unprofessional?

The fallout from that mixer / open house / party, is already yielding professional work and new business collaboration. I've even been invited to make a presentation to an ad agency.

Maybe Emily is right and maybe the context needs to be clear. Or maybe, the fact that it was a party and people were entertained rather than marketed to or sold is the reason it was good business.