The Art of the Interview
with Tania Ketenjian
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01 Class Introduction04:05
02 What is Your interview04:45
Class duration: 1h 28mSee all 12 lessons
About The Class
How to Prepare for, Conduct, and Edit a Captivating Interview
Doing an interview is much more than just asking a bunch of questions and listening to the answers. A great interviewer puts in hours of preparation and research to learn as much as they can about the interviewee. They know how to ask the right follow-up questions to keep the conversation going, and they know when to dive deeper into the most promising aspects of a story.
Journalist, documentarian, and sound artist Tania Ketenjian will help you discover, analyze, and be deeply inspired by the art of the interview. She’ll go over each step of the process, from pre-interview prep to conducting the interview to editing the finished product. By the end, you’ll get over your fears and be able to walk into any interview with poise and confidence.
In this class, you’ll learn how to:
- Choose the right interviewees and book them.
- Conduct research and prepare a solid list of questions.
- Structure your interview but be open to digressions.
- Listen effectively and ask the right follow-up questions.
- Be flexible enough to allow for serendipitous magic.
- Get your interview back on track when it goes wrong.
- Edit your interview so it’s coherent, engaging, and fluid.
What is Your interview04:45
Establishing the Story You Want to Tell12:35
Who is Going to Illustrate Your Story Best06:46
Strategies and Tactics of Acquiring the Interview04:24
Researching Your Subject03:42
Getting Everything Prepared for Your Interview03:43
The Interview Work Flow & Finding the Magic03:55
How to Begin the Interview08:48
How to Be17:43
How to End the Interview04:21
How and Why to Follow-Up13:50
Tania Ketenjian is the co-founder and editor in chief of SOUND MADE PUBLIC a creative agency based in San Francisco that believes what we hear changes the way we see the world. She has been an audio producer for nearly two decades, starting her career in New York and then producing nationally and internationally for NPR, the BBC, ABC in Australia and many others. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
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What a great class! The instructor is wonderful to listen to and her samples of interviews are excellent. Definitely recommended.
I loved Tania's passion. I was curious to take a class about the Art of the Interview. I'm glad this class exists. This course is the perfect companion to my copy of Lawrence Grobel's The Art of the Interview.
Tania's passion for pulling stories from people is palpable. She played snippets of audio stories, which she then used to point out what kinds of questions may have elicited such poignant moments. What a useful way to improve my own interview skills!
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