New Media Interchange

Video Archives: My Podcast Process from PodCampAZ

Douglas E. Welch presents his podcast process from the beginning of recording to the final release and download of the podcast file. If you have been wondering how to share your podcasts with the world, this presentation gives a thorough overview of the entire process.

If you can’t see this video above, please watch “My Podcast Process” on my YouTube Channel

 Download “My Podcast Process” – iPod Ready Format

Subscribe to Douglas’ YouTube Channel | Watch the Careers in New Media YouTube Playlist

Subscribe to the Careers in New Media podcast using iTunes


Filed under: New Media, Show, Video, YouTube

Video Archives: Making The Case For New Media In ELearning

This presentation was recorded as part of the ELearning Guild’s Online Forums in 2010. I still find it to be a great overview of why new media is important and how it can be used in a variety of environments — not just elearning.

If video does not show above, please watch “Making The Case For New Media In ELearning” on YouTube

Download “Making The Case For New Media In ELearning”

Filed under: Events, New Media, podcast, Show, Video

Video: LA Light by Colin Rich

Amazing time-lapse capturing some of the beautiful side of Los Angeles.

Video: Colin Rich

Filed under: New Media, Video

Video: TimeLapse: Houston to Los Angeles via Amtrak’s Sunset Limited

My friend, Liam Johnson, produced the extensive time-lapse video during his trip back to Los Angeles from Houston, Texas. He used 2 GoPro Sport cameras in time-lapse mode to capture a photo every few minutes. The video is comprised of over 50,000 individual photos.

Enjoy the trip!

See the GoPro Sport camera on

Filed under: In The Field, Member, New Media, Video, YouTube

Tip: Video Lighting Technique: Turn a Hard Light into A Soft Light from Izzy Videos

Israel Hyman has been producing great video technique tips for years. I met him a couple of times at PodCampAZ and he is a great guy.

Take a moment to visit his site, Izzy Video. There is a huge amount of information there to help you improve the quality of your videos.

Learn how to turn a hard light into a soft light. Also, learn how to tell the difference between a hard light and a soft light. Check out the full article to read all the details about how to do that.

Filed under: Hardware, New Media, Tips, Video

Event: 6th Annual Live Reading of A Christmas Carol – Dec 18, 2011

Our 6th Annual LIVE Reading of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol will take place on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 6pm EST/3pm PST.

Our annual holiday reading of this classic Dickens’ story. We bring together frends and family to read sections from a condensed version of the story — said to be made by Charles Dickens himself — for his own live, public readings. Follow Scrooge, Bob Crachit, Tiny Tim and all the familiar characters as they both teach and learn what Christmas is all about.

Tune in while you prepare your Christmas cookies or wrap your Christmas presents. Join the “spirits” of the season!

Click Here to Watch/Listen Live to A Christmas Carol


Consider having your own reading of A Christmas Carol, or other favorite story, as a way to gather friends together and share a unique experience. You don’t have to broadcast it like we do, but why not share it with the world!

This year’s show is sponsored by, Eclipse-1 Media and New Media Interchange.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Enjoy more Christmas Carol in your own home!

Free download of “A Christmas Carol” – Text/ePub/HTML/Kindle versions available

Free download of our reading script of “A Christmas Carol” – PDF format

More “A Christmas Carol” on

Filed under: Audio, News, Video

Video from remote controlled helicopter

Cool example of what can be done with high-end cameras and remote control helicopters

Filed under: Elsewhere, New Media, Technology, Video

Video: WGA “Tout your own horn” New Media Panel

Douglas E. Welch was part of this panel a few weeks ago at the Writers Guild of America West here in Los Angeles. You’ll find his section around the 36 min point as well as during the small group discussions after the panel proper, but the entire panel is worth a watch.

Here is the info from the WGA web site…


In these challenging times, it is imperative that writers take control of their own careers. Be proactive, “do it yourself,” especially regarding publicity and marketing. Technology has swiftly changed, providing writers with new avenues to promote themselves and their work. Have you tapped in?

A DIY panel features publicist Henri Bollinger, president of the Entertainment Publicists Professional Society, discussing personal publicity vs. when to bring on a “professional”; screen and TV writer/author/award-winning columnist W. Bruce Cameron (8 Simple Rules, A Dog’s Purpose); Zoanne Clack (Executive Producer – “Grey’s Anatomy” and former Writers’ Program student), Gregg Kilday (film editor at The Hollywood Reporter); psychotherapist Rebecca Roy ( to broach writers’ resistance to self-promotion; and independent new media consultant Douglas Welch (also a Writers’ Program instructor) addressing new media and social marketing platforms.

