Interview for film – a brief introductory course
03.11.2017 bis 03.11.2017
Einstufung: Amateurbereich, Semi-Profibereich
Paul Jackson is a Swedish documentary filmmaker and journalist with 25 years of experience in the profession. He has also worked for two years as a video teacher for both adults and children.
The course consists of three parts, each of them important for making a good interview for film. The first two parts combine theory and practice - one without the other makes an overall understanding difficult to grasp. Practical exercises are done using a camera connected to a monitor screen - participants can directly try and see how different compositions work.
Part one – The picture
The purpose of this part is to teach the participants how to avoid the most common beginners' mistakes. Basic composition, where to focus and how to set the light summarizes the exercise. The participants will also learn to make a simple light setting with just one lamp. Before the participants start the exercises they will be shown an example of a badly done interview - not one mistake forgotten...
Part two – The sound
It sounds strange to hear that in most cases it's more important to get the sound right in a movie than the image, but it's true. You can still follow the story of a movie in poor image quality as long as you can hear, conversely, it does not matter how well the image looks if you can't hear anything clearly - in this case the movie becomes totally incomprehensible. During this part of the course, participants will learn basic sound theory and how to use a microphone correctly - and the importance of always using headphones to avoid failed interviews.
Part three - The interview
Now that the participants can get the picture and sound right, we focus on how to make an interview better. If you understand the different types of interview techniques journalists use, it becomes easier to concentrate on the task at hand. These different forms will be described, and different tactics for making an interview livelier will also be taught.
Termin: Freitag, 03. November 10-18h
Ort: Filmbüro Bremen, Hinter der Holzpforte 1
Der Teilnehmerbeitrag beträgt 50 Euro, (35 Euro für Filmbüromitglieder)
Das Angebot ist insbesondere auch für Student_innen und (Quer)einsteiger_innen im Bereich Dokumentarfilm geeignet.