The Enthusiasm Project

Tom Buck

My name is Tom and this is The Enthusiasm Project! Join me each week for deep dives exploring the world of what it means to be an independent creator on YouTube, audio/video production, and keeping a positive, enthusiastic mindset along the way. read less
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Episodes

The Creator Middle Class Does Not Exist
Apr 29 2024
The Creator Middle Class Does Not Exist
Send a text message to the show!Heather joins the podcast this week to talk about an often ignored and minimized group of creators who aren't just starting out, but also aren't "mega channels" with huge teams and budgets– creators who have much more in common with local small business owners than Mr. Beast, despite both sharing the title of "Creator."Heather's Video:https://youtu.be/NAg4LDhRNGg?si=sXVLSsmTq4S1Kk4k🎙This week's  mics:•Shure SM7B (Tom)https://geni.us/tepsm7b•Shure SM58 (Heather)https://geni.us/fNPEFQG•Both mics were running through the Rodecaster Pro II on a custom SM7B preset.•Send a voice, text, or video message to be included in a future episode!tom@enthusiasmproject.com or use the audio submission button at himynameistom.com!•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••🎯Support the Showhttps://patreon.com/tombuckhttps://buymeacoffee.com/tombuck•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••📲 Connect!•All My Podcasts: https://himynameistom.com/podcasts•YouTube: www.youtube.com/tombuck S12E8 | Series Episode 172Affiliate links mean I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. This helps support the show at no additional cost to you.Podcast Artwork by Kevin RamirezOriginal theme music written by Patrick Boberg and performed by Mike AlvarezSupport the Show.
NAB 2024 Recap: Gear & Tears!
Apr 22 2024
NAB 2024 Recap: Gear & Tears!
Send a text message to the show!NAB 2024 was an absolutely incredibe experience. I made a recap video that shares a bit about the conventiopnm, but then dives into some of my more personal feelings related to all of the amazing people who have helped me to feel contextualized as a person. This episode dives into what I learned when trying to make an event recap video along with some of the cool things I saw and learned at NAB (keeping the choked-upness to a minimum 😁 )My NAB recap video:https://youtu.be/N1eSdgMVMOY?si=GYH5c47S8czPHrzp🎙This week's  mics:•Lewitt RAYhttps://geni.us/lewittray•The Ray was running through the Rodecaster Duo on the Broadcaster preset.•Send a voice, text, or video message to be included in a future episode!tom@enthusiasmproject.com or use the audio submission button at himynameistom.com!•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••🎯Support the Showhttps://patreon.com/tombuckhttps://buymeacoffee.com/tombuck•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••📲 Connect!•All My Podcasts: https://himynameistom.com/podcasts•YouTube: www.youtube.com/tombuck S12E7 | Series Episode 171Affiliate links mean I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. This helps support the show at no additional cost to you.Podcast Artwork by Kevin RamirezOriginal theme music written by Patrick Boberg and performed by Mike AlvarezSupport the Show.
Quitting My Job To Be A Content Creator: 3 Years Later
Apr 8 2024
Quitting My Job To Be A Content Creator: 3 Years Later
Send a text message to the show!I left my full time teaching job just over 3 years ago to be a full time content creator. My wife Heather joins the show this week to take a look back on lessons learned and some of the lesser known aspect of this job.Check out Heather's Channel:https://youtube.com/heatherjustcreate🎙This week's  mics:•Rode NT1 Signature Serieshttps://geni.us/nt1signatureseries (Amazon)•Blue Sonahttps://geni.us/sonamic (Amazon) •Shure Sm7Bhttps://geni.us/tepsm7b (Amazon)•The NT1SS was running through the Rodecaster Duo on the NT1 preset. •The SM7B and Sona were sunning through the Mackie DLZ Creator XS.•Send a voice, text, or video message to be included in a future episode!tom@enthusiasmproject.com or use the audio submission button at himynameistom.com!•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••🎯Support the Showhttps://patreon.com/tombuckhttps://buymeacoffee.com/tombuck•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••📲 Connect!•All My Podcasts: https://himynameistom.com/podcasts•YouTube: www.youtube.com/tombuck S12E6 | Series Episode 170Affiliate links mean I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. This helps support the show at no additional cost to you.Podcast Artwork by Kevin RamirezOriginal theme music written by Patrick Boberg and performed by Mike AlvarezSupport the Show.
