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Is the AI tool the problem, or is it your prompt? 6 questions to ask

Sometimes, the AI tool really doesn't work for your project. Sometimes, the problem is you. Here's how to know the difference.

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How to edit short form video to attract the most views

Short-form video follows its own rules. Learn best practices for short-form platforms, plus tips for making the most engaging videos.

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What's a good number of podcast downloads?

Discover what constitutes a good number of podcast downloads. Learn how to improve your podcast's performance and track your downloads.

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10 New Year's resolutions for video creators
Whether you’re a seasoned filmmaker or just starting out, the journey is the same — we all strive to be better than we were. These ten New Year’s resolutions will help guide you towards honing your craft, building connections, and making 2024 your most successful year yet.
The YouTuber’s guide to the curiosity gap: How to keep your audience’s interest
Keeping your audience watching throughout your video is one of the best ways to succeed with the YouTube algorithm. The curiosity gap is the way to do that. Here's how.
3 YouTube analytics numbers you should be measuring — and how to fix them
YouTube analytics contains an overwhelming amount of information, and it's hard to know which you need to care about. Here are some of the most important metrics for channel success, and what they could be telling you.
How to build a film budget, one line item at a time
Before you set up a single camera, you're going to want to make a film budget. This article explains what a production budget might look like, what it should include, and how creating a really good one now will benefit all of your future projects.
The ultimate YouTube publishing checklist to maximize views
Whether you're a creator just for fun or relying on YouTube for income, this guide is your blueprint for success. Dive in and make your next video a standout hit!
How to create podcast promotional assets your guests will actually share
Getting guests to promote your podcast is tough, but you can make it easier by designing videograms, audiograms, and social images with them in mind.
How They Made It: Ross Sutherland of Imaginary Advice on podcasting's parallels with poetry
We spoke with Ross about how poetry led him to podcasting, how budget constraints led to his signature style, and why pursuing your passion as a full-time job may not be your best option.
Year-end lessons: What the best podcasts of 2023 can tell us about 2024
Best-of lists are a great way to see not just what critics are listening to, but what companies are making a splash, what genres are trending, and what stories people are looking to produce. 
Interviewing with empathy & sensitivity: Trauma-informed reporting 101
Sometimes the most interesting stories can be the most traumatic for a person to tell. By learning trauma-informed interviewing techniques, you can make the experience a more positive one for everyone involved.
6 commandments for co-hosting a podcast
Hear from five long-time podcasters about their secrets for shared success, how to manage the co-hosting relationship, and how to protect your show’s assets just in case anything goes wrong.
Descript's big AI feature release: New AI voices, AI Actions, and a whole lot more
We're piling a whole bunch of new AI features onto our plates between now and the end of the year—all built right into Descript’s workflows, all designed to help you find your creative flow as easily in audio and video editing as you can when you’re writing.
Descript now supports remote recording in 4K
Your podcast and video recordings are about to get stunningly, beautifully clear: SquadCast by Descript now supports 4K video recording. Paid Descript subscribers can now record in crystal-clear 4K quality.
Descript Season 5: SquadCast joins Descript. Easy, reliable remote recording + editing in one place
With the acquisition of SquadCast, Descript now offers reliable, easy remote recording for audio and video
AI image maker, easy invites & more June updates from Descript
Descript updates for June include an AI text-to-image feature, new ways to invite drive members, and a much-improved properties panel
Descript Season 4: Stability, quality, and new AI features
Since our last update, we've been heads-down focused on quality improvements, bug squashing, and making Descript more stable. Learn about all the stuff we’ve released the past few months and preview some exciting features we’ve got coming. 
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