Michael Rosenblum is the founder and CEO of Rosenblum TV, a world leader in video content training. More than 30 years ago, he invented the concept of the “VJ” or video journalist, who is a reporter who films, edits and creates stories on their own. Michael introduced the VJ-driven model to the BBC and The Voice of America. He’s built VJ-based news channels worldwide including Time Warner’s NY1 News, Associated Newspapers London based Channel 1, and TeleZuri in Switzerland. Michael was the president and founder of The New York Times Television and he also co-founded Current TV with former Vice President Al Gore. To date, Michael and his wife have taught more than 40,000 people of all ages how to get out there and produce compelling content in intensive four-day bootcamps. They also offer more than 1000 classes on everything from storytelling and shooting video to how to start your own business in their online video film school thevj.com. Are you a curious, hardworking risk-taker who is eager to learn? Then this is the Espresso Shots episode for you!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:
- How to become a video journalist or multimedia creator without traditional schooling
- What skills and equipment you need to be successful in this field
- How to earn money by creating videos on your own
- Why your major doesn’t matter to break into videojournalism
- How taking career risks can reshape your future in journalism or in another industry
- Check out Michael book iPhone Millionaire: How to Create and Sell Cutting-Edge Video, and another book that influenced his early career: Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business.
- If you want to learn more about what Michael teaches in your courses and how he built his career as a CEO, educator, producer and more, tune in to his main Time4Coffee episode #212.