Oct 2, 2022
"Your Voices, Your Talent" - Special Guests - Episode 35
This podcast was recorded before a live audience in the gym during 'Opening Ceremony,' our morning assembly. It was a first for me, to record a 'live' show. I asked Jessica Keaster to co-host it with me because of two special guests on this show: Reina Ley and Landon Madsen. Reina was on NBC's The Voice, earlier this month (Sept 2022). Also this month, Landon performed at our talent show, Franklin's Got Talent, and won third place. Both performances revealed something about all our students - the often unspoken talent rushing these hallways, juggling between classes and athletic events, and practicing their 'art' whenever they can.
Mrs. Keaster and I have had the privilege of having you students in our classes, so this podcast is our way of celebrating your achievements, with the hope it inspires others at Benjamin Franklin High School! This podcast also served as an assignment for students in my zero-hour elective, Writing and Publishing in the Digital Age. They set up the cameras, and mics, and will be using this event for an upcoming 'story.' Getting the audio right in a large space like a gymnasium is tricky, to say the least. But I love the challenge. After all, this podcast, produced in the Computer Lab, a place where we experiment!
* When Reina Ley _performed on __The Voice_, judges Gwen Stefani and Camila Cabello competed to have her on their team. I included a clip from that event here because it gives listeners better context as to why this was a momentous event.
* Audio for parts of this podcast were taken from the video camera feed, and from my back-up podcasting recorder, a ZoomH4N Pro. If you sense a change in quality, that's why. It's quite an interesting challenge editing three feeds.
* Audio feeds from two mics through were piped through an audio interface called the Scarlet Focusrite. I am grateful to our Boosters, who provided funds for this.