Re: Time Management and Podcasting
- I think Todd's book is very good on this point as he tells you how he
does it when I don't think other DIY manuals offer such an example.
Theres' also a lot of discussion here and there on Podcast 411 about
how some people manage to work it with the other stuff happening in
Since I'm fiddling a few different projects when I sometimes don't
know when the audio will 'arrive' I can't manage a set routine.And I
HATE post editing!
So I'm trying to do this as a GTD exercise which is a world on the web
And find a way to tag all the audio I record ,the audio I collect and
the tasks I need to so in regard to it all.
In fact you can subscribe to a GTD podcast at 43 Folders
which is quite useful.
I guess the only shortcut I've found is pretty crude: I use Audacity
to edit and for each show I employ the one show template -- so that I
have the intro and ending and any other bits amalgamated in a reserve
Audacity Project file so that when I import the new audio all I need
to do is insert it and clean it up before converting it to a mp3 file
for publishing. That way I already have my ID tags formatted and such
that all I have to do is update them: ie: change number and date and
Rob's 411(and again I think Tod does this too if I recall correctly )
is real good with tips like that as well as ways to create you file
names by using zeroes and numerals with dates and show name initials.
If you've got that off pat, you're streamlining the business.
I always build in at least two complete listens before I say "done" --
one on the desktop and one on the web.Since I've started to use a Hi
Mini Disc recorder I'm hoping that I can learn to edit "in the can "
so that all I need do on the computer is clean it up,edit it down a
bit more, merge any audio that needs to be merged and publish.
I prefer not to record on the computer.
And I guess the obvious needs to be stated: the better quality is your
recording in the first place the less is the time you have to fiddle
with it to make it better or even to record it. In radio and among
podcasters the two to one rule(or is it three to one?) is often
raised: spend twice the amount of time preparing your show than you do
recording or broadcasting it. And in radio they will tell you:
prepare it by scripting it, plot time pie charts, work up your pace
and allocate your intervals...
I think thats' probably the best approach and the more you prep the
better & more expert you'll become doing the rest -- such that by the
end of such conscious attention to the way you GTD -- get things done
-- the less time you'll need to spend doing it.