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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

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