Not necessarily. If you’re using a laptop or desktop, you’ll be able to follow the link I send you and access Zoom without an account. If you’re using a phone or tablet you’ll need to download the Zoom app and, in that case, you’ll need to create an account but it’s free and easy to do.
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No, not at the moment. A recording session is a conversation between me and one other person. If that changes in the future I’ll let you know.
Not at the moment. Right now all sessions take place online.
If there is a particular reason why you absolutely can’t use Zoom please let me know and I will look into other technologies. In general though, I’ve found that Zoom is the most accessible technology (particularly for people with sensory impairments or limited technical ability) and the most reliable.
If you would like a video or audio clip from our Audio Autobiography to be featured on our blog and social media, please let me know.
It would also be very much appreciated if you would consider submitting a testimonial to go alongside it.
Absolutely not. In fact, the best Audio Autobiographies are natural, free-flowing conversations.
I’ll send you a prompt sheet in advance of our session, to help you bring to mind people and anecdotes you might like to mention but reading through it is optional. I actively encourage you NOT to plan the session in advance and I ask you not to bring notes to our conversation.
Yes. If you have already purchased an Audio Autobiography or Memoir package and you would like to add an extra session, for the same interviewee, you can do so.
Additional sessions are currently available for the introductory price of £125. This price will increase when the introductory period ends.
No. I record the sessions via Zoom, so video footage is captured as well as audio footage but this is not supplied as part of the finished product for a few reasons.
The main reason is that many people feel a lot more pressure when they know they’re going to watch themselves back on video. Also, the quality of videos vary vastly dependent upon equipment used, lighting, technical proficiency of the interviewee etc. Setting yourself up to be recorded could take a lot of effort. Whereas audio generally always sounds good.
That said, if you would like me to lift a couple of short video clips from our conversation and supply them to you, along with your audio, I’d be happy to. I’ll ask you about this as part of the planning process.
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