How to Start Your Own Video Podcast

MXL Condensor Microphone

Let’s Get Ready To Start Your Own Podcast

One fun fact about me is that I have always been an audiophile. I love everything that has to do with sound, sound production and also recording. With podcasting, YouTube and vlogging being so common, how to record is a hot topic. In today’s article, I will talk about what I’ve learned about how to start your own video podcast. 

When I first decided to begin offering live music lessons for our members here on ColorMeMozart.com, I knew we were going to have to overcome some technical challenges. First and foremost, how do we actually do it? You may not think that recording a live lesson involves a lot of steps, Thought it would be fun to share what goes into a podcast type event.

Recording Equipment

One of the biggest surprises I had was realizing how much actual equipment was needed. At first I thought a camera and a microphone and I was set. Boy was I wrong. The other particular challenge I was faced with was that I needed a two-camera setup. I needed one camera to film my face and the other to point at my hands so people could see what I was doing. It needed to be as close to a private lesson as possible. I even recorded an unboxing video for the cooling pad, check it out here.

Here’s a small list of I eventually needed:

  • 1st Camera: Canon T3i
  • 2nd Camera: Webcam from my MacBook Pro
  • OBS Capture Software
  • Camera Live
  • Laptop cooler to keep laptop from overhating
  • AKG Condensor microphone
  • USB-C adapter
  • Lighting equipment
  • Boom arm tripod with counterweight
  • Adapter for DSLR

As you can see, the list got quite larger than I thought at first. The good news is however, that it is lots of fun to do. Seeing it all come together and then recording our first live lesson was a huge thrill. Now comes the tweaking week after week to get better and better quality but that is half the fun. 

Are You Looking Into Video Podcasting?

If you’re been interested in learning how to start recording your own video podcast, I want to encourage you to go for it. Although it may seem overwhelming at first, if you take it step by step, you’ll ba amazed at how high a quality you can achieve.

Conclusion

Even with all the challenges that presented themselves, I had a great time recording my first live lessons. This Friday I will also try my first interview and podcast so I am equally excited for that adventure. 

If you are on the fence, I encourage you to go for it. An untested idea is not worth having. The experience alone will be a great one and you may discover that the world of recording was a hobby that’s been waiting for you all this time. Happy recording!

DSLR Adapter
Laptop Hivat Cooling Pad
Counterweight for Tripod
Korg Sp-250 Keyboard
Boom Arm Tripod

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