Workshops


Aspiring and experienced media producers can find classes to increase their skills at the Media Center. Hardware, software, and production values are covered by experienced instructors in a relaxed environment. We highly recommend that you start with our free hour-long Meet the Media Center & TV Studio Tour .

FIELD PRODUCTION AND EDITING OVERVIEW PODCASTING YOUTH

NEW! Podcast Bootcamp

4-Week Workshop Beginning Thursday, May 12th,  5:30PM – 8:30PM
Launch your podcast in just four weeks!

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This 4-week intensive podcasting workshop will provide the hands-on training you need to launch a podcast series. In this course, you will engage with every step of the podcasting process from start to finish. From learning to use sound recording equipment, to planning out exciting interviews or narration, to editing your sound at a professional level, to establishing your brand and publishing your podcast on major streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Podcast – this course will give you a comprehensive handle on every aspect of producing a high-quality podcast.

The best part: Each student will leave this course with the complete first episode of their podcast series streaming on a podcast hosting platform of their choosing.

Session Dates:
Weekly on Mondays from 5:30PM – 8:30PM
June 6, 13, 20, & 27

COURSE BREAKDOWN

As a student of this course, you will meet with the full class and the instructor once a week at Palo Alto’s premiere local television station and video production studio, The Midpen Media Center. Using Midpen Media’s professional podcast production equipment and recording studio, students will learn the fundamentals of podcasting by producing a podcast of their own. Outside of instruction hours, the instructor will be available to answer any questions through a private Discord channel. For the duration of this course, students are also welcome to independently work on planning, recording, and editing their podcasts using Midpen Media’s equipment free of charge. Upon completion, students will be certified to come back and use our podcast recording studio for future projects.

  • In this course, you will learn:
  • How to plan and produce an engaging podcast series
  • Interesting interview techniques
  • How to use different types of audio recording equipment
  • Producing a video to accompany your podcast
  • Tricks for creating ideal recording conditions in your home and on the go
  • Professional-sounding podcast editing using Adobe Audition
  • Creating a brand, promoting your podcast, and maintaining listener engagement
  • How to select the best platform to host your podcast series

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Emily Parent is an experienced podcast producer who began by producing independent narrative radio plays in Atlanta, GA. She has developed podcast engagement programs for community media centers throughout the nation, and has helped produce and edit major podcast series for tech companies and community-based organizations throughout Silicon Valley.

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Date Range
Monday, Jun 6, 2022 to Monday, Jun 27, 2022
Session by Session
Monday, Jun 6, 20225:30PM - 8:30PM
Monday, Jun 13, 20225:30PM - 8:30PM
Monday, Jun 20, 20225:30PM - 8:30PM
Monday, Jun 27, 20225:30PM - 8:30PM
Cost$145
Instructor
Emily Parent
June 2022
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