When you work at a start-up, you need to improvise sometimes….
When you have to shoot a video–in this case an intro to our newly launched Taptu for Nook app–for example, and you have forgotten your SLR tripod at home, you’ve got to figure out another way to stabilize the camera. That’s where a rack mount server comes in handy–especially because you can use the rails to attach the camera too.
A few engineering books to elevate the server are as useful as the server itself.
You also need to ensure there is no reflection from the ceiling – so a whiteboard is your best friend.
Next comes the Nook with Taptu installed; 4 pieces of white tack to attach the device on the table; and last but not least a few cushions to kneel on to record the video, voice over it, etc…and there you go!
So…4 Engineers and 1 Editor united, using standard office equipment in a Technology company and the video is shot: 3, 2, 1 and ACTION!