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Media Production by Amanda Willett

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17 Interview techniques

Before reading this chapter you may find it useful to download the treatment for a factual programme from Chapter 8.

If you are doing an interview for either radio or television there are a number of tips which can help you to get the best out of the interview. In previous chapters we talked about the technical aspects of setting up an interview: the location, the shot composition, the ambient noise, the type of microphone, etc. This chapter deals with how you talk and relate to your contributor. The tips relate both to television and to radio; however, it’s worth remembering that radio is a very much more intimate medium. When you listen to the radio you feel much closer to the contributor than you do if you are watching ...

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