January 20, 2006
Podcasts - Take 1
The way we communicate with each other is evolving at an amazing pace. I remember when I first connected to Compuserve on a 2800 Kb modem (hope I'm not dating myself, I was very young!). The feeling of euphoria I experienced then is much the same way I feel now as I become involved with blogs and podcasts. I'm still a newbie when it comes to these communication mediums but my interest in podcasts makes me take pause to consider how podcasts renewed my interest in "radio".
I thought I'd share with you a few of the podcasts that I've discovered that talk about topics related to motion graphics and professional video in general. If you have other favorite related podcasts, please post a comment. Now that I have my iPod wired into my car, I enjoy listening to them as I cross the 520 Bridge over Lake Washington heading to the Adobe office in Seattle, as well as to pass the time on those long plane flights that have become my "alternate" commute vehicle [When will a domestic airline get with the times and offer in-flight WiFi?].
Here is what I'm listening to:
Philip Hodgetts introduced me to the concept of Internet radio. He was podcasting on the old dvguys.com web site before podcasting existed as a term. Today he is the inspiration (and perspiration) behind the Digital Production Buzz podcast http://digitalproductionbuzz.com/. Besides giving air time to marketing folks like myself, I like listening to the interviews about the various projects people in the industry are working on. Plus while I don't alway agree with Philip, I find his perspectives thought provoking.
When I think of online communities for digital media professionals, Ron & Kathlyn Lindeboom are the first people that come to mind. Going back to the days of the Media100 WWUG and today with the Creative COW http://forums.creativecow.net/cgi-bin/new_view_posts.cgi?forumid=2and its offspring Creative Calf http://creativecalf.creativecow.net/cgi-bin/new_view_posts.cgi?forumid=2, the COW is one of the best places to connect with other users of digital media software. Recently they have expanded the community into the world of podcasts. I enjoy listening to both their main podcast http://cowcast.creativecow.net/ and for all AE, all the time (including video podcasts) Aharon Rabinowitz hosts the AE podcast at http://www.creativecow.net/aepodcast/.
Last but not least (for this entry on podcasts) isTotal Training's video podcasts http://www.totaltraining.net/gurulounge/hosted by Brian Maffitt. While just in its infancy, Brian is a true zenmaster when it comes to AE and he is joined by a set of experts who share their tips and tricks using software for digital media production.
More to come in future entries...