I also have to recommend Chris Gondek's Invisible Hand Podcast interview with Philip Meza about his book "Coming Attractions: Hollywood, High Tech, and the Future of Entertainment".
Online registration for the 2007 Podcast and New Media Expo is now available. The announced tracks include:
- Track 1: Audio & Video Podcasting 101 - A to Z for Beginners - Get Up To Speed Fast
- Track 2: Attracting & Growing Your Audience - Low Cost & Guerrilla Marketing Techniques
- Track 3: The Business of Podcasting & New Media - Monetization & Business Podcasting
- Track 4: Advanced Audio & Video Production - Advanced "How To" Techniques
- Track 5: New Media for Educators & Musicians - specific sessions for each
Podcamp NYC is in the planning stages. This will be a volunteer and DIY podcast gather to learn more about podcasting and to socialize with other podcasters tenatively scheduled for Spring 2007.
TG Daily covers Paul Figgiani's presentation at the Podcast & Portable Media Expo 2006 on audio production. Paul notes that you can get pretty good quality by just investing $100, and that audio production quality matters to listeners. If you don't have a 'good sound' you can lose listeners after the first experience.
- Levelator is a tool that will automatically adjust audio levels on audio recordings to account for variations in levels found in many interviews. When it was released it worked with Windows and Mac OS X (Linux is probably TBD), and is available for download now.
- GigaVox Audio Lite is a mini-multimedia content management system and production assembly that is very similar to the "industrial" strength version used at IT Conversations. It is currently in preview mode.
Members of FriendsInTech.com have been busy hammering on Levelator and all the feedback I've gotten back from them has been very positive. You probably want to use this tool in the production cycle after editing, sound reduction, high/low pass, EQ, etc.
Here is a short update on Saturday (9/30) events from my perspective. Friday was such a busy day, I must admit I took it a lot slower:
- Keynote: Andrew Baron (and Joanne Conlan) from Rocketboom: Interesting stats. We agree on where ads should be played - at the end, not in the beginning or the middle.
- Explored the Expo Booths which were excellent
- Chuck Tomasi did an excellent presentation on getting your listeners involved in your podcast
- FIT Halloween Script Workshop (held a secret location)
- Orange County Podcast Booth
- BBQ Party @ the Pool 2006 (thanks again to Dave Slusher)
- Blubrry Party
The Podcast and Portable Media Expo 2006 is in full swing. Here is my run down of Friday (9/29) from my perspective:
- Dave Slusher's presentation was excellent! I got a lot out of it to help me better articulate my personal and professional reasons for podcasting.
- Paul Colligan: I only really liked one of the seven ideas - email lists. Some of the others require continue periculation. The majority though do not fit my personality.
- TWIT#71: How many podcasters does it take to get a mixer to work? More than 10 less than 20. Nice that Leo invited FriendsInTech.com member Chuck Tomasi on the show!
- Denise Howell: Wow. This session could have been two hours long and completely interesting the whole time. There was someone from BMI there that from my perspective made a comment that leads me to believe that they do not believe in Fair Use of any content that they represent.
- Podango Unconference: I think the Directiory Discussion when pretty well. No one got to leave and there as a lot of interaction with the audiance. Thanks to Podango. Also thanks to Adam @ The MacCast for letting me use his Griffin Air Clip USB and for Michael Geoghegan from GigaVox for the slide on all the podcast directories that he uses in some of his presentations.
- Technorama Live
- Libsyn Party & Winging It