Podcasting Video

During my last audio podcast, I promised that I was going to make a short video showing how I record my audiopodcast sessions, and here is the resulting video, encoded in as a Windows Media file. It runs for 6:42, and is about 10Mbytes in size. (Normally, I would use a more standard format like MPEG2, MPEG4 or DivX, but the Windows Media Encoder that I used encodes to this format by default, and heck, this is for people running Windows…)

This short video shows how I load my bumper music, run Audacity, and how I adjust the various Audio Properties to achieve the enormously high sound quality (not to mention the wry humor and sparkling wit) that have been the trademarks of BrainWagon Radio for nearly three weeks. Enjoy! If you have any questions or suggestions, try dropping me an email. Thanks.

Fight Club, Stark Effect, VP Debates and Stair Dismount

Wherein your host describes his future plans for drawing up some useful information for other podcasters, configures BitTorrent, plays far too much with Stair Dismount, plays some unusual music tracks by Stark Effect, and talks about the gaff by Dick Cheney during the debates yesterday.

Stair Dismount

Stair DismountWhile watching the amateur video program The Packet Sniffers, I was introduced to Stair Dismount. It is a wacky little “game”, where you basically aim a force at particular portions of a stick figures anatomy to push him down a long flight of stairs, and then get points depending on how hard the various bits of his anatomy contact the stairs. As a person working in CG films, I appreciate the programming and physics involved, while the sick puppy in me just likes to see him bounce off the stairs.

Check it out!