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My neighbor's Hive.Net video cast

My neighbor's Hive.Net video cast

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It turns out that my neighbor works in the same building as I do, she's the group product manager for IE (go figure that one).  I ran into her the other day, and she pointed me to this video she did for "hive.net".

I've got to say that I was really impressed.  The content is primarily marketing stuff (not technical), but Margaret is really funny, and she's got a great camera presence.  She also does an awesome job of presenting lots of the new features in IE7.

 

Very, very nice, and utterly worth watching - it's a joy to watch her present this.  Unfortunately, it's a bit hard to see what she's showing on the monitor, that's a limitation of filming PCs with a camcorder :(.

 

 

  • I agree, she has great presence. Tell her great job if you haven't already.

    I think she did really well presenting that stuff for the regular user. She was fun to watch and you could see her love for the product. I think overall MS could do with more humor and more "real" people reaching out to the general public in mainstream media to give a more human feel to things. Get a little better camera work and that would have been great to put on national TV to show people what's coming.

    I would also love to see the special little internal movies like the Matrix spoof, the VW spoof, the Tommy Boy spoof, etc make it out to the mainstream as well. It just makes outsiders realize that you folks are real people doing your jobs and trying to enjoy life like everyone else.

    Its business but it can still be fun. Look at the recent HP Photography commercials with the fun songs and effects. Those are great, I have actually seen multiple occasions where people haven't told the MCE to skip through the commercial and instead watch it or rewatch it which is great for HP.

    joe
  • Monitors being filmed should always be set to 60Hz (or 50Hz in PAL countries). It won't get rid of the flicker, but it will at least keep the line between "nice" and "nasty" from moving around.

    I suspect the better answer is to film a LCD monitor.
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