Filming Documentary Interviews 

Upcoming Sessions 
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3 hours 
$25+HST for members/ $60+HST for non-members
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This session will mix hands-on learning and demonstration in order to provide students with the skills to conduct a standard documentary interview. Camera and audio setup will be demonstrated.
For more on interview lighting, please see our Lighting for Interviews workshop.
Workshop Outline
Lecture and examples
  • Creating an outline/script (brief overview)
  • Preparing questions 
  • Preparing interviewees
  • Selecting an interview location
  • Conducting the interview
  • Camera setup
  • Audio setup
  • Creating a safe environment
  • Preparing the interviewee
  • Conducting the interview
  • Preparing questions/research
  • Preparing the interviewee
  • Conducting the interview
  • Review and feedback
About the Instructor

Angus McLellan is the Director of Production and Training at Ed Video, and an experienced video maker who has conducted over a hundred documentary-style interviews.

All workshops are held at Ed Video, 404 York Road, Guelph, unless otherwise indicated