Join Amy DeLouise for an in-depth discussion in this video Why transcripts matter, part of The Art of Video Interviews.
…Female 1: So let's talk about why transcripts matter.…First of all, it is a lot faster to glance down…a page that's printed than it is to scrub through footage.…I'm always kind of amazed at how many people don't make transcripts.…Recently, I was delivered a project that was handed off from another…producer, with literally thousands of hours…of footage of interviews with no transcript.…So the first thing I did was get them sent out right away.…Because I needed to quickly scan.…Get back up to speed on who was saying what, and be ready to dive into my edit.…
Another thing I like to do, is when…I get the transcripts back, I use multicolored highlights.…We've been talking a lot about future…proofing, and using things for multiple deliverables.…So, what I do is I come up with a color…coding system and I have, let's say, yellow for the current production.…Green for some topics that might be used in a down stream production.…Maybe pink for sort of themed topics that…might be easy to put together in a montage.…Something that visually helps me and also helps my…
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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
Foundations of Video: Interviewswith Anthony Q. Artis1h 55m Appropriate for all
Foundations of Video: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
Practical Project Management for Creative Projectswith Richard Harrington2h 30m Appropriate for all
Documentary Editing with Premiere Prowith 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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