Capturing Passion: Video Interviewing to Engage Any Audience

Quality content is vital for your films, videos and brand - use video interviews to greatly boost your business
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  • Lectures 52
  • Length 3 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

Did you know that interviewing on camera is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to rapidly create quality content that will boost your business in multiple ways?


Be taught by a proven expert

Start doing fantastic video interviews, with no outlay and no experience whatsoever.

Become an accomplished video interviewer rapidly and easily by following this course.

"Thorough explanation of interviewing for video, covering all the essentials, pleasantly explained at a pace that is just right for most people."

When you know how, it's a massively powerful way to generate fresh and original content that can punch through the multitude of dross out there, and be a key tool for you to boost your brand, reputation and business!

If you're looking for great video 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!"

NOW includes step-by-step slides to help you progress rapidly!


About this course:

  • Over 2000 happy students - exclusively five-star reviews!
  • No previous experience, equipment or anything else is required
  • Full, free lifetime access
  • All future extra lectures and upgrades are always included for free
  • Unconditional Udemy 30 day money back guarantee-that's a personal promise from me to you of your success!
  • Now includes full set of slides to help you quickly follow the lectures

"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."


  • Outstanding interviews every time that help build my brand, reputation and income
  • Video interviews that attract audiences and positive reviews around the world
  • Excellent relationships and interviews with leading personalities in politics, business and the online world

"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 video interviews of whatever length. I go step-by-step, and hold nothing back.

I give concrete examples of how to plan and conduct great video interviews. You are not only getting a course in this essential skill, you're getting valuable insights into how a professional film director thinks, plans and executes his work.

Whether you have experience in filmmaking and video interviewing already, or not, 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."

You'll learn:

  1. What is a great video interview
  2. Why do great video interviews
  3. How to use video interviews
  4. How to plan the interviews
  5. How to think about the three key choices with video interviews
  6. How to choose the interviewee
  7. How to choose locations
  8. An insider technique called “magic hour"
  9. Why time planning matters
  10. The “art" of video interviewing
  11. How to structure and plan an interview
  12. Why “emotional intelligence" is crucial for success
  13. What kinds of questions to ask and why
  14. How to get the gold in video interviewing
  15. How to achieve technical perfection with your video interviews
  16. How to save time and money when editing video interviews
  17. How to become a star interviewer and use this to enhance your reputation and brand

… And much more!

What are the requirements?

  • No prerequisite knowledge is needed - the course guides you set-by-step, A to Z
  • No specialist equipment required; you can master the skills and the course gives advice on what equipment to buy later

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Conduct professional, successful and brand-boosting video interviews
  • Boost your brand with fresh and expert content
  • Generate quickly and easily original content to use online or offline
  • Plan interviews the right way for speed and success
  • Record video interviews that punch through visually and will great sound
  • Edit interviews the professional way to rapidly get great results
  • Distribute your video interviews to reach the maximum audience
  • Leverage your video interviewing prowess for personal branding
  • Extend your video interview content to other media and platforms for extra branding and profits
  • Deepen your relationship of trust with your target audience - this is invaluable

Who is the target audience?

  • Marketers
  • Online marketers
  • Bloggers
  • Social media users
  • YouTube channel owners
  • Affiliate marketers
  • Wedding Videographers
  • Social Event Organisers & Videographers
  • Event Videographers
  • Video enthusiasts and hobbyists
  • Personal Development
  • Coaches and Personal Development Coaches
  • Yoga and Health providers
  • Small Business Owners
  • Leisure and Tourism businesses
  • Course creators
  • Online course creators
  • Udemy Instructors
  • Academic and Further Education Institutions
  • Advertisers
  • Public Relations specialists
  • Communications specialists
  • Internal communications
  • Videographers
  • Journalists
  • Film makers
  • TV producers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the Course
What is a Great Video Interview and why does it matter? The key foundation stone
Section 2: The What and Why of Great On Camera Interviews
Why Do Great Video Interviews instead of 'normal' interviews?
How Can I Use Great Video Interviews to boost my brand, reputation and profits?
Section 3: How to Do Great On Camera Interviews Step by Step

A closer examination of exactly how the main teaching will be divided, with a word about the significance of the parts

Section 4: Section 4: Planning

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

Magic Hour Secrets - one great professional tip which will pay huge dividends
Time Planning: Audio - this is essential to ensure your interviews go to plan!

A summary of the planning process to ensure you have caught the main points of the teaching

Planning Quiz to help ensure you've absorbed the key lessons before moving on
3 questions
Section 5: Step by Step: The Art of On Camera Interviewing. Get MAGICAL interviews.

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

Recap on The Art of Interviewing to give a quick overview of what you learned
The Art of Interviewing Quiz to help you learn WELL!
2 questions
Section 6: Step by Step: How to Record Your On Camera Interview. Get technical perfection.
Introduction to Technical Perfection - what you need to focus on to avoid errors

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

BONUS: Using Google to Learn About Composition and Framing, a walkthrough lesson
How to record your on camera interview - a quiz to help you learn BETTER
3 questions
Section 7: Concrete Case Studies
Introduction to Case Studies - more in the dedicated Facebook Group for students

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

Section 8: How to Edit Your On Camera Interview
Save Time and Money with Transcripts - don't make the mistake many 'pros' do

How to edit interviews the right way for efficiency and impact

Section 9: How to Distribute Your On Camera Interview

The best ways to distribute your interviews online

Section 10: How to Utilise Your On Camera Interviews and Skill

How to enhance the skills you have learned in this course

Interviewing and Networking - a MAJOR side benefit of video interviewing

How to extend the value of the interviews you conduct

Section 11: Section 11: Thank you, Well Done & Next Steps with this Course

Course summary, and suggested next steps

Extra Resources - to be continually built out over time here in this course
48 pages

Though taking notes in the sidebar is very much encouraged, you may find being able to download all the course slides useful - perhaps also to print out and use as the basis for handwritten notes or diagrams

Section 12: Bonus lecture
How to join Paul's Facebook group

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Instructor Biography

Paul Jenkins, Film Director & Chief

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 online business owner.

In my courses, you'll get insights, strategies and tactics that I've developed over 20+ years while making films for the world's top broadcasters (BBC, PBS, ARTE etc), and concurrently over the past 3 years as an 'edupreneur'.

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.

See you inside the courses!


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