DC #537: Kodak's Jeff Hayzlett Previews 2nd Annual Streamys
It's that time of the year again web series fans. That's right the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards are being held this Sunday, April 11 in Los Angeles, and some of our faves like The Bannen Way, Venice's Crystal Chappell and Buppies' Tatyana Ali are all up for awards!
On this webtastic episode of the Daytime Confidential Podcast, Luke and Jamey chat with one of the most influential movers and shakers in the fast-growing world of digital video production, Jeff Hayzlett, chief marketing officer for Kodak, which is serving for the second year in a row as the Official Imaging Sponsor of the Streamys.
The personable, cowboy corporate exec talks with the DC boys about why it's been so important for Kodak to be on the forefront of entertainment consumptions transition from analog to digital. He also reveals that once again he will be tweeting live from the Streamys telecast, as he did during the Oscars, and recalls how cool it was to learn that even the likes of Mr. Bean was following his tweets.
Hayzlett dishes about some of TV and the web's biggest stars like How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris and One Life to Live grad-turned Castle star Nathan Fillion, whose Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog proved a game changer for web TV in 2008, and also reveals he will be presenting the Streamy Award for Best Ensemble.
Hayzlett also previews Kodak's red hot digital video cameras, the Zi8 pocket camera and the Kodak Playsport, both of which are serving as the Official Digital Cameras for this year's Streamys. You'll definitely want to listen in as he shares how cameras like these are being used by budding, young creatives to make their own web soaps, comedies and talk shows. Can Hayzlett convince someone as technologically challenged as Jamey (who still uses an old-fashioned tape recorder on the red carpet) that the Zi8 is even easy enough for him to use? You'll have to listen to find out.
Be sure to log on to www.streamys.org to watch the live webcast this Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm ET. To follow Jeff Hayzlett on Twitter go here. For more information on the Streamys, check out Tubefilter.tv and NewTeeVee.com For more on Kodak's Zi8 pocket camera and Kodak's Playsport, visit the official Kodak website, and remember the revoultion will be webivised!
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