Entries from April 2012

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Podcasting week #7: The complete package

Having successfully managed to spin out a week on podcasting to almost a month, visitors will be relieved to hear that this is the end of it. For anyone who fancies access to the whole series in one, handy audio file, here it is – the Freelance Unbound guide to podcasting. Thanks to multimedia content […]

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Podcasting week #6: So – how long will all this take?

In the sixth of a series of podcasting guides, former Granta editorial director and freelance multimedia content producer George Miller discusses how long you should allow for an example podcasting project. 6. Workflow timings Preparation Based on a podcast for the book The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England, the project took half a day’s research. Dipping […]

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Podcasting week #5: working with video

In the fifth of a series of podcasting guides, former Granta editorial director and freelance multimedia content producer George Miller discusses working with video and how this differs from audio podcasting.  Key tip: Video is more of a performance – and people are aware of this. They become more self-conscious, so part of the challenge is managing this. […]

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Podcasting week #4: advice on editing

In the fourth of a series of podcasting guides, former Granta editorial director and freelance multimedia content producer George Miller discusses the editing process.  Key tip: The better the original source file and the less editing you do, the more likely it is you will end up with a natural sounding result. 4. Advice on editing Keep a […]

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Podcasting week #3: preparing for interview

In the third of a series of podcasting guides, former Granta editorial director and freelance multimedia content producer George Miller offers advice for interview preparation. Key tip: This is the kind of interview preparation all journalists should be doing anyway. 3. Preparing your interview Know what you want from the session Whatever your brief of circumstance, know what you […]

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Podcasting week #2: which equipment should I use?

In the second of a series of podcasting guides from former Granta editorial director and freelance multimedia content producer George Miller, we’re looking at the equipment he uses. Key tip: don’t fetishise your kit. 2. A guide to equipment  Microphone Audio Technica £100 level microphone Main audio recorder On the advice of a BBC sound recordist, George […]

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Podcasting week #1: preparation

Journalists are increasingly being called upon to produce multimedia content, so, for the next couple of weeks, Freelance Unbound is all about podcasting, and video interviewing. Former Granta editorial director and now freelance multimedia content producer George Miller is in the chair for a series of interviews, in which he shares some of his tips […]

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