Christopher Johnson of Mediaworkstations.net
Larry Jordan: Tell me what Mediaworkstations is because there‚Äôs all kinds of hardware vendors around here, why should we pay attention to you?
Christopher Johnson: That‚Äôs a good question. Our area of specialty is media, so we serve media professionals‚Ää‚Äî‚Ääcontent creators, storytellers, visual effects artists, CG artists‚Ää‚Äî‚Ääand what we provide is a fully custom solution. It‚Äôs not just the CPU and the motherboard; it‚Äôs if you need card readers, if you need 4 GPUs, if you need fiber, if you need 10 gigabit Ethernet, if you need a dual boot system, which is both Windows and Linux, we can do all of that. It‚Äôs a fully custom solution and we‚Äôre squarely focused on media professionals, so that distinguishes us from even Box and some of the other players in the field.
LJ: Well some media professionals would understand what you‚Äôre actually talking about, but there‚Äôs a lot of media professionals who wouldn‚Äôt recognize a GPU from a CPU. How can you help us configure the system that‚Äôs going to do what we need it to do?
CJ: That‚Äôs a good question as well because there‚Äôs basically two types of customers that come. One, they know what they need basically. You have a very good idea and you understand hardware and you have some technical knowledge and there‚Äôs others, like you‚Äôre describing, that don‚Äôt have an understanding or an interest, really, in that. It‚Äôs about finding out what are their core applications and, typically, the top three drive the hardware decision. What we‚Äôre expert at is understanding how the software talks to the hardware so we know‚Ä¶ If call up HP or Dell and you say, ‚ÄúMy core applications are Premiere Pro, After Effects, Cinema 4D and ZBrush,‚Äù you‚Äôre going to get crickets on the other end of the line, ‚ÄúWhat‚Äôs the best configuration for me?‚Äù But we know. It‚Äôs something we‚Äôre doing every day; we‚Äôre artists and content creators ourselves. That‚Äôs a very unique way that we can be helpful to those people.
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Larry Jordan is a 50-year veteran of media. Throughout his career, he has edited, produced, and directed at the local and network TV levels, and he‚Äôs done extensive work with corporate training videos. He started his namesake website, larryjordan.com, in 2003 and began using his extensive industry knowledge to educate current and aspiring media professionals. He has authored nine books and thousands of how-to articles on both production and post-production.
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