Video Podcast: Best Practices for Successful Podcasting
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Video Podcast: Best Practices for Successful Podcasting

Trade secrets to make your video Podcast stand out, no matter your equipment. Professional lighting and audio tips.
4.7 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
606 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2015
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Set up excellent video shots
  • Understand the importance of outside lighting
  • Use outside noises to your advantage and how to minimize them
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  • Able to upload and post video Podcasts
  • This course does not teach you how to podcast
  • THis course does not get into which camera or microphone is best to use

Are you ready to film great, viral video Podcasts for your audience?

Do you look at your video recordings and wonder how you could get more 'Wow' into them?

When you watch your videos, do you think: 'The sound quality is terrible. Why did I even bother to record?'

You are in the right course!

With smartphones and particularly, iPhones, turning into multimedia devices, both for producing and watching, Video Podcasting is showing strong growth. According to industry experts, there are over 2 billion smartphones being used every day.

iTunes has a dedicated section just for Video Podcasts. They announced recently that there are over one billion subscribers of podcasts worldwide.

If you want to improve your film-making, then this course is for you!

In this course, you will learn:

  • How to deal with lighting issues that could ruin your shots
  • How to cut out irritating background noise
  • Stabilization tips for better quality shots without the 'shakes'
  • Why 'Selfies' are here to stay
  • Shot planning
  • What angles work best

and much more!

Some lectures are a discussion between your instructors about video production concepts and others at 'in the street', recording and dealing with the issues that come up.

Award-winning documentary film director, Paul Jenkins, has been responsible for many high profile films for the BBC, ARTE, Channel 4, FR2, PBS, NHK and other international channels.

In a career spanning more than two decades, his films have been distributed and often co-produced by television broadcasters internationally. They have drawn positive reviews from the national and international press, and been screened at international think tanks, major film festivals and museums.

Currently he is development of a major international film on climate change, funded by the French-German broadcaster ARTE and the Centre National de Cinematographie (CNC).

This course does not deal with how to set up a podcast or technical issues, such as what camera to buy or software to edit with. This course is about quality video production in today's instant news environment using the equipment you already have - your smartphone!

Who is the target audience?
  • Video Podcasters
  • Filmmakers
  • Udemy Instructors
  • Authors
  • Speakers
  • YouTube Producers
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
7 Lectures 33:49

Why this course is so important to your future Podcasting success.

Preview 02:29

Regardless of your equipment, you can use the principles taught in this course to improve your Podcast production.

Preview 01:17

A huge shift is occuring in not only how we watch TV and video but also in how we create video podcasts.

Preview 15:07

When everyone has a smartphone, then everyone becomes a cameraman. Mobile video is soaring in popularity.

Why Mobile Video

Participate! This course is interactive, so don't be shy, introduce yourself and take an active part to get the most out of this course.

Introduce Yourself

Discover how Paul uses light, colour and setting behaviors to produce quality video regardless of your equipment.

Preview 02:52

Scott shares new stories of how he became embroiled in the Information Age and started teaching his Podcast courses.

Preview 03:49
Video Podcasting On-The-Go
4 Lectures 28:22

How do you produce video Podcast out in the field? This section brings back the wonder of this amazing age that we live in.

Preview 05:10

How can you record in ways that adds variety and excitement to your recordings? Why are you attracted to the places you want to record?

Different Ways to Record On Your Own

How do you deal with audio issues and how do you deal with them? Do you embrace the problem?

Audio Issues To Be Aware Of

Paul demonstrates how to hold your smartphone so that you reduce camera shake.

Set up and Planning
9 Lectures 36:04

In this section, we go over how to set up your video shoot, and plan your production.

Preview 01:12

Do you check if you are really recording? Or find out afterwards that you missed the whole shot?

The Informal Selfie Can be VERY Powerful

Paul demonstrates how to deal with terrible audio conditions.

Selfie Example One - Terrible Audio Environment

Discover how to improve the audio (and lighting) environment.

Selfie Example Two - Recording on a Busy Street

FIlming interior streets and the Inverse Square Law. Paul shows a better way to film in the street.

Selfie Example Three - FInding a Quiet Spot in the City

Deconstruct the TV shows you watch. Paul shows you how professional directors set up different shots that are constantly used in video production.

Shot Planning on Location

Scott and Paul talk angles for better engagement. Paul shares the work of James Nachtway in this lecture.

How to Angle Your Shot

We delve into lighting and its importance for better video creation.

Lighting Issues

Extra scenes which add variety to your videos are called B-Roll. They can be the other imagery that gets cut into your main scene.

What is B-Roll and Why is it So Important?

Set Up Quiz
2 questions
3 Lectures 02:37

This in the warm up. Get out there and start recording. Make sure you share your videos in the discussion board and the Facebook groups

Next Steps

Let your fellow students know your experiences in your course by leaving an honest review.

Help Your Fellow Students
1 page

We have a private Facebook group for graduates of the course to join to interact more and network while sharing your video podcasts.

Join Our Facebook Groups
1 page
About the Instructor
Scott Paton
4.2 Average rating
2,030 Reviews
82,608 Students
75 Courses
Executive Producer (42 Podcasts, 70+ Udemy courses), Trainer

Scott Paton has been podcasting since the spring of 2005. His podcast "Weight Loss and The Mind" hit over 375,000 subscribers in its first year and over one million downloads. He has executive produced and/or co-hosted over 35 podcasts. An internationally renowned speaker, Scott has presented to audiences from London, England to Sydney, Australia, from Vancouver, BC to New York, NY, from LA to Rwanda. Thousands of entrepreneurs and NGO's have changed their public engagement strategies based on Scott's sharing. We hope you will, too!

Scott has over 66,500 students from 176 countries taking his courses.

Scott joined Udemy in 2013. In late 2014, one of his clients inspired him to make a video course on Podcasting. He revisited Udemy and got very excited at the potential. After his course went live, Scott told his clients and many decided to make courses but needed help, so he has become a co-instructor with them, while continuing to support and build his own courses. His co-topics all include areas of life-long learning by Scott, including Stock Option Trading, Alternative Health, EFT, and Relationships.

Paul Jenkins
4.3 Average rating
626 Reviews
16,926 Students
18 Courses
Film Director & Author

Effective and creative storytelling is an essential part of success in many walks of life - and fun when you do it right, because you feel the 'flow'.

Film and video techniques and visual storytelling can add much to your overall creative output, and be highly satisfying and impactful arts in their own right.

The techniques I teach, I use daily as a professional documentary film director and author.

In my courses, you'll get insights, strategies and working methods that I've developed over 20+ years while making films for the world's top broadcasters (BBC, PBS, ARTE etc). These days, I also make film trailers and corporate films.

My teaching style is to guide you through the processes that matter - explaining why they matter - in a personal, 'fireside' fashion. 

You also get direct access to me through the Discussion area of each course. This means that any challenges or questions you have can be resolved directly. 

I'm very open to feedback, therefore please feel free to feed ideas for lectures and courses to me and I'll do my very best to accommodate.

See you inside the courses!