Person on the Street Interviews

Person on the Street Interviews

This class will leave you confident in your ability to get great on the street interviews - from content to visual style!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

How do you get people on the street to share their opinions, comments and preference with you for your next news story? Where do you go to find a cross section of the population? How do you approach people in a way that makes them feel comfortable sharing with you? How do you gather your comments in an interesting visual way? What is the impact of putting your comments together in a particular visual or opinion related way? That’s what we’ll find out in this class. We’ll look at examples of what works and what doesn’t, go over locations and approaches to find participants, and examine how to make this format visually interesting and journalistically fair. The class will go out in teams to conduct interviews and then edit those bites together to analyze the results before heading out again. This class will provide you with the tools you need to incorporate this format into your next project.
Instructor: Heather Aveson

Pre-requisites: Edit I & Field Camera I OR DSLR Camera


  • Wed, 10/19/2016, 6:00 PM
  • Thu, 10/20/2016, 6:00 PM

All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Members with sufficient voucher balance may register over the phone (617) 661-6900; all others must provide full payment at the time of registration. Schedules are subject to change.