Week 6 ~ ‘Show Don’t Tell’ a Podcast

Over the last 5 weeks I have been evaluating several of Noam Kroll’s blog posts and analysing the techniques he uses to capture his audience and also his approach to blogging as whole. However in this post I want to focus on Kroll’s featured podcasts.

In today’s society, podcasts are becoming more and more common in the blogging sphere. This purely comes down to the fact that podcasts appeal to specific interests, enthusiasms and the oral tradition of storytelling (Vanity Fair, 2016), which are things that definitely draw audiences in.

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As seen in his blogs, Kroll doesn’t shy away from giving lots of advice while sharing experiences from his professional career as a cinematographer, so by proclaiming these stories through a podcast, in my opinion makes these stories a lot more personal and allows an audience to connect with Kroll on a deeper level.

Furthermore, in his most recent podcast ‘Show Don’t Tell’ he talks to other fellow filmmakers about the overall process of making a film and the lessons they have learned over the years. The topics brought up in this podcast are very valuable, as I think it wouldn’t have the same affect if it was just a long written blog post.

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Noam Kroll is extremely clever for using podcasts as a way to capture and audience and make his blog an even better one. Podcasts are becoming more and more current in today’s society which is why I believe people are drawn to Kroll’s blog. This technique is one of his strongest by far and I look forward to keeping up with them in weeks to come!

 

References

Geek. (2013, March 22). Apple fixes its Podcasts app but too much damage has already been done – Geek.com. Retrieved from https://www.geek.com/apple/apple-fixes-its-podcasts-app-but-too-much-damage-has-already-been-done-1543764/

Noam Kroll. (2017). PODCAST: Why Making Movies Is Hard With Timothy Plain and Alrik Bursell. Retrieved from http://noamkroll.com/podcast-why-making-movies-is-hard-with-timothy-plain-and-alrik-bursell/

Spreaker. (2017). Bilingual Podcast – with Alejandro Marin. Retrieved from https://www.spreaker.com/show/bilingual

Wolcott, J. (2016, January 8). So, Like, Why Are We So Obsessed with Podcasts Right Now? Retrieved from https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/01/james-wolcott-on-podcasts

YRSDB. (2017). Pages – Understanding My Strengths, Interests and Values. Retrieved from http://www.yrdsb.ca/Students/IPP/Pages/Understanding-My-Strengths-Interests-and-Values.aspx

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