Today, Richard Horsman gave a workshop on the importance of using sound as another medium to enhance and develop a more of an intimate way of getting content to the audience. This workshop was really helpful and recapped on the basic skills required to capture a good quality of audio.
- Hold the microphone close to the interviewee, (7cm approx.)
- Make sure that the sound levels are not peaking to high that the equipment can’t cope. If this happens it can change the outcome of the sound quality. If using a dictaphone just turn the sound down a bit.
- Ask a variety of questions from open to closed. massage the interviewee at the start and work towards the main questions.
- Remember to get the Full Name at the start. If unusual name ask them to spell it out.
- Ask them if they want to add anything at the end.
I found it really useful and will remember when using sound in my own journalism and other practices.