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
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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