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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.


Filming and Editing Interviews | Training Course

Course Takeaways
Course Info

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Course Takeaways

What will I learn?

  • Identify the kit you need
  • Set up your camera
  • Light your interview perfectly
  • Set correct audio levels
  • Edit with Adobe Premiere
  • 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
  • 132 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 what’s are the best 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

• Three-point and drag-and-drop editing

Editing in the Timeline

• Rearranging and re-timing clips in the timeline

• Copying and pasting clips

Working with audio

• Mixing audio and changing volume over time

• Cleaning bad audio with the Equalizer

Text and Titles with the Graphics Panel

• Adding text and shapes to create a basic Lower Third

• Working with logos and layers in the edit panel

• Saving your designs as templates to save time

Colour Correction

• Fixing common problems with the footage

• Adding creative colour treatments

• Resizing images and video

• Basic Motion Controls

• Working with logos and photographs

Exporting your project

• Making life simple with Presets

• Web exports for YouTube, Facebook and internal hosting

• Exporting for PC and MAC playback

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Latest Reviews

"Nicole was a brilliant trainer. She brought across complex concepts in a very easy to understand manner. Her knowledge and training techniques are top class. Thank you so much."
  • 5th August

"This course was really great and has taught me so much. Nicole shared and taught us so many valuable skills, tips and tricks for filming and editing which are definitely going to support me going forward. Thank you!"
  • 5th August

"I really enjoyed the course, it was very informative and easy to follow, but fast-moving enough to keep you on your toes! It was great to see how the training was adapted to COVID restrictions and I would highly recommend an in-person course."
  • 10th May