Intro to Podcasting

Podcasting Primer

Audio-based programming known as podcasting has exploded in recent years as a way of communicating stories. Learn how you can create podcasts in this introductory course.  We’ll review the difference between podcasting and broadcasting, explore different types of content and discuss how to curate an interesting podcast. Basic use of our podcasting recording set-up will be demonstrated. Students will be asked to record a podcast interview before the second class, which will then cover the use of Audacity (free downloadable software) and basic audio editing, including adding copyright-free music. The course will end with notes on regulation, distribution and syndication.

You can sign up & pay for the event online by clicking here: Podcasting Primer Class. Or you can pay in person or by mail. Email anne@matv.org for more info.

Wednesdays, October 3, 10 & 17 7:00 – 9:00pm

Fee: $30          Instructor: Heather McCormack

Instructor Heather McCormack is the Boston Free Radio Manager & the Youth Media Coordinator at Somerville Media Center. She is passionate about using the power of community media to engage all people in telling their stories, especially those that are traditionally underrepresented. She is the producer of the biweekly podcast “Make It Stop,” reviewing the worst albums of all times. It can be found at makeitstopcast.podbean.com.

 

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MATV Wins Award

 

MATV staffers pose after shooting one of the scenes from “It’s a Wonderful Life … in Malden.”

MATV recently won first place in the “Access Center Promo” category for “It’s a Wonderful Life … in Malden,” produced in 2016. The award was part of the Video Festival of the Alliance for Community Media Northeast Region which attracts of hundreds of entries in a variety of categories from the Northeastern states.

Featuring MATV staff and many members of the Malden community, the 14-minute film is a takeoff of the original Frank Capra classic, with MATV, Malden’s Media Center, at the center of it. We plan to have a community holiday screening of the piece, so stay tuned for details. You can also watch the full piece online by clicking here.