Importance of Sound (workshop)

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.

Key Facts 

  • 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.

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