Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating interviews, part of Creating a Mini Documentary with Premiere Elements.
Interviews are at the very heart of these sort of mini-documentary projects.…Often we have one or several strong interviews that we edit to become the…backbone of our story.…In this case, we have one interview, and I want to take a close look at it now.…First I want to evaluate it generally.…I want to see what is its length?…It's almost 27 minutes, so not a terribly long interview but not a super…short one either.…Its framing is a nice bust shot, or medium close-up, which is nice to see…the expression.…
The image quality is good;…it doesn't need heavy color correction.…And I like to give a little listen, maybe not even at the very beginning, but…somewhere in the middle...…(video playing)…...just to see that we have good audio quality.…So now that we've done our general evaluation, we need to start…looking at the content.…I usually play from the very beginning. And in this case I'm going to use a…method that uses markers. And also, I'm going to take some notes on the side to…remember what I've been watching.…
- Importing and evaluating footage
- Planning the edit
- Marking and adding clips to the timeline
- Creating cover shots with video tracks
- Trimming clips
- Adding and refining transitions
- Adding a title and a lower third
- Incorporating still images
- Setting audio levels
- Creating a DVD
- Posting to YouTube
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Organizing and Ingesting Footage
2. Assembling Footage on the Timeline
Trimming interview shots2m 48s
3. Refining the Cut
4. Titles and Graphics
5. Finishing Steps
6. Digital Distribution
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