Cinematic Podcasting Course - Short Courses Sydney

Cinematic Podcasting Course

What you'll learn

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As podcasts continue to gain popularity as a form of information and entertainment, the medium is expanding to include more diverse styles and formats. One such style is cinematic podcasting, which uses the elements of storytelling, sound design, and music composition to create an immersive listening experience. This course is designed to teach you the techniques and tools necessary to create a cinematic podcast. 

From writing an engaging audio script to incorporating voice actors, narrators, sound effects, and music, this course will guide you step by step in the process of creating an immersive audio escape. By the end of the course, you will have the skills and knowledge to create a cinematic podcast that captivates your listeners. Whether you're a podcaster looking to take your show to the next level or a filmmaker wanting to branch out into the world of podcasting, this course is for you.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this cinematic podcasting course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of a radio script, including proper formatting, pacing, and structure to create an engaging and compelling story.
  • Distinguish between dialogue and narration, and use them effectively to create a sense of immersion for the listener.
  • Utilise voice actors effectively, including casting, direction, and recording techniques, to bring characters to life and enhance the story.
  • Incorporate sound effects and music to create a sense of atmosphere and enhance the listener's experience of the story. Understand how to use sound effects and music to create tension, suspense, and other emotional states.
  • Utilise post-production techniques such as editing, mixing and mastering to bring all the elements of the podcast together and create a polished final product.
  • Understand the importance of sound design in creating a cinematic podcast experience.

Course Content

What will be covered in this cinematic podcasting short course?

  • Choose your genre: Learn about the different genres of cinematic podcasts and how to choose the right one for your story.
  • Writing audio/radio script: Learn how to create a compelling story, develop interesting characters, and write dialogue that is both natural and engaging, as well as pacing and structure to create tension and suspense.
  • Dialogue vs narration; show don't tell: Learn how to use dialogue and narration effectively to create a sense of realism and intimacy, and the "show, don't tell" principle to create an immersive listening experience.
  • Voice actors, casting: Learn how to cast, direct, and record voice actors, and how to edit dialogue for a polished final product.
  • Sound effects: Learn how to use sound effects to create atmosphere and emotional states, and how to edit and mix them for an immersive listening experience.
  • Music: Learn how to use music to enhance the story and create atmosphere, tension, and suspense, and how to edit and mix it for an immersive listening experience.
  • Editing: Learn how to edit the podcast to bring all elements together and create a polished final product.
  • Intros and Outros: Learn how to create effective intros and outros to create branding and anticipation/conclusion in the podcast.

Intended Audience

Who is this podcasting short course for?

This cinematic podcasting course is tailored for those who are new to audio production and storytelling and want to learn how to create a cinematic podcast. It is perfect for those who are interested in podcasting and want to create engaging audio content. Even if you have no prior experience in audio production, this course will guide you through the process of creating a cinematic podcast from start to finish. The course material is designed to be easy to understand, and it will cover all the fundamental techniques and tools needed for creating a high-quality audio production.

Course Venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd on the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • 3.5mm connection headphones (no AirPods)
  • A portable storage device for taking home finished recordings (optional)

Additional information

Please note the following:

This Podcasting course runs in our computer lab, fitted with 27-inch Apple computers as well as Dell computers running the Windows operating system.

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