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January 29, 2020 6:00–8:00 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Studio 234
Digital Media

Podcasting 101

Taught by Michael Anthony Betts, II

About the Workshop

Duke MFA EDA student Michael Betts II will provide this overview of podcasting appropriate for anyone interested in starting their own. He’ll discuss:

  • 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 meets in room 234 of the Rubenstein Arts Center:
get directions – parking info

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students including undergraduates, graduates, and professionals (including health professionals), faculty, and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s Duke Arts Create workshops go live on Friday morning at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins and waitlist registers. Email if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).