Class Wednesday oct 30, Nov 6, 13, 20 from 3-5pm PT / 6-8pm PT 

Be So For Real: Interview Training For Producers, Editors and Hosts

☎️ Calling new audio makers on every side of the mic! Join award-winning podcaster Dominique French in this interview training focused on crafting questions, curating convos and cutting the most authentic final edit.  
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About this class

  • Wednesdays, October 31, November 6, 13 and 20, 2024. 
  • 3-5pm PT / 6-8pm ET
  • Virtual
  • 4 x 2 hour classes
  • $370 AIR members 
    $425 non-members
  • Payment plans available at checkout. 
Curious how to craft the perfect interview question for your voice? Can’t seem to curate that electric conversation between your host and interviewee? Extraordinary interview moments getting cut in the final edit? Be So For Real with Dominique French has got you. Whether you’re in front or behind the mic, this interview training will prepare you to create the most genuine and impactful audio through workshops, individual instruction, sample editing and real-time interview practice. 


The class will include 3 homework assignments. 

Key Takeaways

  • Learn how to prepare to conduct an interview
  • Learn how to produce an interview in real-time in a way that bolsters the interviewer’s authentic voice and have edited a short piece of their own or sample work using practical editing rules for maintaining and amplifying a unique perspective
  • PDFS with info on interview question crafting, in-interview ad-libbing techniques, and “rules of editing” for authentic final edits. 

Who is this class for? 

  • New reporters trying to find their voice.
  • Hosts who want to harness their unique interview abilities.
  • Editors who want to keep the authentic essence of those in the tape present in the final edit.
Meet the instructor

Dominique "Dom" French

Dominique “Dom” French (she/they) is a Black, femme, and disabled podcaster. She is the recipient of the Signal Awards for Best Conversation Starter and Best Co-host ("Adult ISH"). A Northwestern University grad, Dominique has collaborated with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and contributed to the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap. She also serves as a judge for Atlanta Fringe Audio’s annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Her work explores the personal impact of systemic injustice, girly things, and the humor in hardship.
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