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Podcamp Philly Presentation Nota Pro Nota Problem

  1. 1. Not a Pro, Not a Problem How to get the look, sound and skills of a pro podcaster without the studio budget
  2. 2. “ Pro” = Audio Show – Superior Sound Quality Video Podcast – Superior Video and Sound Production Skills – Camera, Lighting, Editing, Sound…
  3. 3. Tip # 1 People are more likely to tolerate bad video over bad sound – sound is priority #1
  4. 4. Ray Ortega
  5. 5. a.k.a. “The Produce Picker”
  6. 6. Tip # 2 For common names, create monikers to help separate and brand yourself.
  7. 7. Podcasting Bio <ul><li>The ’05 Discovery </li></ul><ul><li>’ 06/’07 Develop & Launch P.P.P. </li></ul><ul><li>Summer ’07 move to D.C. = DCpodcasters </li></ul><ul><li>April ’08 – Podcamp D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>June ’08 – ASM/MicrobeWorld </li></ul><ul><li>Sep. ‘08 – “Vegging Out” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tips #3 & 4 <ul><li>Elevator Pitch – PPP: Tips, tricks, and General Know How Techniques for Identifying, Selecting and Preparing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Start to think of yourself as the “pro.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting relatively new </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You’re becoming the go to people </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Not a Pro, Not a Problem The Goal - Elements of a “pro” podcast - Resources for becoming the “pro” - Essential Gear - Essentials beyond Gear - Examples of everyday “pros”
  10. 10. Elements of a Pro Looking &/or Sounding Podcast <ul><li>Audio (compression, mic type, no cam mics) </li></ul><ul><li>Video (angles/2 cam, audio, white balance, DOF, TRIPOD) </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics (logos, lower thirds, intros, motion) </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting (3 point, green screen, gels) </li></ul><ul><li>Editing/post production (cutting, shorter, transitions, color correcting, short cuts) </li></ul><ul><li>Availability (file formats, embedded players, file size) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus (stay on topic, serve a niche, scripts/outlines) </li></ul>
  11. 11. From Hobby to Professional <ul><li>Just Do It </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts about Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube, Lynda.com, Creative Cow, Screencasts </li></ul><ul><li>Poaching, Watch the greats (from Hitchcock to The Guild, watch differently) </li></ul><ul><li>Peers/Groups (meetup.com, twitter/other podcasters) </li></ul><ul><li>Books (producing video podcasts, Tricks of the podcasting masters) </li></ul><ul><li>Help other podcasters </li></ul><ul><li>The internets </li></ul><ul><li>Me (@PodcastHelper) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Favorite Resources/Mentors <ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Izzy Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lynda.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Cow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videomaker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rich Harrington </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Film Riot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Shirtless Apprentice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GSPN – Podcast Answer Man </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dave Jackson – The School of Podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The DV Show </li></ul></ul>Drill down in itunes!
  13. 13. Essential GEAR <ul><li>Cam (HD vs SD, mic input(s), webcam?, Hard Drive vs Tape, HV20 vs XHA1) </li></ul><ul><li>Mics (lav, shotgun/boom, dynamic vs condenser, USB?) </li></ul><ul><li>Lights (home depot vs Kinoflo) </li></ul><ul><li>N.L.E./D.A.W </li></ul><ul><li>Mixer </li></ul><ul><li>D.A.R. </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Pop Filter </li></ul><ul><li>Headphones/Monitors </li></ul><ul><li>PS </li></ul><ul><li>Stable Hosting (libsyn vs blip vs your own) </li></ul><ul><li>HELP </li></ul>Canon HV30
  14. 14. Besides the GEAR <ul><li>Co-host(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Music (creative commons) </li></ul><ul><li>Shake it up (cam angles, backgrounds, outside for audio, ambient noise) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus (serve a niche) </li></ul><ul><li>Voice-Overs </li></ul><ul><li>ID3/metadata </li></ul>
  15. 15. Pro Joes Everyday People Producing High Quality Content <ul><li>Izzy Video ( www.izzyvideo.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Cali Lewis ( www.geekbrief.tv ) </li></ul><ul><li>GSPN ( www.GSPN.tv ) </li></ul><ul><li>Epic Fu ( www.epicfu.com ) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Obligatory Plugs <ul><li>www.ThePodcastersStudio.com (audio – how to podcast) </li></ul><ul><li>www.ProducePicker.com (video) </li></ul><ul><li>www.RayOrtega.com (everything) </li></ul><ul><li>@PodcastHelper (podcast help via twitter) </li></ul><ul><li>Neil @GeekWithGlasses (tech help via twitter) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Questions?

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