New Media Interchange

Audio: New Media Interchange: Nintendo and Youtubers, Netflix to spend $5B on programming, Best time to post your videos and more!

This is the first episode of my new podcast series, New Media Interchange. While I will probably be re-posting the podcast here, it will have it’s own feed via the 3rd Pass Media Network. I’ll announce that here, including subscription links, as soon as that site is live. I might be re-directing this domain to that site or maintaining this presence, but I’ll be sure to let you all know — Douglas


New Media Interchange is a podcast spotlighting various developments in New Media & focusing on the media world beyond mainstream television and radio, including podcasting, YouTube, live streaming, gaming and more. Hosted by Douglas E. Welch , pioneer podcaster, blogger and new media consultant.


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Nintendo and Youtubers, Netflix to spend $5B on programming, Best time to post your videos  and more!

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 Douglas E. Welch, pioneer podcaster, blogger and writer.

In today’ show…

Nintendo wants a piece of that YouTube Money and plans on taking it out of the pockets of Let’s Play video makers, Netflix plans on spending over $5 billion on programming in 2016, and Tubefilter explains the best times to post your YouTube videos for maximum impact.

Will round out the show with some words about “Attracting Attention to Yourself” and end up with the first entry in my Subscribed series, highlighting the podcasts, blogs and YouTube Channels I am subscribed to.

More after this…

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Gaming is the #2 category on YouTube, behind music, and you can find a wide variety of gaming reviews, recaps and a growing number of Let’s Play video series, where a gamer walks you through their experience of game from beginning to end. Some of these Let’s Play series can go on for 30 or 40 episodes as the gamer hacks and slashes their way through the zombies of Dying Light, works to save the fictional country of Kyrat from a crazed dictator or performs speed runs of amazing dexterity in Zelda or Mario Brothers. While many game manufacturers have a good relationship with Let’s Play producers — even providing them explicit license to play the game on video — the aged “big boy” of the gaming world — Nintendo hasn’t been playing nice of late.

Back in mid-2013, Nintendo starting claiming all YouTube revenue from many videos that included Nintendo Copyrighted content, like Let’s Play footage. They eventually backed off this wholesale money grab and last month created a “licensing” program that allows YouTube producers to continue sharing YouTube videos of Nintendo games in exchange for 30%-40% of the revenue according to articles from Game Informer. com.

While this certainly is a better deal than taking 100% of the revenue, I always look suspiciously at large companies taking money away from some of their biggest fans — turning off many of these fans from ever playing or sharing a company’s products in the future. Is this a sign that Nintendo is struggling overall and looking for a quick way to gain a quick cash boost? The company has been struggling of late, but I think trying to level out their balance sheet on the backs of fans might not be the way to do it.

What do you think? Are YouTuber’s getting a free ride on Nintendo gaming content? Is Nintendo making a desperate money grab? What does this mean for the thousands of hours of Nintendo gaming already available on YouTube and its creators? I’d love to know what you think. Send along a comment on the blog or via Twitter to @NMIPodcast.

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In our next story, courtesy of Business Insider, Netflix will spend $5 billion on programming in 2016…

Netflix will spend $5 billion on programming in 2016, more than everyone but ESPN, says Janney

I often comment to people how I am amazed to took so long for large, Internet companies like Netflix, Google and Amazon to get into content creation for their services. Living here in Hollywood itself, I have seen the production companies — those entities that do the actual nitty-gritty work producing a television show — don’t really care who pays the bills, as long as there is money to be made. I knew it was only a matter of time before they started to see services like Netflix, Google Play and Amazon as potential partners in content creation.

Therefore I see no surprise at all that Netflix is going to be spending even more in the future creating exclusive content. With critically acclaimed series like House of Cards, I think they can see a great potential for content beyond the traditional, mainstream, broadcast networks. I would expect to see even more players enter this market, both in the existing ranks of high-tech businesses as well as new startups focused on becoming the next, great, content network.

You can read the complete story using the link in the show notes. 