Staying Authentic in the Age of AI
Mar 18 2024
Staying Authentic in the Age of AI
Send a text message to the show!(This is an AI generated episode description just for fun 😬)Discover the future of creation at the intersection of artificial intelligence and human ingenuity! Our latest podcast episode delves into the exciting realm of AI-enhanced art, music, and design, showcasing its transformative potential for creators worldwide. I'll also share my hands-on impressions of the Rode NT1 Signature Series microphone, discussing both its sleek design and its performance in my recording setup, offering insights that could shape your next audio investment.This journey isn't just about the tools, but also the people behind them. We raise a toast to Bailey, our superstar moderator, who recently blew our minds with an AI-generated voice clone in his heartfelt message. As we unravel the authenticity of the AI craze, we also hint at a mysterious new microphone with advanced capabilities that's under wraps. Plus, I recount my own transformative experience with the Quest 3 headset, reinforcing how personal encounters with tech can redefine our daily lives and creative endeavors.As we wrap up, our conversation turns to the ethics of AI in content creation, especially for YouTube creators. I discuss the limitations of AI-generated scripts, underscoring the irreplaceable value of personal touch and authenticity that resonates with viewers. We also look at how AI can be a partner in the creative process, assisting with content validation and idea generation, rather than a replacement. Join us as we explore these nuances and celebrate AI's supportive role in augmenting our content creation journey, all while maintaining the heartfelt connection that's at the core of every great story.Anyway...🎙This week's  mic:•Rode NT1 Signature Serieshttps://geni.us/nt1signatureseries (Amazon)•The NT1SS was running through the Mackie DLZ Creator XS.•Send a voice, text, or video message to be included in a future episode!tom@enthusiasmproject.com or use the audio submission button at himynameistom.com!•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••🎯Support the Showhttps://patreon.com/tombuckhttps://buymeacoffee.com/tombuck•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••📲 Connect!•All My Podcasts: https://himynameistom.com/podcasts•YouTube: www.youtube.com/tombuck S12E3 | Series Episode 167Affiliate links mean I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. This helps support the show at no additional cost to you.Podcast Artwork by Kevin RamirezOriginal theme music written by Patrick Boberg and performed by Mike AlvarezSupport the Show.
Podcasting on YouTube: The Hows, Whys, and Huhs?!
Nov 27 2023
Podcasting on YouTube: The Hows, Whys, and Huhs?!
Send a text message to the show!I've been waiting over a year for this: you can now import an existing RSS feed as a podcast to YouTube! This means that YouTube is essentially available as a podcast directory and anyone with an existing audio-only podcast can take advantage of everything it has to offer.But of course as the monkey paw curls, it's not perfect. There are definitely some issues and caveats to  be aware of, especially if you want to incorporate a podcast into an existing channel, so let's cover it all from start to finish!🎙This week's  mic:•Earthworks ETHOShttps://bhpho.to/3CthFs4 (B&H)•The ETHOS was running through the Rodecaster Pro II with  my custom SM7B preset.•Send a voice, text, or video message to be included in a future episode!tom@enthusiasmproject.com or use the audio submission button at himynameistom.com!•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••🎯Support the Showhttps://patreon.com/tombuckhttps://buymeacoffee.com/tombuck•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••📲 Connect!•All My Podcasts: https://himynameistom.com/podcasts•YouTube: www.youtube.com/tombuck S11E9 | Series Episode 163Affiliate links mean I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. This helps support the show at no additional cost to you.Podcast Artwork by Kevin RamirezOriginal theme music written by Patrick Boberg and performed by Mike AlvarezSupport the Show.
How to Create a Video Podcast
Oct 23 2023
How to Create a Video Podcast
Send a text message to the show!Adding video to your podcast can be a huge challenge, so this episode breaks down the different components of a sustainable video podcasting workflow to help you decide whether or not the juice is worth the squeeze!• Here are some recommended podcasting setups:https://himynameistom.com/setups• Use promo code "ENTHUSIASM" for 10% off of my podcasting and video editing courses! https://himynameistom.com/courses•Ecamm Live (my preferred podcasting/streaming software):https://geni.us/ecammtom🎙This week's gear:I'm using a "Mystery Mic" that I can't reveal just yet, but it was running through the Mackie DLZ Creator. I've had some issues with the DLZ in the past, but recent updates have made things work a lot better and I'm liking it quite a bit. •Send a voice, text, or video message to be included in a future episode!tom@enthusiasmproject.com or use the audio submission button at himynameistom.com!•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••🎯Support the Showhttps://patreon.com/tombuckhttps://buymeacoffee.com/tombuck•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••📲 Connect!•All My Podcasts: https://himynameistom.com/podcasts•YouTube: www.youtube.com/tombuck S11E4 | Series Episode 160Affiliate links mean I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. This helps support the show at no additional cost to you.Podcast Artwork by Kevin RamirezOriginal theme music written by Patrick Boberg and performed by Mike AlvarezSupport the Show.
