This hands-on workshop explores the production and web publishing of digital video interviews. The publishing of student-conducted interviews has efficacy far beyond the oral history. Consider the benefits of interviews with local authors, scientists, mathematicians, community leaders, artists and musicians.
Using The Urban School's award-winning project, Telling Their Stories: Oral History Archives Project, as an example, participants will learn and practice production techniques, including interview preparation, creating and using a mobile studio, and post-production leading to a public website, complete with digital video and full transcription. See www.tellingstories.org for examples.
New This Year: Participants in small groups will conduct interviews at the home of a local elders drawn from the current topics of Holocaust survivors, camp liberators, and Japanese American relocation camp internees. Participants will complete all stages of production, from preparation to interview to publication. In true “Authentic Doing” style, this interview will be added to the Telling Their Stories website (www.tellingstories.org), providing a lasting contribution to oral history scholarship.
**Note** Some prior reading in preparation for the interview will be provided. Participants will also be expected to complete some proofing tasks from their homes on a flexible schedule during the weeks following the workshop.
Production will be completed on Apple Macintosh computers, but skills are transferable to other platforms. Participants with Apple laptops are encouraged to bring them to the workshop. The Center for Innovative Teaching also will provide Apple laptop computers for the duration of the workshop.
Interview techniques and materials
Scaling and adapting to local and grade-level needs
Topic development and research
Developing a mobile studio, (lighting, sound and recording)
Simple movie editing using QuickTime Pro
Processing systems: moving from tape to the web
Classroom/project management practices.
See sample from last year's 2008 workshop agenda (pdf)
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