Video: Create Your Own New Media Projects from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

Douglas answers questions from students in Janet Wilcox’s online Voiceover class at UCLA Extension.

 

Transcript:

Imagine — in the past — when you had to go through a television network or a radio station or a music company or a music producer to get your creativity seen and heard. Today, you can take your creativity from the very beginning and share it with the world. That’s what podcasting, new media, YouTube, and all that is all about. Sharing what you do and how well you do it. Now, I can’t stress enough the need for you to do your own projects. Especially in the entertainment industry. We became convinced over the the years that the only way to have an entertainment career was to have an agent and a manager and a variety of all these people doing things for you. Promotion people and so on and so forth. The fact is, today, it’s much more your own career and a lot of the responsibility for your career falls on you. Yeah, I know, it’s a lot of work and it can be tough at times, but the fact is, no one can care about your career as much as you do. So, why shouldn’t you be the one doing the blogging, the video-ing, the podcasting, the recording of your own music, whatever.

Links mentioned in this video:

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox

 iTunes Podcast Directory

Free Blogging Sites
http://Wordpress.com
http://Blogger.com

Royalty Free Music
Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program

Audible.com

Far Lands of Bust

KurtJMac Patreon Page

Rob Paulson and Talking Toons

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Video: Showing “What You Do and How Well You Do It” from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

Douglas answers questions from students in Janet Wilcox’s online Voiceover class at UCLA Extension.

Links mentioned in this video:

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox

 iTunes Podcast Directory

Free Blogging Sites
http://Wordpress.com
http://Blogger.com

Royalty Free Music
Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program

Audible.com

Far Lands of Bust

KurtJMac Patreon Page

Rob Paulson and Talking Toons

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Video: New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class

Douglas answers questions from students in Janet Wilcox’s online Voiceover class at UCLA Extension.

Links mentioned in this video:

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox

 iTunes Podcast Directory

Free Blogging Sites
http://Wordpress.com
http://Blogger.com

Royalty Free Music
Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program

Audible.com

Far Lands of Bust

KurtJMac Patreon Page

Rob Paulson and Talking Toons


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Video: Seeing Differently #5 – iPhone Photography and Waterlogue app

Seeing Differently — an on-going video series

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Video: Seeing Differently #4: Slow motion typing

Seeing Differently — an on-going video series

See previous Seeing Differently videos in this YouTube playlist

 

Video: New Media 101: Perfect is good. Done is better! from The What, Why and How of Blogging with Douglas E. Welch

Part of the New Media 101/Blogging 101 series…

A quick clip from this 45 minute presentation — The Why, What and How of Blogging.

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New Media 101: Perfect is good. Done is better! from The What, Why and How of Blogging with Douglas E. Welch

 

Transcript:

What I will say, though, and I have to deal with this with podcasters and video a lot, is that the “P” word comes up — Perfection. They want it to be perfect before it ever sees the light of day. it will never be perfect. We all know, perfect does not exist. It is a great goal. It is a great brass ring out there that we constantly keep grabbing for. We are never going to get there. And unfortunately, what happens is, in reaching for that brass ring all the time, they never do anything. They totally abandon all the benefits they might get from all forms of new media — whether its blogging or podcasting, whatever — waiting for perfection. And I always say — I have a theater degree, that’s the degree I graduated college with. I worked in the costume shop as part of my theater degree. And we had a costume designer who was very fond of saying, “Perfect is good. Done is better! The actor has to go on stage wearing something. So if that stitch isn’t quite right, you know what? We’ll pin it. They have to go out there now.” That is something I took to heart back in the early 80’s when I was in college. Yeah, perfection is something we reach for, knowing we’ll never get there, but up until the point — we search for perfection up until the point where it prevents us from actually doing something. So, that is the balance you have to strike. You have to find that balance of “it’s not perfect, but it’s good enough. It presents my ideas clearly enough and to just try to avoid the analysis paralysis of “it’s not good enough. It’s not good enough,” and work around that because that is a very common problem that we run into.


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Video: New Media 101: Blogs as a place for your stuff from The What, Why and How of Blogging with Douglas E. Welch

Part of the New Media 101/Blogging 101 series…

A quick clip from this 45 minute presentation — The Why, What and How of Blogging.

