ONLINE 8-Session Course: Learn to Make a Podcast with Gabriel Ellison-Scowcroft
April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$200 – $225
Learn to Make a Podcast
The course will run from 6:30-8:00 pm (Eastern Time) on Tuesdays from April 9-May 28, 2019.
Experience Level: Open to all who are curious. No prior experience in sound production/recording required.
This online course will teach you how to make a podcast piece. You will learn tangible skills to help you reach this objective – from recording, interviewing, storyboarding and editing to putting together a finished podcast piece of 3-5 minutes in length. The long-term goal of the course is to deepen your interest in and broaden your perspective on what storytelling can be, and to encourage you to explore the podcasting medium in whatever way most interests you. Sound, like photography, is a medium constrained to one of the human senses. But also like photography, its constraints can be used to create an experience for the listener that transcends hearing or sight. We will discuss the act of listening, explore multiple genres within podcasting, and collaborate on assignments. This course invites you to connect with sound and to wonder at how making podcasts might inform other work that you do.
Abbreviated Course Outline:
Lesson 1: Introduction to the course. What is a podcast? Learning to listen
Lesson 2: Podcast genres and pitching
Lesson 3: Interviewing techniques
Lesson 4: How to use editing software
Lesson 5: Presentation of pitches for final assignment
Lesson 6: Script writing and sound design
Lesson 7: Peer editing on final podcast piece
Lesson 8: Podcast piece presentations
All lessons will be recorded, so you can return to them as needed to complete the assignments.
We will discuss all required materials in the first class before you must use any of them*
Computer to edit audio on
Reaper audio editing software
– iPhone or equivalent Android smart phone with the PCM Recorder Lite app (available for free in the Apple Store or on Google Play).
– Preferred (not required): Zoom H5 or equivalent with external microphone
– Preferably ‘on ear’ as opposed to ‘in ear’
Gabriel Ellison-Scowcroft Bio
Gabriel Ellison-Scowcroft is a radio producer and photojournalist from Quebec, Canada. After attending journalism school and working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for two years, Gabriel moved to the US to pursue a freelance journalism career. He has worked in radio news production, on multimedia investigative journalism projects and as a freelance producer and editor of podcasts. Gabriel is also a photographer whose work has been published internationally. He is currently based out of San Diego, California. For more information, see: www.gabrielellisonscowcroft.com.