New Visit the Zoo Podcast just posted on iTunes and your favorite podcast directory or from the host www.visitthezoo.podbean.com
Uploaded this week, Visit the Zoo Podcast episode #8, the Goliath Bird Eating Spider. On iTunes and at www.visitthezoo.podbean.com And yes, this spider is that big. Yikes!!!
I am pleased to announce a new Patreon program I have created for my just released “Visit the Zoo Podcast” that is now live. Listeners and subscribers to this new podcast will be able to shape and participate in the future growth and expansion of the podcast as well as all other elements in upcoming content publishing and DVD production for the Visit the Zoo project.
With this new injection of finances I will be able to sustain the ongoing cost in the research, production, and digital online maintenance of the “Visit the Zoo Podcast.”
There are now 5 episodes available since I began this new podcast series 3 weeks ago distributed by my podcast host, Podbean. The podcast is also available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spreaker, Spotify, and TuneIn. A new episode will be uploaded every Monday morning.
With the expansion of finances for “Visit the Zoo” I will be able to hire more virtual assistance to produce more content and product. I am also planning a new short :60-:90 daily podcast with short biographical descriptions of selected animals in the animal world. I am also assembling the many animal still photographs that I took for the 12-book “Visit the Zoo” ebook , print book series and the DVD for a portfolio that will be made available on the professional photography website Smugmug.com. The books and DVD are now available on Amazon and Amazon subsidiary CreateSpace.
The Patreon account creation will allow me to improve my studio sound with new equipment, sharper animal still photography with professional photo gear, and the crossover to 4K for all future video production for volumes 2-12 in the DVD video series. Volume One was recently released and is doing well in the marketplace.
In sum, I hope you will be able to visit my Patreon site at www.patreon.com/visitthezoo and that you will consider supporting our efforts to build an entertaining and educational podcast that can be enjoyed by kids of ALL ages.
Thank you…please visit my Patreon site as well as our podcasts and be sure to Subscribe…Rate…Review.
My Visit the Zoo Podcast is now LIVE tonight on iTunes:
Just signed a contract with Allied Vaughn to distribute VTZ #1 to the wholesale market-school districts, libraries, bookstores, etc. Check out my store at MovieZyng.com/VisitTheZoo.aspx
Bulk orders are accepted, starting with 1 unit, with a 25% discount.
More announcements are also coming soon, especially if you like podcasts.
I have a new YouTube Channel. More videos will follow the first one just posted. http://bit.ly/2wpZrHz
Video Trailer for “Visit the Zoo, Volume One” DVD is now available on YouTube
Visit the Zoo, Volume One
List Price: $12.95
38 minutes, NTSC
The “Visit the Zoo” DVD series gives children, young adults and adults an immediate appreciation for the animal world. There are little known facts about these animals that will astonish young and mature minds. The purpose of the series is to expose our young ones to the animals who share our planet. From all corners of our world zoos have collected these wondrous creatures from places on earth that most of these children and young adults will never visit.
Watching Volume One and all of the other DVD videos is like taking a walk through the zoo. Still Photographs, video, wild sound effects, & Music will make it feel like you are really at the zoo. It is like having your own personal docent.
This is DVD video Volume One in a 12-Volume Series presenting over 120 animals from around the world.
The print editions for the “Visit the Zoo” books have been reviewed and endorsed by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums in Geneva, Switzerland. These DVD videos are a direct multimedia experience drawn from the “Visit the Zoo” 12-book series.
My first DVD has been uploaded to CreateSpace and Amazon.
I’ll get final approval in 10 days…then it’s on to volume 2-12.
No rest for the weary and wicked.
I am about half-way through production on video Number One of the first three videos I am producing, available in DVD format or available for download, from my 12-book “Visit the Zoo” series. All 12 books in this series are available now in print and ebook format on Amazon.com and CreateSpace.com. The first three books will also be available shortly as audiobooks available on Amazon.com and on Audible.com.
Video One should be released in about 3 weeks with the other two available in June or July.
The narration tracks have been recorded. The film and still photography have been assembled. The wild sound, music, and animals sounds have been assembled so now it is time for editing. I am using my complete skill set in video production that I have learned and practiced my entire adult life beginning with my film school experience at Kansas University and following with my experience in broadcast television, most of that time spent with ABC-TV in Hollywood. So, these videos will be a multimedia experience as I explore the world and lives of over 120 animals through word, picture, film, video, still, sounds, and support graphics and animation.
But it is the Video and Audio editing that I am working on now that is the most challenging. I am using Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Stock, Adobe Audition, Adobe After Effects as well as numerous stock audio and video libraries. But most of what you see for picture and sound I have recorded, photographed, or shot video myself in HD 1080p.
I would like to describe the video and audio editing process as knowing where to drop, cut, slide and pull both image and sound. It is an aesthetic sense of knowing what looks and sounds right. It is knowing when to cut tight or loose and when to hang onto a shot or let it drop. But above all, it is fun and I can hardly wait to show you the results.
So, stand by, it is all coming soon. For more information on this “Visit the Zoo” 12-book series, you can go to www.zooanimals.info.
I’ll keep you informed as to my progress.
It took many hours recording the narration, editing the narration, and then finally uploading all of the narration tracks to ACX and Audible. But my first audiobook has now been published on Audible.com, Amazon.com and on iTunes. “Noah, An Animal Adventure Fantasy” follows in the same foot steps as the children’s classic, “The Little Prince.” But with a difference. I have written and narrated “Noah, An Animal Adventure Fantasy” based on personal experience and tragedy. So, this book is very personal for me. There was no way I was going to hire a professional “voice” to narrate my book. I’ve done it on my own and I am thrilled with the results.
I hope you will have the opportunity to either read this, my latest novel, as an ebook or in print, or listen to the audiobook. For links to these three formats/versions of my book please click on this link to go to www.noahthebook.com.
So, what’s been going on? I published a new young adult, adult book, “Noah, an Animal Adventure Fantasy.” It is available on Kindle and also in print from Amazon’s subsidiary, Create Space at: https://www.createspace.com/6002277
Now, the biggie…I am now in-work on a massive new project. I am converting all of my 12 “Visit the Zoo” book series into a multimedia DVD that should be available in stages, 3 books per release. The entire project will take about 2 months. Each DVD will include narration of text, original still photos, video clips, audio clips of animals and jungle background, and music background. Check out my dedicated “Visit the Zoo” website at www.zooanimals.info
I will keep you update as I progress on this massive project. I am doing all the work myself so it may take a bit longer than anticipated. But, with 12–14 hours per day it should move along quickly.