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A Practical Lesson in Stronger Interviewing for Audio Recording

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METRO Library Council

599 11th Avenue

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New York, NY 10036

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A Practical Lesson in Stronger Interviewing for Audio Recording


Stories make people real instead of statistics. If audio quality is not good, or if interviews do not capture a mood or emotion well, listeners will tune out. To leverage the power of the human voice and reach an audience in a media-savvy world, it makes a difference to get it right. This workshop will teach oral historians and library podcasters how to conduct a strong interview. It can be difficult to get a great recording, and interviewing is an essential element that often gets overlooked. With a few tips and tricks, participants can improve their recording skills to get a deeper result.


This workshop will cover the following topics:
1) microphone placement and recording levels;
2) writing and structuring thoughtful questions for any project;
3) what interviewers can do to make their interviewees feel more comfortable; and
4) the “do’s” and “don’ts” of conducting an interview.

The workshop will include a hands-on section where participants write questions and interview each other. If anyone taking the workshop has a project in progress, we can help them with it as a class.

Agenda:
  • 3:00 - 4:00 lecture/discussion time - mic placement, listening to a room, writing questions, making your subject comfortable
  • 4:00 - 5:00 activity time - writing questions for a scenario, writing questions for each other and interviewing each other

About our facilitator
Jamie Courville has spent the last two decades working with storytelling. Many of those were wearing one hat or another in the film business sassily doing continuity for Muppets, editing video art and documentaries and founding a video collective. These days, she likes to record the voices and faces of people who are seldom heard and share them to make the world a less lonely place. She is ever exploring how to get more voices to more ears. Jamie is also in production of her first feature length documentary Gowanus Current, noting the rapid changes happening to one Brooklyn neighborhood.


What to bring
  • A pencil and paper
  • Any projects or interview questions that you're already working on




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