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Eckerson Week 7: Substance in the Age of Style

February 17, 2014 by amandae@uoregon.edu   

Portland’s Cinema Project is bringing Skip Blumberg to town at the end of March, with the goal of looking at interviews from the inside and the outside. Skip is an old public access guy from Buffalo, NY, and he got known for doing a shotgun program called “Studio in the Streets” where he stood on city hall and interviewed people.  The experience and tactics he and his crew used to talk to strangers and get them to open up is fascinating to watch, if you can stand the old school style interviewing. This piece is him interviewing interviewers, and their discussion of the art of the interview–namely, to get the person to forget they’re being interviewed–is food for thought.


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