Podcasting Course for Beginners | Sydney Short Courses

Podcasting Course for Beginners

What you'll learn

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

Right now, the ability to make professional-quality recordings has never been easier. What’s your story? Why do you want to podcast? Maybe you want to make an audiobook, create a radio series, record family and friends or add some narration/voice-over to your videos. In this podcasting course, you will learn how to plan a recording, set up your equipment and use professional software to record, edit and enhance your recordings to share with the world.

Whether for personal use or to kickstart a career this podcasting course is designed to be practical, easy and fun and will take you from an idea to a well-structured show, book, series or voiceover all in a 2-day Podcasting course! Tell the world your story, explore your passions and build your listening community!

Learning outcomes

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

  • Understand correct microphone usage & set correct sound levels for recording
  • Understand optimal recording environments & troubleshoot in less than optimal environments
  • Record quality audio using a DAW and audio software
  • Fix common audio flaws such as background noise from your recordings
  • Edit audio recordings and export in various audio formats

Course content

What will be covered in this podcasting course?

Introduction

  • An overview of audio recording; what you need to do in all phases of production
  • How microphones work and what types are best for voice recording
  • Essential audio terminology
  • Signal-to-noise ratio and its impact on quality recording
  • What minimum equipment is required to start recording
  • Essential script elements that guide your recording and post-production editing

Recording

  • Preparing your recording space
  • Microphone placement
  • Audio levels and their importance
  • Projecting your voice, confidence in your delivery, breathing
  • Using pro-level digital recorders (DAW) to record your segments
  • Using Adobe Audition to edit them together into your finished programme for distribution
  • Fix common audio issues like bells ring, squeaky doors opening etc.

Post Production

  • Splicing your recorded elements together
  • Removing flaws and noise
  • Adding music and effects
  • Ducking audio under your voice
  • Exporting in appropriate formats for master recording - .wav .m4a .mp3 .aiff and .mp3
  • Formats required for distribution

Intended audience

Who is this podcasting course for?

This course is for beginners, and would appeal to anyone interested in starting a podcast, small business owners, writers, and journalists looking for a new medium to share their work, and anyone interested in learning how to record and edit basic audio for distribution.

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

  • Headphones
  • 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. Adobe products function the same on both Windows and Apple computers except for minor differences with keyboard usage and where files are located within the computer.

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<p>Right now, the ability

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$449 Limited inc GST / $0 / $359.20 / $404.10

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