Good Stories are Gifts

When creating videos with Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, it hit me.  We wanted Adam and Jamie — and Carl’s Fine Films — to help us create a series of shorts that would be a gift for fans of Adam and Jamie’s TV show, “Mythbusters.”  Something that really captured their scientific know-how, enginuity and funny-bone hitting antics.   Something that Intel fans would see as whacky, creative and cool beyond Intel’s bread and butter storytelling antics — citing the wonders of Moore’s Law and how Intel’s chip design and every increasing transistor count keeps impacting the way we live.

My pal “simma down now” Larry said it succinctly:  viral not commerical.  Give a gift that keeps on giving.  In that spirit, we released the three Adam and Jamie videos first on YouTube on May 8. 

Then the next day, we played the videos on new laptops at the Centrino Duo and Centrino Pro launch, but this highlights video was created to kick off the presentations to the press and analyst on May 9 in San Francisco.

We tried many new things here, including me posting these videos on videos sites I’ve been learning about (see slideshare foil set).  Another thing keeps hitting me.  During all of this, I’ve never been more aware of my role of being an Intel employee, a video story director AND a fan living in the real world.  It was the fan inside that helped me make the most important decisions, which kept these videos from becoming too commercial.  After all, these were for sharing in hope that fans would enjoy and share with others.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s