The advice I would give would be to worry less about what cameras you're using and how you're filming it, then what you're talking about and how clearly you're articulating it. That's where you'll get people engaged.
Jason Wishnow, Founding Director of Film and Video, TED
Image: Jason Wishnow
He is the filmmaker who launched the iconic TED Talks, which is a Peabody Award winning video series watched over 1B times around the world!
Before joining TED, Jason created the pioneering film website ‘New Venue’ in the mid-’90s (an entire decade before YouTube). The site screened a web-ready short film each week, making it the first ongoing Internet film festival. In 2000, he organized ‘The Aggressively Boring Film Festival’, which was the first handheld or mobile film festival, whose name was inspired by the technical limitations of its time.
Also a film director, Jason has many award-winning short films and videos. He’s most recent is a controversial sci-fi film made in China, ‘The Sand Storm (沙尘暴)’ starring celebrated Chinese contemporary artist and activist, Ai Weiwei.
Image: Still from Jason Wishnow's 'The Sand Storm (沙尘暴)', starting Ai WeiWei. Find more info and watch it here.
‘The Sand Storm (沙尘暴)’ is “low-fi sci-fi” art-house short film about a mysterious smuggler navigating a dystopian city where water is as scarce as honest communication. It was made in China - in secret(!) - is one of the most successful short films in Kickstarter history.
Jason is also the latest addition to Happily's stellar group of advisors. He brings his vision and talent to make learning content interesting and interactive for online audiences.