Let's go over what interviews are and what you need to get the job done.1
Types of Interviews
Interviews come in many shapes and sized. In this section we go over all different types of interviews and what to look out for.7
It Starts With the Microphone
Sound comes down to following signal flow, which starts at the Microphone. Andrew Jones from Deity Microphones stops by talk about how to pick the right microphone for your interview.4
Here Comes the Boom
Special Shoutout to K-Tek, our sponsor who loaned us a few boom poles for this shoot. Learn some boom pole basics as well as which one you should purchase.2
This section is all about having the grip equipment do the work for you.4
Wireless Audio Concepts
Andrew Jones from Deity Wireless stops by to discuss wireless audio basics.3
Recording and Sync
Let's go over all the different options when it comes to recording mediums.4
It is all about listening. Let's talk monitoring and what to do if more people need to listen.3
Sound Concepts To Consider
These are some of my Golden Rules of Recording Sound for Interviews. You will not want to miss them.4
Let's break down the entire interview process, from the phone call to the paycheck.9
- Initial Phone Call 10 minLecture12.1
- Follow Up Phone Calls 04 minLecture12.2
- The Day Before 04 minLecture12.3
- When You Get There 19 minLecture12.4
- Right Before You Hit Record 08 minLecture12.5
- Working in Hot RoomsLecture12.6
- Communication During an Interview 07 minLecture12.7
- Wrap Out Procedure 06 minLecture12.8
- Sharing Files to Clients 21 minLecture12.9
Let's talk about moving forward and more advanced types of interviews.3
Why I Love Recording Interviews
Interviews are one of my favorite types of jobs when working as a Production Sound Mixer. It is not about the ease of the job since I have done so many throughout the years. It is the concept that no matter how many I do, there will never be an interview that is identical to the last, and because of that it always makes the content being recorded new and fresh to listen to. It makes for an extremely enjoyable process.
Learn Different Hats
One of the most amazing things about working in production is the fact that we do not have a 9-5 type job where we have to work with the same people in the same building day in and day out repeatedly. We work with new people all the time and are always in a new location documenting amazing talent and projects around the word.
This type of gig gives you a unique perspective in life. I have recorded Engineers, Artists, Gurus, Healers, Attorneys, Generals, Presidents, and more. When I work as a sound mixer, the moment I hit record and the “technical” is done, it all comes down staying in the moment and listening as actively as possible to your talent. Listen to their story, the timbre and richness of their voice, listen to the dialogue and how the location sounds around. Listen for things that impede the sound of your interviewee. Just listen. Enjoy the stories and the free education from some of the masters of their trade. I cannot tell you how many things in life I would have never tried or discovered if it weren’t for a silly job and interview along on my journey.
I hope and wish to you the same excitement and experiences upon your journey recording sound. Never stop learning! Ever!