15. Filmspotting , “Episode 300,” Parts 1 and 2 (2010)
Adam Kempenaar and Sam Van Hallgren started Filmspotting in 2005, when podcasting was just getting off the ground. (It was called Cinecast at first and took the current name in 2006.) Over time, they established a reliably entertaining format: a review of a new film; then a self-consciously amateurish recitation of a classic movie scene, with listeners asked to identify the movie in question via email; then a top-five list, ranging from the “Top 5 Movies About Movies” (Episode 1) to the “Top 5 Movie Manimals” (Episode 507). They key to the show’s enduring success, though, is not the format so much as the tone: earnest, informed, self-deprecating, and conversational. Van Hallgren, now a producer of the show, turned co-hosting duties over to Matty Robinson, who in turn handed the reins to Josh Larsen in 2011. Each, along with Kempenaar, has sustained the show’s friendly enthusiasm and passionate devotion to new and classic movies, best exhibited, we think, on the 300 th episode blowout, in which the hosts picked not just the top five but the top 20 films of the first decade of the 21 st century.
-User Interfaces (including enterprise-wide graphics chart)
-Progressive Information Disclosure systems in both Agile and Waterfall development environments
-Coordination with web team on look and feel, content strategy and message
-Meeting customers at user meetings, and conducting usability research
-Coordination with regulatory compliance department
-Coordination of tech doc teams that were organized completely differently and using different tools
-Development of a plan to move to structured writing using DITA and a proper CCMS
-Collaboration with marketing on new logo and product mark designs
-Collaboration with marketing and product management on selecting outside consultants for design of visual communication system and iconography for new product line on new platform.