Category Archives: Rough Cuts

Workshops: Discussion Episodes Rough Cuts

As you listen to to your group members’ rough cuts, consider the following questions–and be ready to talk about them during Tuesday’s Zoom workshop:

1. Is the episode topic focused? Could it use sharpening?

2. How would you fill in for X and Y in a story sentence: “This is a story about X, and it’s interesting because Y.”

3. How would you describe the episode’s structure–or arc? Does the arc contain any smaller arcs within it?

4. How might the episodes be edited to improve the structure?

5. How is the sound quality? Are the voices clear and free of echo? Is the volume of each voice consistent with the others? Would you suggest any production techniques for improving the sound?

6. How is the editing throughout the episode? Does the editing propel the story? Are transitions handled well? Do you have suggestions for polishing?

“Permanent Visitors” Rough Cut

Podcast: “Tell Me More with Shmyah Hoppie”

Title Episode : “Permanent Visitors”

Podcast One Liner:  “Tell Me More with Shmyah Hoppie” looks for understanding rather than the answers to some of today’s most uncomfortable questions.

Episode One Liner:  “Permanent Visitors” takes a look at modern day migration and the phenomenon behind “Transplant Culture” with a former New Yorker,  Shar Bell, who has experienced it all firsthand.

Episode Description : Born and raised in New York City, 25-Year-Old Shar Bell has found herself miles away from what she calls home. As thousands of non native residents settle into the Big Apple, she can’t help but to suggest that this new reality has caused the separation. New York City has always attracted newcomers, But to many natives as of late, it has felt like the transplant community has become a conflicting force to NYC culture. And it isn’t just NYC, “ Transplanting” has been a hot topic for many other urban cities/areas across the country. In this episode, we learn how “Transplant Culture ” has altered the lives and experiences for city natives like Shar.

When Gym-Rats Talk – Rough Cut
The cover image is not done yet I still have something else in mind and some more edits I need to do. Thinking about including more music and adjusting the volume some more.

Arianna Arce’s Podcast

Title: Age of Influencers

One Liner: Arianna Arce’s Age of Influencers analyzes how the surge of social media influencers impacts our every day lives.

Blueprint: Age of Influencers is a podcast that provides insight on the impact and power social media influencers have in today’s day in age. It is for social media users who are interested in becoming influencers or simply understanding how they are so heavily influenced in their day-to-day lives by influencers. This project analyzes the difference between the period before social media was introduced vs. today.

I will be interviewing my cousin Jenny (this Thursday after class *officially*) who has had a large following ever since the MySpace days.

My questions for Jenny are:

Can she make a living off of influencing?

How many hours does it take her to film content?

Does she think its important to have a niche?

Does she think influencers are going to become less important as time goes on?

What tips does she have for people who want to grow a following right now?

How have things changed for her over the years, from being “MySpace famous” to having a huge following on Instagram?

How did her content catch Rihanna’s attention? (Who invited her backstage)

Does she see herself doing this forever?

What impact does she think influencers have on the rest of the population?

Do companies typically have a better ROI after working with her?


I’m still working on cutting through the conversation and clearing the audio. This is what I have so far.