Finally, for all you incipient content creators out there, TubeFilter provides a detailed article on the best days and times to post your videos for maximum viewership. If you are looking to turn your content into an on-going moneymaker, information like this can be critical. Moving the number of views 5% upwards could result in a significant boost in advertising earnings. As a fairly casual producer of YouTube content myself, I tend to post videos whenever I have time and whenever they are complete. After reading this article, though, I think I am going to spend a bit more time and consideration on my video release schedule. All the detailed tables and charts are available in the TubeFilter link in the show notes.

Want To Know The Best Days And Times To Post YouTube Videos? Here’s A Yearly Calendar.


Attracting Attention Yourself!

Ever since I first heard George Carlin’s comedy album, Class Clown, a certain phrase has always stuck with me… (paraphrasing) The job of a class clown is…ATTRACTING ATTENTION TO YOURSELF! I call this “Carlin’s Law of Attraction!” Replace class clown with any other profession and you will see the universal truth of that statement. Replace class clown with “podcaster” and you can probably see where I am headed.

Podcasting offers anyone the ability to “attract attention to yourself”, your business, your cause, whatever is important to you. Sure, it can be difficult to rise above all the other folks who have already discovered podcasting, but the odds are certainly much better than they ever were in the traditional media.

Carlin’s Law of Attraction, also dictates that you want your media spread as far and wide as possible. This means posting your videos to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and any other spots where your audience might stumble across them. That said, each piece MUST have some links driving people back to your home site where they can subscribe to your content directly.

Everything depends on your ability to attract attention to your content. Scripts and books don’t sell themselves in your drawer (or trapped in your computer), art does sell when it sits in a closet and your podcast doesn’t attract an audience if no one ever gets to see it.

Apply Carlin’s Law of Attraction to everything you do, podcasting, writing, office work, whatever, and you will find that things just start to happen for you.


That’s it for this episode of New Media Interchange where I talk about the media world beyond mainstream television and radio, including podcasting, YouTube, live streaming, gaming and more.

New Media Interchange is part of the 3rd Pass Media network. For more information, visit 3rdPass.media. Do you have questions or comments? Send them along to NMI@3rdpass.media or via Twitter at @NMIPodcast .

I’m Douglas E. Welch and I’ll be back next week with more New Media news on New Media Interchange..

Filed under: Audio, New Media, News, Opinion, Show, Technology, YouTube

Video: Seeing Differently #4: Slow motion typing

Seeing Differently — an on-going video series

See previous Seeing Differently videos in this YouTube playlist

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Video: Blogging and Content Creation with Douglas E. Welch – San Fernando Valley WordPress Group

Douglas E. Welch, writer of Careers in New Media  and several other blogs, presents on Blogging and Content Creation to the San Fernando Valley WordPress Group (54 mins)

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This talk contains the following topics:

  • Why you should be blogging for yourself, your career and your business?
  • Where do you find content for your blogs, podcasts and social media?
  • Capture the content that already exists in your life and work
  • Let people “behind the scenes”
  • Create “series” to make it easier to develop content
  • Read voraciously!
  • Share your content everywhere
  
 

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

Filed under: Blogging, New Media, podcast, Show, Video, YouTube

Video: Blogging 101: Who you follow is more important…

Part of the Blogging 101 series…

A quick tip from this 53 minute presentation — Blogging and Content Creation at the San Fernando Valley WordPress Group.

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Previously on Blogging 101:

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

Filed under: Blogging, New Media, podcast, Show, Video, YouTube

Video: 2011 Live Reading of A Christmas Carol

For your holiday enjoyment, I present this live video recording of our previous 2011 Live reading of Charles’ Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

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Filed under: Audio, Live, New Media, podcast, podcasting, Show, Video, Voiceover, YouTube

It’s Christmas Time Again with Grant’s Advent Calendar Podcast

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Whatever your religion, you probably have some traditions that center on the Winter Holidays — whether Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Winter Solstice or just seeing it as a time for celebration for being “halfway out of the dark!”  One of our traditions has a New Media twist to it.

