This course will take place online, for a reduced rate of Full £95 / Conc. £71
We will first ask "what is a podcast?" and talk about everything that works in the format. We will examine how to research and plan your own work from scratch, including the equipment and software you’ll need and the basics of how to use it.
We will then explore how to prepare for recording, write your own scripts, and interview guests. Finally, we will learn how to wrap it all up in post-production and get it out into the world.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone with an interest in producing a podcast.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
This course will be held via Zoom. You need a computer/laptop or mobile phone to access the Zoom website, and a reliable internet connection. For further information on how to join a Zoom meeting, you can watch the joining video here.
Before the class, you’ll need to download a programme called Audacity, which is a piece of free open source audio editing software. You’ll also need a mouse and headphones – ideally, ear buds. Finally, you’ll need either a dictaphone, smartphone, or digital audio recorder. You could also use a USB mic, if you prefer.
Will I be assessed?
There is no formal assessment for courses at Bishopsgate Institute. However, to monitor your learning and progress, tutors will assess your participation in classroom activities.
You will learn
By the end of this course, you will:
- Have an understanding of what podcasts are, and their place in the media landscape
- Have a strategy to plan, structure, and present a podcast
- Know how to prepare for recording, write scripts, use the mic, and warm up your voice
- Know basic interview technique
- Know how to edit your work in post-production
- Have an approach to get your published podcast out into the world, market, and potentially monetise your work
- Know how to develop your podcast and audio skills further.
Meet the Tutor
Euan McAleece is a creative audio freelancer, producer, craft editor and consultant with training expertise. He is an advocate of digital media, podcasting and social networking, with a keen interest in new audio techniques, media theory, emerging technologies and platforms. Euan specialises in developing new formats for podcasting and show start-up for individuals and brands. He has worked on a number of high profile podcasts, and has experience with the BBC, commercial and community radio production.
Introduction to podcasts and their place in the media landscape
Developing an idea into a podcast
Recording your podcast, structure, and interview techniques
The basics of editing
Getting your podcast into the world
Marketing and monetisation
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- 19:00 – 21:00
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Euan McAleece
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