Past Workshop Descriptions

The Art of the Interview

Whether for news, documentary or oral history, an interview is a directed conversation for the purpose of documenting someone’s perspective and/or experience. Done right, it’s also an exchange of respect and trust where something is revealed and both parties feel they’ve benefited from the experience. This six-hour workshop will look at prominent examples and use in-class practical exercises to explore the ethical, technical and stylistic considerations of drawing out and recording someone’s personal story. Participants will explore approach, research, crafting questions and practice face-to-face interview skills. Discussion and feedback encouraged throughout.

The Introduction to Independent Filmmaking is recommended as a prerequisite. This workshop is recommended as a companion to the Documentary Film Writing, Producing Documentary Film, Directing Documentary Film and Documentary Film Editing workshops.​

Past Instructor: Shayla Howell
Category: Directing
Maximum Capacity: 10
8 hours of instruction in 2 parts$125 /member$150 /nonmember

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