Every year for the past 4 or 5 (I would guess) we have subscribed to a podcast by Grant Baciocco — Grant’s Advent Calendar. We first met Grant through his great work on The Radio Adventures of Doctor Floyd — a pioneer podcast that brought all the fun and silliness of old time radio to the 21st Century.

Grant’s experience with the Dr. Floyd podcast led him to podcasting one of his Christmas traditions. Each  year his parents would fill an Advent Calendar with trinkets and he would open one door a day, much like many other kids. Grant’s grown up now, but he still brings his “childlike excitement” and silliness to the Advent Calendar each year.

Grant produces a video a day from December 1-25 where he opens the appropriate door on the advent calendar and shares its contents with us. But he also does more — so much more! Each video contains a skit, a parody, a musical number, an on-location opening — you never know quite what to expect each day — which is exactly what an Advent Calendar is all about.

Visit Grant’s Advent Calendar on the web! Episode 1 for 2013 is already available.

You can also catch Grant’s other series, Uncle Interloper Space Explorer on the same channel!

 

Filed under: New Media, Show, Subscribed, Video, YouTube

Tip: Add YouTube Subscribe badge to your site and blog posts

Originally published in Careers in New Media…

Every YouTube Producer knows how important it is to gain subscribers to their YouTube Channel. Subscribers drive the views, minutes watched and likes that help to raise their channel above the other noise on YouTube. One great way to increase your subscriber is to include an easy-to-use subscribe button alongside your video blog posts and on our blogs and web sites. It’s even easy to do.

You can create your own YouTube Subscribe button by visiting this Google Developers Page

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You’ll find a few configuration options there…

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…and even a tool to help you create the HTML code for the button. Simply enter your channel ID (in my case, dewelch), set your size and color options and the HTML is created for you to cut and paste wherever you wish.

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Here are the results for my own channel.

 

Filed under: Blogging, New Media, YouTube

Dog Days of Podcasting – Day 14 – Career Conversation: Jennifer Oliver O’Connell of Tuesdays with Transitioners

Career Conversation: Jennifer Oliver O’Connell of Tuesdays with Transitioners

Douglas talks with Jennifer Oliver O’Connell, founder and leader of Tuesdays with Transitioners, a job group in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California. We talk about career transition, some misconceptions about transition and even how employers can work with transitioners to find great employees.

JOO end card More information on Jennifer Oliver O’Connell and Tuesdays with Transitioners:

More career interviews at the Career Opportunities blog and podcast

Filed under: Dog Days of Podcasting, New Media, podcast, podcasting, Show, Video, YouTube

Dog Days of Podcasting – Day 13 – Video: Container Garden Update 37: Radishes are up, as are carrots!

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Radishes and carrots are starting to sprout and I add a soaker hose connection, with timer, to the container garden and surrounding roses.

* See what was happening in the container garden last year at this time: Container Garden Update 4

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Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 37” on YouTube

Watch the “Container Garden Update” Playlist for all related videos

Please like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your LIKES directly effect how many others will see this video.

 

 

 

Video shot with Canon VIXIA HF R400 HD

Music: “Whiskey on the Mississippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  – Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Filed under: Dog Days of Podcasting, New Media, podcast, podcasting, Show, Video, YouTube

Dog Days of Podcasting – Day 12 – Video: In the garden…August 9, 2013: More irrigation upgrades, timers and soakers

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Time to refurbish some older, non-functional soaker hoses and add another electronic timer to get the water flowing again.

Part of the “Dog Days of Podcasting” 30 Day Challenge – http://dogdaysofpodcasting.com

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


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.

 

“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.

Filed under: Dog Days of Podcasting, New Media, podcast, podcasting, Show, Video, YouTube

Dog Days of Podcasting – Day 10a – Video: Lifehack 1 – Finding cool new books to read via your library’s sorting shelves

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Want a great way to find cool books to read? Visit your local library. That’s right, your library. Then locate the “Sorting Shelves.” Ask the librarian, if you can’t find themselves. Sorting shelves contain books which have recently been returned by other patrons and are being sorted by subject, so they can be reshelved in their proper locations.

