Course: Recording oral history interviews on video – 9 September 2015

Posted on 01/09/2015 by


This one day course, jointly organised by National Life Stories at the British Library and the Oral History Society will give an introduction to the principles and techniques of recording and distributing oral history on video. It is aimed at those with little or no experience and it will take participants in a plain and simple way through the various stages of video production – plan/shoot/edit/share. It will examine the advantages and disadvantages of video over audio recordings, give practical advice on recording techniques, offer guidance on suitable equipment, give an introduction to digital video editing software and techniques, show examples of ways in which video interviews can be shared with others and clarify legal and ethical issues and archiving. The day will offer many opportunities for discussion and hands-on work.

For more information and to book a place on the course please visit the Oral History Society website or contact Emily Hewitt on 0207 412 7404 or

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