FAQs - audio CDs

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What is the duration of the audio CD?

Storylines audio CDs run for 45-60 minutes.

How much time will it take me to make the CD?

Our research conversations prior to the recorded interview will take between one and three hours (and can be done over the phone). The recorded interview (done in person) will run for one to two hours with a break, if necessary. We will then edit it

Is my story compelling enough?

Yes. Your story matters because it’s part of your family’s history. Everybody has a story to tell and you’re likely to have insights and memories that no one else does.

I don’t know where to start telling my story.

Storylines’ professional broadcast journalists can guide you on how to structure your interview. They can also give you a list of suggested topics and ideas.

What if I’m asked questions I don’t want to answer?

It’s your CD and you can decide what goes onto it.

Do I need to prepare?

The questionnaire we send you will help you decide what you would like to say. We can also give you suggestions and ideas of what to cover. We do recommend that you take a little time to think about what you want to say, but you don’t need to do any kind of extensive preparation. You’ll be given an opportunity at the end of the interview to add anything you like if you feel something hasn’t been adequately covered.

What music should I include?

You can choose whatever music you like. It might be the song you played at your wedding or something that brings back memories from your childhood. It’s completely up to you.

I feel nervous about being recorded.

Everybody feels a little nervous being recorded – especially if it’s something they haven’t done before. But with the experience of our people, in a very short time you will forget the microphone is even there.

When will I get the final CD?

Three to six weeks after the day we record the interview. 


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