How to Start Your Own Podcast
Oct 16 2023
How to Start Your Own Podcast
Send a text message to the show!Have you ever thought about starting a podcast but don't know where to begin? This week's episode walks you through the basic process to get your show up and running! This is essentially a very condensed overview of my DIY podcasting course, The Podcaster Playbook. Use promo code "ENTHUSIASM" for 10% off if you think it's a good fit for you and your podcasting journey. 🎙This week's microphone:Audio Technica AT897: https://bhpho.to/3P7YwSL (B&H)Here's my full review on it: https://youtu.be/5o8g5CqHCMgThe AT897 was running through the Rodecaster Pro II using the Rode Broadcaster preset. This is not normally how this shotgun mic is supposed to be used, but it's fun to see how it works as a podcast mic!•Send a voice, text, or video message to be included in a future episode!tom@enthusiasmproject.com or use the audio submission button at himynameistom.com!•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••🎯Support the Showhttps://patreon.com/tombuckhttps://buymeacoffee.com/tombuck•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••📲 Connect!•All My Podcasts: https://himynameistom.com/podcasts•YouTube: www.youtube.com/tombuck S11E3 | Series Episode 159Affiliate links mean I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. This helps support the show at no additional cost to you.Podcast Artwork by Kevin RamirezOriginal theme music written by Patrick Boberg and performed by Mike AlvarezSupport the Show.
Podcast Mixer Buyer’s Guide: Everything From Rodecasters to Clonecasters!
Oct 9 2023
Podcast Mixer Buyer’s Guide: Everything From Rodecasters to Clonecasters!
Send a text message to the show!Between Rodecasters, Gigcasters, Mixcasters...all the 'Casters, it can be tough to decide which audio recorder/mixer/interface is best for you. This episode breaks down some of the most popular and capable podcast mixers along with some of my recommendations for which ones suit which needs best. 🔉 Here are the mixers that I discuss:•Rodecaster Pro II: https://bhpho.to/3wCwaqI (B&H)•Rodecaster Duo: https://bhpho.to/3VmWyRl (B&H)•Boss Gigcaster: https://geni.us/gigcaster (Amazon)•Mackie DLZ Creator: https://geni.us/FR4q (Amazon)🎙This week's microphone:Shure SM7B: https://geni.us/tepsm7b (Amazon)The SM7B was running through the Rodecaster Duo using a preset that I created after following the instructions in this video from Brodie Brazil and Home Studio Pro: https://youtu.be/U4hVGtdo5MYI💡Learn Something Awesome:•My Final Cut Pro editing course: https://learnfinalcutpro.com•My podcast production course: https://podcasterplaybook.com•Send a voice, text, or video message to be included in a future episode!tom@enthusiasmproject.com or use the audio submission button at himynameistom.com!•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••🎯Support the Showhttps://patreon.com/tombuckhttps://buymeacoffee.com/tombuck•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••📲 Connect!•All My Podcasts: https://himynameistom.com/podcasts•YouTube: www.youtube.com/tombuck S11E2 | Series Episode 158Affiliate links mean I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. This helps support the show at no additional cost to you.Podcast Artwork by Kevin RamirezOriginal theme music written by Patrick Boberg and performed by Mike AlvarezSupport the Show.
Season 11 Premiere! YouTube’s Invalid Traffic Nightmare is Seriously Hurting Creators
Oct 2 2023
Season 11 Premiere! YouTube’s Invalid Traffic Nightmare is Seriously Hurting Creators
Send a text message to the show!This one goes to 11! This first episode of Season 11 covers a bit of gear talk (including the new Shure Sm7dB) and then dives into the absolute nightmare that is YouTube's Invalid Traffic issue.• Daniel Batal's awesome Twitter post: https://x.com/Daniel_Batal/status/1706674029778674040?s=20•This video does an incredible job of explaining the YouTube advertiser issue which I believe is connected to Invalid Traffic: https://youtu.be/hWJrsz_cmas?si=CBl2HJ00QMsqsLTF• This article explains the issue with YouTube advertisers claiming to be misled. Interestingly enough, it appeared about a month before the recent surge of channels being struck with "invalid traffic."  🎙This week's microphone:Shure SM7dB: https://geni.us/sm7db (Amazon)The SM7B was running through the Rodecaster Pro II using a preset that I created after following the instructions in this video from Brodie Brazil and Home Studio Pro: https://youtu.be/U4hVGtdo5MYI💡Learn Something Awesome:•My Final Cut Pro editing course: https://learnfinalcutpro.com•My podcast production course: https://podcasterplaybook.com•Send a voice, text, or video message to be included in a future episode!tom@enthusiasmproject.com or use the audio submission button at himynameistom.com!•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••🎯Support the Showhttps://patreon.com/tombuckhttps://buymeacoffee.com/tombuck•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••📲 Connect!•All My Podcasts: https://himynameistom.com/podcasts•YouTube: www.youtube.com/tombuck S11E1 | Series Episode 157Affiliate links mean I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. This helps support the show at no additional cost to you.Podcast Artwork by Kevin RamirezOriginal theme music written by Patrick Boberg and performed by Mike AlvarezSupport the Show.