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Video: New Media 101: Blogs as a place for your stuff from The What, Why and How of Blogging with Douglas E. Welch

Transcript:

The other thing you can do with blogging, too, is blogs give you — is anyone familiar with George Carlin — they give you “a place for your stuff.” Too often, with our web sites, it’s like “Oh, I want to put up these photos but I have to figure out how to a make a gallery page and I’ve got to format all the pictures and …” Now, you don’t. With a blog, a blog gives you a ready-made place — and by typing to other services on the Internet like Flickr for photo sharing, and YouTube for video sharing, whatever — you suddenly now have the ability to put something up on YouTube — a little short video you took. You take that little embed code that they give you. How many people have seen the embed code there? You hop over to your blog and go, paste. Publish. That video is now on your web site. It’s now on your blog and everybody can read it. It’s not that hard. This is what I try to reinforce with people all the time. It’s not that difficult. It’s not that hard and I hope that if you dive into this, I hope that you will see that, by using these others services. The Internet world has become so much simpler over the last even 5 years compared to what we had to face early on of — I mentioned ftp and command lines — Oh, I need to upload this so ftp (space) login and ok — it was, if not difficult, it was cumbersome. Nowadays, especially with the advent of blogs, it is so much easier, because all these sites exist. YouTube and Flickr and Picasa and other sites that simply say, “Oh, ok, you sent your content up to us, that’s great. Where do you want to use that?” I want to us it there and I want to use it here and I want to use it here and I want to use it on Facebook and…you can put it everywhere from that one source.


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Video: New Media 101: Effective Reblogging from The What, Why and How of Blogging with Douglas E. Welch

Part of the New Media 101/Blogging 101 series…

A quick clip from this 45 minute presentation — The Why, What and How of Blogging.

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New Media 101: Effective Reblogging from from The What, Why and How of Blogging with Douglas E. Welch

 

Transcript:

The other thing that is great about blogs — you should be reading other blogs as well, which a lot of you probably are, whether you realize you’re reading a blog or not, you probably are. One of the great things you can do is, what we call, reblog and that doesn’t simply putting that blog post on your blog and saying, “Hey, isn’t this net!” I don’t care necessarily about that blog post you’re putting up there. Yes, the information is interesting — the reason you put it on your blog is to give me your take on that information — taking a news story of the day and giving me your, unique thoughts and ideas about that topic. If you look at my blog, you’ll often see I do tend to reblog fairly frequently, but I try to my darndest to make sure I have a good paragraph up top that explains my thoughts about why this was important and interesting to me and what my thoughts are about that particular topic. Why it caught my eye and why I put it in my blog to share with all my readers. 


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Video: Clouds over Los Angeles time lapse

Clouds over Los Angeles using the Instagram Hyperlapse program.

 



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Noted: Magisto launches Surprise Me to automatically generate videos from your camera roll via GigaOm

Magisto launches Surprise Me to automatically generate videos from your camera roll via GigaOm

Magisto launches Surprise Me to automatically generate videos from your camera roll via GigaOm

Israel-based video app Magisto is set to officially unveil its Surprise Me feature Friday as part of an update to its iOS and Android apps, which automatically compiles short, shareable video clips based on the videos and photos people have on their smart phones. Surprise Me, which has been beta tested by the company for the last couple of months, uses machine learning to identify the most relevant photos and scenes for each user, and combines them with music and themes to turn them into little stories.

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Video: New Media 101: Capturing the Content You Already Have from from The What, Why and How of Blogging with Douglas E. Welch

Part of the New Media 101/Blogging 101 series…

A quick clip from this 45 minute presentation — The Why, What and How of Blogging.

Watch the entire presentation

Transcript:

A lot of the pushback I get on blogging from people is “It’s too much work. I can’t add all that work. Oh my god, I’ve got to update every day. I can’t do that. That’s too much extra work” And I tell them, it isn’t extra work. Your goal is to simply capture what you are already doing. The fact is, each and every one of us creates content every single hour of every single day. The trouble is, for most of that content, we throw it away. We don’t capture it. We dont’ sit down and write a 4, 5 sentence paragraph of “Wow. I had this problem and this is how I solved it” — and post that to the blog. It just evaporates. This is why people think, “Oh gosh, it’s so much extra work. I have to sit down and look at the blank page and write.” Which is probably secondary to standing up in front of people as one of the biggest fears that a lot of people have. “What do you mean I’ve go to write? I’ve got to write a paragraph. Oh my god, I can’t do that.” The fact is you’re already doing it. What you need to do is capture it. And that means, capturing a 4 to 5 to 6 sentence paragraph of how you solved a particular problem you were faced with today. How you addressed a particular issue for a client.


