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1 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Podcasting 101 Audio and Video Basics For web based distribution Brandon Howe Multimedia Specialist IIE DC / EducationUSA

2 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Background St arted as basic online audio and video content Boomed in the tech industry Integration with RSS feeds iTunes sealed the deal Started as an idea in an elite web community and is now a wealth of knowledge and source of information about all topic

3 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Background: EducationUSA & Podcasting Currently 2 Global Podcasts from DC (one for students and the other for U.S. Higher Education Institutes) Other examples: EducationUSA Iran, EducationUSA Mexico New to the game on a global level but podcasting is being used at centers around the world

4 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Getting Started: What do you need? Microphone: Any one will work but here are some suggestions: Samson USB mic / Plantronic headset, Logitech also makes several headsets Computer: Laptop or desktop, speed not as important Software: Audacity (free)

5 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Getting Started: Planning and Script Writing Content is Key Things to keep in mind Length of recording Intent of podcast How is it going to be used Who is your audience?

6 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Getting Started: Recording Audio Finding a place to record Avoid high traffic areas Keep an ear out for appliances or air vents Record directly into Audacity Always make sure to do a test run before the day of the recording Rushing and lack of planning leads to problems

7 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education DEMO Getting Started: Using Audacity

8 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Getting Started: Video Podcasting

9 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Getting Started: Recording Video Podcasts

10 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Getting Started: Recording Video Podcasts Lights A well lit room / scene will yield the best results for any camera Depending on scale, additional lighting might be suggested Ideally the is a main source of light, and a less intense light to get rid of shadows Camera Easiest suggested camera is an HD Flip Cam or even a Canon HV20/40/60 Actions Think about what you are recording Planning is key

11 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Getting Started: Lighting

12 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Getting Started: Imagery

13 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Getting Started: Framing

14 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Getting Started: Editing and Exporting Video PC users should buy software Pinnacle is cheap and should work for what you need Also Adobe Premiere Elements Mac users have iMovie Free and easy to use for podcasting There are more options like FCP Express

15 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Getting Started: Video Formats

16 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Getting Started: Hosting Your Podcast Paid Dreamhost Godaddy 1and1 Free Podbean.com Mevio mypodcast.com Your Host Org

17 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education Getting Started: Listing Your Podcast Feedburner.com iTunes PodShow Podcast Alley Podcast Pickle

18 Your Official Source on U.S. Higher Education

19 Brandon Howe EducationUSA Multimedia Specialist EducationUSA.info Washington, DC


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