☕ #80: I'm Listening
Podcast Editing Technology Issue
Inside the Handsome Monk coffee shop in the Park Lake Mall, Bucharest, Romania
The Global Podcast Editors newsletter…
…is where I share heaps of podcast editing business and technical information; my own audio, and podcast video editing experiments; as well as timely conversations I'm having in the space.
There are two themes for the newsletter and they run on alternate Mondays: podcast editing technology AND podcast editing business. When there’s a 5th Monday, I'll cheer in textual silence.
I'm back in Handsome Monk working on this issue. The Coffee Belt map is right in front of me and all kinds of sound analogies are dancing around my head. I really want to connect the coffee belt on this map and where our voices live on a sound wave.
our voices=mid-range frequencies
coffee belt=around the equator (mid-range geographically)
So, is it safe to say that our voices are as luscious as coffee grown in this middle area?
Something to marinate in.
Let's put that down for a bit and get to the practical stuff, shall we?
🎯If you do one thing after scanning this issue, I hope it’s
signing up for one of our GPE private chats (instead of our GPE live chats).
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😖 FEATURE: How I listen differently during a video edit versus an audio edit
How many passes do you do for a podcast that’s audio AND video? A possibly more interesting question is how do you listen differently during these two very different kinds of edits? And that’s where I’m pitching the editing feature today.
Is it audio or video?
Audio and video are two different types of edits. It’s true that I have some clients that want the video edited and then just repurpose the audio from that. It’s not my favorite method but for some budgets, it makes sense. In an ideal world, audio and video should be different edits.
It may seem obvious but …
audio=editing for the ears
video=editing for the eyes
You can have far more verbal stumbles in a video without viewers noticing or caring but in audio, it would be a deal breaker. I’m going to describe how I listen differently to video and audio.
Step 1: Set up my video editing notes
I always start with the video edit for two main reasons. 1. podcast videos are either lightly edited OR heavily edited. There isn’t an in-between. I edit lightly.
But before I even open Reaper…
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☕ Technical Espresso Shot: High pass filters
High pass filters: Daily Goody Bag post from Chris Curran of Podcast Engineering School
I’ve understood what a high and low pass filter do for a while and I’m sure I’m doing them but the names have always messed me up.
The difference between how I interpret “using a high pass filter” :
My brain: blocks high frequencies (thereby filtering them out)
How people use the phrase: as Chris clearly describes it in this Daily Goody Bag post, “it lets high frequencies pass through, hence the name high-pass filter.”
Let is the word that helped me finally understand the difference between high and low-pass filters. I assumed that high-pass filters were blocking higher frequencies, not letting them through.
If you’ve ever been confused about this, check out Chris’ post.
🎟️ Have you seen this GPE content yet?
GPE Live Chats, here’s our chat from December 1st (our last public chat)
our latest client outreach project: Meet Your Podcast Editor (come be a guest!)
Switching DAWs: A Tale of Four Digital Audio Workspaces: I enjoyed writing this one early last year.
🎈 GPE Live Chats: An ending AND a beginning
If you haven't seen our recent GPE Live Chat, you're in for a bit of a surprise. It's over. They're done. Sort of.
These chats started during NaPodPoMo last year as an experiment. I wanted more face-to-face (even if virtual faces) community and thought other editors might also want this. Judging from the feedback and views on our videos, it looks like this is true.
So why stop?
A few reasons: I explained them in our December 1st chat but TLDL: our community goals have shifted, lack of participation, and some other gut feelings.
So now what?
Just editors, in private: We can keep going with the GPE Chats but NOT do them live. not record them. They can take the place of our virtual meetings. We can even do them every two weeks like the other chats were. But just as editors, not the world watching. What do you think?
Editors and audience, in public: As a public-facing project, I'd be ticked pink if you all continued to join me for more episodes of Meet Your Podcast Editor.
If you're interested to record an episode with me and have an idea for a specific, practical topic (after having scanned the titles of our previous 30 episodes from November), please contact me.
Here’s our NEW GPE CALENDAR webpage. All of our events will now be on this page. Updated weekly.
The next newsletter will be Monday, December 12th! It will be a business-related issue.
I am Stephanie Fuccio, podcast editor, podcast writer, and generally podcasting-obsessed human being. Although I write this newsletter, it has become the cornerstone of the larger GPE community and in fact, paid subscriptions fund many of our events.
Oh, and I’m coffee obsessed.
I was having fun playing with the sunlight with this flat white. This photo was taken a month ago, when there was sun still in Bucharest, lol.
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