Plum Ponderings

How to prepare for an on-camera interview

Planning a video that will include on-camera interviews? You might get some hesitation when you send out that email request to camera-shy participants. We get it. Not everyone wants a moment in the spotlight! In this vlog post, our production team shares a few tips to help your participants prepare for an on-camera interview to help them feel more prepared and more comfortable. 


Here, There, Everywhere. Where's Bruce?

A friend of mine recently noticed my diminished presence on the Plum website and was concerned that I had vanished into obscurity. My observant friend is exceedingly perceptive. I’m here, but not always here. I’m there, but ‘there’ is often working from home. I’m everywhere it seems, but less and less at Plum.


VIDEO: Plum Counts Down to 2017!

Betcha thought our Slo Mo Holiday videos were over!
Nope… here’s one last video to say thank you for a great 2016 and welcome an even better 2017!
Have a safe and Happy New Year from your friends at Plum Moving Media!


VIDEO: Season's Greetings from Plum!

Everyone told us to slow down this Christmas season. We took that a bit too literally. Check it out and stay tuned for bonus clips that will be posted on our social media channels throughout the month! 

Season's Greetings from your friends at Plum Moving Media!


Plum adds Art Director, Aaron Johnson, to post production team

Plum Moving Media is excited to welcome Aaron Johnson to the post production team as a full-time Art Director. Aaron brings more than 18 years of experience in illustration, graphic design and animation to Plum’s growing team.


Plum recognized as a Best Place to Work in Milwaukee

This post was updated in 2018

Plum Media is honored to be recognized for a second year as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work by the Milwaukee Business Journal. Each company was evaluated on employee engagement, teamwork, retention, job satisfaction and more. 


Plum's starting lineup: meet the creative team

Pre-season is over. Are you ready for some action? We’re kicking off the football season by introducing our team (below). Let’s toss some ideas around. It’s all about making forward progress and coming up with a winning strategy. We’ll bring our A game.


Lessons in the Media World

What I Learned My First Few Weeks at Plum

By: Colleen Black 

Upon graduating from college, I chose to take a bite out of Plum Moving Media and conquer the video production world. Since starting my job as Digital Production Assistant here, I realize Plum has added a sweetness to my life that I did not know I was missing. Thanks to the entire staff, I have come to find the real world, is really not that bad, and that working has its benefits (like unlimited access to a bowl of peanut M&MS).

Three weeks of experience under my belt has not magically transformed me into a perfectly seasoned professional yet; however, thanks to advice passed along from my fellow coworkers, I have already gained some invaluable life lessons. These lessons can apply to both office newbies and long-term media professionals alike.


From Intern to Employee: 20th Person Added to Plum Staff

Making it memorable, Plum Moving Media added its 20th staff person as it approaches its 20th anniversary.  We welcome full-time employee Colleen Black to our growing team. Black is a 2016 Marquette University Digital Media graduate who interned with Plum during her senior year.