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A podcast is "a digital media file, or a series of such files, that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers." [1]

Audio Considerations

Some audio components of podcasts are applicable regardless of whether you are creating audio or video files.

  • For collecting audio of people speaking be sure to utilize a voice recorder and test out recording quality prior to conducting interviews.
  • Always record a short amount of ambient sound that you can insert in your timeline when you wish to create a pause but don't want the space filled with complete silence. This will help with recording continuity.
  • In most cases be sure only one person is speaking at a time.
  • If you have scripted your text, practice reading the text several times so that your tone is conversational and animated.
  • Script text should be written for the ear. Make sure it sounds natural, and your points are clear.
  • Take the time to collect the best raw media possible. The best editing cannot overcome a poor recording.

Editing Tools

Please note that the links below will access Lynda.com tutorials and will require that you enter your Middlebury College username and password.



iMovie 10.0.2 iMovie 11 CC Premiere