Welcome to the NL Sketchnoting, Graphic Recording, and Visual Thinking podcast where we celebrate the lives and work of visual thinkers and allow them to showcase things they are enthusiastic about!
Today, I’m talking to Birgit Smit, a professional graphic recorder from Amsterdam (actually Uithoorn, close to Amsterdam) who found me on Facebook while looking for IFVP members in The Netherlands.
Birgit specializes in live graphic recording on paper. She also creates awesome bespoke videoscribes and offers an in-person sketchnoting workshop that is both fun and immediately usable in practice.
I have a professional crush on Birgit. The way she works, the things she creates, her choice of materials and software, it’s all absolutely awesome and something to aspire to. Based on this interview, I bought a license for Sparkol VideoScribe and Tawe and have created my very first animated sketchnote with it. If you ever get a chance to meet or work with Birgit, do!
Want to learn more about Birgit? Check out her online presence:
The International Forum Of Visual Practitioners:
Sparkol Videoscribe (affiliate link):
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- The sounds used for podcast imaging are created by audionautix, musicradiocreative, and premiumbeat.
- All interviews were recorded in stereo with a Zoom H2N or in double mono with a Marantz Pro PMD661 recorder using a handheld AKG D230 dynamic mic, a Rode NTG2 condenser mic on a boompole, or a KEL HM-1 condenser mic on a mic arm resulting in a 96.0 kHz, 24-bit WAV file.
- Editing was done on a Macbook Pro using LogicPro X with iZotope RX 4, Alloy2, Nectar 2, and Ozone 6.
- Post production was done using Auphonic resulting in the final MP3 file for upload to Libsyn and distribution through iTunes and Stitcher.