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    • Video Podcasting Made Easy Hosted By: Michael J. Carrasquillo
    • About Me
    • My Childhood Fascination with movies/cinema
    • My father & I went to the movies every weekend with family friends.
    • I often acted out films as a child
    • My Teens
    • Joined a few bands
    • Utter Contempt for Society
    • Canvas
    • Then later joined more
    • Slick Idiot
    • Saint Eve
    • Atomic Brother
    • My Teens Creating my first music video in Tennessee
    • Tools Used
    • VHS Camera
    • VHS Deck(s)
    • The Upward Climb/Problematic Issues with VHS Editing
    • No Sync With Audio - Tape Based & Practically impossible to make “cuts”
    • Adult Accomplishments
    • Are just a few...
    • Why am I doing this for you?
    • tired post-seminar confusion and intimidation
    • What does this do for me?
    • I will be inspired by inspiring you!
    • Enough about me Lets get started!
    • What is A Podcast/Podcasting? this will primarily cover video podcasting
    • It’s Informative
    • It’s Entertaining
    • It’s Educational
    • It’s random
    • It’s Honest
    • It’s YOU!
    • It’s a medium to express YOUR ideas!
    • Online media distribution outlets (Placing your media on someone else's server)
    • Who are the providers/Distribution channels?
    • Why use these services? Some Pro’s & Con’s
    • Pros
    • 1 bandwidth
    • •popular shows can enjoy NO downtime! •money you don't have to pay to get it back online if or when there is a server outage for exceeding bandwidth. •IMO- it’s a sign of a savvy video blogger (Video-Podcaster).
    • 2 Encoding
    • They'll make encodes for you!
    • Saves space on your server!
    • Saves YOU time!
    • 3 Move your media freely!
    • No media disconnection from RSS Feed or Itunes if you forget or accidentally move your media on your server
    • Cons
    • Ads Attached Won’t know who or what they are and if it’s appropriate or relevant to your podcast. IMO* - massive revenue from ad clicks is a myth... * in my opinion
    • File Size Limitations
    • Company may go belly up! Your media, metrics, comments, etc.. could be lost.
    • No control of encoding quality! no vbr* encoding and if it is, it's not great *Variable Bit Rate
    • RSS/ATOM Feeds What are they?
    • It’s XML
    • It’s portability of data. It’s portability of your ideas!
    • Bottom Line It is the one-stop updating and notification of your new data to others!
    • How to get a RSS/Atom Feed?
    • feedforall.com
    • lemonzdream.com
    • Learn the XML programing language if you want to skip paying $30...
    • iTunes Started support for Podcasting in 2005 Largest database of podcasts to date #1 Destination for Podcast discovery
    • 125,000 Podcasts in iTunes! Audio & Video -macworld 2008
    • The Importance of Community
    • Make Comments!
    • Make Video Responses This can be the testing ground for starting your own video podcast.
    • Questions to ask yourself in the process..
    • “Am I good at organizing my thoughts and projecting them on camera?”
    • “Am I witty?” not really necessary...
    • “Do I get nervous when the camera is on?”
    • If you have a show, Make an intro for someone else's...
    • From Idea To Show! my workflow in a nutshell
    • The Spark!
    • Make one sentence hit points... Get to the bare essence of what you want to say or show on camera.
    • IMPORTANT! There is no need to make it massively detailed!
    • Build an Outline... (plot points - rough out the three act story)
    • Filming (How I capture the story)
    • IMPORTANT TIP! FILM MASTER SHOTS/ESTABLISHING SHOTS FIRST! As soon as you arrive!
    • Film cutaways/General things • Start rolling before you call “ACTION” to get natural reactions (pre-Roll) Keep rolling after you say “CUT” (Post Roll). Heads and Tails of a shot will be needed During the editing stage! TRUST ME! • Stay Alert! Things are ALWAYS happening around you!
    • Bring extra tape! It’s cheaper & you may never get that moment again!
    • Invest & bring extra batteries charge them the night before!
    • Why?
    • you can stay on your subject during important moments!
    • My Equipment Great Video Can be made with...
    • Panasonic P2 (HVX200) HD
    • Sony DCR-TRV 8 Mini-DV
    • Sony DSC-V3 (Mpeg SD/CF Card)
    • NOKIA N93 (miniSD)
    • Don’t worry about what you have! Good stories are good stories!
    • Although there are quality standards!
    • Here are a few tips • Shoot at least 640x480 pixels on Digital cameras/Phones • Standard Mini-DV size is 720x480 • 30 frames per second! Not 12, not 15, Not 18, not 25 • Use fine quality setting! (if available) • Try to keep zooming to a minimum!
