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”
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!”
Free is great and so are sound effects! They allow you to layer sounds onto your audio files. Why would you do this? That’s a huge question and I covered that in some depth in the Soundscaping post. The act of adding sounds increases the depth of your files almost exponentially.
Continue reading “Free sound effects!”
This is where mindset meets reality. It can be a terrifying or a liberating moment. The choice, as with most things podcasting, is ours. From our point of view, we producing content we enjoy and assume/hope our listeners will too. It’s just stuff we know.
Continue reading “You are an expert!”