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.