Family History: How to Record an Interview

Eric Douglas, Author, Journalist, Documentarian

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10 Videos (22m)
    • Introduction

      0:37
    • Class Project

      1:09
    • Why Audio?

      2:54
    • Using a Smartphone

      3:27
    • Using a Digital Audio Recorder

      2:44
    • Using a Laptop

      3:15
    • Different file formats

      1:33
    • Where should I record?

      1:40
    • Sound Check

      2:32
    • Final Thoughts

      1:49

About This Class

Family histories are about capturing family memories and saving them. This class guides students through the technical process of making an audio recording.

This is the second class on recording oral histories. The first class is on interview techniques and the third is about making choices when it comes to editing. 

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Eric Douglas

Author, Journalist, Documentarian

Life is an adventure for author Eric Douglas, above and below the water and wherever in the world he ends up. Eric received a degree in Journalism from Marshall University. Eric worked in local newspapers where he honed his skills as a story teller.

As a documentarian, Eric has worked in Russia, Honduras and most recently in his home state of West Virginia, featuring the oral histories of West Virginia war veterans in the documentary West Virginia Voices of War and the companion book ...

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