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Filming and Editing Interviews | Training Course

Gain the expertise to shoot and edit professional video interviews and 'talking heads'.
Produce beautifully-crafted interviews that will engage your viewers.


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Filming and Editing Interviews | Training Course

Course Takeaways
Course Info

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Course Takeaways

What will I learn?

  • Set up and camera settings
  • Set up audio recording effectively
  • Shot composition and lighting
  • Interviewing skills for successful outcomes
  • Editing your interviews with Premiere Pro
  • Free digital course assets
  • Free post-course helpdesk support
Course Takeaways
Learner Reviews

How good is the course?

  • Average Score 4.9 out of 5
  • Delicious lunch provided
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • 211 reviews

Day 1


• Basic technical theory about video and cameras

• What equipment will you need for a successful interview

• Advice on what equipment you might need to purchase

Setting up your camera

• Setting the correct resolution and frame-rate for interviews

• Getting good exposure and balancing shutter speed, ISO and aperture

• Setting camera white-balance for different lighting conditions

• Practical recording session using the skills we just learnt

Setting up audio recording

• How to get a great sound recording

• Types of microphone and which ones to use for each situation

• Getting good sound levels

Interview shot composition

• Where to place your camera and interviewee

• Off-camera and to-camera interviews

• Thinking about the interview background

• Common composition mistakes

• Practical recording session with sound and composition done correctly

Lighting your subject

• Working with natural light

• Using artificial lights

• Using reflectors and umbrellas to shape and soften the light

Interview techniques

• Helping your interviewee to relax and common mistakes you might make

• Asking open questions and directing your interviewee

• Dealing with difficult or reluctant interviewees

• Adapting your interview style for different situations

• Getting soundbites

Getting B-Roll or cutaways

• What is b-roll and how it helps your edit

• Types of b-roll and planning what you need to shoot

Day 2


• The video editing workflow in Premiere Pro

• Understanding projects, sequences and clips.

Importing and organising your footage

• Importing single and multiple files and folders

• Using bins and renaming clips

Basic Editing Skills

• Creating a new sequence using your clips settings

• Previewing your clips in the Source Panel

• Playback and marking shortcuts

• Drag-and-drop editing

Editing in the Timeline

• Rearranging and deleting clips in the timeline

• Cutting and trimming clips in the timeline

• Copying and pasting clips

• Adding Cutaways

Working with audio

• Mixing audio and changing volume over time

• Normalising audio levels

• A brief look at cleaning bad audio

Text and Titles with the Graphics Panel

• Adding basic video and audio transitions

• Adding text and creating a basic Lower Third graphic

Exporting your project

• Export settings for social media

Questions & answers

Please bring a camera with you to the course

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