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Podcast Production Video

Podcast Production Process from Troy Kitch on Vimeo.

As I mentioned in a previous post, part of my job is to produce a bi-weekly audio podcast (for the National Ocean Service, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Recently, I was asked to put together a presentation about what it takes to produce it. To that end, I made the following video at home on my Mac using a product called ScreenFlow from Telestream.

This screencast provides an overview of the workflow involved in the podcast production process, with a few tips specifically relevant to those who work in the Federal government. However, it’s aimed at a general audience. If you’re interested in making a podcast with interviews, it’ll give you a good sense of the time and resources involved.

It’s also a demonstration of ScreenFlow, an outstanding screencasting application. I purchased ScreenFlow a few months ago, and intend to use it for some future projects on this site. It’s a bit pricey at $99, but well worth it if you have the need. It’s as easy to use as iMovie, and I think the results are stunning. Enjoy.

  1. Excellent tutorial! Thanks for taking the time to do this, it’s very informative.

  2. Great screencast! Just a tiny suggestion: you sometimes show things to fast (for instance at the beginning when you show the length of the finished podcast, or when sometimes you flash some text (such as the “Wiretap Pro (Mac Only)” one)). Also, it ends quite abruptly 😉

    It’s very inspiring, both in the use of ScreenFlow and in the editing of the podcast.

    I have a couple questions for you. Did you record the audio and the video of the screencast at the same time? Also, out of curiosity, why did you decide to include a video of yourself?

    Oh, one last one: is your captcha generator linked to the news? I just had to type “teeniest Revolution”!

  3. Thanks for the feedback, Alan! It does end rather abruptly. For the ‘work version,’ there are accompanying slides which ease it out a bit… the timing is a bit fast at times as well, I agree. With Screenflow, the audio and video are all captured at the same time, although you could go back and record separate tracks afterward if you so desired. I guess I included the video of myself talking because I thought it might make it a bit more interesting. Did you find it to be distracting? About the captcha, that’s pretty funny! I had to type “tibule jections,’ so think it’s pretty random, although on my previous comment I had to type ‘moderate regulation,’ which I could link to news here in the U.S. with our financial and health care systems!

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