At the heart of most compelling, provocative or surprising stories is an interview with the subject or subjects of the story. In this workshop, we'll discuss finding those stories, interview techniques, what questions to ask, how to convince reticent subjects to speak, and what makes for "good tape". We'll put the tools we've just learned to work on each other with short interviews. We'll delve into about ambient and scene sound — how to identify it and capture it, and how to structure a story, using interview and ambient tape. By examining some successful pieces, we'll figure out why they worked, how they were achieved and how audio fits into multimedia stories. You will be asked to find a story prior to attending the workshop, and you will then dedicate the second part of the week to recording your story and editing it. The course will include the technical aspects of recording audio on professional equipment as well as audio editing and mixing on the industry's standard software - ProTools. No previous knowledge of digital editing is necessary.
Audio Storytelling Basics
Learn to develop, record, edit, and produce compelling audio documentaries