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Steve Fisher is a sound engineer for network television sports. He finds that much of his television experience is relevant to podcasting. In both cases, a good recording of the source material will …

Steve Fisher is a sound engineer for network television sports. He finds that much of his television experience is relevant to podcasting. In both cases, a good recording of the source material will improve the quality of the finished program and simplify post production. Furthermore, the story is the focus of a podcast or a television program. Everything you do should serve to improve the telling of your story. In a podcast, that often means keeping the story short. It is important that the listener can find what he or she is looking for quickly.


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  • 1. Steve Fisher..... Hard Earned Truths
    • and Golden Rules
    • of location sound recording
  • 2. We are all recordists
    • My profession of choice has a dynamic
    • Recording of podcast content has a dynamic
    • Somethings apply regardless of experience
  • 3. Topics of the day
    • Golden rules for recording
    • Share some stories that demonstrate those rules
  • 4. We are after telling a story, not excuses
    • The story needs to be heard
    • Following these rules will help the story
  • 5. Golden Rule #1 Always do a test record
    • Simple but......it gets forgotten
    • What happens this step is skipped
    • less tests = higher failure risk
  • 6. What the test tells you?
    • Your focus shifts to playback and listening
    • Might Discover a hardware/software problem
    • Might find recording levels too high/low
    • You might find the Mic is too far away
    • Might find a monitoring function is not set
  • 7. Golden Rule #2 Know your rig/process
    • You build your process with your stuff
    • Hi Tech/Low Tech * Borrowed/bought
    • Practiced process neutralizes pressure
  • 8. Podcast from last month
    • Marketing Online Live
  • 9. Demo of Lightsnake device
    • 15 Sec. recording with Mic/Lightsnake & QuickTime Pro
  • 10. Remote record Check list
    • What is the power source?
    • Have you done the test record?
    • Do you have control of the location?
    • Are there alternate sound sources to consider recording or interfacing with?
  • 11. More Remote Check List
    • Dealing with Mother Nature
    • Focus on desired Content description
    • 5 minute post review
    • Supplemental information on topic
  • 12. My Blog Fisherstudios.vox.com
    • fisherstudios' bookmarks on del.icio.us
    • Podcastprosinc.com