I have done cross-country interviews before, and I feel your best possible quality option is to have someone on the other end show up and mic/shoot the subject while you speak to them on the telephone/skype/etc.
Also there is in fact an iphone app to record a conversation, although I am not sure what it is called, nor am I sure its audio quality. Cheers, Elisa On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 3:42 PM, John Woods <jawood...@yahoo.ca> wrote: > Hi Frameworks, > > I'm looking for advice on recording a long distance interview. I > originally thought I could do it in person with my Zoom recorder but the > subject's work plans changed and will not be coming out from the East coast > anymore. > > There are various ways to chat over the internet but I don't have any > experience with them or whether you can record the session. My main concern > is coming up with a solution that would require minimal work on the > subjects end. I also have some doubts about the quality of the average PC > microphone, but I wouldn't be against buying a better quality mic for the > subject to use. I could also try the old technique of recording a phone > conversation if there are any decent gadgets for doing that still on the > market. I do have access to a good old fashioned landline but perhaps there > is a iphone app that would work as well? > > Excerpts of the interview will be used in a documentary film. It doesn't > need to be hollywood quality but I'd prefer it to be audible without the > use of subtitles. > > Many thanks in advance for any tips! > > John > > _______________________________________________ > FrameWorks mailing list > FrameWorks@jonasmekasfilms.com > https://mailman-mail5.webfaction.com/listinfo/frameworks > > -- **mobile. 646.394.1854 musicofthehemispheres.com elisadaprato.com *“I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal.” *- Groucho Marx
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