At the heart of most compelling, provocative or surprising stories is an interview with the subject or subjects of the story. In this workshop, we'll discuss the technological and methodological basics in capturing those stories. We'll delve into about ambient and scene sound — how to identify it and capture it, and how to structure a story, using interview and ambient tape.
By examining some successful pieces, we'll figure out why they worked, how they were achieved and how audio fits into multimedia stories. You will be asked to find a story during your time at the workshop, and you will then dedicate the second part of the week to recording your story and editing it. The course will include the technical aspects of recording audio on professional equipment as well as audio editing and mixing on the industry's standard software – Hindenburg and ProTools. No previous knowledge of digital editing is necessary.