This Saturday, October 27 from 10 am - 4 pm at Docs In Progress in Silver Spring: Documentary Interviewing Skills Bootcamp
Conducting an on-camera interview can be challenging. On one hand, you want to make sure that the technical aspects are under control, so you’ll deliver footage that is visually and aurally attractive. On the other hand, your goal is to capture the true spirit of the person you’re interviewing by making sure that the process is not only effective but also safe and respectful for the person who is being interviewed. In this full day documentary interviewing skills bootcamp team-taught by Adele Schmidt and Jennifer Brown, you will learn the ins and outs of interviewing. Adele will build on years of experience as a documentary filmmaker to go over the technical aspects when setting up and interview, including camera placement, thinking about both what you see and how it sounds, and do's and don'ts while interviewing. Jennifer will share skills she has developed in making videos in the areas of behavioral health advocacy, stigma and discrimination to help you understand how to manage the emotional tenor of the interview, including dealing with interviewees revealing a story for the first time, sharing a traumatic story, or breaking down during the interview.
Space is limited so advanced registration is highly recommended. Save on fees if register by midnight Tuesday (October 23).
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Conducting an on-camera interview can be challenging. On one hand you want to make sure that the technical aspects are under control, so you’ll deliver footage that is visually and aurally attractive, and on the other hand your goal is to capture the true spirit of the pers...