Steps… - West Los Angeles College

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With: Todd Matosic
November 29th, 2010 – 1:00-2:00
So, what is a Podcast?
It’s like a broadcast…on the Internet.
 A method of distributing content over the
 Combination of IPOD and Broadcasting
 No need to tune in at a set time
 Listeners only need to subscribe / free
Why Create a Podcast?
 Exposure/Marketing
-Band may want to put up a copy of their
 Education
-Lectures, allows students who could not
attend to listen in on a missed class.
How Does it Work?
Podcaster Creates…(Plans, records, edits
MP3 files)
-MP3 because less memory than other
audio files/easier
 Podcaster Publishes…(uploads the show to
a website to become available by
-RSS Feed (software technology) allows
listeners to subscribe
What Will I Need?
 Microphone
 Headphones
 Podcasting Software
1. Install Recording / Editing Software
(GarageBand for Mac)
(“Propaganda” for PC)
(Ubercaster / All in one, $)
2. Record the Podcast
3. Edit the Podcast/Save it as an MP3 file
4. Publish the Podcast / Spinxpress
(“rights free” songs too)
5. Upload it to i-Tunes for example
Planning Your Podcast…
1. Choose the Topic/ class lecture
(podcast / class / lecture / show)
2. Develop segments to use across multiple
episodes of a podcast / class.
3. Create a script for each individual
Planning your script…
Jot down ideas for episodes of your podcast.
Each idea should be centered around your main
theme but should have its own twist. Start
identifying the twist for the episode.
 Consider your audience: What do you think
they'll want to hear about in your podcast? Have
you received any questions or comments on
previous installments that you feel that you
should address? If so, make it a point to include
Planning your script…
Create an outline with a list of bulleted points
that you plan to discuss.
 Planning to do an interview? Jot down the
questions you plan to ask, the interview will flow
easier for both you and the interviewee.
 Practice the script you've written. Read it
through for a friend or family member to get his
or her feedback, or record the script and play it
back for yourself, then listen to and critique the
Developing Segments for your
Opening (Intro to your lecture, like a
 Chapter Topics & Features (For a language
class this could be a feature on new vocabulary
for the week. Another feature may be topical
news stories that pertain to the lecture. You may
want to include these in every podcast for