Thursday, February 9, 2012
Identifying your best tape!
This American Life host Ira Glass with some helpful tips about pulling your choicest quotes: "When I'm in the field, I'll write a list of favorite quotes immediately after getting the tape. Usually it's just three or four things, but when I'm recording all day, I'll take an hour or so at the end of the day and list everything I remember as great and as good. I try to keep the two categories very clear in my head: here's the stuff I know that kills, here's the stuff that's possible. It's surprising how often the story is simply the stuff I thought was great- that that initial list is the story. With just a few things from the "good" list, to fill a point out here or there."