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Podcasting

Podcasting Workflow

Brainstorm

  • Consider your audience
  • Consider your theme
  • Consider segments (sections)
  • Consider naming and branding

Script

  • Consider hook or introduction
  • Provide a summary and indicator of segments
  • Include a conclusion
  • Provide information and teaser for next session
  • Consider content warnings
  • Copy script template (From University of Guelph)

Prepare

  • Consider how you will record audio
  • Consider the environment and space constraints
  • Experiment with devices
  • Explore devices available from Norlin Library MELL

Record

  • Practice script
  • Prepare space
  • Record silence buffer 
  • Re-record errors or mistakes

 

Gather assets

  • Record your own music or sound effects
  • Or, find creative commons or public domain licensed sounds 
  • Ask a librarian if you are unsure about licensing

Produce

  • Choose the software you are most comfortable using (see Lynda.com for learning materials about software)
  • Audacity
  • Garage Band (Mac)
  • Adobe Audition $
  • Logic Pro $
  • Even out vocal volume
  • Remove background noise
  • Add sound effects and music
  • Trim or segment

Publish

  • Export to mp3
  • Upload to soundcloud, itunes, sticher, google play, or a platform of your choice (learn about distribution options)
  • Share show notes or transcripts

 

Adapted from University of Guelph, 'Record a Podcast', CC BY NC SA 4.0.

Tips from Professionals

  • Practice in advance
  • Allow time to experiment with software
  • Be careful to attribute and cite appropriately

Music and Sound Sources

Several sites make music and sound content available with creative commons licenses.  

Creative Commons

Equipment



Camera

 

Explore the devices available for check-out:

Norlin Library Multimedia Equipment Lending Library

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