Join Amy DeLouise for an in-depth discussion in this video Limited-time interviews, part of The Art of Video Interviews.
Amy: I don't think there's any person who does interviews who has not dealt with a limited time interview. Isn't it the case, all time? So, one of the things you have to do in a limited time interview is get your rapport building done in the ramp up to getting that person on camera. It might be walking with them down the hallway and getting a glass of water. It might be. When they're getting a little powder on. It might be, even when they're just getting the mic on, and asking a few questions, or seeing how their day has been going, or talk out about their favorite team.
Obviously you've done all your homework in advance, so you know a little bit about them. Or even you'll say, you know, we met before at the such and such event. Something to break the ice so that this is not really the first conversation you've had when you then go back and sit in the interviewer seat. You want to be sure if you have limited time, that you cue the person right up front, this is really just going to be a quick conversation between us. You don't them to get. Too in the weeds, and you don't want them to get too off track or you're going to lose time. You want to probably stick to four questions. I know, it's a little intimidating to stick to only four, but try to stick to four with number three being actually the peak of your story arc, the most important question. The other thing you're going to want to do is limit the follow-ups. So, if you do have follow-ups, and you get time at the end, you can stack 'em in there. One of the things I find with a very busy person, like let's say a CEO. Is, I'll be told by the handler they don't have any time for this interview, only 10 minutes. But if that person is enjoying themselves, then actually the interview can go a little longer. And then I can get my follow-up questions in. And speaking of the handlers, we've talked about them before. Obviously make sure they're on your side, and they understand you're going to get through this as quickly as possible. So, if they have any questions, they should really save it for the end. And you'll make sure you check in with them just to be sure they're happy.
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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 Appropriate for all
Video Foundations: Interviewswith Anthony Q. Artis1h 55m Appropriate for all
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
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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