What You'll Learn
In this lesson, you’ll learn shoot and conduct interviews like a pro.
Section 1: Intro
Meet your instructor -- internationally-recognized cinematographer and lighting guru, Valentina Vee. Valentina walks you through the structure of the lesson and gives you all the info you need to dive in.
Section 2 | Part 1: Hosted vs. Non-Hosted Interviews
Start by learning about two main types of interviews: hosted and non-hosted. You’ll learn the core differences, and when you shoul...
Section 2 | Part 2: Static vs. Moving Interviews
If you’re shooting a hosted interview, you’ll need to decide if you want it to be a sit down or a walk and talk. In this section, ...
Section 2 | Part 3: Shooting Angles & Media Training
Sitting someone down for an interview can be very intimidating, especially if they’re not media trained. In this section Valentina...
Section 3 | Part 1: Planning Your Gear List
In this section you’ll go through the gear needed to shoot interviews. From solo shoots to having a small crew, Valentina will wal...
Section 3 | Part 2: Shooting B-Roll
Depending on what type of interview you’re shooting, you’ll probably need b-roll. Valentina walks you through her methods of captu...
Section 3 | Part 3: Choosing Your Camera
In a world full of cameras, Valentina makes it simple to choose which one suits your project.
Section 3 | Part 4: Finding a Location & Framing
Valentina walks through a location and explains what she’s looking for when shooting interviews. Location is almost as important a...
Section 3 | Part 5: Focusing Techniques
Are you one person trying to capture a two person interview? Are you the host and filming by yourself? Do you have a crew? Valenti...
Section 3 | Part 6: Audio Tips
Valentina walks you through why she uses lavalier microphones and best practices for utilizing them.
Section 3 | Part 7: Lighting
In this section, Valentina dives into lighting, her specialty and one of the most important aspects of an interview.
Section 4 | Part 1: Researching the Subject
Preparing the content of the interview is crucial for a smooth scene on shoot day. Valentina shows you how to best research your g...
Section 4 | Part 2: Prepping Your Guest
Your guests won’t always be professional interviewees. Valentina shares how you can avoid some of the common interview pitfalls by...
Section 4 | Part 3: Prepping the Space
Lighting, backdrops, ambient noise… In this segment, Valentina shows you how to balance it all, and create a space that will help ...
Section 4 | Part 4: Data Management
Organize, organize, organize. Valentina shares her data management best practices when dealing with footage.
Section 5: How to Conduct an Interview
Show time! This section is all about what happens once the cameras start rolling, and how you conduct effective, professional inte...
Section 6: Editing Your Interview (4 Parts)
Time to bring it all together. Valentina deep-dives into her editing process with Adobe Premiere Pro. Learn skills like timing, sy...
Section 7: Conclusion
Valentina signs off with some final thoughts.
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