Training Courses

Filming and Editing Interviews

  93 reviews

Two Day Course

Overview

The skills required to shoot and edit interviews and ‘talking heads’ are more and more in demand.

Whether you need to film interviews for social media or for internal comms, this course will provide the skills and expertise to ensure you produce well-prepared, well-edited informative on-camera interviews.

The course looks at the equipment you will need, how to set up and light your interview and make the best of the location, how to ask the right questions, how to edit your footage with Adobe Premiere to get your message across clearly and effectively, and finally how to optimise your interview for cross-platform viewing. You need no filming or editing previous experience to attend this course.

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  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.

     

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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Day 1

    Introduction
    • 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

    Introduction
    • 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

    Questions & answers
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Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

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We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed17635
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

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