Online Workshop: Art of the Interview (Quarantine Edition)


Sliding Scale: $40-60
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Want to fine-tune your interviewing skills for your next documentary? Looking to create a record of a family member’s reminiscences? Does social distancing seem like a great time to start a remote interview-based podcast? Pick up some tips in this workshop! Art of the Interview will help you navigate the ethical and technical considerations of preparing for and conducting recorded interviews. Learn how to build respectful connections with interviewees and encourage candid and honest responses. Practice your techniques in an interview you conduct and record outside of the virtual classroom, and get feedback from the instructor and your peers.

This is an online Production workshop that will include assignments to be completed between workshop sessions.

Topics include:

  • Pre-Production/Planning
  • Boundaries and Ethical Concerns
  • Engaging Your Subject
  • Problem-Solving
  • Interviews for Different Styles/Genres
  • Camera, Lighting and Audio Set-Ups
  • Considerations for Recording Remote Interviews

Capacity: 8 students | Duration: 6 hrs

Prerequisite(s): Camera Fundamentals and Audio Fundamentals are recommended.

Materials: You will need a computer or other device that can connect to the internet and support Zoom video conferencing. To participate in the outside assignments, you will need a way to record audio for you and your interviewee.

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Winter/Spring 2020
Thu 6/11 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Thu 6/18 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Thu 6/25 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Chloe Zimmerman