There is really about 25 minutes of stage time in these sessions, and I knew I had a lot of ground to cover, so it went at supersonic speed. Actually a bit too fast. The presentation is here in parts- you’d need to be registered in the conference to hear the recorded archive, but I loaded must of the links in a wiki at http://cogdoghouse.wikispaces.com/PodcastOnTheCheap.
I did this in the continued hope that others will go there and add many more resources than I could muster up. I am fearful though, that as an open wiki, the spam ferrets will get in and piss all over the place. So I have made a backup, and if they do as I predict, I will restore form backup and lock it up. I hate spammers. I hate spammers.
This was not really the presentation, more of some resource pages I pulled up as I discussed things. Rather than slurping Powerpoint slides into Elluminate, I set up all my “slides” as URLs bookmarked in Firefox, and loaded them in a bookmark folder, which I opened all in FireFox tabs. This is my main mode now for web demos, even in person, so one is not stuck waiting for page loads. I got the browser screens as small as possible (for the content), and in Elluminate, I displayed them via applicatio sharing. Some of the main chat banter was people trying to guess what web browser I was using, because of the weird pattern of all the pending tabss:
I’ll share a few of the quickly mocked up creative commons licensed flickr images I used (and by the way, FlickrLilli rocks for finding them much better than flickr has set up- what has happened to the innovation at flickr’s site? it has plateau-ed as it has been yahoo-ed):
Creative Commons Licensed flickr photo from Alaina B
“Start With the Demo”:
Creative Commons Licensed flickr photo from “iwouldstay”
The demo was not much of a demo- quickly showing Odeo, describing my “Call for Odeo Call ins“, showing the list of responders. I tried to play one, but Odea was slow in responding (gulp). I shifted gears to describe Cole Camplese’s use of Odeo as a student audio discussion board, and Karen Schwalm’s “Watching Boars” (the Odeo audio there did work). More of these examples and more are listed on the wiki (below the bog photo).
Creative Commons Licensed flickr photo from “Joe in MV”
We jumped here to an Elluminate whiteboard where I asked participants to jot down items that ought to be “thought” about- I’ll try and grab a screen capture to post back here.
The Road to Podcasting:
Creative Commons Licensed flickr photo from “Matt Blackcustard”
This was a quick talk through the steps and some of the tools. I could not speak all that expertly about different software people were asking about.
I did a screen walk through of the 3 step podcast feed process.
(1) Load something at OurMedia
(2) Write an entry at a blogger site (my live demo bombed, I had to go back and use the Blogger “Link” field).
(3) Let Feedburner do its magic -voila! A podcast (and it did work with video content).
Whew, gotta take an off computer break… and ramp up again for another full day tomorrow.
And no, I did not do my own recording. I might have if my iRiver I ordered 2 weeks ago had arrived or ever been able to provide tracking. Coming in a future rant- skip buying stuff from RitzCamera.
The post "Podcasting on the Cheap" was originally rescued from the bottom of a stangant pond at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2006/04/podcasting-on-the-cheap/) on April 26, 2006.