Originally designed for those conducting video interviews, this course is finding favour also with those interviewing on audio (podcasts, radio) and for text (articles, blogs etc). The lessons you learn here can be applied across all these formats.
Did you know that interviewing is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to rapidly create quality content that will boost your business in multiple ways?
Whether it be on camera, podcast or for blogging?
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"Thorough explanation of interviewing for video, covering all the essentials, pleasantly explained at a pace that is just right for most people."
This course was designed primarily for video interviews - the hardest form to master - yet will give you the skills to apply across any medium. Video, audio or text. When you can do it for video, you can easily for it for the other mediums. Plus - you can re-purpose video content into the other mediums.
Once you know the key techniques and approaches, interviewing is a very effective way to generate fresh and original content that can punch through the multitude of dross out there.
It's a key tool for you to boost your brand, reputation and business!
If you're looking for great interviews without some study and effort, please don't take this course. You'll need to study the course, step-by-step and implement its teaching to enjoy success. All you need to get started is the time to follow the course, a pen and paper and willingness to learn.
"I have learned so much that I can and will apply to my craft. Thank You!"
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"Although I'm only training for having interviews in my podcast, Paul's course is a great help. He provided me a lot of helpful details, especially in the "Interviewing is an Art" section. Especially the lessons about preparation and how to raise questions were extremely supportive."
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"Now much more confident to get out there and interview relevant people. An interview, well done, will add immensely to my product as well as provide valuable insights to my niche. Thank you :)"
You won't need any prior experience or specialist equipment to get started with this. I show you how to approach, plan, conduct, edit and distribute interviews of whatever length. I go step-by-step, and hold nothing back.
I give concrete examples of how to plan and conduct great interviews. You are not only getting a course in this essential skill, you're getting insights into how a professional film director thinks, plans and executes his work.
Regardless of whether you have experience in filmmaking and interviewing already, this course will help you hugely to advance your skills to immediately start creating outstanding content for your blogs, social media, videos and films and elsewhere.
"I was really impressed not only at Paul's knowledge of every aspect of video interviewing, but also at his easy way of talking me through it. He has clearly thought through some of the subtler issues, like video's capacity for conveying emotion better than other media can. This is a really thoughtfully designed course that will help people who need or want to learn all the ins and outs of video interviewing."
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A closer examination of exactly how the main teaching will be divided, with a word about the significance of the parts
Not all interviews can be planned, but all interviews should be planned - if possible
With so many factors at play to achieve excellence in on-camera interviewing, it's easy to get caught up in the detail and forget to plan the main objective first.
The principal planning points you MUST consider for success
The secret of how to choose interviewees who will deliver the gold time and again
The crucial importance of light for on-camera interviews, and the necessity to plan for how it behaves
A summary of the planning process to ensure you have caught the main points of the teaching
How to think of yourself as an interviewer, and why it matters
The pro way to approach interview construction at the planning stage
The principal ways to think about interview structure
A key secret to achieving memorable and excellent interviews, without which your interviews are likely to be flat and dull
An error made by many interviewers, even professionals. You can learn to avoid it.
The right way to warm up your interviewee at the start of the interview
How to ask the RIGHT type of question to ensure success
Another common mistake, which will make editing interviews a nightmare. Here is how to avoid it.
The right way to do follow up questions to ensure you get what you need, and the gold.
The very best interviews have the 'magic', the 'gold'. Here's how to get it.
Sound bites are a necessary evil; here is how to get them and turn them to your advatage
This is a crucial step at the end of every interview, that more often than not will save you
The Number One technical consideration, even though this is a course about on-camera interviewing
The pro way to consider lighting choices from a technical perspective
How to position the interviewee for the best result on camera
How to position the camera and interviewer to get the very best result
This lesson recaps the previous two lessons in a schematic plan view to enable you to get the right shot
Technical considerations behind microphone positioning, and why it matters
Backup audio is easily done - here's how
How to ensure your audio levels are the right ones
How to do the crucial technical test immediately prior to full record. A step even pros forget
How to do reverse angle shots the right way when using a single camera
How to use the interview samples and commentary; and a word about the video quality within them. NB the image in this lecture is fixed.
Sample of an interview the instructor directed, with commentary to explain how it was done
Sample of an interview the instructor conducted, with commentary to explain how it was done. Don't worry about the jumping picture - what matters is the setup
Sample of an interview the instructor conducted, with commentary to explain how it was done
How to edit interviews the right way for efficiency and impact
The best ways to distribute your interviews online
How to enhance the skills you have learned in this course
How to extend the value of the interviews you conduct
Effective and creative storytelling is an essential part of success in many walks of life - and fun when you do it right, because you feel the 'flow'.
Film and video techniques and visual storytelling can add much to your overall creative output, and be highly satisfying and impactful arts in their own right.
The techniques I teach, I use daily as a professional documentary film director and author.
In my courses, you'll get insights, strategies and working methods that I've developed over 20+ years while making films for the world's top broadcasters (BBC, PBS, ARTE etc). These days, I also make film trailers and corporate films.
My teaching style is to guide you through the processes that matter - explaining why they matter - in a personal, 'fireside' fashion.
You also get direct access to me through the Discussion area of each course. This means that any challenges or questions you have can be resolved directly.
I'm very open to feedback, therefore please feel free to feed ideas for lectures and courses to me and I'll do my very best to accommodate.
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