March 8, 2015 at 11:02AM
editing un-workable audio interviews
I've been given a trial edit by a production company. The footage is incredible but the accompanying audio interview is completely unworkable. The audio quality is fine but the interview is poorly conducted; no space between statements, the interviewer doesn't lead or ask enough questions and the interviewee just rambles on leaving no useful or coherent content to work with.
I understand that a trial should be challenging (I enjoy challenges) but I feel that they have given me an impossible task.
I refuse to give up. I've even tried to create my own sentences by breaking the interview down into the component words. It's taking forever and I'm starting to feel that the only thing I can do is tell the company they need to go back and do a proper interview.
I've recorded a mock interview and started editing to that. So I can least showcase my editing, but I don't think they will accept it as (obviously) its not in keeping with the brief.
How do I approach the company about this problem without blowing my job prospects?