This afternoon my oldest daughter and I created an enhanced podcast about her recent hedgehog science fair project. It is just 6 minutes long, and turned out well. The photographer of one of the attribution-only creative commons Flicker images we used (a cute one of a hedgehog yawning) has a Japanese Flickr contact named Tsuda.
Tsuda has some breathtaking winter snow photos of Shirakawago, Japan. Shirakawago looks like an amazing place to go on vacation, especially in the winter! 🙂 Connections like these through web 2.0 technologies are remarkable. As I have just been typing this post, I added Tsuda to my Flicker contacts list, and he responded in kind by adding me to his. His website is written all in Japanese– I can link to his wiki and blog, but have no idea what is written there. But his Flickr images speak for themselves and need little explanation. He actually has some titles and descriptions in both English and Japanese. Web 2.0 continues to amaze.
Back to the subject of podcasting… In the past week, I have created my first video podcast with my son (about his science fair project on solar energy) and my first enhanced podcast about hedgehogs. I have probably created somewhere around 50 audio-only podcasts since this summer for various podcast channels, but these are my formative forays into the world of enhanced and video podcasts.
I am really impressed with Garageband3. I had previously used Garageband2 to create podcasts, but since it was setup for making music rather than podcasts, it was not quite an ideal software program for podcasting. Garageband3 is a huge step forward, and I am really enjoying it. The iWeb program (which is new in iLife06) is also excellent, because it makes the process of publishing podcasts (including a subscribable RSS feed) literally just a matter of a few mouse clicks when you have a .Mac account.
I’ll be demonstrating how to create podcasts with Garageband3 at our state technology conference (TCEA2006) in Austin in two weeks at the Apple booth. I think I’ll be doing four or five demo sessions, which will each be about 45 minutes long. Should be fun!
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