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Interviewing Sadie Jones
09 October 2009 by Administrator
Sadie Jones was a delightful interviewee and could not have been
more generous with her time. Videoing an author is not something
where, like audio you can be in and out within the hour - sometimes
even half an hour. It takes time to rearrange the furniture and
getting the positioning just right.
Quite often when you interview individuals, there is a feeling
that you both know you have a professional job to do so let's
pretend we're being friendly and get on with it. Others (like
Sadie) seem genuinely interested in the site and there is no
pretence. We had fun and games trying to decide how to add a bit of
colour to the scene and the best on offer was a bowl of beautiful
ripe tomatoes, yes tomatoes. Well they looked lovely next to her.
However looking at them as I edit, well now I'm not so sure. Please
let us know what you think when it's published.
The interview is "in production" which I reckon is probably just
a euphemism for "just not ready". But it will be soon.
Meanwhile the excellent news is that Baroness Rendell of Babergh
- otherwise known as Ruth Rendell has kindly agreed to an interview
later in this month. We have to extend our grateful thanks to Neil
Armstrong of www.neilarmstrongfilms.com
who has kindly offered to film it for us so that we can concentrate
on the questions rather than cue lights.