I’ve been analysing the time it takes to produce each episode of The 9pm Edict podcast, and the results are disturbing.
Well, they disturbed me.
The Short Version
Audio recording is a relatively small part of the process. My workflows are inefficient, because I’m always playing with the format rather than settling into a routine, let alone automating things.
On a personal note, lack of confidence sometimes slows the creative process. Thanks, brain. I also spend more time fussing over the audio mix than is probably warranted.
The time taken to produce each episode is usually 10x or even 20x longer than the finished podcast. The crowdfunded budget falls way short of proper compensation. And that doesn’t even take into account the time taken to do that crowdfunding.
The Long Version
What I just said, but with charts, and much more background information.
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