Meet “The Dudes”
Contrary to popular belief, streaming live video isn’t terribly difficult- provided you have the right tools and guidance. Drawing from their personal live production and industry sales experiences, our co-founders, a.k.a “The Dudes,” created a company with an emphasis on making webcasting as easy as possible.
John Basile, COO
John entered the world of streaming video in 2007 with a simple laptop, a mobile connection and Flash Media Live Encoder. Learning the caveats and pitfalls associated with live streaming, John has spent the last ten plus years researching equipment and honing workflows to be easy-to-use and reliable. When he is not helping people stream, John is helping people protect themselves on the street. Aside from being NewTek and Peplink certified, John also is a certified Krav Maga instructor.
“We are very proud of the products and solutions we offer our customers. It was a difficult task picking the ‘right’ mix of equipment, but drawing from my experiences as a live producer and educator, we ultimately chose brands that lent themselves to being user-friendly in a live production environment, reliable and innovative in design.”John Basile
Kris Lang, CEO
With 30 plus years in sales, Kris draws on his experience in channel management when assisting resellers in educating their customers on how to broadcast for the first time, as well as advising on more elaborate productions. As the top performing sales executive while with NewTek, Kris gained valuable experience across multiple verticals, helping customers avoid, not only common mistakes, but the more costly “pitfalls” that can arise within any video production.
Kris Lang enjoys providing professional expertise like workflow design, product selection, and the digital production and streaming of content in an extremely “easy-to-learn” method. Kris is an avid boater and spends his free time with his true loves: his German Shepard dogs.
“We like challenges and we like helping people, so we’re here to take the questions and confusion out of streaming. This allows people to focus on what you’re streaming, rather than how to stream it.”Kris Lang
Rusty McNeil, Lead Trainer
“From the age of 12, I was drawn to media and became a weekend DJ the age of 15…I was a bit of a geek.”Rusty McNeil
Rusty has held many titles in his career, from DJ to promotions director; and sales executive to manager, where he developed his personality, people skills and software skills. Over time–after teaching classes at Iowa Central Community College where he was promoted to head of their broadcasting program–he developed a hands-on approach to teaching allowing students to “get their feet wet” as they learn.
Now, Rusty continues his passion for teaching and live streaming at Iowa Central as their live stream sports media specialist; as well as the lead trainer and support consultant for Stream Dudes. Rusty continues to train students, instructors and businesses on how to get the most out of their vMix production software; and how to setup a practical workflow for may types of live streams and productions