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Learn how to start a podcast with our online film, video & audio short courses from Sydney!

So you’ve got a great story to tell? Before you hit “Record”, there’s a whole lot of planning and prep you can do to make sure your podcast stands out from the crowd. 

Join this online workshop for a comprehensive intro to podcasting and short audio recording. You’ll learn how to plan for a successful podcast as well as good recording technique and post-recording editing to deliver a compelling audio package to your listeners.  

In this introductory presentation to podcasting and short audio recording, you’ll look at what makes an audio recording a podcast. Although there are no “rules” for podcasting, after 30 years of recordings being distributed electronically, there are some standard features you’ll want to include to make a successful podcast.  

You will also learn about podcast structure and format, good microphone practice to get a clean recording, as well as post-production editing to bring it all together. 

The ability to make professional-level recordings has never been easier. But it helps if you know how to ensure a production quality that’s kind to the listener’s ears. We will look at the equipment and software you need, whether for your personal use or as a part of your work. 

This workshop lays the foundations to get you started - from an initial idea to a quality show or recording.  

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop it is intended that students will understand:

  • What makes a Podcast a Podcast.
  • How to plan and prepare for your type of recording
  • Identify what equipment is required as a minimum to begin
  • Understand and describe copyright restrictions relating to music used
  • How to be comfortable when recording your own voice
  • What recording parameters to use
  • The preferred recording file format
  • The importance of correct sound levels for recording
  • Microphone usage to give the strongest audio when recording
  • Terminology that affects recording and editing audio

What will be covered in this podcasting workshop?

  • Big picture of podcast structure to understand what you need to do in all phases of production.
  • Essential audio knowledge such as: what is a decibel and signal-to-noise ratio?
  • How to read & interpret volume meters.
  • How microphones work and what types are best for voice recording.
  • Preparing your recording space, what minimum equipment required to start recording
  • Essential script elements that guide your recording and post-production editing.
  • What makes a suitable recording environment and do you have to record in a “studio” location?
  • Microphone placement to get the best from the speakers voice and ignore other sources of noise when recording

Course delivery

This course is online delivered via Zoom. Students are not required to bring anything to class.

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This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Online Workshop: Introduction to Podcasting

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