Podcasting Hands-On Intensive
What You'll Learn
Have a great idea for a podcast, but aren't sure where to start? Join us for this all-day, hands-on workshop to learn all of the ins and outs of podcasting.
In this fast-paced class we'll take you through the basics of choosing the right recording gear and apps to begin recording. Then, we will record some audio with our equipment and provide different scenarios of potential podcast recording environments. After that, we'll take the audio files and learn how to edit, EQ, filter, and add bumper music to your first podcast. Moving on, we will go through detailed overviews of uploading podcasts, creating feeds, website hosting podcasts, and promotion ideas.
What You'll Learn
- Choosing and using microphones
- Choosing and using headphones
- Recording techniques and best practices
- Recommended recording and audio editing applications
- How to use "pre-production" techniques to effectively plan your podcast
- Scripting basics
- Recording good-sounding dialogue in different environments
- Recording interviews with remote guests utilizing Skype
- Editing your podcast including adding music and sound effects
- Uploading your podcast to iTunes
- Podcast topics and tips for scheduling
- Distributing your podcast
- Tracking podcast listeners
- Promoting your podcast
- Basics of finding sponsors for your podcasts
This is a hands-on class where you'll "learn by doing". Therefore you'll need a computer. If you need any particular software installed, that will be detailed below. Not all programs require special software so if there isn't any detailed listed below you will only need a computer with a up-to-date web browser. We always recommend that if you have one, that you bring your own computer if at all possible. However, if you need one, we have several Apple iMac workstations with all the necessary software that are available by reservation for only $20 per day. You can reserve a computer rental using this form but you must complete your registration first. In most cases, the class will be taught with the Macintosh version of the software but generally the only difference between the Mac and Windows version is the keyboard shortcuts, using the Command key on Mac and the Control key on Windows.
Please bring a set of your own headphones or earbuds for audio editing. Your laptop will be used for hands-on audio editing and sweetening.
The instructor will be demonstrating with Garage Band software, but what you'll learn can be applied to any audio recording and editing applications.
Who Should Take This
Anyone who wants to learn how to make a podcast to promote their business, share their opinions, and communicate with the world in an all day, hands-on course. Please see our 3-hour Getting Started with Podcasting workshop for a lecture-style overview of podcasting.
Presented By Jeff Gamet
Jeff Gamet is the Managing Editor of The Mac Observer, and author of "The Designer's Guide to Mac OS X." He hosts TMO's Daily Observations podcast, co-hosts the Apple Context Machine and The iOS Show, is a regular panel member on The Big Show, and appears on Mac OS Ken Day 6, MacVoices, Mac Roundtable, Tech Night Owl Live, and more. He is actively involved in the blogging and social media world, and has spoken on social media, design and Apple-related topics at popular events such as Macworld Expo, the Macintosh Computer Expo and the RSA Conference on technology security.
BDA Members: $175.00
Jeff was a really good teacher with great resources. He followed up with materials and was generally a great guy to spend a day with. He's definitely a keeper as an instructor.ErikRead All Comments