My experience - several years ago the local Port began collecting
oral histories of some of the elders who were invloved in the glory
days of the port, which has long since been decimated by competition.
The first session was good, two couples and two interviewers and four
hours of material collected in a day's work. Second sesion included
video - hours were spent lighting the room, covering windows, etc,
and more hours with cutaways and retakes. Only three people speaking,
and only 45 minutes of material collected. Then they ran out of money
and the project stalled...
I think the video element wasted most of the resources, and talking
heads are something I would not watch myself anyway! It would have
been more effective to marry the speaking with historical films
already in the can, if a video was the desired result.
But really, the end result will be words, text, print, and not
recordings, so efficiency and economy would trup all the rest I believe!
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On Jan 28, 2009, at 9:36 AM, Bob Olhsson wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From Paul D:
>> Wouldn't it be great if we started recording/posting u-tube oral
>> history videos?
> My experience has been that people become way more self conscious
> when a camera is involved.
> I don't think a talking head is nearly as valuable as the huge
> amount of information that would probably be lost to self
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