The People vs Interview Transcripts: The Case For & Against

by Paddy Bird on
September 17, 2020

In this week’s show the court of Inside The Edit is in session. On trial are those sometimes likeable, sometimes despised editor’s companions… The Interview Transcripts. Do we like them? Are they useful? What is the case from the defence and the prosecution?

I talk about how a seemingly offhand comment a director made to me in one of my first documentary edits completely reshaped my view on editing and sent me on a fascinating investigation into on screen human behaviour.

The Map Is Not the Territory

Alfred Korzybski’s famous dictum is applicable to so many different fields of inquiry but I saw a strong connection to a very specific part of the craft of editing… Interview Transcripts.

It’s a deep show packed full of creative theory and I know you’ll enjoy it.

Tracks Featured in This Episode from Universal Production Music

Track 1: Balance of Power

Composer: Andrew Deeley, Hugh Brody, Tim Sawtell
Publisher: Focus Music (Publishing) Ltd
Album: Serious Stories
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Track 2: Revealing The Truth

Composer: Martin Tillmann, Matteo Pagamici
Publisher: Atmosphere Music Ltd
Album: Factual Underscores: Evolutions
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Track 3: Mind Palaces

Composer: Christopher Timothy White
Publisher: Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd
Album: Observational Minds
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