These are all relaxed interviews with people to get an insight into their vocation and world. It is ‘Behind The Seen’ if you like. The recordings are simple and straight forward taking in the incidental sound.
We can dehumanise people in the roles they take on and forget the value of an individual in the work and life they lead – both formal and informal. It is good to listen to people’s thoughts on what they do and why they do it. Interviews are a good way to broaden our sense of the people which make up our world…
Interviewing people has been one of the core activities which has been explored as an educational activity. The learning involved comes from the exercising of a range of skills from location recording using various devices such as smartphones, to secretarial skills used to create transcripts which serve as a foundation document to go on to do research to annotate the audio files. Interviews also are perfect settings to exercise active listening skills, organisational and communication skills, as well as audio production skills.