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Coolness Roundup Podcast to Give Away Adobe Production StudioHosts celebrate six months of podcasting with huge giveaway contest (February 17, 2006)
Coolness Roundup hosts Charlie White and Stephen Schleicher bring their hit podcast into its 27th episode by thanking the thousands of listeners who tune in every week. How will they do this? They're having a contest and giving away a grand prize worth $1799. Coolness Roundup sponsor Adobe has donated Creative Suite Production Studio Premium, its latest professional-level software package that includes the latest versions of Adobe content creation software, including Premiere 2.0, After Effects 7.0, Audition 2.0, Encore DVD 2.0, Illustrator CS2 and Photoshop CS2.
The contest is now in its fourth and final week, where hosts Schleicher and White drop a secret word clue within the podcast during each episode. There are four clues in all, beginning in Coolness Roundup 24, posted on January 28. The last clue will be hidden somewhere in Coolness Roundup 27, produced and posted on Saturday, February 18. Whoever puts together all four of the secret words, and then guesses the word or acronym that the first letter of each of these words spells will be entered in a random drawing to determine the winner of the Adobe Creative Suite Production Studio Premium, worth $1799. For details about the contest and official rules, visit the Coolness Roundup web site at http://www.coolnessroundup.com. Their listener voicemail line phone number is 785 727-1942 and they can also be reached via Skype at Coolness_Roundup.
Digital Media Net columnists Charlie White and Stephen Schleicher have been producing their hit podcast Coolness Roundup every Saturday for the past six months. The weekly podcast is currently available on Apples iTunes Store and Podcast Alley, as well as via direct download. Youve read Charlie Whites articles, reviews and rants; youve learned from Stephen Schleichers reviews and tutorials? joined the multitude of others who eagerly anticipate what both have to say in this exclusive weekly podcast that takes you on a wild ride through the world of consumer electronics and professional content creation.
Said co-host Stephen Schleicher, ?We've been doing this podcast every week, and it seems to get more fun every time. We've gotten a tremendous response from our listeners, through email and our special voicemail line. Our podcast has grown quickly and it's a big success so far, and we're so grateful to all of our listeners.
Charlie and Stephen are seasoned professional technology writers with an infectious delight in the world of gadgets, doodads and techno-tools, and in their successful podcast they entice listeners from all walks of life to learn about the devices that are changing our world. ?Coolness Roundup invites you on a fast-paced tour of the best ideas and innovations from around the world, said Coolness Roundups Charlie White. He continued, ?We've been having a great time doing the podcast, and we've been getting responses from people all over the world. Weve been giving away a lot of great prizes during every show. Now it's time for us to celebrate, and now we're having a big-time contest where the winner gets this great prize. Adobe has been generous enough to donate it. Thanks to all of our listeners and Adobe for making all this possible.
About the Hosts
Who are these guys, and why should they be the hosts of such a program? What do they bring to podcasting that is unique? A brief explanation is that they are veterans of the airwaves and technology, and specialize in turning technical information into entertainment. Heres a more detailed synopsis of the careers of these unique individuals.
Mr. Schleicher has worked as an editor, graphic designer, videographer, director, and producer on a variety of video productions ranging from small internal pieces, to large multimedia corporate events. Currently, Stephen shares his knowledge with students at Fort Hays State University who are studying media and Web development in the Information Networking and Telecommunications department. When he is not shaping the minds of university students, Stephen continues to work on video and independent projects for State and local agencies and organizations as well as his own ongoing works.
Stephen is also a regular contributor to Digital Producer, Creative Mac, Digital Webcast, Digital Animators, and the DV Format web sites, part of the Digital Media Online network of communities, where he writes about the latest technologies, and gives tips and tricks on everything from Adobe After Effects, to Apples Final Cut Pro, LightWave 3D, to shooting and lighting video. Stephen has a Masters Degree in Communication from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.
Mr. White is an Emmy award-winning producer, director, author and consultant who has worked in television and radio broadcasting since 1974. White is also a widely-known computer journalist, columnist and contributing editor for a variety of national magazines and Web sites, and has been a busy technology journalist since 1994, writing over 250,000 words a year. In addition to print journalism, White is executive producer of Digital Media Net, a Newport Beach, California-based Web publisher that attracts over 1 million unique visitors each month.
In his 30-year television career, White was Producer/ Director of the hit national PBS cooking series entitled Jill Prescotts Ecole de Cuisine. In the summer of 1995, he created the PBS technology series TECHNO@bytes. He was also Creative Consultant for PBSs Tracks Ahead, and directed Dollar Signs, a PBS series specializing in mutual funds. In the 1980s he directed the Nightly Business Report, a national PBS newscast seen in over 7 million households across the country. Hes currently Producer/ Director of Troy Shaws Focus on Diversity, a weekly public affairs television series airing on the CBS affiliate in Milwaukee. Whites specialty is promotional spot creation, for which he won a Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award in 1992. Drawing from his long-time experience in broadcasting, he is currently a consultant and analyst for TrendWatch Inc., a broadcast and graphics market research firm. White was also a drive-time radio announcer for classical and jazz stations in Miami and North Carolina.
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