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February 17, 2020 4:00–6:00 pm
Leadership Development and Social Action Office (Few Quad)
Digital Media

Podcasting 101: A Collaboration with Student Leadership

Taught by Michael Anthony Betts, II

About the Workshop

Duke MFA EDA student Michael Betts II will provide an overview of podcasting appropriate for anyone interested in starting their own. In collaboration with Student Leadership, this workshop will highlight the power of storytelling for social change and cover these topic areas:

  • deciding if podcasting is right for you;
  • thinking through podcasting topics and current types;
  • getting gear (and the gear you already own without even knowing it);
  • ensuring good audio quality;
  • editing;
  • deciding when and how often to release content; and
  • careers in podcasting

Bring a charged laptop, a smartphone, and some headphones, and you’ll be cooking in no time!

About the Instructor

Michael Anthony Betts II is currently in Duke’s Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts program. He is a sound designer with almost 20 years of audio experience. As he says,  “I am a child at heart and sound has always allowed me to play. I describe myself as Bruce Wayne’s little brother T’challa—given we both have really cool toys. As a sound guy, I can’t help but be enamored with a material that literally uses vibration to harden. (Vibranium. . . yes I’m a nerd and proud of it!)” In the summer of 2019, Betts TA’d for Peabody Award winner and longtime NPR radio journalist John Biewen for his annual summer audio intensives at the Center for Documentary Studies.

About the Location

This workshop will meet at the Office of Student Leadership, FF 107 Few Quad, which is across from the Allen Building and near the main West campus bus stop.

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About DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).