|What are the Jumpstart
Jumpstart Sessions are designed to take your interest in New Media and "jumpstart" you into action. Each 2-hour session is focused on one particular aspect of New Media and will give you the steps necessary to create, continue and grow your own New Media projects.
Why do you need a Jumpstart Session?
The world of New Media can be overwhelming. It is easy to fall into "analysis paralysis." Services come and go everyday. Something like Twitter can seem to come out of nowhere and dominate the market. Which service should you use? How do you use it?
Who is Douglas E. Welch?
Douglas E. Welch is a 25 year veteran of computer consulting and training. He specializes in making complex topics clear and moving his clients from merely thinking about projects to actually doing them. Technology is amazing and Douglas believes that nearly anyone can benefit from its use.
Douglas also writes several blogs and hosts the podcast, Career Opportunities: Helping to Build the Career You Deserve, now in its 5th year. Douglas is an instructor at UCLA Extension, where he teaches "New Media and Podcasting for Writers"and he is the founder of New Media Interchange (http://newmediainterchange.com), a free group dedicated to bringing the power of New Media to everyone.
uStream Jumpstart: Learn how to broadcast shows, meetings and events via the Internet
A focused 2 hour session that will take you step-by-step through the basics of online video streaming using uStream.tv. Douglas will demonstrate the computers, camera, microphones and online services you can use to get your music, meetings and information out to the world.
In most cases, you already have the equipment you need to stream, you only need the knowledge to get started. Jumpstart Sessions blaze a trail through the confusion and take you to the point where you can strike out on your own.
By the end of this Jumpstart Session, you will have all the information you need to start streaming today.
Twitter Jumpstart: What the heck is Twitter and what can I do with it?
Have you heard about Twitter, but don't know what you can do with it or how and why it might help your business or career?
Twitter can be a great way to "get the word out" to your friends and fans and engage them in conversation.
Join Douglas E. Welch for this 2 hour session which will help you set up your Twitter account, add youir first group of "friends" and explore some of the personal and professional uses of Twitter.
Audio Recording/Editing Jumpstart
If you could have your own radio show, would you do it? Your computer now provides the tools, you only need to learn to use them.
Most computers already come with the equipment to record and edit audio and there are countless free programs to get you started, such as Apple's Garageband and the open source program, Audacity.
Don't be intimidated. Anyone can work with audio and start producing shows, interviews, musical recordings and more almost immediately. Douglas E. Welch will take your step-by-step through the equipment and processes you need to learn how to make the most of these tools to record auditions or produce shows for yoursef or others and distribute them over the internet today.
Video Recording/Editing Jumpstart
If you could have your own TV show, would you do it? Most computers already come with the equipment to record and edit video and there are countless free programs to get you started, such as Apple's iMovie and Windows Movie Maker. Learn how to make the most of these tools to record and produce short YouTube videos or complete shows.
Douglas E. Welch will take you step-by-step through the equipment and processes you need to get started today.
Once you have your audio and video programs created, use podcasting to distribute them directly to your audience.
Podcasting combines web sites, audio and video files, blogs and RSS to create an automatic distribution system directly to your audience. Listeners and viewers will be able to subscribe to your shows and receive each new show automatically.