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Final Project Wrap-up
We will be discussing the Final Project Assignment. Time lines are critical for successful completion of this project. To go over the process, I will do the whole thing, including posting the feed of the project to iTunes in this final class. Tutorials for most of this process are available at freevlog. All audio and or video formats must be iTunes compatible, as per assignment.
This will be the last chance students will get to work in the lab with my assistance before the final. Wise use of this time is advised.
Due This Day:
There are no deliverables due this day. But at this point you should just be wrapping up this project. To be sure your project is appropriate check the Final Project Assignment. Here is what you should have done at this point:
- The URL of your Blogger blog should be posted to the class blog. This blog should include in its header a description of what your channel is. All posts must be appropriate for that channel.
- A 300×300 pixel mug of yourself. This image should be posted to the class ftp server.
- One screen shot, photos or graphic images representing each of your three episodes should be done. These three (or more) images should be posted to the class ftp server. These images should not exceed 400 pixels wide.
- You should have all three audio and/or video projects done, with photos/screen shots/graphic images linking to them. These graphics files should be uploaded to the class ftp server and must be on your Blogger blog.
- An RSS feed should be done (recommended procedure is via FeedBurner) and posted to the class blog.
- All work on this project should be completed no later than Sunday, May 20.
I’ll be doing a slight rethinking of the concept for my podcast. In the interests of gaining better ground from which to tell a story, I’ll be moving away from music (though I still might provide my own background music) and toward a natural extension from the video I did for the midterm project. It will be more of a narrative on the places I traveled to in China last summer with plenty of still imagery to accompany the voice-overs. I was motivated to go this way when I realized I had taken about 700 photos there, most them never having seen the light of day.
Discussion: The Long Tail
Important terms for this conversation:
- Disintermediation: “Cutting out the middleman.”
- The Long Tail: “Products that are in low demand or have low sales volume can collectively make up a market share that rivals or exceeds the relatively few current bestsellers and blockbusters.”
Topics of conversation:
- Amazon and the death of the corner bookstore
- iTunes and the death of the music store business
- Craigs List and the death of classified revenue.
Related Commercial Moment
“We have every movie ever made, in every language, any time, night or day,”
“Qwest – Bandwidth – Roy’s Motel Cafe (1999)”.
Places to Go, People to Know:
- The Long Tail Dot Com
- About The Long Tail
- The Long Tail Wired Story
- The Long Tail Book
- Chris Anderson: Wikipedia, Biography
There will be more demo tutorials and we will be discussing the Final Project Assignment
Presentation on getting an RSS feed
I will be doing a demo presentation on getting an RSS Feed using FeedBurner.
Students will get their own FeedBurner Feeds specific to final. This feed needs to be posted to the class blog. The balance of the class will be devoted to accomplishing these tasks.
Due This Day:
Put a picture of yourself on your server space
This picture needs to be 300 pixels x 300 pixels. If you were unable to get this posted, bring it to class and we will post it in class!
Blog Post about Your Final Project
This isour first media entry on your Blogger Blog. A link to it should also be on your class blog. This also requires a photo to be posted on your blogger blog for the link to your post, no wider than 375 pixels. If you were unable to get this posted, bring it to class and we will post it in class!
Blog Post about Reading Assignment
Up through page 237 (the end) of Naked Conversations by Scoble and Israel.
SP4449 Heads North, June 1984
I just recently had some super8 movies I shot during the 1980’s converted to digital video. This short movie clip was made of the World’s Fair Daylight returning to Portland in 1984. My then very young sons and I chased the train north. This video is unpublished and features a full daylight train with McCloud steam, SP, Amtrak and even some BCR Alco action. Since the film was silent, some music from the band Everyday Jones was dubbed in to give it a bit of a Winterail flavor.
- This video is in Quicktime 7 format. You can download the free Quicktime player for Windows or Mac here
About Dreamweaver CS3
This is great for web developers, or those who want to be:
If you create web pages for education institutions and are as concerned as all of us are about accessibility and 508 compliance, in short, you have got to check this out. In this Scoble Show interview Robert Scoble talks with Kenneth Berger, Adobe’s Product Manager for Dreamweaver CS3. Scoble and Berger talk about many of the new features of the new CS3 version of Dreamweaver, including accessibility compliance. There are some great new tools here!
Fighting back against bad service
This is how customers can fight back against poor customer service! Record the call (they do) and put it on the Internet. This is the power of global reach. I love the way “Mark” left the case number in just so the vendor knows who they made angry enough to put this video together.
My podcast will be about music that I make. It will include video and musical recordings that I make specifically for each episode. Video content will be short stories or vignettes with associated images related to the music.