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.
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.
We also offer bespoke documentary interview techniques courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page or view a Sky: News Interviewing Skills Training case study.
Having developed editing skills using Final Cut Pro (FCP) 7, FCP X and Premiere Pro, Chester has directed, produced and marketed his own films worldwide which has taken him to film festivals around the world. He is presently writing a feature film and is in postproduction on two documentaries. Chester has worked in Sierra Leone, across the UK and Europe. He has over six years experience in teaching filmmaking to secondary schools and colleges in London.