Panel followed by smaller hands-on breakout sessions. Moderated by Bill Taub.




Filed under: Events, New Media, Question and Answer, Show, Video

Video: Crazy Downhill Urban Bike Race Caught On Helmet Cam

Are your sharing your most exciting moments on video? They don’t have to be as exciting as this crazy run in a Chilean bike race, but they should be exciting to you. Are you capturing video at your event, no matter how large are small? Are you sharing what it feels like to be at your event for those who can’t be there in person? Don’t underestimate the power of video to move people to excitement, action or even disgust, when needed.

Sharing video, no matter how basic, creates and bond and starts a conversation. This video gave me a feeling of what it is like to careen down that course. I even shouted out a few times as the rider left a ramp without being able to see the landing. Sure, it would have been really cool to be there, but this video gave me a chance to experience something I will probably never do in person. How cool is that?

Filed under: Elsewhere, In The Field, New Media, Real World Example, Video

Event: LIVE Reading of “A Christmas Carol” – Dec 19 @ 3 PM PST

Join us for our 5th Annual LIVE reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” this Sunday, December 19, 2009 at 3pm Pacific Time (6pm Eastern).

Readers take you to Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come using this abridged version of the story created by Dickens’ himself.

Great listening while steaming your Christmas pudding, cooking your Christmas goose or enjoying that refreshing “bowl of steaming bishop!”

Tune in here for video and audio!

Enjoy more Christmas Carol in your own home!

Free download of “A Christmas Carol” – Text/ePub/HTML/Kindle versions available

Free download of our reading script of “A Christmas Carol” – PDF format

More “A Christmas Carol” on

The audio CD of Patrick Stewart’s one man version of A Christmas Carol is absolutely amazing. We saw the show several times here in LA and met Patrick one evening. His version of “A Christmas Carol” was the driving factor in starting our own yearly reading of the story.

Filed under: Audio, Events, New Media, Video

Video: GoDaddy Commercial Contest: Grant Baciocco and Chris Sheets

Friend of New Media Interchange, Grant Baccioco, producer and actor in The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd posted this excellent video tonight and I wanted to share it here as an example of the pro-quality work people can turn out using today’s New Media tools.

In this entry for the GoDaddy Commercial Contest, Undead Brad and Undead Fred use GoDaddy to insure a steady supply of “Brrrrraaaaaaaaiiiiinsssss!” for them and their zombie buddies.

Filed under: Member, New Media, News, Sampler, Video

Video: Dot. The world’s smallest stop-motion animation character shot on a Nokia N8

What a great little production. I am always amazed at how much work goes into stop-action animation and doing it at this scale just seems crazy. Here is the info from YouTube.

“Professor Fletcher’s invention of the CellScope, which is a Nokia device with a microscope attachment, was the inspiration for a teeny-tiny film created by Sumo Science at Aardman. It stars a 9mm girl called Dot as she struggles through a microscopic world. All the minuscule detail was shot using CellScope technology and a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics.

See more projects and how the ‘Dot’ film was made at or”

Take 1:37 to put a little joy into your life today! (SMILE)

Filed under: Elsewhere, New Media, News, Show, Technology, Video

SocialGOV Event at LA City Hall

Douglas E. Welch attended this panel discussion on Monday night high atop LA City Hall in the Bradley Room. Councilmember Eric Garcetti was on hand as were 4 panel members to discuss social media and government. This event was part of Social Media Week LA, part of a series of global social media events.

Filed under: Community, Events, New Media, News, Social, Video

Video: Scenes from a New Media Mastermind meetup

Tracy Pattin of and couldn’t resist shooting a bit of video of us getting a little silly at our latest New Media Mastermind meeting. Enjoy!

If you’re interested in joining our monthly New Media Mastermind, send email to

Filed under: Community, Events, Meeting, Video

Turning your Passion into your Personal Brand at

NMI Founder, Douglas E. Welch, did a short interview via Skype video today with Tracy Pattin of Tracy is starting this new show and business to help with “Turning your Passion into your Personal Brand.” They talk about the how and way of moving forward with your own personal branding.

