I thought I would jump into the world of online podcasting, by recording a
few of the events that I attend. Most of my recording has been for my coworkers,
so I have just opened up the audience a bit … okay, maybe a whole lot. I built
an intro using some sounds from the FreeSound and ccMixter web sites.
This event, Video Streaming: Moving Forward on June
14, was organized by the Waterloo District School Board and was billed as a day
of presentations and discussions, "to explore the future of video streaming in
school boards, colleges, universities, and government." I only recorded the
presentations by the vendors in the morning. The real strength of the day came
from the discussions in the afternoon, where we round-tabled with board IT
staff, Education Staff (K-12, College and University), video production, and
distribution industry people.
I also learned something important about microphone placement from the second
speaker in this series. Don't place it too near the person speaking. After
starting his presentation with videos in a bag, he placed the empty bag over my
microphone and recorder. (I'm also learning more tricks in Audacity) There is a
bit of twittering in the audio, so if you know how to get rid of it please let
me know for the other parts of this day.
Part one includes the opening presentation by Mark Carbone from WRDSB, and
the next is Gary Carlson from Distribution