Primetime Hypermedia

It's becoming increasingly feasible to create and share media content over the Web. Jon Udell explores a variety of hypermedia techniques and tools.
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Audio Linkblogging
Jon Udell experiments with audio linkblogging in his latest column (a follow up to his MP3 Sound Bites article) to show how he creates a sound-bite podcast of interesting quotes from his collection of online audio programs and interviews.  Jul. 18, 2005

Screencasting Strategies
In response to reader requests for more information on the process of making screencasts--video representations of screen activity--Jon Udell devotes this column to guidelines and tips he's developed for capturing audio and video, and for editing screencasts, regardless of the tools you use. Jun. 13, 2005

The New Freshman Comp
In Jon Udell's latest column, he talks about screencasting, a subgenre of film that tell stories about the limited--but growing--slice of our lives that is mediated by software. Jon explains how your coding instincts can help you become a better writer, which in turn can help you in creating audiovisual narratives for screencasting. Speech and video, says Jon, should join writing and editing as the new freshman comp.  Apr. 22, 2005

Hypermedia: Why Now?
In his latest column, Jon Udell explains why the hypermedia platform has now matured. While there's still standardizations needed in some areas, Jon points to broadband connectivity advances, streaming media and progressive downloading, blogging, and the latest craze, podcasting, as evidence the time is now for the networks of rich media. Mar. 18, 2005

Heavy Metal Umlaut: The Making of the Movie
Jon Udell explains the process of making a documentary screencast, taking a look at the various screencast genres and examining the potential significance of this medium. Feb. 7, 2005

MP3 Ins and Outs
Current tools lack a conventional way to find and export the "ins and outs" of multimedia files, meaning the start and end times of segments. Jon Udell examines how this can be done today in four of the most popular multimedia programs and offers a modest proposal for a common feature set that will make the selection of time-based content as easy as the selection of text is today. Jan. 7, 2005

Mobile Webcasting
Jon Udell looks at streaming webcasts with both QuickTime and Helix.  Dec. 6, 2004

Movies of Software
Jon Udell examines using movies to describe, demonstrate, or document the behavior of software in this month's installment of Primetime Hypermedia. Nov. 11, 2004

Marrying Hypertext and Hypermedia
Jon Udell examines how to segment and annotate online video in this month's installment of Primetime Hypermedia. Oct. 13, 2004

MP3 Sound Bites
Jon Udell demonstrates an MP3 clipping service he wrote to enable quotations of sound bites, in this second installment of his Prime-Time Hypermedia column. Sep. 3, 2004

Prime-Time Hypermedia
In this first installment of a new column, Jon Udell reviews and elaborates on a variety of hypermedia techniques he's been experimenting with. Aug. 4, 2004