What role does this person play in your piece? What is the story you are trying to tell and what is this person contributing? Are they talking about a specific topic or event? Do you need them to talk about an event in chronological order? Do you want them to share their reaction to a particular event?
Before recording a conversation or interview with your subject, always make sure to get their consent. It's good practice to have your subject consent to being recorded on tape. If you plan to exhibit or broadcast publicly it is also good practice to get a written consent stating the various methods of distribution for the project.
*For more information about consent see the Collaboration section of the Libguide.
* For additional recording tips see the Recording and Editing Workflow section of this Libguide.
We recommmend recording remote interview using two methods:
Once you are finished recording, name your audio file on your device. Sharing your audio file to a computer will differ based on your phone, operating system,and application. Most applications will allow you to share your files with yourself via email or to an application like Box or Google Drive. Connecting your device to a computer via USB is another way to retrieve these files from your phone. Transfer all your recorded files to a platform that will let you download the individual media files, which you can then open in an editing application.