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Adventures in Podcasting and Video

One of my goals in 2010 was to teach myself how to create lecture with audio and post them  on YouTube. At this time, it was a far flung technological adventure for an artist to use YouTube for content.  Since then YouTube is a regular content resource for all ages and professions.  Are you using YouTube to create visibility for your art or craft?

Chocolate Obsession© 2005
Recycled tin cans, sterling silver,
plastic, aluminum foil, brass.
Artist:Harriete Estel Berman
Photo Credit: Philip Cohen

In the past, I converted some of my past presentations and uploaded the Powerpoints with audio to Youtube. 

To record audio,  I used free software called Audacity.  It has more features than I have even used so far. The only issue is that it is time-consuming to get the voice perfected. Practice and practice, and practice. I am starting to catch on to this recording thing and be comfortable listening to my voice.  

Synchronizing your recorded audio with the images is time-consuming to get it perfect.

A Covid pandemic update is that even Zoom lectures and panel discussions are uploaded to Youtube.   

Video is an effective way to share your art and craft with a larger audience.
If you don't have the opportunity to be part of Craft In America or PBS, there is nothing stopping you from creating your own content using your computer or phone.  

I am living with my flawed efforts to share the information, but don't let your perfectionist tendencies stop you from experimenting. Making mistakes is how you get to practice and improve.  Let me know what you think and how to improve for the next time. 

To update this post, I have added lectures and panel discussions that I have participated in the past few years. 

Craft In American: Jewelry episode

Obverse Obsession © 2005
Chocolate Pot constructed from post
consumer recycled tin cans, sterling
silver, plastic, aluminum foil, brass.
Artist: Harriete Estel Berman
Photo Credit: Philip Cohen

Obverse Obsession Chocolate Pot by Harriete Estel Berman

California Dream Teapot

Professional Guidelines Introduction

Professional Guidelines; Inventory Records: Documentation and Provenance

Ornament Magazine and Craft Optimism Artist Webinar

Image File Names for Better Search Engine Optimization

The Fabrication Process for Consuming Conversation teacups

Unpacking & Display Checking the Cost of Gun Violence



The Pencil Symposium - a discussion about the impact of standardized testing on education.

Thanks for listening.



This post was updated on February 5, 2022, to provide current links.