Join Amy DeLouise for an in-depth discussion in this video Conducting pre-interviews, part of The Art of Video Interviews.
…Female 1: Conducting pre-interviews is one of my favorite things to…do, and I realize sometimes it's a bit of a luxury.…But I'm going to tell you why I think it's so important to do.…One of the main reasons I do pre-interviews…is not just to get the background information, but…it's to develop the relationship with the interviewee before…we meet in the studio or on the set.…Typically the pre-interview is done by phone, and one of…the great things you can do with technology is you can…record that call.…But of course, you do need to remember to tell your…subject that you're doing the recording, obviously for background purposes only.…
A lot of phone systems will even…incorporate a transcription service as part of…it, or I'll send an MP3 quickly to my transcriber to get it done.…It's very, very helpful.…It helps me get some sound bytes into that script.…And gets me already started on my plan.…The other thing I like to do, is I like to talk…to background sources.…Almost like you're writing an article on this person.…
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- Planning interview goals
- Anticipating interviewee's answers
- Conducting background research
- Scheduling interviews
- Building rapport
- Teasing out supporting points
- Getting transcripts
- Avoiding obstacles with challenging interview subjects
Skill Level Intermediate
Video Foundations: Interviewswith Anthony Q. Artis1h 55m Intermediate
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Intermediate
Premiere Pro: Documentary Editingwith Jason Osder3h 48m Intermediate
1. Preparing for an Interview
2. Production of Video Interviews
3. During the Interview
4. During an Audio-Only Interview
5. Getting Results
6. Minimizing Narration
7. Making Editing Easier
8. Avoiding Obstacles
9. Preparing for Post
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