Hmmm. How do we interview when we’re learning from home and the only willing participant is the cat?
What we’re doing today
- If you haven’t already settled on an interviewee, working out together how we can find someone to interview
- Working out the tech – there’s a folder in the Drive called #teamTAFE Tech Tips – add yours there so we can all share ideas
- Record a short interview for practice (and if it’s good enough, submit for assessment). Here are the rules:
- Have a purpose for your interview – what are you trying to find out?
- Write a list of questions, then read them aloud to yourself – use the 5Ws and H to guide your line of questioning
- Check your recording equipment
- If you can, take notes while you interview – it helps you listen to what the other person is saying, and makes it easier to ask follow-up questions
OMG who can I interview rn?!
- Phone a friend
- If you’re feeling brave, contact someone you don’t know – think about a story you might like to make or write, and find someone who can add an expert opinion or interesting voice to the story
- It’s ok to interview a family member
- It’s not ok for this exercise to interview a teacher or classmate (soz)
- Someone whose story we can post on Off Campus
- A quick brainstorm where we work out ideas together
- When everyone has someone to interview, write some questions
- We will be in the Zoom Room if you need to ask questions/chat
- Record your interview
- Record an informative intro and outro
- Upload to the relevant radio shows folder if you’re pitching it for a show, and email Nick and that week’s producer and presenter to let them know about it
- Upload to the Final Assessments folder if you’re submitting for assessment
- Upload to Soundcloud and embed on your WordPress
If you have issues with audio editing on your computer or uploading your file/s, please sing out!
Reminder: vox pop assessments are due in Week 9, the week before the break. We’ll record them in class next week. 😎