You are almost sure to find something interesting here via pure serendipity. It only makes sense that those books which have circulated recently might be of interest to you, too. These shelves will be a great mixture of every genre, from cookbooks to philosophy, as well a collection of both new books and old.

Next time you are looking for something interesting to read, check out the sorting shelves at your local library. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

 

Music: “Mining by Moonlight”, Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech.com, Creative Commons License

Filed under: Books, Dog Days of Podcasting, New Media, podcast, podcasting, Show, Video, YouTube

Dog Days of Podcasting – Day 10 – Audio: Lifehack 1 – Finding cool new books to read via your library’s sorting shelves

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Want a great way to find cool books to read? Visit your local library. That’s right, your library. Then locate the “Sorting Shelves.” Ask the librarian, if you can’t find themselves. Sorting shelves contain books which have recently been returned by other patrons and are being sorted by subject, so they can be reshelved in their proper locations.

You are almost sure to find something interesting here via pure serendipity. It only makes sense that those books which have circulated recently might be of interest to you, too. These shelves will be a great mixture of every genre, from cookbooks to philosophy, as well a collection of both new books and old.

Next time you are looking for something interesting to read, check out the sorting shelves at your local library. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Music: “Mining by Moonlight”, Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech.com, Creative Commons License

Filed under: Audio, Books, Dog Days of Podcasting, New Media, podcast, podcasting, Show, Video, YouTube

Dog Days of Podcasting – Day 9 – Video: Repairing a garden hose – A Gardener’s Notebook Tip

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Time to repair an older, but still serviceable, garden hose with some parts from the home improvement store and a little time. So easy anyone — yes even I — can do it! (LAUGH)

Part of the “Dog Days of Podcasting” 30 Day Challenge – http://dogdaysofpodcasting.com

 

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Watch all past episodes of A Gardner’s Notebook  in this YouTube Playlist


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.

 

“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.

Filed under: Dog Days of Podcasting, New Media, podcast, podcasting, Show, Tips, Video, YouTube

Dog Days of Podcasting – Day 8 – Turning Panoramic pictures into videos

Part of the “Dog Days of Podcasting” 30 Day Challenge – http://dogdaysofpodcasting.com

I really like panoramic pictures and in this video I take about 8 of them and turn them into an interesting video. This is just another example, for the Dog Days of Podcasting, how many different types of media can be used to create your podcasts. Your show, your audio, your video doesn’t need to be like anyone else’s — and especially like traditional radio or television. Experiment with whatever you have. Re-use media, arrange it differently, mash it up with something else.

You can see the quality differences here between panorama done with my iPhone and those taken — in multiple slices — with my traditional digital camera. The higher quality the photos that come in, the higher quality the video out, so you may want to take some time to shoot and stitch the panorama before using it in your video editor.

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You can see (and interact) with some of these panorama in higher quality on my Occipital Account — which created the 360 Panorama app I use on my iPhone.

Please like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your LIKES directly effect how many others will see this video.

 

 

 

Video shot with Canon VIXIA HF R400 HD

Music: “Whiskey on the Mississippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  – Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Filed under: Dog Days of Podcasting, New Media, podcast, podcasting, Show, Video, YouTube

Video: Bill Farmer, The Voice of Disney’s Goofy, Talks about “A Career in Voiceover” – Dog Days of Podcasting – Day 7

Bill Farmer, The Voice of Disney’s Goofy, Talks about “A Career in Voiceover” 

Douglas sits down with Bill Farmer, voice actor for Disney’s Goofy and many other well-known animated characters. We talk about a career in voiceover, how to build it, how to sustain it and career potential of becoming a voice actor today.

