Training Courses

Filming and Editing Interviews

Two Day Course


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

Whether you need to film interviews of satisfied customers for a promotional film or website, or interview someone to accompany a news story, 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 the web or DVD. You need no filming or editing previous experience to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

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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 £545 + VAT

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Course Outline

  • Preparation before filming
    • Researching your subject
    • What is your timeframe?
    • Selecting a location
    • What is the aim of the interview
    • Deciding what to ask and how to ask it

    • Understanding your camera
    • Tripods, reflectors and lights ‐ what do I need?
    • Microphones and audio equipment

    Setting up your interview
    • Lighting your subject
    • Working with natural light
    • Framing your subject
    • Composition
    • Using the location to tell the story
    • Getting additional footage to illustrate the story
  • Interview techniques
    • Opening gambits
    • Keeping an interview on-track
    • Asking open questions
    • Dealing with difficult or reluctant interviewees
    • Using body language
    • Adapting your interview style for different situations
    • Getting soundbites

    Editing your interview with Adobe Premiere
    • Importing footage
    • Understanding a timeline
    • Basic editing techniques
    • Editing to tell a story
    • Editing your footage to a specified duration
    • Importing and editing audio
    • Adding titles and captions

    Exporting your project
    • Optimising your footage for distribution
    • Optimising your footage for the web
    • Uploading to YouTube or Vimeo
    • Testing playback

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

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.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

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

Comfort + Location
Value + Choice
Reputation + Feedback

  Our Clients

We've worked very hard over the last 20 years to grow our business through personal recommendations.

When you attend a course we ask you to tell us how it went. We use your feedback to help us improve our courses.

We publish all our customer satisfaction stats live on our site (good or bad) because we want everyone to know just how highly you rate us every day, every week and every year.

We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 4960 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed4960
  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 Experience9.7 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

"I felt relaxed, welcomed, and encouraged to learn - was slightly nervous about my total novice level where cameras and filming was concerned but this quickly evaporated. Would definitely come back for another course (either with the the job or out of personal interest). Thank you :)"

"Great course with some great hands-on tips and practical examples to improve my work with videos. Training centre is in a great location. Lovely lunch too!"

"Everything, very satisfied with my learning today, thank you!"

"Explaining the science/ engineering behind the camera - it was excellent for understanding how everything works. Now I feel very confident that i could use these skills on any camera, which is great. Thank you very much Rob!"

"Explained everything clearly, never felt like I couldn't ask questions, answered the questions, good mix of talking and hands-on stuff"

"Great facilities and Rob has been great at sharing his knowledge with us. It was a really fun day packed full of information and hands on training. I would definitely recommend! "

"The course content was perfect for me and Rob was very good at explaining complicated concepts in simple ways"

"I would highly recommend this course. It's extremely hands on and practical, and Rob is very knowledgeable. Great facilities and staff are all very friendly! "

"I thought this was a great course with a great trainer. Food was excellent too!"

"The course was very concise and interesting, great trainer great food! Thank you"

"Well set-up centres, knowledgeable trainer, friendly staff - I was really impressed last time and again this time. Would highly recommend!"

"Clear concise training, goes at a good pace with lots of opportunities for asking questions. Liked the fact we had the whole second day to practice using the software to really get to grips with it. The lunch was amazing! And I appreciated the friendliness of the other trainers - it made it a welcoming laid back environment. "

"I arrived slightly unsure of my ability in this area. But the course was so engaging, and the trainer really made the jargon accessible and ensured we were not intimidated, so I never felt out of my depth. Everyone we met has been lovely, welcoming and encouraging - all in all a very supportive, inspiring environment. I love how practical the course is, and that we got to try out the skills we were learning - much more interesting than a two day seminar, where you are being talked at all day! I will definitely be recommending your services. Thank you!"

"The Trainer was excellent "

"The small class size was great. All good and everyone very friendly."

"Very knowledgeable. Really friendly and approachable staff. Really made me feel welcome and at ease. Thanks very much!"

"Very friendly, great food. Relaxed environment"

"great course and totally managed my expectations, many thanks!"

"Everything, great course, great team, great facilities. thanks a lot"

"I like the fact that sessions were very interactive, lots of room for questions, it was great that we had some breaks as well and the sessions were not too intensive which allowed us not to be saturated with info. Our trainer was also extremely experienced and knew exactly what he was talking about."

"Good course, including pretty much all relevant areas."

"Everything - felt relaxed and friendly, loved it!"

"Everything was great.Really chilled out and informal but full of detail and practical examples"

"Very Good Food. In depth knowledge. Very relevant to what I wanted. Good to have after support. Very friendly easy to talk to instructor. Would have taken me years to learn the software. "

"Very good tips on what to do with camera even to someone who has been on a few courses although not very experienced."

"Course covered everything i wanted to know which was great, food was lovely, trainer was very knowledgeable and answered all questions I had"

"All very relaxed and able to be tailored for our needs."

"Really good pace, really relevant examples, kept everyone at the same place. "

"A good mix of 'classroom' learning and practical learning. The course was at the right speed too! Interactive and engaging - a great use of time and we've all definitely learnt a lot. "

"Good mix of practical and theory. Good pace. Good training of group with individual help when needed. Good food!"

"Keeping levels of energy up - Rob's sense of humour really helped to keep the course fun and informative. Learnt a heap! Food and biscuits were pretty ace too. :)"

"One-to-one training with an expert was a brilliant experience!"