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Common errors Tone WORDS BEFORE PICTURES 62 INTERVIEW TECHNIQUE
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Most interviews benefit from spontaneity, so it is not a good idea to go over questions in detail. For the same reason avoid 'dry runs' or rehearsals with or without the camera, which risk nervous or inexperienced interviewees 'talking themselves out' before the real thing begins. But as the purpose of any interview is to extract something of value for the audience, the subject should be given a general idea of the ground to be covered and the shape the interview is intended to take.