DIY Podcasting: Storytelling in Sound

Workshop the best ways to make your podcast stand out from the rest of the pack starting with conception to post-production.

6:30–8:30pm (Classroom 2)Note: This is a 3 part class (6 hours)

Unlimited Classes

Take as many as you want for $350 month. Or for $500 month also get a daily work space.

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Are you thinking about starting a podcast? Ever wonder how you can take your podcast to “the next level”? What are you doing that’s unique in order to give people a reason to want to listen to your podcast?

Podcasting has rapidly become a massive outlet for creative and brand storytelling. The DIY podcast scene is saturated with thousands of fully developed and unique shows, and that number continues to grow each year.

Bring your ideas or projects and join Elisheba Ittoop, Podcast Producer for NPR's StoryCorps and PBS' Masterpiece Studio, as you workshop the best ways to make your podcast stand out from the rest of the pack starting with conception to post-production.

What You Will Learn

  • This course will focus your ability as a storyteller.

  • Work to gain a stronger understanding of yourself as a performer, interviewer, or public speaker.

  • Come away with the ability to produce your own podcast pilot using your phone and a quiet room.

  • Learn better ways to self-promote your show or brand, along with skills to help expand your audience.

  • Become a collaborative artist, one capable of working alongside a co-writer or co-host/producer on a podcast.

Prerequisites & Preparation

Students should have a basic knowledge of what a podcast is. Students should also be familiar with at least two to three different podcasts. While not entirely necessary, a basic understanding of Apple's Garageband and some basic audio production technology devices would be helpful.

About the instructor

Elisheba Ittoop

Elisheba Ittoop

Elisheba Ittoop is a digital audio producer for Masterpiece, and the sound designer and composer for CNN’s podcast “Getting to Even”. Her designs and original music have been heard at theaters such as The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Women’s Project, National Gallery of Art, Soho Rep, Triad Stage, Woolly Mammoth, Arena Stage, Alliance Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Trinity Repertory, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. He work has also been featured at Bonnaroo Music Festival, Okeechobee Music Festival, and the Center for Puppetry Arts. Elisheba was a resident sound designer at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for the 2010 and 2011 National Playwrights Conferences, recipient of the Kenan Fellowship at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and winner of the 2008 USITT Rising Star Award. Education: NYU, North Carolina School of the Arts.

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