The podcast aims to serve as a channel to share the ideas behind the school and the approaches that are taken by the participating people. One initial motivation was to capture and document the classes (or the teaching). While teaching materials or video/audio recordings of the actual classes are options for that goal, this podcast could focus more on having the teachers talk about the philosophy and pedagogy of the school.
The first few installments could feature:
Founders & steering committee of sfpc, discussing the generic topics such as
the philosophy behind sfpc
the school's history so far
its future goals and plans
Teachers participating in this summer's code poetry session, discussing their take on the medium and their approach on teaching
As the working flow gets established, it might be a good idea to reach out to:
Teachers from upcoming & past sessions
Alumni not directly involved but continuing their work in interesting ways
keep it short (preferably < 30min)
keep it focused
keywords: code, art, poetry, technology, etc... but probably better to be more specific than that. It could be one or a couple of recurring questions.
prepare questions list / script beforehand
think of talking guidelines fitting target audience: for example, how much should some terminology be explained easily?
having a host is probably a good idea
having a person in charge for recording, editing and publishing is a must
having transcripts is good, but also labor-intensive. sharing just related links and course materials (in case of teachers) will be easier and yet still helpful (it's really necessary).
Do a test record at Babycastles
Define audio edit procedures
Audacity is the go-to tool, any other DAW that the person in charge is familiar with will work too
ozone 6 is a nice plug-in for things such as noise reduction
Waves X-noise will also do well
compression(not file compression) will be needed. but I also think ozone 6 has presets for podcasting, should work fine enough
(I have one of these if you want to test) . as I recall they record *very* big / raw files however -- I'm not sure this is ideal. I don't remember alot of compression options on capture and also the system can be a bit finicky (it doesn't really detect format problems and just shows black if the camera is giving an incompatible format. I usually have to use a TV to adjust settings on a camera w/ this recorder).