We're going to be talking about podcast pre-production today, just really quick, a little bit about me, this is me. I spent the last six years making this show, it's about stuff like this, and this, and this, and this, and that's what I do. Okay, moving on, now, we're going to be talking about pre-production today, which is kind of a sometimes hard to understand term, but essentially what I'm defining that is, is anything between when you have an idea for something and until your first interview, right. So, my context, I'm going to be talking about this through is mostly through audio documentary, but I think that a lot of the stuff that we're going to be talking about is still applicable if you're producing work that's just like straight interviews, or personal diaries, or reporting, or maybe even like audio drama if that's what you work in. Because a lot of this stuff is really cross-applicable, but over the course of this presentation, I wanna talk about six different objectives, si...
x different things that we can take away from this. First is how to take an idea from nothing and like zoom in on it, right, like zoom in, cut out all the fluff. We're also gonna be talking about conceptualizing your stories, what I call dream tape, and we'll get into that in a minute. We're gonna be talking about visualizing and describing sound, we'll be talking about how to become a better listener, how to become a better recorder, we'll talk about interview prep, how to turn your ideas into questions for a source, and perhaps most importantly, we'll talk about how to compartmentalize and benefit from the existential dread that you are necessarily going to feel along this process.