The art of interviewing
July 14, 2010 6:13 PM Subscribe
How would I to learn how to conduct interviews? (not the employment kinds)
posted by TheOtherSide to media & arts (7 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I really enjoy meeting people, and I'm curious and inquisitive about how different people live their lives, the types of things that they're interested in, the choices that they make. I also love art, especially conceptual art, whether it's visual or performance. I am really interested in the process of making art. So, lately I've been thinking that it'd be interesting to combine these things together: to begin interviewing artists and then compiling the interviews into articles for others to read and learn from.
So, how would I learn how to conduct interviews? I'm sure practicing the art of interviewing will be the best way to learn. But, how would I learn basic technique? Like, how to approach people and convince them to participate? What logistics are involved? What does the subject expect? How to record the interview in ways that are non-invasive but productive? How to compile and edit the results into something interesting? Those types of things...