Thursday, October 9, 2008
Online Video Leaders: Alex Lindsay
He's the leader of the Pixel Corps a guild for digital content creators and he's teaching a small army of people both in the US and abroad how to create, manage, distribute and monetize digital assets. I had a chance to catch up with him at the iHollywood Forum's Web Video Marketing Summit in San Francisco and he had some interesting things to say.
Why is this such a big deal?
Well if you need a friend to work on your project do they name their files the same way you name your files? If an editor or motion graphic artist gets sick and you have to pick up a project from a stranger will you be able to figure out what they were doing in After FX or Final Cut Pro?
Beyond just laying the ground work for digital artists to be able to work together on a global scale Alex Lindsay is reaching our to third world counties in Africa and helping poor people develop digital skills that will allow them to grow their nation's economies. It's content creation as an economic development tool.
I think that's a big deal and that makes Alex Lindsay a true Leader in Online Video.