The key to creating a polished, professional sounding podcast is to start with a great sounding recording. At Casual Films we use broadcast industry standard microphones to capture all the nuance, detail and clarity of your speakers, so your message will be heard loud and clear. We can also direct you on best practices such as microphone positioning and technique to keep the recording quality consistent.
It’s normally best to record your podcast in a fully equipped recording studio. However, this isn’t always possible and you may want to record in your own office. If this is the case we can advise on the best locations in your office to record and what equipment we would recommend.
Editing is an essential stage in creating any podcast, if done well it can breathe life into your podcast and ensure you really hold the listeners attention. Editing a podcast will typically involve seamlessly removing any mistakes or moments where the hosts have paused for thought (even professionals can struggle to think fast on the spot!) as well as adding in appropriate intro and outro music, sound beds to set the mood and sfx and atmospheres to illustrate the current topic of conversation.
It’s also advisable to edit a podcast down from a longer recording in order to keep the conversation moving at a comfortable pace. To get a good idea of how long your podcast should be, consider who your audience is and how you’d like them to listen to it. Is it something people might listen to on their commute? If so you could go into more detail on your subjects and aim for a longer duration.
At Casual Films we can also provide equipment and expert advice in order for you to build your own podcast studio within your office. This makes it much more convenient for your staff to produce high quality content, we’ll teach you how to handle the recording whilst we handle the trickier editing and post production.
We’ll work with your needs and requirements to find a suitable place in your office, and recommend the best equipment for the job. We can then advise you on installation and we’ll be on hand to run you through how to use your new studio. When you’re happy with what you’ve recorded you can send the files to Casual Films for editing, we’ll add music and any extra sound you might need, as well editing out any mistakes and adding a professional layer of polish.