PODCASTING

MIN2POD

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

In this subject students learn how to use audio and vision through the context of the podcast. Topics covered will include how sound and vision can help tell a story, and how to make the sounds and visuals blend withwords. Students will learn the basics of audio and visuals, how to capture them and edit them. They will also learn how to create, develop and tell a story in the context of a podcast, including how to to write to the audio and visuals and develop and practice presenting skills to enable the production of compelling podcasts. Students will be expected to critically assess podcasts, edit podcasts, and finally, use their skills to create their own podcasts.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIvo Burum

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of 60 credit points of subjects at first-year level.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is compulsory for students enrolled in the Journalism, Media Industries and Sport Journalism majors of the Bachelor of Media and Communication. It is recommended that students enrolled in Journalism and Media Industries undertake the subject in Semester One (unless with coordinator approval to enrol in Semester Two). It is recommended that students enrolled in Sport Journalism undertake the subject in Semester Two (unless with coordinator approval to enrol in Semester One).

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand the basic elements required of audio and visual material so they are able to be used in podcasts.

Activities:
Introduction and discussion of a range of audio genres. Discussion of how narratives are developed using audio Critiquing of different audio items from technical and content perspectives.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Critically evaluate existing podcasts for structural and technical components, including content, style and audio/visual quality.

Activities:
Instruction of ethical norms and emerging best practices for broadcasting Example based critiquing of audio or audio visual items
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Select and record appropriate sound for use in an audio podcast to a publishable standard.

Activities:
Introduction to audio editing principles Developing technical proficiency in audio editing practice
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Select and record basic visuals for the audio/visual podcast to a publishable standard.

Activities:
Introduction to visual editing principles Developing technical proficiency in visual editing practice
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

05. Plan and create a podcast using recorded audio and visual elements, taking into account the opportunities and risks involved in broadcasting the podcast.

Activities:
Development of an audio visual story concept In weekly workshops and assessments. Recording and sourcing audio and visual elements for story Editing and presenting audio visual piece to class and to broadcast outlet (for instance, upstart network)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIvo Burum

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critique of audio (1200 word equivalent)Assessing good audio and good video content. Students are to find a podcast with all of the interesting elements in broadcast including specific graphics and audio, and critique the podcasts.30 01, 02
Production (1200 word equivalent)Working in groups of two. The coordinator is to organise and supply a range of real life promo or story opportunities to be written into podcasts, which are then recorded and edited. (30%). The promos and stories are for either Upstart Media Network (UMN) itself or for university departments, with a view for them to be used on UMN. This activity also includes an assessment of the inherent opportunities and30 02, 03, 04, 05
Presentation piece (1800 word equivalent)Pick a role (technical or journalism). Team up in groups of two. You are to create an idea for a visual podcast (to be approved by your tutor). You will then shoot, present and edit the visual podcast, including an assessment the opportunities and risks that the podcast gives rise to. This will be marked for skill in research, writing, editing, the use of audio & visuals, and presentation. 40 01, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIvo Burum

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critique of audio (1200 word equivalent)Assessing good audio and good video content. Students are to find a podcast with all of the interesting elements in broadcast including specific graphics and audio, and critique the podcasts.30 01, 02
Production (1200 word equivalent)Working in groups of two. The coordinator is to organise and supply a range of real life promo or story opportunities to be written into podcasts, which are then recorded and edited. (30%). The promos and stories are for either Upstart Media Network (UMN) itself or for university departments, with a view for them to be used on UMN. This activity also includes an assessment of the inherent opportunities and30 02, 03, 04, 05
Presentation piece (1800 word equivalent)Pick a role (technical or journalism). Team up in groups of two. You are to create an idea for a visual podcast (to be approved by your tutor). You will then shoot, present and edit the visual podcast, including an assessment the opportunities and risks that the podcast gives rise to. This will be marked for skill in research, writing, editing, the use of audio & visuals, and presentation. 40 01, 03, 04, 05