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Jeff Lebow


I have been experimenting with webcasting since I first listened to BBC Radio using Real Player 1.0 in 1997.  The first audiovisual piece I produced was 'The Won Report' in Dec. 1997.   I continued producing audio and video pieces for assorted sites I was building, and finally went 'live' during the Kotesol conference in 2003.   In April of 2005, I began using skype and figuring out how my machine could be configured so I could stream a live conversation and in May went on the air with Worldbridges Livewire#1. Hundreds of webcasts later, I still feel like I'm at the beginning of a journey and still in the 'figuring things out' stage.  It's been great to work with fellow interns at the Academy to collaborate, commiserate, and extrapolate possibilities for this new media world of live, interactive webcasting.

Webcast Report (Interncast #1): 

This was the first time that interaction actual took place during a 'live, interactive' webcast on Worldbridges.  My first guest, Josh Wolf,  is now running for mayor after having been jailed for 226 days for refusing to hand over videotape he'd taken at an anti G-8 demonstration. My other guests were from a podcast called Audio Collective .   This was only my second webcast.  I was still struggling with Virtual Audio Cable crackle, but had  a lot of fun doing the interviews and playing DJ.  This was also before I knew about sample rate compatibility issues with flash players so it was encoded at 24khz sample rate.


Webcast Report (Interncast #2): 

Took place toward the end of Worldbridges first 'webcastathon' on Dec. 31, 2005.  I like this one for several reasons.  It was part of a webcastathon and I really like webcastathons. The discussion involved some of my favorite topics - new media and politics.  It was an eclectic mix of participants with significantly different perspectives.



Webcast Report (Interncast #3): 

Toward the end of another webcastathon and our first EdTechTalk to take place in Second Life and to produce virtual video. 

 Gotta include an EdTechTalk it's the show that spawned  the Worldbridges prototype of a collaborative community...and what a community it's evolving into. In this episode(at the end of another webcastathon), Dave and I are joined by Doug & Jason, as we webcast from Second Life for the first time. It is also some of the first video we'd done at ETT.




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Introduction ^ Good overview of making of Worldbriges

Set up Overview ^  Paints picture of hardware and software used, especially liked screen shot on Audio Specifications

Assignments ^ Being the pioneer you led the way in jumping those hurdles;  Recording of telephony call, Basic Streaming, Editing of Audio, Event listing etc...

Webcaster Report ^  Essential part of portfolio gives us your thinking on how show went. 

GradCast ^  Honored to have been part of gradcast and to have been kicked off (the stream) during this event.

Other Webcasts Produced ^ Now we know what filler audio to put on during Webcastathons!  Shows experience in Webcasting.

Overall:  Sets Bar for Graduation Standard.  Graduation with Honors. 

Jose Rodriguez, Co-Facilitator Webcast Academy Session 2.3; It's Elementary Webcast


Jeff - thanks for setting  a model for us as always! We would like to know more about what mics you use now and how you started and came to use the one you use now. Thanks! 

Susan Ettenheim

Jeff's portfolio

Gee, Jeff

I feel very humble and ignorant next to your wealth of experience.

I'm looking forward to graduation some time in ... maybe 2012?

No, really - you are such a great help. Thanks for all you do for us at the beginners at the bottom of the mountain.


Illya Arnet-Clark

Jeff's Portfolio

Nice job! I think you are ready to graduate. I will be in the mountains, hope to stop by!



Cheryl Oakes

Webhead 2006, Collaborative Content Coach for Technology K-12, Wells Ogunquit CSD 

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