Noted: Improve Your Audio Recording Skills With This NPR Production Guide

An amazing guide including audio samples and great advice. A great introduction to recording or a reminder for those who have been doing it for a while. — Douglas

On YouTube: Most versatile camera rig?

On YouTube: Most versatile camera rig?

Watch YouTube: Most versatile camera rig?

I liked this video and think you might find it interesting, too!

On YouTube: Make a PVC Light Stand for Under $5

Yet another easy-to-make and flexible to use homebuilt light stand. It might prove a bit lightweight for larger lights and tall lengths, but could prove useful to some. — Douglas

On YouTube: Make a PVC Light Stand for Under $5

Watch YouTube: Make a PVC Light Stand for Under $5

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On YouTube: Which Audio Recorders for Filmmaking Do I Still Use?

Watch YouTube: Which Audio Recorders for Filmmaking Do I Still Use?

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Noted: $10 device lets your iPhone or Android take time-lapses and panoramas like you’ve never seen

At the $10 price point, I ordered one of these immediately. I had been looking to make my own from a mechanical kitchen timer, but there is no way I could make a finished and functional device for this price. I’ll post more when I get this in-hand. In order to receive the $10 price, look in the righthand sidebar of the Amazon page under Other Sellers on Amazon and select the first entry, sold by Amazon.com— Douglas

Noted: $10 device lets your iPhone or Android take time-lapses and panoramas like you’ve never seen

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Noted: Best Indie Film Audio Setup with Rode NTG 4+ Shotgun Mic via Tom Antos [Video]

This great video showed up in my YouTube subscriptions and I wanted to pass it along for any New Media producers who might be looking for ways to improve their on-location audio. Tom Antos gives a great demo and run down the Rode NTG 4+ Shotgun Mic and accessories.

Check out his channel for more, great, production advice.

Noted: Best Indie Film Audio Setup with Rode NTG 4+ Shotgun Mic

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Seeing Differently 14: A Walk Through Van Nuys Timelapse [Video] (1:20)

Seeing Differently 14: Raindrop Ripples in Slow Motion

A walk through my neighborhood and to the local electronics shop.

Testing out my new GoPro Clamp attachment clipped to my the strap of my bag.
Worked pretty well for this time-lapse.

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Seeing Differently 14: A Walk Through Van Nuys Timelapse

 

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Music: “Shiny Tech” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License

 

Noted: YouTube launches tool that allows creators to blur any moving object in their videos (Amanda Conway/YouTube Creator Blog)

New Media Gear 25: Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone

Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone

 I discovered this microphone through, of all things, an advertisement on Instagram?!? What?!?! A useful social media advertisement. If all ads could be as targeted to me as this one, I might not complain about them so much. That said, the ad immediately made me want to check our the Shure MV88. I am always on the lookout for useful New Media Gear and this looks to be another device you might want to add to your arsenal. As I don’t have one in-hand, I have included some links below to give you an overview of how people are responding to this mic and some real world usage examples.

One dislike that crops up for me is the inability to use it with a cover. I know, making a device that works with any of the thousands of covered out there would be nearly impossible, but I hate having to pull my phone out of its cover to use it and I miss the protection it provides when working. I also worry about external devices plugged into the Lightning port, as I am always afraid I am going to break the port accidentally. 

Beyond those fairly small quibbles though, the audio samples from the mic sound good and it can help to keep your recording kit a bit smaller. You’ll want an iPhone with a larger storage capacity in order to insure you aren’t constantly filling it up with audio. My 16 GB iPhone 6 already complains about being full much too often and I am sure I would run into even larger issues if I were recording audio to it regularly.

Check out the Shure MV88 and tell me what you think!

Shure mv88 3

Amazon Reviews of the Shire MV88

 
 

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Previously on New Media Gear:

Noted: 5 Simple Cinematography Hacks for Under $50

New Media Interchange 19: YouTube Launches Its Gaming Specific live streaming site and Does autoplay video force gruesome content on new media users?

 

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New Media Interchange 19: YouTube Launches Its Gaming Specific live streaming site and Does autoplay video force gruesome content on new media users?

This is New Media Interchange where we talk about the media world beyond mainstream television and radio, including podcasting, YouTube, live streaming, gaming and more. I’m your host, Douglas E. Welch, pioneer podcaster, blogger and writer.

In today’ show…

  • YouTube Launches Its Gaming Specific live streaming site and companion apps
  • Does autoplay video force gruesome content on new media users?
  • Followups from past shows 
  • ..the next entries in myHardware Hotlist  and In the Classroom series.
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Project: UCLA Extension Writers’ Program Publication Party 2015

I shot and edited these videos from the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program Annual Publication Party. I have been doing this program for the last several years.

Ucla ex pub party 2015Project: UCLA Extension Writers' Program Publication Party 2015

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New Media Interchange 18: Vertical Video… A Vice or Virtue? and more! [Audio Podcast]

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New Media Interchange 18: Vertical Video… A Vice or Virtue?

This is New Media Interchange where we talk about the media world beyond mainstream television and radio, including podcasting, YouTube, live streaming, gaming and more. I’m your host, Douglas E. Welch, pioneer podcaster, blogger and writer.

