TOPIC: Getting the information you need via interview, and a practice session vox popping on campus.
An interview is a conversation with a source who has important information.
Australians are among the world’s most enthusiastic makers, streamers, and downloaders of audio content, according to this feature in the SMH.
The best audio stories are scripted, and if they contain an interview, the questions are researched and written out beforehand.
Immerse, script, and record – an example by Nick Bennett:
This simple story script contains intro, outro, scene-setting narration, and questions for people involved in the story, which is about a sculpture exhibition in the Blue Mountains. Watch the video first:
INTRO: Nick Bennett on the rainforest floor just below Scenic World in the Jamieson Valley, Katoomba. I’ve descended the world’s steepest incline – about 200 meters – in search of art treasure.
Exhibition Manager, Lizzy Marshall, good morning.
- What’s so grand about this location?
- What inspired an exhibition in the rainforest?
- What pieces really stand out to you?
- What materials have the sculptors used?
Like Bondi’s Sculptures by the Sea, I’m surrounded by sculptures in the Inland Sea.
- Are there any local artisans involved? (Terrance Plowright, Miles Davis…)
- What plans do you have for its future?
- How many visitors do you expect to have through?
OUTRO: Scenic World’s Rainforest Sculpture exhibition is on until March 11. I’m Nick Bennett – out & about for the Big Blue Breakfast on 900 2LT.
Links for CC-licensed music and sound effects.
Beyond your phone: Recommended podcasting equipment list.
Transom.org – The best site on the planet relating to audio and podcasting work.
Homework task for next week:
TOPIC: Telling a story with photographs
In this video, iPhone photographer Emil Pakarklis explains seven really simple techniques you can use to make your mobile photography good. As with DSLR and larger format photography, the key ingredients are light, composition, and perspective or point of view.