Training Courses

Filming and Editing Interviews

  58 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. 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 £545 + VAT

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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.

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.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed11320
  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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"Making sure everyone understood what was going on and was asked if anyone wanted to learn anything that we had not been taught, which allowed the training to be bespoke to our needs. Overall I would say this was the best external training I have had :)"



"staff all excellent "



"One to one support during the class, demonstration of examples, Q & A and really good helpful tips for exporting and tidying up desktop of files, Technical explanations about the camera, lighting, filtering etc. Great course."



"Good balance of theory and practice and loads of useful real life examples"



"All round very good, nice relaxed environment. "



"Really excellent course. Jason is a brilliant trainer and explained everything really clearly and logically. It's a very enjoyable course and well-run training centre. "



"Course and food - excellent!"



"Very approachable and friendly trainers and staff. "



"Jason was very friendly and helpful."



"interactive & engaging trainer. great job"



"Everything had a nice time scale and did not feel overwhelmed. Good sufficient breaks. Lovely refreshments. "



"I really enjoyed the course, it covered everything that I would expect it to for an intro course. The pace was good too, not too much of an early start or late finish, and the right amount to get through each day. "



"Trainer, atmosphere, food. Energy was at a good level "



"The entire content of the course, Rob clearly knows his stuff and his expertise showed. It was incredibly useful and practical and I'm now looking forward to putting it into practice in the workplace- before this i used to dread editing and filming! Really helpful and friendly staff, felt like everything was taken care of and they provided excellant customer service. Perfect amount of breaks and a very relaxed environment."



"great instructor"



"Everything. Very organised and well structured. Small class size was perfect and all levels catered for."



"Excellent pre-event comms — direction etc. Very welcoming environment, relaxed and informal (in a good way) Great trainer, un-patronising and very informative. "



"Everything was honestly great - really lovely atmosphere and staff!!"



"Rob was very engaging and insightful, he clearly knows a lot about filming and editing which made the course feel incredibly worthwhile. The broccoli salad was exceptional too. "



"Welcoming, friendly, nice location and venue. Good selection of courses but could do with offering some more courses around Documentary Filmmaking - i would sign up if you do. Do you have a referral scheme, for referring friends to also join one of your courses?"



"Rob was v helpful/knowledgeable and also approachable. Training centre has a really good, friendly environment. Have already recommended the centre to several people!"



"The set up as a whole is very good. From the moment you arrive and are greeted you feel that this is a professional business with people that know what they are doing. The trainers are exceptional and deliver the courses with confidence. I would and have recommended courses many times. "



"Jason was really knowledgeable and answered all my questions. I found it to be a very practical course and hopefully I'll remember all I learnt. Lunch was also excellent both days."



"Knowledge of different equipment and how to operate individual cameras for best output."



"Very friendly, learnt a lot, really enjoyed my time, will most definitely recommend to colleagues and if possible, more training for myself!"



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



"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"



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



"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."



"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. "



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



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