Creating podcasts for Hyde Park Trails

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Creating podcasts for Hyde Park Trails

  1. 1. Creating Audio Podcasts forHyde Park Trails<br />Karl Beard<br />National Park Service<br />Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program<br />
  2. 2. Why Trails? Why podcasts?<br />Hyde Park Trails since 1988<br />NPS sites are more than historic homes<br />Link with & promote community “special places”<br />Promote physical activity for health<br />
  3. 3. Why trails? Why podcasts?<br />Too many places; not enough rangers<br />Engage community & experts<br />Capture new stories<br />Popular, cool technology<br />Reach youth?<br />
  4. 4. Advance planning<br />Goals<br />Target Audiences<br /><ul><li>Park visitors
  5. 5. Community
  6. 6. Youth</li></ul>Funding & other means<br /><ul><li>Production grant
  7. 7. Web hosting
  8. 8. Future expansion</li></ul>Learn from examples<br />
  9. 9. Advance planning<br />Product / capability<br /><ul><li>Rent museum-style players?
  10. 10. Your own time & equipment
  11. 11. Images? Slide shows? Videos?</li></ul>Outreach & marketing<br /><ul><li>How do we get people TO it ?
  12. 12. How can we learn from what we do?
  13. 13. Accessibility?</li></li></ul><li>Developing the Core - - Podcast Content<br />Choose trails & key stories<br /><ul><li>What is special?</li></ul>Develop concept outlines<br /><ul><li>Keep it short & simple</li></ul>Take a field tour<br /><ul><li>Take notes & recordings</li></li></ul><li>Developing the Core - - Podcast Content<br />Rough draft scripts <br /><ul><li>Background research
  14. 14. Interview questions</li></ul>Recruit people & voices<br /><ul><li>Keep it real</li></li></ul><li>Collateral Products:Where do we go? What do we do?<br />Getting people to the website<br />Finding places in the field<br />Tracking the elusive e-file<br />
  15. 15. The Production Process<br />Line up people / voices for the script<br />Recording “studio”<br /><ul><li>Digital recorder</li></ul>Commercial voice talent for narrations<br />Mix & format<br /><ul><li>Audacity – free downloadable software</li></li></ul><li>On the Web<br />www.nps.gov/hofr<br />
  16. 16. On the Web<br />www.nps.gov/hofr<br />Then click:<br />“Hyde Park Explorer”<br /><ul><li> Directly to podcasts</li></ul>or<br />“Photos & Multimedia”<br /><ul><li> Includes other media</li></li></ul><li>Hyde Park Explorerby Cell phoneor mp3 podcast<br />
  17. 17. Connecting in the Field<br />
  18. 18. Where will it lead?<br />
  19. 19. Where should we take it?<br />

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