Skilful interviewing part 2

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TOPIC: Getting the information you need via interview, and a practical experiment in achieving good sound quality.

READ: Metzler’s Tips for Interviewing
WATCH: Interviewing tips, by Brett Attwood, journalist and associate professor at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

CLASS EXERCISE: In groups of 2 to 4 (maximum), determine an idea for a vox pop. You will need to conduct a bit of research before you write your questions. Each person in your group should have a role, i.e. be the interviewer, the videographer, the sound person, or the talent scout (I’ll explain in class). You’ll have more fun (and learn more) if you swap roles during the exercise 😉 Some notes on vox pops – what they are and why we do them. Some vox pop examples:


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