FMP: Recording, Reflection and Transcript
Doing this recording with my participant was very emotional, and for the first time I was hearing the story in detail and the emotions that they and their family went through. We both shed a few tears and by the end of it I was moved to say the least as they are alive and well today and fought a tremendous battle to get here, a point where they feel stable and well in themselves.
When asking questions I tried no to keep them too closed so that my participant was able to elaborate and go with the flow without too many interruptions. I also asked questions about how they felt, how they feel now, and what their hopes are for the present and future, this made it not so all doom and gloom and gave a good perspective on life in contrast to their perspective on life previously.
When listening back to the audio I realised just how important this story was/is and found it very hard to cut out any of the audio as each part held some significance or pure emotion, but after a lot of deliberation I found it easy to start by cutting out parts that had people’s names in and the bits that weren’t as detailed or emotion filled as others.
I have since had a meeting with my participant to discuss the shot list I have lined up and the audio parts I have chosen to use so that if they feel uncomfortable with anything it can be sorted sooner rather than later. I have had the go ahead on all parts of the audio and the shot list and they even helped by adding another location for one of the shots as it was a key place for them at that particular time.
In order to have a script for my piece instead of transcribing the whole 60 minute recording I have divided up the parts I am going to use and have transcribed them with basic time-coding:
*>>>>Transcript of Participant Audio<<<<*