This last summer, with the help of the Instructional Technology Group at Brown University, I interviewed several clergy members from around Providence, RI. The primary purpose of these interviews was to create video footage that I could clip and use in classes. Thus, for example, students in my course on “Religion and Sexuality” viewed short clips from different clergy members about the topics we covered (e.g., abortion, contraception, homosexuality), which we could then analyze together with the readings that they prepared. I thought it worked well.
In order to get the hang of splicing and combining footage, I decided to make from it a short public video that presented four different motivations for entering the clergy. I found them interesting, and I hope that you do too.