Michael Pick Screencast Master

Professional screencast producer Michael Pick has joined Automattic and shuttered Smashcut, his production company.

It’s not all bad, though. He’s been busy making instructional videos for (many of which are useful for users), explaining things like how to manage tags or use the Press This! feature, and answering the question “What should I do first?

What does this suggest about the pro screencasting marketplace? Pick says “this is a huge underdeveloped niche, [with fewer] screencasters with chops than there are jobs.” For my part, I both glad to see him producing those WordPress how-tos, while sad I can’t tap his skills for my own projects. Who else is out there?

Extra: a few nominations from ReadWriteWeb, and an interview with Pick.

Video Fix

Today might be [wierd|strange|funny|scary] video day. Or something. These are probably not safe for work, though your mileage may vary.

Here’s the list of things found last night:

  • Rainbow
    The site explains/claims: “Rainbow was a credible children’s TV show from the 70s and 80s. This clip was actually broadcast and watched by millions. …there’s no way these could have been done by accident. Innuendo all the way.”
  • SuperModelMeat
    I have trouble understanding this, but hey, um, whatever...everybody seems to be having fun.
  • ConcreteTV
    All I know is that New Yorkers get better cable access television than I do. This really beats out the weather forecasts and sermons.

[update:] Music for the Supermodel Meat video comes from Evolution Control Committee and the video is listed with others the band’s site. You’ll also find a video for “Breakfast” by the same crew that did Supermodel Meat, which is actually titled “Lunch,” at least by the band. “Breakfast” isn’t quite as disturbing, but…well. The band’s other music is worth a listen, at least.