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One of the most common phrases in video production is “Let’s do that
one thing...” Whether it's the Cribs-style tour, the NOOO!!!
pullback shot, or the cheesy 1950's PSA parody, there are always comfy
cliches to fall back on. I don’t plan on using that phrase here at
Game Informer, my prime directive is to create unique video content for
a year ago I heard Andy McNamara on a podcast talking about his plans
for the future of Game Informer. He mentioned that he was looking to
expand the site’s use of video. Being a video producer in the Twin
Cities (especially the kind that listens to gaming podcasts) my ears
immediately perked up. I salivated over the idea of producing videos
for Game Informer, but I just kept my nose to the grindstone and kept
slowly plugging away at my career. A simple retweet from Phil Kollar
let me know that Game Informer was officially looking to hire a
full-time video producer, I dropped everything and leaped on board.
I now find myself with a camera in hand and a world full of opportunity
in front of me. There are big things in the works for Game Informer’s
video front, but I won’t let any of the classics slip away. I will
still be putting together the episodes of Replay, “Reiner and Phil”,
Quick 15, and all the rest. Some of these shows will get a face-lift
very soon, and we are going to be rolling in several new series
alongside them. GI Grudgematch and the freshly-named Peripheral Vision
are the latest to be incorporated into the “Game Informer Network”, but
I hope to start up others as well as to create stand-alone video
is where you all come in. Reading the positive response to my first video for
Game Informer was the most satisfying experience of my career, I cannot
thank the community enough for the kind words. I want to involve the
fanbase as much as possible, I’m on the hunt for feedback. What kind of
video content you would like to see from Game Informer in the future.
More shows? Video features? By the way, we’ve heard your complaints
and I promise that a faster and vastly-improved video player will be
implemented very soon. Please let me know any ideas for video content
that you may have, feel free to send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me via Twitter (@yozetty). I’m just a Game Informer fan
that happens to be on the payroll, so let me know if you want to talk
videos, games, or video game videos. Thanks!
I mentioned in my bio that I made a lot of idiotic game-related videos in the past, so I put together a quick montage of some
of these old (and painfully bad) videos. Each clip uses a different
song from a video game. If you can name each game that the songs come
from I will send you a game of your choice.
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