    • Get a portable Tri-Pod www.quikpod.com
    • White Balance (if your camera allows) • White sheet of paper • White poster board • I use QP Cards...( www.qpcard.se)
    • If you can’t... Still put a reference of what “should” be white and let your editing suite determine white balance.
    • Final Cut Pro Users
    • Impulse Editing
    • “Going with your gut in a cut” (limit fine cutting hell)
    • over-thinking a cut can kill a good first idea Remember, You’re not Walter Murch* * read: Walter Murch’s book “in the blink of an eye”
    • Faking Stories
    • Why not?
    • If it didn’t really happen... Be a storyteller...
    • Output A Master File. make your master file FIRST then compress from that. Don’t “round trip”, close all apps & dedicate encoding to save on processor and memory usage.
    • Some Encoding Software. •Mpeg Stream encoder (Squared 5) •Visual Hub/iSquint (techspansion) •Quicktime & Compressor (Apple) •Sorenson Squeeze (Sorenson Media) •Cleaner (Autodesk)
    • Lighting
    • If you can afford it...
    • Lowel DV Lighting Kit $999
    • $39+
    • Where to buy? Video Equipment Dealers
    • Bottom Line Pro Lighting = more than you might want to spend....
    • Pro Lighting Rental! Got a Credit Card with $2000 Available?
    • NO?
    • There is lighting on the cheap!
    • $12 (each)
    • Where to buy? Any hardware store
    • $4 (each)
    • Where to buy? Any hardware store - Look for 200 watts!
    • $4 (each)
    • Where to buy? art supply store
    • $6 (each)
    • Where to buy? Supermarket
    • Cheap Lighting Costs... Between $50 - $75
    • LIGHTING TIP!
    • The Farther the light Less Light Strength
    • The Closer the light More Light Strength
    • CAUTION! High wattage light bulbs can blow up! Be safe and turn off lights when not in use!
    • Depth of Field Quick & Dirty!
    • WHAT IS Depth Of Field? How is it achieved?
    • This COULD be a subject all on it’s own
    • Here is the quick answer...
    • www.snodart.com/tutorials/DOF_full.mov © 2005 Justin Snodgrass
    • Exposure / F-Stop Also dictates DOF
    • F-STOPS EXPLAINED Low Number/Open/Opening up is 1.4 High Number/Closed/Stoping Down is F22+
    • F-STOPS EXPLAINED In other words More light = smaller Iris - more of everything IN FOCUS! Less light = Larger Iris - Less of everything IN FOCUS!
    • So what does this look like?
    • F2.8 F22 Shallow Deep Larger Iris smaller Iris
    • Another way to create DOF Change lenses or Focal Length
    • Wide Angle Lens Telephoto Lens
    • 28mm/80mm is short - deep DOF 70mm/300mm is longer = shallow DOF
    • QUICK TIP! DOF for video... Do the following.
    • Stand Back, Zoom In! Subject
    • That is, if you have room...
    • At some point you have to realize
    • You don’t have this...
    • And you’re not this guy...
    • Compression! Making it look good for the web!
    • Another topic that can be one all in itself
    • Formats for ipod/Video Distribution H.264 mpeg-4
    • Best way to convert... Quicktime Pro
    • Best Personal Settings I’ve Tested.
    • If you have 16:9 Footage
    • Format to 4:3! Then Encode!
    • If you have this... Native 16:9 Widescreen
    • Youtube likes this better Native 16:9 Widescreen 16:9 in 4:3 Format
    • Best Youtube Video Tips! Tried & Tested!
    • Compress to H.264 or Mpeg-4! 2000Kbits/sec (2Mbits/sec or 250KBytes/sec)
    • Mono audio with AAC Format 64 Kbit/sec (or 128 Kbit/sec for stereo)
    • Output to 320x240* (bypasses Youtube’s resizing robots) *Youtube stretches to 425x320 so size to this also and test...
    • Create a Youtube “test” account to test your encodes or make your video “private” in order to test. When you’re happy, make it “public”.
    • Change frame rate to 30FPS! Even if 24p Footage!
    • BIG SECRET! 100MB Allowable Upload!
    • BIG SECRET! Use higher data rates! You’ve got 100mb Use it!
    • Trailblazers in Podcasting • Zefrank.com/theshow • AskANinja.com • SteveGarfield.com • TED Talks(my Favorite) • Rocketboom.com • Tiki-Bar TV • Four Eyed Monsters • The Trials of Being Mike • Izzy Video • French Maid TV • Josh Leo • PhotoshopTV.com
    • Questions!? michael@michaelcarrasquillo.com
    • Links to me My Podcast: thetrialsofbeingmike.com My Work: michaelcarrasquillo.com My Music: isol8ed.com
    • Start now!
    • Thank you!