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Noted: Nick Reboot Streams Old Nickelodeon Shows 24 Hours a Day via Lifehacker

Nick Reboot Streams Old Nickelodeon Shows 24 Hours a Day via Lifehacker

 Nick Reboot Streams Old Nickelodeon Shows 24 Hours a Day via Lifehacker

If you’re feeling nostalgic for the shows of your childhood, Nick Reboot streams shows like Rocko’s Modern Life, Are You Afraid of the Dark, and Hey Arnold! 24 hours a day, for free.

All you need to do is head to the web site and the stream will start. It will determine where you are and optimize the streaming quality depending on whether you’re closer to the East or West ingest server. You can even chat with other streamers while you watch and reminisce about the good ol’ days.

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Video: Me and My Instagram – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 30/30

Audio: Trolls - End of the Day with Douglas E. Welch - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 16/30

Me and My Instagram - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 30/30

 

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What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Video: A squirrel in the garden hyperlapse – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 29/30

Audio: Trolls - End of the Day with Douglas E. Welch - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 16/30

Video: A squirrel in the garden hyperlapse - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 29/30

 

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What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Video: New Media 101: Gain permission to enter people’s lives from The What, Why and How of Blogging with Douglas E. Welch

Part of the New Media 101/Blogging 101 series…

A quick clip from this 45 minute presentation — The Why, What and How of Blogging.

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New Media 101: Gain permission to enter people's lives from The What, Why and How of Blogging with Douglas E. Welch

Transcript:

Your goal in having a blog, in having a podcast, in having a web site, is to gain people’s permission to speak to them on a regular basis. This does not mean spamming them and hoping they read your message. This is getting their permission. One of the adjuncts of a blog is — there is this thing called an RSS feed. Have people heard of RSS feeds? it’s basically a machine-readable version of your web site — of your blog that automatically gets updated that people can then subscribe to in an RSS reader. It sort of looks like an email program. It’s an RSS reader that can then tell them whenever you publish something new. They don’t have to come to your web site saying, “Is there new information? Is there new information? Is there new information?” It comes to them. What that means is, that’s one way for them to give you their permission to you for you to come into their life whenever you have anything interesting to say. Which I always add on, please make sure you have something interesting to say. That’s actually less of a criteria — less of a stumbling block — than you might think.

 

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Video: Instagram Hyperlapse Demo – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 27/30

Audio: Trolls - End of the Day with Douglas E. Welch - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 16/30

An example video of Instagram Hyperlapse, a new app released by Instagram today for iOS that produces high-quality, motion stabilized time-lapse videos.

Video: Instagram Hyperlapse Demo - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 27/30

 

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What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Video: Smartphones, technology and your career with Douglas E. Welch – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 25/30

Video: Smartphones, technology and your career with Douglas E. Welch at OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) in Simi Valley, California

An hour-long talk on how careerists (and anyone) can better use the technology they carry with them every day for OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) in Simi Valley, California.

I talk about apps, using voice control, navigation, productivity and more in this wide ranging talk.

Video: Smartphones, technology and your career with Douglas E. Welch at OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) in Simi Valley, California

 

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Video: Liquidambar styraciflua seed pods open over course of 4 days – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 24/30

Part of the Dog Days of Podcasting

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A quick view of liquidambar styraciflua seed pods opening and releasing their seeds over the course of 4 days. I plan on doing an actual timelpase of this process in the near future, too.

Liquidambar styraciflua seed pods open over course of 4 days - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 24/30

Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook

Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist


Music: “Groove Grove” by Kevn MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License

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“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. 

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Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Video: In the garden…August 21, 2014: Checking out the potting bench and the back garden – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 22/30

Part of the Dog Days of Podcasting 

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Checking on on the potting bench today and a short view of the back garden after tree trimming

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Check out my collection of gardening essays, “From A Gardener’s Notebook” now available as a Kindle eBook. (You don’t need a Kindle to read it, though. Read it on your PC, Link: http://j.mp/fagnbook

Watch all past episodes of “In the garden…” in this YouTube Playlist


Music: “The One” by The Woodshedders

Please Like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube.

Your likes and subscriptions directly reflect how many other viewers are suggested this video.

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel

 

“In the garden…” is a series for A Gardener’s Notebook highlighting what is happening in my garden, my friend’s gardens and California gardens throughout the seasons. 

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”