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Documentary-style Recruiting Video

Couchbase
Couchbase is a San Francisco-based pioneer in No SQL development platforms. Couchbase knows that any developer who downloads and uses their platform will become a convert, so the goal of our video series is to simply convey quality and company culture, then let nature take its course. 

When it comes to advanced NO SQL platforms, open-source Couchbase is simply the best!

 

The company asked me to produce and direct a series of videos with the goal of "recruiting" developers to download the software and try it for free.

 

Previous attempts at "selling" Couchbase in this way had proven ineffective simply because developers aren't a typical audience. They are highly skeptical of any sales pitch and are particularly networked into their own community when it comes to recommendations about platforms, etc.

I recommended creating a series of recruiting videos that didn't try to recruit at all. I suggested that we show the lives of real-world developers (peers of the target audience), located all over the world, actively using Couchbase. The developers themselves explain how they discovered the platform, what's unique about it, and how it's become part of their coder lifestyle and rising success.

This is one of four mini-documentary-style videos that tell Couchbase's story and expose its company culture in casually random and fun ways that have had massive appeal to developers.

 

My roles in the production:

Strategy, concept, script outline/question set, soundtrack, music selection, location shoot and interview, b-roll shoot, editing.