Thursday, September 30, 2010

Character Development

We are getting further in the character development stage of radio podcast. We were considering incorporating fake and maybe a few real commercials (in a retros theme) to add authenticity to the radio show. It might be fun to right fake jingles. Thoughts?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

bits and pieces - maybe a song in the works

ill miss you when im leaving
off to ramble with the wind
restless for some space
running from that cement cage

would you follow me
out of town
down the road
and back again

ill follow you
if you ever decide to leave

Roaming hitching and ditching
rambling through town again
come wander with me a while
im looking for a reason to stay

im looking for myself
in that open space
i think i might have left
a few too many times before

rambling in the wind
i was here but now
I am gone again

never content its time to go

Friday, September 24, 2010

A few minor delays - progress is scheduled for this weekend

A few somewhat expected delays happened this weekend, but progress on the modern troubadour is likely to continue this weekend. If we are really lucky a few naps tomorrow could lead to a little progress then too.
I am conflicted with how much of the story line I should reveal on the blog. I mean if it turns out the modern troubadour was from another dimension (which he won't be) is it wise to reveal that before the show is even made, let alone listened too?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The project may not get updated today - check back tomorrow

Last night was rough and today isn't looking any better. That means this is probably the only blog post for today. Hopefully the modern troubadour will be back tomorrow with some story board ideas.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Third and Final Book for Now: Podcasting Bible

Hopefully three books is all I need to get a podcast up and running, but time will tell - that is for sure.
Product Description Straight from Amazon

"This is the book that you'll want to read about podcasting--the technology that everyday people, in addition to the big-name radio networks, are using to broadcast to the world."
-- Robert Scoble, Vice President Media Development,

Create and market successful podcasts from your desktop, for your company, or in the studio

Podcasting is a blazing hot new medium, but to create effective audio and video for the Internet, you need a thorough grounding in the tools and techniques that make it possible. You'll find it all--including business planning worksheets and tips--in this comprehensive guide from two industry experts. Each of the book's seven sections focuses on key elements in a logical sequence, so you can find what you need, when you need it--from an in-depth look at the basics, to high-level recording techniques, to creating a revenue-producing business.
* Produce and upload your first podcast with a Quick Start tutorial
* Learn how to turn your podcast into a viable business
* Master the equipment--microphones, cameras, editing software, and more
* Produce your audio and video podcasts to a broadcast standard
* Decipher Really Simple Syndication (RSS) and other podcasting techniques
* Crop, resize, color correct, or insert virtual backgrounds
* Integrate your podcast into your blog or Web site

The Second Book I Ordered from the Library: Podcasting for Dummies

Just in case the first book proves too confusing I ordered Podcasting for dummies second. Nothing like a little discouragement to derail a project.

Product Description Taken Straight from Amazon

New tools have made it easier to create a podcast. The second edition of Podcasting For Dummies shows you how you can create and distribute your own online recordings using tools you already have. This edition also covers what you need to build a top-notch podcasting studio. Expert podcasters Tee Morris and Evo Terra are joined on this edition by a fellow podcasting guru, Chuck Tomasi, to walk you through recording, editing, posting, and promoting a podcast. Chapters cover:
  • Choosing a topic that fits your expertise
  • Writing an outline or script for your podcast
  • Turning your existing computer into a desktop podcasting studio
  • Picking the microphone, headphones, and audio editing software that best suit your needs
  • Upgrading to pro-level podcasting equipment
  • Conducting interviews and recording an interview subject who’s not in the room with you
  • Navigating the XML code you need to share your podcast
  • Finding a place to host your podcast online
  • Promoting your podcasts in the blogosphere, online discussion groups, and social networking sites
  • Seeking out sponsors, advertising, and subscriptions to make your podcast pay
  • Creating podcasts designed to promote a business
I'll let you know if this book is really dummy proof in the following weeks! 

The First Book I ordered from the library!

Podcasting: Do It Yourself Guide

Product Description Straight from Amazon:

  • Listen up! Podcasting, which has taken the online world by storm, involves recording a broadcast and embedding it in an RSS feed so listeners can download it to their PCs, iPods, MP3 players, or even their cell phones
  • Written by one of the first and most popular podcasters, this cutting-edge book will have readers not only finding, downloading, and listening to podcasts, but creating and broadcasting their own
  • Shows how to find podcasts to subscribe to; use podcasting software including ipodder, doppler, and more; create a podcast with just a PC or Mac; or build a professional studio for recording podcasts
  • Addresses copyright issues and music ownership and offers helpful advice on understanding the "geeky stuff": RSS, XML, and Enclosures
  • Mainstream media, including MSNBC and Time magazine, have recently started advertising on podcasts
I will give a follow up post/review of this book in a couple of weeks! 

Accomplishments of the hour

Hour one. I created an email, blogger, and twitter account around the modern troubadour. Step two, ordering material from the library to help create a podcast! Wish me luck!