At a glance
- Learn the different interviewing techniques
- The importance of research
- When to use the ‘sucker’ punch
What you will Learn:
Empathy or Antagonism
Interviewing subjects can be a daunting task and technique and style changes from film to film. Understanding your subject, style and intention is key to how you approach an interview. In this class we will look at:
- Researching and interview preparation
- Earning your interviewees trust.
- The importance of the words you use
- Open and closed questions
- Asking difficult questions
- The sucker punch
- Communicating with your crew on a shoot
- Soundbites and how to get them
Who should attend
This course is for anyone interested in making documentary style films. Whether you are a complete novice who is interested in getting started or whether you are an experienced videographer who wants to take the next step.
About your instructor
Tom Webb started making short films in his early teens and his love of filmmaking continued in his career.
Tom started his filmmaking life re-editing American TV shows for broadcast on the Discovery Channel in the UK and filming Martial Arts and Professional Wrestling.
He then went on to be Head of Creative at Upbeat, a digital agency that covers video production and web development. Whilst there Tom filmed and edited everything from press junkets to film premieres, medical videos to corporate events, A-list movie stars to random people in the street.
Alongside this Tom has also co hosted the Have You Seen..? Podcast, made award winning short films, short form documentaries and a feature length documentary about the male perspective of fertility treatment called The Easy Bit which premiered at Raindance in 2019. It was reviewed in The Hollywood Reporter.