I shot and edited a series of interviews in 2010-2011 for an interactive resource that was developed as part of the Radiate training scheme, and have uploaded a couple of short snippets - if anyone viewing would like to see the rest of these interviews or excerpts from the others, I am happy to upload more. Radiate is a project funded by Arts Council England and the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust to provide emerging artists with practical experience and knowledge of with schools across the West Midlands.
Ten people working in a range of creative fields (photography, textiles, web design, project management etc) were interviewed for the project, and all had to answer the same questions. The interactive resource - which was sent out to schools on a CD-ROM - allowed the user to select which arts practitioner they wanted to find out more about (they could select them by name or job title) and their responses to the questions asked e.g. 'what do you enjoy most about your job?', what skills does your role/work require?' etc. The aim was to give young people an insight into different career paths within the arts.
As part of this project I also generated a lot of the content for the Radiate Resource Handbook, a pdf included on the CD-ROM containing information on how to conduct an interview, how to export videos with the correct settings to be uploaded to the interactive tool (the idea was that users could conduct their own interviews with other arts practitioners and continue to add to the resource), and links with further information.
The tool is not available online, but there are a few screengrabs here (Two Thirds Design created the tool, and were also interviewees!): twothirdsdesign.co.uk/portfolio/2010/06/radiate/
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