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Offline hillbillyseoul

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I'm launching a Kickstarter soon and I'd like to do some street interviews with native English speakers. I live and work in Ansan and don't get out much, so where would be the best place to find a high concentration of English speakers?

I know about Itaewon, but I don't think I'm going to find people there in the right frame of mind for an on-camera interview.

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Re: Best place to find English speaking foreigners for street interviews
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 06:54:40 AM »
Insadong, main street.

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Re: Best place to find English speaking foreigners for street interviews
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 07:40:43 AM »
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Re: Best place to find English speaking foreigners for street interviews
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 07:47:44 AM »
In front of the Ansan immigration office.

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Re: Best place to find English speaking foreigners for street interviews
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2018, 11:11:51 AM »
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Re: Best place to find English speaking foreigners for street interviews
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2018, 11:23:19 AM »
Seoul detention center, not street but street cred.

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Re: Best place to find English speaking foreigners for street interviews
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2018, 11:46:50 AM »
In front of the Ansan immigration office.

Where is that? It's specifically for factory workers, I imagine?
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Re: Best place to find English speaking foreigners for street interviews
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2018, 12:04:48 PM »
In front of the Ansan immigration office.

Where is that? It's specifically for factory workers, I imagine?

    I have no idea, as I live a good 4 hours out from Seoul et co., but when I checked to see if Ansan actually had an immigration office, I got a few hits, including this one so I'm guessing that it does actually exist.
  Although, on closer inspection, it actually says that it's the Incheon Immigration Office: Ansan Branch. Maybe it's just a department in the Incheon building? If so, my bad.  :-[

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Re: Best place to find English speaking foreigners for street interviews
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2018, 12:29:14 PM »
In front of the Ansan immigration office.

Where is that? It's specifically for factory workers, I imagine?

    I have no idea, as I live a good 4 hours out from Seoul et co., but when I checked to see if Ansan actually had an immigration office, I got a few hits, including this one so I'm guessing that it does actually exist.
  Although, on closer inspection, it actually says that it's the Incheon Immigration Office: Ansan Branch. Maybe it's just a department in the Incheon building? If so, my bad.  :-[

I've been there a few times. It's mostly factory workers or Korean Chinese.

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Re: Best place to find English speaking foreigners for street interviews
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2018, 12:29:50 PM »
Thanks everyone for the ideas. I'm gonna give a few of them a try.

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Re: Best place to find English speaking foreigners for street interviews
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2018, 12:37:46 PM »
Hongdae Station exit 3, but it'll be hit or miss if they speak English.

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Re: Best place to find English speaking foreigners for street interviews
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2018, 01:39:55 PM »
I'm launching a Kickstarter soon and I'd like to do some street interviews with native English speakers. I live and work in Ansan and don't get out much, so where would be the best place to find a high concentration of English speakers?

I know about Itaewon, but I don't think I'm going to find people there in the right frame of mind for an on-camera interview.

What are you interviewing them about?

making a documentary?
Catch my drift?

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Re: Best place to find English speaking foreigners for street interviews
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2018, 07:56:41 PM »
I'm launching a Kickstarter for a new wearable video rig. You can check out the website here: https://seldi.co.

I'd like to get some people to try it on, give their impressions, look amazed at how cool the product is on camera. All that hokey stuff that sells people.

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Re: Best place to find English speaking foreigners for street interviews
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2018, 11:39:46 PM »
Thereís a place in Hongdae that just opened up that sells elephant pants and ukuleles. Donít remember what itís called but itís probably a good bet.
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Re: Best place to find English speaking foreigners for street interviews
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2018, 07:19:18 AM »
In front of the Ansan immigration office.

Where is that? It's specifically for factory workers, I imagine?

    I have no idea, as I live a good 4 hours out from Seoul et co., but when I checked to see if Ansan actually had an immigration office, I got a few hits, including this one so I'm guessing that it does actually exist.
  Although, on closer inspection, it actually says that it's the Incheon Immigration Office: Ansan Branch. Maybe it's just a department in the Incheon building? If so, my bad.  :-[
The Ansan Branch of the Incheon Immigration Office would be in Ansan. It's just a smaller site that would just do immigration services, without a full complement of workers. They're subordinate to the boss in Incheon and presumably the decisions all come from Incheon.

Similarly, when I lived in Pohang, I'd go to their Immigration Office. But it's actual name is "대구출입국관리사무소 포항출장소" or "Daegu Immigration Office, Pohang Branch". Or like I used to teach at a middle school that was actually a branch school of another middle school. I rarely saw the principal, as he worked at the main school.

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Re: Best place to find English speaking foreigners for street interviews
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2018, 01:09:28 PM »
Coex Mall has a lot of foreigners wandering around.

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Re: Best place to find English speaking foreigners for street interviews
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2018, 08:07:36 AM »
University campuses.