Jeff Cannady: A leader of live streaming on social networks who interfered with the broadcast industry
It is a rare sight in Milwaukee to see a male of color begin his own media company, let alone develop it into a successful and disruptive business. Jeff Cannady matched his decision and entrepreneurial skills with emerging technologies to develop one of the very first live streaming video services in his hometown.
Originally designed to provide the underserved communities in Milwaukee a voice, and access to a broadcast platform not managed by the regional news services, Cannady evolved into a leading live streaming video service provider. The success has actually allowed Cannady to train a new generation youth to be videographers. He also sees the creative center of John Ridley’s Nō Studios as an important pipeline for talent of color and a community resource.
Cannady took a seat with the Milwaukee Independent throughout the city’s very first snow storm of the season at Nō Studios, to discuss his influences and interests, and how he went from being overlooked and undervalued to constantly being in need and dealing with Fortune 500 companies.
“So yes, people see me with a video camera, but I’m not like the average cameraman. I do not even like to be called a cameraman. It truly is not an insult to me. Deep down I’m angered if somebody just thinks of me as cameraman, because I’m a business owner. I’m an entrepreneur. And if anybody just looks at a cameraman, they might quickly compose me off as some person in a space with a cam. They will not see the genius and what I’m doing, or see the disruption. They simply see a person with the camera.”— Jeff Cannady
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