Podcasting for Beginners Course


$329 Limited GST free / $263.20 / $296.10
Podcasting for Beginners Course

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Course description

Learn to podcast in Sydney – Podcasting for beginners course

In this beginners podcasting course you will learn how to go from an idea to a fully functioning show. Covering essential recording techniques, post recording “sweetening” of your audio, distribution channels used to make your podcasts available for download and brodacast and establishing your recordings on iTunes and available to the world! Tell the world your story, explore your passions and build your podcast community!

Course Content
  • Introduction

What is podcasting and how does it work? An introduction to the history of podcasting and the vast market you will be entering as well as a technical introduction to the equipment required to start recording, upload & broadcast. Hosting. Free, paid, where not to host and the costs involve in running your own podcast.
Why do you want to podcast? What excites you about the platform and how can you gain reach for your ideas? What do you want to say and how do you want to say it? An introduction to message, audiences and styles of podcasting.
What’s your story? You will learn about the frequency of output 7 broadcasts, discussions of the utility of interviews, co-hosts, monolog.

Beginning your podcast
  • Audio levels – Setting the right level, peaking, mixing
  • Voice – projecting your voice, confidence in your delivery, breathing
  • Recording – Using Adobe Audition to control
  • Audio File Type for master recording .wav .m4a .mp3 .aiff
  • Practical – Introduction to Recording

Make a suitable recording environment
Microphone placement
Check levels, record a piece of audio, Edit – check levels

  • Practical – Recording Body

How to produce a script. A bullet point guideline Vs Off the Cuff recording

  • Practical – Post Production

Splicing in standard header and trailer pieces to recording.
What else is done in post production? Techniques to “Sweeten” your audio
Software available other than Adobe Audition there are many programs such as; audacity, garageband,
auphonic. Choosing an Audio File Type for distribution.

  • Distribution & Publishing Channels

Podcasts Connect. Artwork, RSS feed, time to live. Soundcloud and Libsyn

  • Promotion & Podfading

The use of Facebook, twitter, tumblr, YouTube and a blog.
The magic seven episode mark and podfading.
Other Resources to keep you podcasting and learning

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course it is intended that students will understand or be able to:

  • Understand And Describe Copyright Restrictions
  • Identify A Podcast From Other Media
  • Be Comfortable Their Own Voice On A Recording
  • Identify What Equipment Is Required As A Minimum To Begin
  • Decided On A Style Or Styles For Further Exploration
  • Have A Plan For Episode Release
  • Have Decided On A Podcasting Niche
  • Understand And Describe The Protocols For Hosting
  • Understand And Be Able To Describe The Function Of An Rss Feed
  • Be Able To Record At The Highest Level Available
  • Be Able To Publish In .Mp3 At 64 Kilobits And Mono
  • Be Able To Describe Why These Standards Are Used
  • Be Able To Record A Sample Of Audio Using The Correct Use Of Levels
  • Be Able To Correctly Use A Microphone
  • Be Able Record A 5 – 10 Minutes Audio Piece
  • Be Able To Critically Decide On Software
  • Be Able To Process An Audio File
  • Be Able To Publish To A Host
What you can bring

This class is held in our computer room using Windows Computers and Adobe Audition so you will only need to bring a USB for saving recordings and headphones or earphones.

Please also make sure you have already established an iTunes account login.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Course testimonials:

  • Emma said: The actual ‘doing’. The experiential learning was the best.

  • Adrian said: Great tutor and valuable course. Now all we need is a sound editing course to wrap it all up.

  • Sheena said: The course was thorough and covered every aspect required for beginners. Also the detailed course notes are very helpful. The tutor is knowledgable and relaxed, making for an interesting and enjoyable course. One more day to implement the practical aspects would make the course perfect.