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How big is The Cube? The Cube is 8' high by 10' deep by 6' wide. However, it requires  a minimum of a  20'x 20'  area to set-up.  

Can it go outside? Yes, when the weather is clement. We cannot hold interviews in The Cube when it is raining.

Can the Cube be set-up anywhere?  There are some restrictions. The ground needs to be relatively level and the surrounding environment quiet. Setting-up near a noisy road or generators will reduce the quality of the recordings. We generally find setting-up inside works better. 

How many people can fit inside? Four to five people can fit comfortably, but we usually interview one or two people at a time.

Is there a window? There are two skylights in the ceiling.

How much does it cost to host?  A Cube visit costs approximately $2,5 00 for the first day and $1,000 for each additional day of interviews. Costs vary according to travel distance, so please contact us for an estimate.

Do you have any suggestions for how we can share the interviews afterwards?  Use can use the recorded interviews for marketing, education, presentations, podcasts or special exhibits. We also provide editing services or training to produce compelling short stories from your interviews.

Where can it be set-up?  The cube has been set up in parks, in library lobbies, local businesses and museums – anywhere there is enough space.  

How do you transport the cube? The Cube breaks down into 14 pieces and travels in a crate on a trailer.   

Do interviewees get a copy of their recording? Yes. Each person we interview is given a flash drive loaded with their interview at the end of their session.

Do organizations get a copy of the interview as well? Yes. The hosting organization receives a .wav file of all interviews as well as photos of each interviewee and copies of the release forms. 

How many interviews do you do? Each interview is 40 minutes with 20 minutes in between for processing recordings and taking photos. We usually do 6 interviews a day.

Do you get release forms signed from each interviewee?  Yes, each interviewee is asked to sign a release form that gives both Sound and Story and the host organization rights to the interview. You receive a copy of all release forms. 

What is the hosting organizations responsibility? The host organization books the appointments and markets their event. We can guide you through the process and provide marketing templates.

How do you book an appointment?  Send us an email so we can set up a time to talk. If you decide to book a Cube visit, a $150 non-refundable deposit will be required. Half of the estimated cost is due two weeks before the date and the balance due the last day of your event. You’ll also be asked to sign an MOU.

We are a small organization and would love to have the cube visit, but don’t think we can afford it. Do you have any suggestions? Consider hosting the Cube with other organizations in your area. The cost per day goes down the longer we are there.



  

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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