Podcast Production UC Berkeley Center for Health LeadershipPresentation Transcript
Podcast Production 2/23/2011 Julieta Kusnir Julieta@kpfa.org
Introductions!NameOrganizationOne reason you’re hereShare your favorite podcast or radio program
What is a podcast?
What is a podcast?• A podcast is an audio or video file that can be downloaded and listened to at any time• POD- stands for Playable on Demand• Typically podcasts have one host or theme and can be subscribed to easily• Downloading vs. streaming
Why are they so popular?• The number one reason given for podcast consumption was time- shifting--the ability to get content whenever the consumer desires.• Specific content, appeal to niche audiences
How do people listen to podcasts?80 percent of people listen on their computer as opposed to on a mobile devices*POD casts do not need to be listened to on ipods, and generally are notAlmost half of all adults own an iPod or other mp3 player, but these are still most popular with 74% of adults ages 18-34* * Princeton Survey Research Associates International for the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
Podcasts are now prevalent in every field
What are the main ways health promoters use podcasts?• Speakers• Providing an archive of an event• Tutorials• Coursecasting• Public service announcements
First person storytelling
Roundtable or talk show format
Speech or lecture
Public Service Announcements
What works well?
Get to know your recorder http://www.zoom.co.jp/english/products/h1
Gathering GOOD Sound
A bad recording is nearlyimpossible to fix in the editing process.
What type of format should YOU use?
When do you use audio or video?
ELEMENTS IN A STRONG PODCAST?
Using Audacityhttp://multimedia.journalism.berk eley.edu/tutorials/audacity/http://wiki.audacityteam.org/index .php?title=Tutorials
Main tools to use when editing:• Making cuts• Fades• Adding music or additional tracks• Volume control• Converting format
When editing: Avoid Hyper editing, can sound choppyLet people breathe, don’t take out, breaths
ToolsZoom tool lets you get a closer lookSelection tool highlight what you want to deleteEnvelope tool makes blue lines appear and you can change thevolume on the whole track
Download lame mp3 encoder Under "For Audacity on Windows", left-click the link "Lame v3.98.3 forAudacity on Windows.exe" and save the file anywhere on your computer. Do not right-click the link to the .exe file. Double-click "Lame v3.98.3 for Audacity on Windows.exe" to launch it
Tagging your audio
Getting it out there
Subscribing to podcasts
Uploading to your siteIf you can send an attachment with your email, you can upload a podcast