Interview Somebody With a Good Story

+ Interview somebody with a good story.

+ Make sure you have them tell the story and reflect on what the story means or why it is important.

+ (If video) Light your subject with either natural light (and a reflector) or using a studio key light. (See videos below)

+ Make sure you record pristine audio. But try to keep the microphone out of the shot. You may also record yourself asking the question or you may cut this out, but if you use your own voice that must be miked separately so that it is as clear and strong as the subject’s voice.

+ Follow Ira Glass’s process for “finding the story” in the interview. Include your reflection notes, complete transcription and the notes of your favorite quotes in the Notes section of your video. Also, make sure you thank your subject in the Notes section.

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