New Media Interchange

Audio: New Media Presentation to UCLA Extension Voice over Class

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On Thursday, January 26, 2012, NMI Founder, Douglas E. Welch spoke to Janet Wilcox’s UCLA Extension class, Pursuing a Career in Voice Overs.

He talked about New Media and the need for students to develop their voice over careers in non-traditional ways, as the industry changes.

71 Minutes

Listen to Douglas’s New Media Presentation to UCLA Extension Voice over Class

 


Sections of the talk:

  • Being responsible for your own Production, Promotion and Proactivity in your own career
  • Blogs and Blogging
  • Web sites
  • The 4 Pillars of New Media
    • Podcasting
    • Video Sharing sites
    • Live Streaming
    • Social Media – Facebok, Twitter, Google+, etc.
  • How the entertainment industry is chaining
  • Why you should be developing and producing your own shows

I also gave a short Garageband to show how easy it is to create your own audio programs. Due to the visual nature of the talk, it is not included in this audio program.

Filed under: Audio, Events, Live, New Media, Show

New Product: MicW iPhone/iPad Microphones

This post originally appeared in Careers in New Media by Douglas E. Welch


MicW Professional Microphones

I had 2 separate friends mention these iPhone/iPad compatible microphones in the last several days. Both saw them at the manufacturers display at the MacWorld Expo that was held in San Francisco this week.

Portable devices are now capable of recording high quality audio, but sometimes you want a better mic, or more suitable microphone when out recording in the field.

I haven’t heard the quality of these mics, but my friends and the web site have certainly piqued my interest. I will see if I can get a demo model here at the Careers in New Media office so I can record some audio and share it with you.

For now, here is an audio sample using the i436 mic (picture below) from the company’s web site

Download  i436 Violin Sample

Other samples from MicW web site

Micw

Micw iphone

Filed under: Elsewhere, Hardware, iPhone, New Media, News, Technology

Subscribe To A Newsapaper, Get An E-reader Free

It’s starting to happen. I was talking to someone just the other night about how such deals would greatly benefit mainstream media outlets. The price of the readers is falling very rapidly while their capabilities just keep growing.
Well, this was bound to happen. Barnes & Noble is offering big discounts on its Nook e-readers to people taking out subscriptions to digital editions of magazines and newspapers:

The Nook edition of People is $9.99 a month; with a one-year subscription, customers will receive a Nook Tablet, a color device with a 7-inch display, for $199, a discount from its regular price of $249. Customers who buy a one-year subscription for the Nook edition of The New York Times for $19.99 a month, which in…

 

Filed under: Books, Elsewhere

New Media Challenge 2012-002 – Get close!

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Are you ready for the next New Media Challenge? This time I want you to get close…really close!

This might take some doing depending on your camera, as they often don’t focus on very close objects, but I am sure you can work it out. Of course, getting close can mean something else entirely, too. Feel free to explore the theme in any way you wish.

Post  a link to your video, photos, writing or more here by Sunday, January 22, 2012.

Use the comments link (click the number next to the little text bubble above) to add a link to this post.

Note: If you simply paste a YouTube URL for your video, WordPress.com will embed the actual video in its place.

New Media Challenges are designed to give you an excuse to stretch your New Media muscles. You can use whatever media you like to complete the challenge including audio, video, photography, writing and more.

Filed under: Community, New Media, New Media Challenge

Voiceover class starts January 12, 2012 at UCLA Extension

NMI friend, Janet Wilcox, will be starting her UCLA Extension voiceover class again in just a week. If you are interested in getting started in the industry, this could be the class for you. Douglas E. Welch will be speaking to her class about New Media this session, as he has done in the past.

Voiceover class

Class Description:

Pursuing a Career in Voice Overs

Do people say you have a wonderful voice? Gain a comprehensive understanding of the tools needed to excel in TV and radio commercials, animation, narration for documentaries, and other areas of voice over work. Instruction includes breath and microphone technique, script analysis, finding characters spontaneously, and how to keep it fun, even when the pressure’s on. Participants also learn how to pursue a career in voice over.

Janet Wilcox’s Bio

Writer, producer, and actor with extensive experience on both sides of the microphone. Ms. Wilcox has written and produced promos for HBO, ABC, and The History Channel, among others. As a voice over talent, she has been heard on Lifetime, HBO, E!, Cinemax, and AMC. She is the author of Voiceovers: Techniques and Tactics for Success.

 

Filed under: Elsewhere, New Media, News

Giveaway: Podcasting for Dummies Book

To start the podcasting New Year right, I am giving away a copy of Podcasting for Dummies (1st Edition), written by two of my podcast buddies, Evo Terra and Tee Morris.

This book is a great introduction into the world of podcasting and can get you up and running in just a couple of hours. Learn about recording your show, starting your blog, RSS feeds, the iTunes podcast directory and more.

There are several ways to enter. You can do one or more to gain extra entries.

Contest ends January 22, 2012

Click here to enter ‘Podcasting for Dummies” giveaway!

 

Filed under: Events, Giveaway

New Media Challenge 2012-001 – Nature

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Let’s get the New Year started right with our first New Media Challenge of 2012!

New Media Challenge 2012-001 – Nature

Get outside and show us all some piece of nature in your area.

This could be your garden, a national park, or “weeds” growing in an urban vacant lot. You get to decide what to show and how to present it. Post  a link to your video, photos, writing or more here by Sunday, January 8, 2012.

Use the comments link (click the number next to the little text bubble above) to add a link to this post.

New Media Challenges are designed to give you an excuse to stretch your New Media muscles. You can use whatever media you like to complete the challenge including audio, video, photography, writing and more.

Filed under: New Media, New Media Challenge

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