• Instructors

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    Valentina Vee

  • Skill Level

    Level 3

    This lesson is for creatives who want to take their interviews to the next level with specialized techniques.

  • What You Get

    2 hours of learning

    + 7 sections, 21 episodes

    + 10% Moment discount

    + Exclusive interview tips

  • Learn To

    Light and conduct interviews like a pro.

    + Professional Lighting Setup & Techniques

    + Shoot Hosted and Non-Hosted Interviews

    + Multi-camera Shooting Techniques and Gear

    + Work with media trained and non-trained Interviewees.

    + Get crisp, clear sound.

What You'll Learn

In this lesson, you’ll learn shoot and conduct interviews like a pro.

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Section 1: Intro

1/18 (02:01)

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.

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Section 2 | Part 1: Hosted vs. Non-Hosted Interviews

2/18 (03:29)

Start by learning about two main types of interviews: hosted and non-hosted. You’ll learn the core differences, and when you shoul...

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Section 2 | Part 2: Static vs. Moving Interviews

3/18 (01:43)

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, ...

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Section 2 | Part 3: Shooting Angles & Media Training

4/18 (06:57)

Sitting someone down for an interview can be very intimidating, especially if they’re not media trained. In this section Valentina...

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Section 3 | Part 1: Planning Your Gear List

5/18 (01:17)

In this section you’ll go through the gear needed to shoot interviews. From solo shoots to having a small crew, Valentina will wal...

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Section 3 | Part 2: Shooting B-Roll

6/18 (03:38)

Depending on what type of interview you’re shooting, you’ll probably need b-roll. Valentina walks you through her methods of captu...

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Section 3 | Part 3: Choosing Your Camera

7/18 (03:00)

In a world full of cameras, Valentina makes it simple to choose which one suits your project.

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Section 3 | Part 4: Finding a Location & Framing

8/18 (08:51)

Valentina walks through a location and explains what she’s looking for when shooting interviews. Location is almost as important a...

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Section 3 | Part 5: Focusing Techniques

9/18 (01:30)

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...

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Section 3 | Part 6: Audio Tips

10/18 (01:00)

Valentina walks you through why she uses lavalier microphones and best practices for utilizing them.

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Section 3 | Part 7: Lighting

11/18 (11:15)

In this section, Valentina dives into lighting, her specialty and one of the most important aspects of an interview.

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Section 4 | Part 1: Researching the Subject

12/18 (4:09)

Preparing the content of the interview is crucial for a smooth scene on shoot day. Valentina shows you how to best research your g...

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Section 4 | Part 2: Prepping Your Guest

13/18 (2:23)

Your guests won’t always be professional interviewees. Valentina shares how you can avoid some of the common interview pitfalls by...

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Section 4 | Part 3: Prepping the Space

14/18 (03:57)

Lighting, backdrops, ambient noise… In this segment, Valentina shows you how to balance it all, and create a space that will help ...

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Section 4 | Part 4: Data Management

15/18 (02:09)

Organize, organize, organize. Valentina shares her data management best practices when dealing with footage.

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Section 5: How to Conduct an Interview

16/18 (07:33)

Show time! This section is all about what happens once the cameras start rolling, and how you conduct effective, professional inte...

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Section 6: Editing Your Interview (4 Parts)

17/18 (1:00:39)

Time to bring it all together. Valentina deep-dives into her editing process with Adobe Premiere Pro. Learn skills like timing, sy...

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Section 7: Conclusion

18/18 (00:57)

Valentina signs off with some final thoughts.

Valentina Vee

Hey, I'm Valentina, a director and lighting master. I'm based in LA, working on projects for screens both big and small.
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