The Evolution of the podcast
Resources list from presentation
Royalty Free Visuals and Audio
Digital Juice (Audio and Visual) - Digital Juice has a vast library of visuals. They are a little expensive but it will save you lots of time down the road.
Royaltyfreemusic.com – Royalty Free Music has some clips available free of charge as well as libraries of music for purchase.
Music.Download.com – Download free music clips for classroom use only. Download.com contracts with artists for use of music in non-commercial projects. For publishing to the Internet, the artist’s permission is required.
Additional Resources from Will Richardson's MICCA Presentation: Podcast, Vodcast, Screencast Nation
http://www.jamendo.com - More royalty free music. You are free to use this in your presentations on and off the web but you must cite the artist and be sure you don't make it appear they are sponsoring your production.
http://www.ccmixter.com - More royalty free music. You are free to use this in your presentations on and off the web but you must cite the artist and be sure you don't make it appear they are sponsoring your production.
http://www.zamzar.com - Free file conversion tool. Convert your .WMV to MP4 or .MOV, your .DOC to .PDF, your .GIF to .JPG and many more!
Editing Software – Free
Windows Movie Maker – Free with Windows XP and Vista
iMovie – Free with MAC OS X
Avid Free DV – Free editor from Avid. http://www.avid.com/products/tryout.html
Windows Media Encoder – Free download from Microsoft for recording actions on a computer screen. Publishes as a Windows Media File.
Editing Software – For Purchase
Ulead Studio – Ulead is a complete editing suite with easy to use interface for about $45 for educators. Ulead is available for Windows only.
Pinnacle Studio – Pinnacle is a robust editing suite that is also easy to use for around $80 for educators. Pinnacle is available for Windows only.
Frames – Frames is a program from Tech 4 Learning that will “stitch” together still pictures to create an animated movie. It costs $45 and also comes bundled with the Clay Animation Kit from Tech 4 Learning.
VlogIt! - VlogIt is the PREMIERE VodCast editor. It is specifically designed to create a Video Podcast. It comes with wonderful, high impact features and it is only $30 from Adobe. I highly recommend this product over any video editor if you specifically want to just do video podcasts. Even if you want to do more robust video editing, it is worth the additional money to have this available. Students and teachers quickly and easily learn to use the drag and drop features to build great video presentations. It creates Flash Videos for publication. VlogIt also has a service which you can publish your VodCast with just a click of a button. This is an extra cost.
Publishing your Vodcast
There are many places to put your vodcast. Here is what I find to be the easiest methods.
Upload the video to your school or class web server and create a hyperlink for it.
Use a blog site such as Blogger with Google Video
Google Video will embed your video into your Blogger blog. It will also work with MySpace, LiveJournal, and TypePad
View a screen cast of how to do this on the resource page shown below.
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