This course will take place online.
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.
Do I need any previous skills or knowledge?
No prior knowledge required.
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.
Participants will need a laptop with Audacity (Free open source Audio Editing software) loaded, a mouse and headphones (ear buds).
Either a dictaphone, smartphone or digital audio recorder (a USB mic could also be used).
You will learn
By the end of this course, you will know:
- What podcasts are and their place in the media landscape
- How to develop and research an idea, and turning that into a podcast plan
- How to structure and present a podcast
- How to record and edit audio so it can be published
- Basic interview techniques
- How to get your published podcast out into the world
- About marketing and the potential for monetisation
- 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
- £95/£71 conc.
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