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Video Production: The Art of Video Interviews

Amy DeLouise & Rich Harrington

About this course

While lighting and camera work are important don't neglect the interview itself. Communication specialist Amy DeLouise teams up with Richard Harrington to tell you how the pros prepare for, organize, and conduct great video interviews. Learn about background research before you "get on set," developing questions, positioning your subject on camera, building trust, avoiding common mistakes, capturing secondary audio for podcast content, and much more. Amy brings her vast interviewing expertise to this important subject, while Rich offers tips and techniques to help make editing easier and reduce the cost of post-production.


Topics include:

  • Planning interview goals
  • Anticipating interviewee's answers
  • Conducting background research
  • Scheduling interviews
  • Building rapport
  • Teasing out supporting points
  • Getting transcripts
  • Avoiding obstacles with challenging interview subjects
 

Curriculum

  • Exercise Files
  • Welcome
  • About Your Presenters
  • Preparing for an Interview
  • Preparing for an Interview
  • Preview
    Planning for Project Goals & Impact
  • Getting the Results You Want & Need
  • Using Themes
  • Background Research
  • Conducting Pre-Interviews
  • Building Your Talking Points
  • Production of Video Interviews
  • Essential Gear
  • Makeup or No Makeup?
  • Researching the Location
  • Scouting the Location
  • Arrival Times
  • Confirming Permissions
  • Release Forms
  • During the Interview
  • Preview
    Positioning the Subject
  • Positioning the Interviewer
  • Building Rapport
  • Quick Test: Knowing the Learning Style of Your Subject
  • Building Interviewee Confidence
  • Creating a Story Arc with Your Queetions
  • Your Role During an Interview
  • Interview Don'ts
  • Challenge: Edit Down Interview Footage into a Two-Minute Rough Cut
  • Solution: Edit Down Interview Footage into a Two-Minute Rough Cut
  • During an Audio-Only Interview
  • Essential Equipment
  • Testing the Recording Gear
  • Recording the Interview Remotely with Skype
  • Building Rapport
  • Audio Interview Techniques
  • Recording Impromptu Interviews
  • Challenge: Cut Together a Three-Minute Interview for a Podcast
  • Solution: Cut Together a Three-Minute Interview for a Podcast
  • Getting Results
  • Future-Proofing Interviews
  • Considering Multiple Deliverables
  • Why Transcripts Matter
  • Preview
    Optimal Interview Scheduling: Duration & Time of Day
  • Minimizing Narration
  • How to Minimize Narration
  • How to Avoid "Can You Repeat That?"
  • Getting Supporting Points
  • What's the One Thing?
  • Making Editing Easier
  • Getting Coverage of the Interviewer
  • Getting Lower Thirds in the Field
  • Getting the Interviewee to Use the Words You Need
  • Avoiding Obstacles
  • The Brilliant Subject Matter Expert
  • Preview
    English as a Second Language
  • Limited-Time Interviews
  • The Very Young
  • Couples
  • Challenge: Create a Five-Minute Mini-Documentary for Public Television
  • Solution: Create a Five-Minute Mini-Documentary for Public Television
  • Preparing for Post
  • Logging Information from the Field
  • Creating MP3 Files for Transcriptions
  • Sending Out for Transcripts
  • Speech Analysis
  • Attaching Transcripts
  • Next Steps

About this course

While lighting and camera work are important don't neglect the interview itself. Communication specialist Amy DeLouise teams up with Richard Harrington to tell you how the pros prepare for, organize, and conduct great video interviews. Learn about background research before you "get on set," developing questions, positioning your subject on camera, building trust, avoiding common mistakes, capturing secondary audio for podcast content, and much more. Amy brings her vast interviewing expertise to this important subject, while Rich offers tips and techniques to help make editing easier and reduce the cost of post-production.


Topics include:

  • Planning interview goals
  • Anticipating interviewee's answers
  • Conducting background research
  • Scheduling interviews
  • Building rapport
  • Teasing out supporting points
  • Getting transcripts
  • Avoiding obstacles with challenging interview subjects
 

Curriculum

  • Exercise Files
  • Welcome
  • About Your Presenters
  • Preparing for an Interview
  • Preparing for an Interview
  • Preview
    Planning for Project Goals & Impact
  • Getting the Results You Want & Need
  • Using Themes
  • Background Research
  • Conducting Pre-Interviews
  • Building Your Talking Points
  • Production of Video Interviews
  • Essential Gear
  • Makeup or No Makeup?
  • Researching the Location
  • Scouting the Location
  • Arrival Times
  • Confirming Permissions
  • Release Forms
  • During the Interview
  • Preview
    Positioning the Subject
  • Positioning the Interviewer
  • Building Rapport
  • Quick Test: Knowing the Learning Style of Your Subject
  • Building Interviewee Confidence
  • Creating a Story Arc with Your Queetions
  • Your Role During an Interview
  • Interview Don'ts
  • Challenge: Edit Down Interview Footage into a Two-Minute Rough Cut
  • Solution: Edit Down Interview Footage into a Two-Minute Rough Cut
  • During an Audio-Only Interview
  • Essential Equipment
  • Testing the Recording Gear
  • Recording the Interview Remotely with Skype
  • Building Rapport
  • Audio Interview Techniques
  • Recording Impromptu Interviews
  • Challenge: Cut Together a Three-Minute Interview for a Podcast
  • Solution: Cut Together a Three-Minute Interview for a Podcast
  • Getting Results
  • Future-Proofing Interviews
  • Considering Multiple Deliverables
  • Why Transcripts Matter
  • Preview
    Optimal Interview Scheduling: Duration & Time of Day
  • Minimizing Narration
  • How to Minimize Narration
  • How to Avoid "Can You Repeat That?"
  • Getting Supporting Points
  • What's the One Thing?
  • Making Editing Easier
  • Getting Coverage of the Interviewer
  • Getting Lower Thirds in the Field
  • Getting the Interviewee to Use the Words You Need
  • Avoiding Obstacles
  • The Brilliant Subject Matter Expert
  • Preview
    English as a Second Language
  • Limited-Time Interviews
  • The Very Young
  • Couples
  • Challenge: Create a Five-Minute Mini-Documentary for Public Television
  • Solution: Create a Five-Minute Mini-Documentary for Public Television
  • Preparing for Post
  • Logging Information from the Field
  • Creating MP3 Files for Transcriptions
  • Sending Out for Transcripts
  • Speech Analysis
  • Attaching Transcripts
  • Next Steps