There are options when you create an oral history. It does not have to be a talking head, sit down experience. You can show the person record audio narration while showing photos of them doing what they do to enhance the experience.
This is a video of Ryan O'Hern who is explaining why he is participating at the Stone Barn Apprentice Program.
This is a project of Erin Boyle's Farmer Voices, who mission is to share the work of farmers with the general public.