**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom. This class is for 7th through 12th graders.**
Would you like to learn how to create your own podcast? Join us for this two-part beginner level class geared to students who are interested in participating in the 2021 NPR Student Podcast Challenge either as individuals or as a group. Using NPR Student guidelines, participants will learn the basics of podcasting including how to prepare, record, edit, publish and distribute thoughtful and insightful interviews and stories. By completion of the class, students will be able to construct a 3-8 minute podcast qualifying them to enter the Challenge.
Part of the class will review the rules of the competition and guidelines for engagement.
Students will be required to review two short YouTube tutorials that will be assigned at the start of the first class and read the NPR ‘Starting Your Podcast: A Guide for Students’ developed by NPR that will be supplied in your registration confirmation email.
Following the successful completion of the first two sessions, students will have option to join the third session for an Open Online Studio where they can interact one-on-one with the instructors to further fine tune podcast skills.
General Course Outline/Key Points:
• History of and why of podcasting
• What makes a good podcast: an example or two
• Overview the process from ‘idea’ to final published product
• Choosing a topic and doing the research. What is your angle?
• Recording and creating audio files, find good recording space
• The importance of and use of Zoom
• Developing protocols and processes for your podcasts
• Introducing free editing software Audacity 2.3.2
• The basic elements of editing
• Practice edit a short audio file
• Sound leveling after editing
• Photo sizing techniques needed for publishing
• Basic elements of publishing/hosting your podcasts: LibSyn or BuzzSprout
- Registration for this class will close on Thursday, January 28th.
- If you are registering for your youth, please enter your first name in the name field and the youth's name in parenthesis. All emails regarding this class will go to the email address that you registered with.
- The third session of this class is optional and for those students who would like one-on-one help from the instructor.
- This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
- A Zoom link will be sent to the email address you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for these emails. You may need to check your spam folder for emails from firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
- BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and a full refund will be given.
Keith Doughty has been doing podcasts, audio books and voice over work for several years. He has a deep understanding and experience with audio editing software.
Bob Ross is an active volunteer for Bainbridge Community Broadcasting and a member of the BARN Media Arts Studio leadership team. He is also passionate about cooking and traveling and has taught classes for BARN's Kitchen Arts studio.