Running sheets and SYNboards
A smooth production relied on good organisation and teamwork. Running sheets help you to organise your time and let everyone know what they should be doing.
Each participant will present their segment with one of the their team working with them as the producer, and the other as the audio technician. Everyone (presenter, producer and audio tech) will benefit from using the running sheet to know exactly what is happening and what they should be doing.
The role of the presenter is to present the segment.
The role of the producer is to oversee the production of the segment. They need to be aware of the time and to notify the presenter when to wind up or move on to the next part of the segment.
The role of the audio technician is to maintain the standards of quality audio throughout the recording.
Elements of your podcast
Intro: introduces the whole podcast, introduces the group, states themes or topics, maps out what will be happening throughout the podcast.
Bridges between segments: provides links between each segment, can be done using a voiceover or musical theme, or both.
Outro: Wraps up the podcast and reminds the listener of what they heard: themes, ideas, etc. Reinforces the key ideas and themes of the podcast.
Use SYNboards to create running sheets and write scripts for all parts of your podcast. Try the Flow Chart SYNboard, or if you have Excel, try the Spreadsheet SYNboard.
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