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Produce And Create An Impactful Interview

with Abba Shapiro

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  •   01 Class Introduction

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Class duration: 2h 49m

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About The Class

Prepare, Shoot and Edit Your Story

The most memorable videos, tell a story. Developing interview skills that are both technical and personal, can greatly increase your storytelling ability. Abba Shapiro joins Creative Live to break down all the components of producing and piecing together an interview. Abba will cover every step to get you comfortable with capturing an interview from set-up through sharing. You’ll learn: 
  • How to use and be confident with the gear you have and gear you may need 
  • Lighting techniques and camera angles that will ease your time in post 
  • How to get your subject comfortable on camera 
  • How to ask questions to get your subject to speak in a way that edits clearly/smoothly 
  • Audio guides for mic’ing your subject and backup options 
  • Successful workflow tips on ingesting and organizing your media 
  • Editing your piece together in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 
As you grow your video client list, you’ll need to be confident in capturing interviews by yourself or with a crew. Join Abba as he breaks down the confusion and gets you creating memorable stories confidently and quickly. 

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    03:43
  2. 02

    Interview Preparation

    19:27
  3. 03

    Conducting an Interview

    42:44
  4. 04

    Conducting an Interview - Demo

    08:30
  5. 05

    Location Scouting

    04:35
  6. 06

    Camera Placement and Gear Overview

    16:19
  7. 07

    Common Framing Mistakes

    03:39
  8. 08

    Interview Subject Placement

    02:29
  9. 09

    Recording the Interview and Room Tone

    02:00
  10. 10

    Capturing B- Roll

    02:13
  11. 11

    Reaction Shots

    03:01
  12. 12

    Organizing Media and Folders

    19:12
  13. 13

    Review and Edit

    23:57
  14. 14

    Q&A

    17:45

Meet Your Expert

Abba Shapiro

Abba Shapiro is an Adobe master trainer, certifying university and training center instructors to teach Adobe Premiere Pro. He is also a master trainer in several non-Adobe video production tools and has helped editors migrate to the Adobe platform ... read more

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  • artmaltman

    artmaltman

    February 2017

    I found this course very helpful and I recommend it. I picked up a lot of tips, and frankly this course made me realize that putting more preparation into client interactions AND using a more sophisticated production pays off in higher quality video. I wish he had gone into more detail on microphones and camera gear but I can pick that up on review sites.

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