Douglas answers questions from students in Janet Wilcox’s online Voiceover class at UCLA Extension.
Kevin Smith — famous movie director — had a lot of success with his podcast and, the fact is, his podcast ranged everywhere. He would talk about Hollywood. He would talk about directing. He would talk about acting, but he talked about whatever really interested him, because, in that case, He was the niche for the podcast. It sounds a little weird to think of someone being a niche in themselves, but people tuned in to hear him and what he had to say about whatever topic he had something to say about. So, when you’re developing a podcast, you sort of have to think “What is this podcast really about?” and I think you’ll find that focusing on a particular area that interests you deeply, whatever you are passionate about, yeah, it’s probably going a fairly tight focus, but don’t let that limit you. One of the great things about podcasting and other forms of New Media is they can be whatever you want them to be.
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Royalty Free Music
Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com
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