If you work in another creative field & are thinking about exploring a transition to professional podcasting, or if you want to start a podcast in your spare time, this 2-hour course is a great place to start.
There is a major surge of podcast production activity happening in New York, & the audience is growing, too. If you have a story to tell, podcasting is one of the most accessible ways to put your voice & ideas into the world - but that doesn't mean doing it well is simple! If you work in another creative field & are thinking about exploring a transition to professional podcasting, or if you want to start a podcast in your spare time, this 2-hour course is a great place to start. You'll learn which of your existing skills might transfer, & what you need to learn to get the rest of the way there.
Technically, anyone with a computer can record a podcast & publish it on iTunes & other platforms. So many people are starting & stopping a podcast every day, it's become eye-roll inducing. But what are the skills, tools & strategies you need to create truly compelling audio content that can engage an audience? What do you need to know to work in the podcasting field at a professional level? This session will cover that & more. You'll also leave with a list of resources to take advantage of as you get started.
The course is taught by Reva Goldberg, a professional podcast producer who transitioned to the field after several years in independent film as a producer, funder & communications executive.
What You Will Learn
Why creating a quality podcast is harder than it looks/sounds & how to vet your podcast ideas
What the teams & workflows can be like for different types/genres of shows
Pointers on equipment for professional sound & strategies for building up a body of work that leads to getting hired
Get a list of resources like: the best free collections of creative & technical advice, events & organizations worth joining
Basic tips for what makes compelling audio content & storytelling, & why bad podcasts have a lot to teach you
Reva Goldberg is an audio producer & content strategist. She currently produces the Listed podcast for Forbes Entertainment as well as a forthcoming narrative history series on the history of women's voting rights for Humanities New York. She is a contributing producer for podcasts including Mothers of Invention, The Overstory & Brooklyn, USA among others. She was a 2018 BRIC Arts Media Podcasting Fellow.
Before focusing exclusively on audio, Reva worked in film & documentaries for nearly two decades as a producer, funder, & communications executive. She was a long-time staffer at Cinereach (SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, SHIRKERS, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD). Reva has also worked as an independent producer of feature films, documentaries & branded content. She produced & directed the documentary short AN IMAGINARY THING (2012), produced the Showtime documentary ALL OF US (2009), & co-produced the feature film TOE TO TOE (Sundance 2009).