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- the posting
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Frequently Asked Questions
- The how-to’s of interviewing
- How long should my article be?
- What is 300 dpi/ high-resolution (and other art/computer questions)?
The How-To’s Of Interviewing
Where to Start?
The first step in interviewing someone is choosing who the “someone” is. Don’t look to far out of your own community; your friends and family make perfect interview candidates.
Plan a date with who you want to interview. Ask them out for coffee or invite them over. Face to face interviewing is often the most interesting and also lets you improvise with the interview questions. But long distance interviews are easily done through email, or telephone.
Researching your candidate before hand will help you come up with questions to ask during the interview. When interviewing investigate deeper and let the natural course of the interview happen.
Everybody has a story and your job as an interviewer is to tell the story. Tape recorders are amazing if you can get find one to use. Explain where the person’s story will end up and make sure they are ok with every question asked. You want to be respectful of the individual’s privacy.
When retyping the interview make sure to edit the interview. Often people will ramble a bit before the key information or story comes out of them.
Include pictures of the person and ask them if they have any they want to include with the interview.
Don’t forget you!
Include a little bit about yourself, start the article off with an introduction of who you are, and maybe of how the interview came to be…
Written by: Lacy Morin-Desjarlais, Saulteaux/Metis
Resources used: “http://www.teenink.com/About/WritingTips.php#p2”
How long should my article be?
When writing an article, it's good to keep in mind a particular length (word count) for whatever your topic might be. Generally in magazines, 750-800 words fit on one page with an accompanied photo/artwork and headline. For two pages, the length will be somewhere between 1500-1800 words. The editor will be responsible for editing your work for length and cohesiveness; However, if you have an idea or perspective you really want to get across, then understanding the length of your article can help focus what you want to express.
What is 300 dpi/ High-Resolution (and other art/computer questions)?
dpi means dots per inch. Dots refer to pixels. Pixels are a term used for most computer images and are square bits of color that make up a picture. so really "DOTS per inch" should be "Pixels per inch".
The more dots/pixels in a picture the more sharp and clear and detailed a picture will be. The more information a picture has within it, the better it is for print (and the better your artwork looks!). When you upload images to the internet you don't need that much information because often the images are smaller and websites (like facebook) need images with less information because they take up a lot of space on their harddrive/server.
This means that emailing an image that is high-resolution takes a little longer than a lower-resolution.
Scanning drawings, real photographs at 300 dpi
When you open up your scanner for use, look for an option that says "RESOLUTION".
Depending on your scanner, it will usually be located on the scanning window on your computer browser.
Otherwise it might be an option listed under the top menu called "IMAGE" or under "TOOLS" or under "FILE" as preferences.
If you are formatting your work in Photoshop:
This works if the picture you have scanned or taken on your digital camera was defined as a high-res image to begin with.
(top tool bar) file > (look in the drop down menu and click) open
choose the photo from your pictures folder
(top tool bar) image > Image size
under resolution make sure you change the resolution to 300 pixel/inch
This is for when you are creating a digital work using Photoshop:
click file> new
a window pops up and you decide how big you want it to be, whether it's for print or for the internet etc...
under resolution, make sure it reads 300 pixels/inch
then go to file> open
search and find the photo you want, drag the photo in the photoshop workpage you created.
How to look at artwork/photos that you'd like to upload to the web:
(top tool bar) view> actual pixels
How to look at your artwork/photos that you're preparing for print:
(top tool bar) view> print size
Photoshop Tutorials, Flash Tutorials, and other great stuff:
I've used this website when I've had trouble figuring out some aspects of InDesign and Photoshop. It's awesome for trouble-shooting minor hang-ups or just learning new techniques that you can use in the future.