* chances to watch the Tour with fellow Austinites on two 61-inch, large-screen televisions (compliments of Circuit City)
* Podcasts from the event and from around Austin and the world featuring local celebrities from the sports, fitness, radio, TV, blogging, podcasting, business and entertainment communities.
On five of the days during the Tour, the Austin Podcasting Network will teach two, one-hour podcasting classes and produce one, 40 minute podcast that includes:
* pre-recorded report from France;
* guest speaker;
* interviews with locals at Central Market and around town (some pre-recorded)
These podcasts will be posted to www.austinpodcasting.com .
This event has already been featured on most of the Austin newscasts and in Newsweek, and will soon be featured on the Discovery Channel, Outdoor Living Network and other national media.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! This will be a fun and exciting opportunity to show the world how the Austin community is supporting Lance and the team in their quest for #7 -- and to highlight the great things about Austin.
Tour host: non-technical, greet public, monitor equipment, assist key staff as needed
The following positions are technical. Experience is a plus, but training will be available for those who want to learn and participate.
Podcast interviewer: Conduct podcast interviews of guests. Training will be available, experience a plus!
Sound engineer: Work with interviewer to run audio.
Assistant sound/video engineer: Assists during PM interviews with live guests.
Videographer: Operate camera for PM live guest interviews.
BIG PODCAST DAYS are July 1, July 2, July 5, July 12, and July 23, but we will need volunteers for every day during the Tour de France. Shifts are from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Interested? Please contact Debbie Cerda at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Please include your full contact information, including FIRST and LAST NAME, PRIMARY EMAIL, and PHONE NUMBER. Also indicate what DATE, TIME,
and position you would prefer.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
Be a star and learn how to podcast! Volunteers will receive some perks to be announced during the event, and an invitation to an exclusive Tour Watch 2005 Volunteer appreciation gathering at Independence Brewing Company. Visit the official website at www.austinpodcasting.com for more information and news updates.
Thank you for your time and support bringing this event to Austin!
Tour Watch 2005 (www.austinpodcasting.com)
Please feel free to share this information with interested folks!!
Background on podcasting:
Podcast: An mp3 file attached to your blog post as an enclosure.
Podcasting is a way of publishing sound files to the Internet,
allowing users to subscribe to a feed and receive new audio files
automatically. Podcasting is distinct from other types of audio
content delivery because it uses the RSS 2.0 protocol. This technique
has enabled many producers to create self-published, syndicated radio shows.
Users subscribe to podcasts using "podcatching" software (also called
"aggregator" software) which periodically checks for and downloads new
content. It can then sync the content to the user's portable music
player, hence the portmanteau of Apple's "iPod" and "broadcasting".
Podcasting does not require an iPod; any digital audio player or
computer with the appropriate software can play podcasts.