Documentary Interview Techniques
This course will give you a thorough knowledge of some of the different techniques for interviewing in documentaries. Interviews are often used in documentaries, to allow people, to give their opinion and insight or a sense of realism and credibility...
Taught by: Ashok Prada, Anton Califano.
This course will give you a thorough knowledge of some of the different techniques for interviewing in documentaries. Interviews are often used in documentaries, to allow people, to give their opinion and insight or a sense of realism and credibility.
Through a series of discussions, workshops and practical exercises you will explore different techniques and styles of interviewing. By the end of the course you will have the confidence to interview confidently in a variety of different filming situations.
- Building rapport
- Body language
- Active listening
- Positive silence
- Interviewing for the edit
- Formal and informal interviews
- Static and moving interviews
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Develop rapport and engage with interviewees
- Ask questions that produce good answers for the edit
- Interview confidently in a variety of film situations
Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for you, if you have an interest but no experience in documentary film. You may be an artist, web-designer, media professional or student.
Anton is a filmmaker based in London with experience working on docs, corporate and short films with recent BBC and Channel 4 credits. Anton has shot a lot with the Canon XF300, Sony EX3 & EX1, as well as other HD cameras as well as DSLRs like the Canon 5D and C100.
With a background in editing Anton is an Apple Certified Pro in FCP, and works with both FCP7 and FCPX with BBC and Channel 4 credits. Anton regularly scripts, shoots and edits short films for corporate clients and charitable organisations, working in Argentina, UAE, India, Iran, Gran Canaria, Poland and Portugal.
Anton has over fifteen year’s teaching experience. He teaches regularly for DFG (Documentary Filmmakers Group) on the well-established industry training program Doclab course, as well as working as a visiting lecturer for LCC, and Farnham Film School, UCA.