Over editing

What the hell is over editing??? When we begin, we think and speak more quickly than is “natural” for the audio space. This is generally a trap for new players.

Guilty again. My first episode, recorded, edited and then forwarded to Rich for a listen. He very politely suggested that it was a little bit staccato. I waited a day, re-listened. It was choppy, it was like a machine gun delivery. Nothing like the flow of natural speech. So back to the recorder and a redo. I’m sure the second editing wasn’t that much better but it was better. Continue reading “Over editing”

Starting – small is ok!

As I mentioned in a previous post, starting is the key to podcasting. You don’t have to produce a three hour crystal clear episode with all the bells and whistles. Indeed, it is probably better not so do.

If you look at Mike Duncan’s History of Rome he started off with a couple of 11 minute episodes. As he got into his stride, episodes became longer but he started small. That means, for this post, he started. Continue reading “Starting – small is ok!”