Researching, outlining and scripting for our podcast. A lot of work in one week of school but this is not a normal year of school. These three things were instrumental to the progress of our podcasts and yet we still have the tedious task of actually creating the episode. 

The skills and knowledge I learnt this week came greatly from the Basecamp folders. The main ideas we learnt; recording source material, scripting and planning an episode. All of these provided adequate explanations, that otherwise would make the podcast creation very hard to complete. 

The difference between an okay and great podcast can be as little as the quality of your voice. The source material is the foundation of the overall podcast and makes up almost all of the podcasts and the information. Audio is so important for the storytelling of the episode but something that can go wrong will go wrong (Murphy’s Law). Audio issues can make a podcast unwatchable and in class, we most notably learnt about making notes on pauses, emphasis, dramatic effects, etc. so we could minimize the problems.   

Learning to write our podcast script, we had to keep four aspects in mind; Descriptive, Concise, Flexible and Yourself. The main message I took from this is to make your audience visualize things, don’t ramble off, always record more than you will use and make it sound like YOU! As I am making a more polished, professional-sounding episode, my script is more refined and word-for-word.

When setting out a plan for our episode we had many questions that needed to be answered. Providing a deeper explanation as to why were given these specific requirements like the length, structure and anatomy were chosen. I thought the basecamp folders provided more than enough information to have a detailed idea of what to do.

There is only 2.5 weeks left of Q1 and we nearing the end of the project. Gathering all this information, we are going to be challenged to show our understanding and create our final podcast this next week.