Join Amy DeLouise for an in-depth discussion in this video The brilliant subject matter expert, part of The Art of Video Interviews.
…Female 1: One of the things that's…really tricky is interviewing a subject matter expert.…This is because they're probably a very smart person and they probably…have been studying or working on their subject matter for many, many years.…Way longer than you've been researching them for your interview.…So, one of the things you need to do is be very up to speed, make sure you've…read lots of things that they've written, looked at…other interviews, all of the suggestions we've made before.…But particularly because…this person has such in depth knowledge.…The other thing you're going to have to do is try to get them…to hone in on the major points you want to make in the video.…
Because the chances are they're going to know their subject…so well that it's possible they're going to go on.…Very long, have some in depth answers that are just way off topic for what you need.…Or just too much in depth.…So sometimes I have to kind of pull them…back and say, well, for a layperson, can you explain…DNA sequencing?…Or, for a layperson, for somebody who doesn't know…
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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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