In the last post, we introduced WordPress.tv moderator Ben Lobaugh. Today, we’re excited for you to meet another WordPress enthusiast behind the scenes, reviewing and publishing the best video content for WordPress.tv.
Everyone, meet AJ Morris.
How did you get involved with WordPress?
I started blogging in 2006. WordPress was the natural choice back then, as I liked to fool around with servers and websites. As time went on, I started developing themes and plugins. I now work with a theme company and have several large contracts maintaining and developing WordPress-based websites for companies, bloggers, and everyone in between. I love the ease of use and flexibility that WordPress offers not only to developers, but content creators as well.
Why did you decide to become a WordPress.tv moderator?
I love listening to people speak about WordPress. While I can’t financially support going to every WordCamp every year, I thought the next best thing was to get involved by helping to publish the WordCamp videos — and get to watch them first. It’s great, simple and fun, and easy to give back just a little to the WordPress community.
Got any essential tips for people interested in creating high-quality content for WordPress.tv?
Capture great audio! As nice as it is to see yourself in a video, I actually prefer that if you can’t get everything done well, to get at least the audio captured as best as you can.
An external Lavalier microphone on the speaker definitely helps. I’d also suggest a microphone to pass around for a Q&A session at the end of a presentation. This is helpful, since a lot of speakers don’t repeat the question.
There are some great videos on WordPress.tv! What are your favorites?
- Success in Distributed Contexts by Chris Lema. It’s great to hear the business side of how to work in a distributed environment.
- How WordPress Saves — Freedom, Hope, and Custom Post Types by Paul Clark. A great video on custom post types and how they are used to create applications other than blogs and simple websites.
- How Anyone Can Hack Your WordPress Site in Less than 5 Minutes and What You Can Do… by Dre Armeda. I’ve met Dre a few times, and everything he says about WordPress security is always spot on. He’s got great tips and tricks in his videos and presentations that can help everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced WordPress user.
Thanks for chatting with us, AJ!