You can find Tracy’s complete blog post at

Filed under: Elsewhere, New Media, Video

Show recommendation: FilmRiot from Revision3

This post originally appeared in “Careers in New Media“…

I had some open time in the last few days and I have spent some time finding sites and shows that can help you make your New Media projects even better.

The first show I am highlighting is FilmRiot from Revision3. The production quality is quite high and the content is very good. There is a bit of silliness in each episode, but in reviewing several episodes I found some really good hints, tips and tricks you can put to use today. Embedded below is a recent episode entitled “Turn Your Tripod Into a Dolly or Jib!: Learn how to use your tripod as a dolly or jib, then learn about using different camera techniques to enhance your story.” These are simple hints, but for those of us working on small budgets and with heavy time constraints, they can quickly bump up the quality of our projects.

You can subscribe to FilmRiot and download previous episodes from the FilmRiot site.

Filed under: Elsewhere, New Media, podcast, Show, Tips, Video

Not every video needs to look the same as every other

Sometimes it is entirely too easy to believe that every video you produce must look like every other video on the Net. It has to be something stupid, it has to look exactly like mainstream TV, it has to have a presenter, it has to “mean” something, it has to look like every other video on the Net.

While you might want to make videos like take the standard form of interview, music video or silly clip, sometimes it pays to stretch yourself and do something entirely different. One type of video I create regularly is something I call and “environmental” video. This has nothing to do with sustainability and saving the planet. Rather, they are designed to give you the feeling of what it might be like to be in the environment, just for few minutes.

Sometimes these videos have several cuts from different angles and sometimes, like the video linked below, they have only one static shot with natural sound and some background music. While these videos certainly aren’t for everyone, I hope they show you that every video on the net need look like every other video. Experiment with different themes, different styles, different views of even the most common object and you will be surprised at what you get.

Download “Santa Barbara Palm Trees – iPod Ready Video

Filed under: Opinion, podcast, Show, Video

Member Video: Don LaFontaine Voice Over Lab Opening

NMI Member, Tracy Pattin at, produced this video on the opening of the new Don LaFontaine Voice Over Lab. She produces lots of videos like this, highlighting special events and producing testimonial videos for events and individuals.

Could your produce a video like this for your product, event or company? It is easier than you might think and can have quite an impact.

Filed under: Events, Member, New Media, Sampler, Video

Video: Different methods of presentation – 2 vacation videos

This post originally appeared in Careers in New Media, written by NMI Founder, Douglas E. Welch.

We recently returned from a trip to the UK and I took several videos while we were there. The 2 videos below show 2 different methods of presenting a location to your viewer.

The first is this time lapse video of a “flight” on the London Eye. It seemed to me that presenting clips from the slow moving ride, or posting the entire ride in real time wouldn’t really give the feeling that I was looking for.

To capture this footage, we immediately placed our Flip Mino HD on a table top tripod on the floor of the capsule. You may notice that there was at least one time when we adjusted the few, but for the most part the video was just captured as we enjoyed the view. The movement of the boats and cars offers a nice contrast to the slow movement of the Eye itself.

In order second video, we did the opposite. Instead of speeding up time, we slowed it down…at least figuratively. Using the concept of a “long picture” I took 3 views of Stonehenge, again using the tripod, but rather than moving around like most videos would, these are 2 static shots.

I believe this gives a great feeling of what it would be like to be sitting there on the grass with us. The audio was captured from a group who were chanting nearby and I thought this added an important element, too.

You can see more examples of these “long picture” videos in this Places UK: Cardiff Bay and Water in Millard Canyon.

Videos don’t have to be like every other video on the Internet. Experiment with movement, stillness, profiles, interviews and any other videos that you can imagine. You never know what you might discover.

Filed under: In The Field, Member, New Media, Tips, Video

Member: Tango the Cheetah – Jungle Jenny at Project Survival’s CATHAVEN fundraiser

NMI Member, Jungle Jenny Michaels recently posted this great example of how to use New Media to “get your message out!” You can find more great content on her web site at

Jungle Jenny visits Tango the cheetah at Project Survival’s CATHAVEN Fundraiser in Hollywood, CA. Jenny talks to Wendy Debbas (CATHAVEN President), Dale Anderson (CATHAVEN Founder) and Davis Brimberg (fundraiser, event organizer) about the importance of wild cat conservation. Then we get up close and personal with Tango and learn some cheetah fun facts!

learn more about CATHAVEN at:

Filed under: Community, In The Field, Member, Sampler, Show, Video

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