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More information on Bill Farmer:

More career interviews at the Career Opportunities blog and podcast

Filed under: Dog Days of Podcasting, New Media, podcast, podcasting, Show, Video, YouTube

Dog Days of Podcasting – Day 6 – Video: Container Garden Update 36: Container Garden Update 36: Rebuilding, repotting and replanting part of the container garden

Part of the “Dog Days of Podcasting” 30 Day Challenge – http://dogdaysofpodcasting.com

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I rebuild one of the containers, removing some basil plants into other pots, remixing the soil with worm castings and some organic fertilizer and planting it up with carrots and radish seeds.

* See what was happening in the container garden last year at this time: Container Garden Update 3 

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Can’t see the video above? Watch “Container Garden Update 36” on YouTube

Watch the “Container Vegetable Garden” Playlist for all related videos

Please like this video and/or subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Your LIKES directly effect how many others will see this video.

 

 

 

Video shot with Canon VIXIA HF R400 HD

Music: “Whiskey on the Mississippi” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  – Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Filed under: Dog Days of Podcasting, Elsewhere, New Media, podcast, podcasting, Show, Video, YouTube

Dog Days of Podcasting – Day 5 – Video: In the neighborhood…Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) – A Photo Montage

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A photo montage of the Crape Myrtle blooming in the neighborhood this week.

For full resolution versions of these photos, visit the blog post on A Gardener’s Notebook.

Part of the “Dog Days of Podcasting” 30 Day Challenge – http://dogdaysofpodcasting.com

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


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.

 

“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.

Filed under: Dog Days of Podcasting, New Media, Photos, podcast, podcasting, Show, Video, YouTube

Dog Days of Podcasting – Day 3 – New Media Answers: Dog Days of Podcasting Kickoff with Kreg Steppe

New Media Answers: Dog Days of Podcasting Kickoff with Kreg Steppe

Can’t see the video above? Watch “Dog Days of Podcasting – Day 3 – New Media Answers: Dog Days of Podcasting Kickoff with Kreg Steppe” on YouTube

 

A 30 Podcast in 30 Days Challenge taken by a wide variety of podcasters including the host of New Media Answers, Douglas E. Welch.

You’ll find a list of all the Dog Day of Podcasting participants on the web site (http://dogdaysofpodcasting.com)

Link: Kreg Steppe’s Web Site – Spyndle.com

 

 

 

 

Intro/Outro Music: “Slow Burn” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License.

Filed under: Dog Days of Podcasting, Events, New Media, podcast, podcasting, Show, Video, YouTube

Dog Days of Podcasting – Day 2 – Video: In the garden…July 31, 2013: Raising the garden bed and transplanting some dayflower

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I add soil to the garden bed to start its transition to a raised bed and transplant some dayflower into a troublesome part of the garden.

Part of the “Dog Days of Podcasting” 30 Day Challenge – http://dogdaysofpodcasting.com

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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.

 

“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.

Filed under: Dog Days of Podcasting, New Media, podcast, podcasting, Show, Video, YouTube

Video: Dog Days of Podcasting 01 – Introduction

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Here is my kick-off video for the Dog Days of Podcasting event. I am going to use this event as a showcase for all the different ways and methods of podcasting available. You’ll see video shot with camcorders, iPhones and more, audio recorded with my iPhone and high-end audio recorders and even some photo montages and slide shows. There will be interviews, environmental videos (showing a particular location) and all my regular podcasts, too.

Dog Days of Podcasting – 30 Podcasts in 30 Days

For complete information, visit http://dogdaysofpodcasting.com

From the Dog Days of Podcasting Web Site…

“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.

Turns out there were some of our friends that also wanted to get in on the action and took the challenge too. So it grew into a challenge 7 of us took.

This year we are inviting more podcasters to get in on the action. Keep in mind, it’s a fun challenge, and you will not be shamed (too much) if you don’t record every 30 day. It is kind of like the way Drew Carey describes “Whose line is it anyway?”. A fun game were we earn points, but the points don’t matter.

What matters is that we all have fun recording and listening to each other.

Start Date: July 30th, 2013 End Date: August 30th, 2013 Rules: Podcast Once a day for 30 days. Show length is up to you. Most vary from 3 – 5 Min.” 

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