In today’ show…

More after this…

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New Media Gear 24: KumbaCam 3 Axis SmartPhone Stabilizer mentioned in New Media Interchange Episode 14

New Media Gear 23: KumbaCam 3 Axis SmartPhone Stabilizer

Kumba cam

Mentioned in New Media Interchange Episode 14: Emmys, Apple Television Streaming and VR

  • 3-Axis Handheld Stabilizer for SmartPhones. (Works with iPhone 6+ and GoPro cameras)
  • 3 modes which can be changed as simply as tapping the mode button
  • Heading Follow Mode (Default) – Phone Pitch and Roll Angles remain constant, heading follows the handheld position.
  • Heading Mode (Tap Mode Once) – Keeps the phone pointed in the same direction
  • Locking Mode (Tap mode Twice) – Keeps the phone pointed in the forward direction from the Handle
 

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Subscribed 54: Music from Kevin MacLeod for all your New Media projects

Originally published as part of the “Subscribed” series on my New Media blog and podcast, Careers in New Media


Incompetech

If you have listened to or watched any of my podcasts or YouTube videos then you have heard a lot of Kevin MacLeod’s music. In fact, if you watch anything on YouTube, chances are you have heard it, too. Kevin is one of the foremost providers of music tracks for YouTube publishers around the world. I first discovered his work via the Minecraft Let’s Play videos that I watched and quickly adopted him as my own music provider.

Listen to one one of his latest tracks

Kevin provides all his music, for free, under a Creative Commons license — but he wouldn’t be adverse to a few dollars either. (SMILE) I sent him a lump sum payment myself to thank him for his creativity and music and help ensure that more tracks keep coming. Kevin also does composing on commission for video games, stage musicals and film.

You can subscribe to Kevin’s latest music release in a number of ways. First, he posts all new tracks to his blog at Incompetech.com 

Kevin also recently wrote a great blog post on selecting music for your book trailer — Book Trailer 101 — which has some great advice. 

Incompetech blog

As you can see here, Kevin also has a presence on Soundcloud and YouTube. You can also subscribe to these channels to hear all his latest releases.

 What are some of your favorite Subscriptions? Share them here in the comments!


Previously highlighted on Subscribed:

Subscribed is a Careers in New Media series  highlighting the Podcasts, YouTube Channels and Blogs that I follow on a daily basis. Check out this entry, and past entries, for some great New Media Content — Douglas

Noted: DIY Sound Effects via Make

DIY Sound Effects via Make

DIY Sound Effects via Make

Sound effects are the unsung heroes of movies, radio, and haunted houses. Hearing all the detailed sounds makes it feel like the action is happening right next to you. By carefully selecting which sound effects are highlighted, you can create the perfect environment for your audience to experience. In this project, I am going to give you a basic overview of the art of sound effects, and show you how to make them, how to record them, and even how to automate them.

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Noted: How to Do Hyperlapse Photography on a Budget via Gizmodo

How to Do Hyperlapse Photography on a Budget via Gizmodo

How to Do Hyperlapse Photography on a Budget via Gizmodo

So, you’ve given time-lapse photography a try, and you wanna give hyperlapse a go? This video shows you how do it using just your basic gear.

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Noted: Fly is a simple video-editing app that lets you shoot from four iPhones at once via The Verge

Fly is a simple video-editing app that lets you shoot from four iPhones at once via The Verge

Fly is a simple video-editing app that lets you shoot from four iPhones at once via The Verge

There are simple video-editing apps, and then there’s Fly, a new iPhone app that lets you edit a short movie inside literally one screen. Fly works by importing four of your videos into the app’s editor, and then letting you tap on each one to make live cuts and switch between clips instantly. You can add a voice over or background music from your device, and then export your video to post on Instagram or elsewhere. If you’re looking to make something a little more adventurous, Fly also includes “Multi-Cam,” a feature that lets you sync up to four iPhones to all shoot and capture video simultaneously.

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Noted: eMotimo TB3 Review – Robotic Tripod Head and Time-lapse Movie via Digital Photography School

eMotimo TB3 Review – Robotic Tripod Head and Time-lapse Movie via Digital Photography School

eMotimo TB3 Review – Robotic Tripod Head and Time-lapse Movie via Digital Photography School

I’d forgotten all about my childhood dreams of achieving world domination using my very own robot army until I switched on the TB3 from eMotimo. As soon as I synched up the wireless remote and started panning and tilting this robotic tripod head, I was transformed into a grinning 8 year old boy who believed he could do anything.

I expect that the eMotimo exhibit at trade shows is usually ringed by a troupe of grinning time-lapse photography nerds like myself, who just realized they stumbled upon a truly legendary tool for photographic creativity.

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Noted: 8 Ways YouTube Will Be Changing How You Create Videos via Read Write Web

8 Ways YouTube Will Be Changing How You Create Videos via Read Write Web

8 Ways YouTube Will Be Changing How You Create Videos via Read Write Web

YouTube may face some challenges as it moves toward the mainstream, but it isn’t standing still on the technological side. Here are eight new tools for video creators YouTube execs Matthew Glotzbach and Oliver Heckmann—the site’s director of product management and VP of engineering, respectively—previewed at the unofficial YouTube convention VidCon last week.

A few are available now, but most are are still coming attractions. Keep your eyes peeled, YouTubers.

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