04 JULY 2016
written by Mike
In the fourth episode of my miniseries Casefile: Making a Podcast, we edit main content. But! We have two tasks to do:
– edit out the mistakes
– create musical cues
I receive selected takes by the author, so I don’t need to worry about that. However, there are still mistakes I need to get rid of – noise, bumps, clicks. The first edit I do in Pro Tools. The structure is in place, and I want to keep it that way, that’s why creating a group is important.
The second task is to build musical cues. They will come as markers, tips for Andrew and me. Second composer. These markers say things like “dramatic music,” slow strings,” suspense.” They are not orders, just guides that help to come quickly up with the score that fits the episode.
I do these two tasks at the same time while listening to the episode.
Casefile started as a hobby project, a true crime podcast with a focus on lesser known cases. It quickly grew in popularity and notoriety. At an early stage, I joined the podcast and helped with production and music composition. Soon the downloads reached more than million a month, all by word of mouth and no paid advertisement. The show grew, and the team expanded. Alex, producer and publisher from Paragon Collective and Andrew Joslyn, incredibly talented composer who worked with bands such as Macklemore joined to take the show to new heights. With every episode, fanbase grows, and Casefile becomes a top true crime podcast to follow.
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