KDHX Media Arts is back with another Master Filmmaking class partnered with Avatar Studios. In this 4th class in the series, Lori Dowd, Vice President of Program Development at Avatar, will go over the styles and techniques of successful interviewing.
Interviewing Styles and Techniques
Interviews constitute the bulk of shots in many productions, especially documentaries. Location and Cinema verite, archival footage, stills, or more creative montage make up the rest. Interviews fall into two general categories: the informal stand-up interview and the more formal sit-down interview. A hybrid of the two is the tour, where you follow the subject around a location.
In this masterclass we’ll explore styles and techniques for informal, formal, and tour interviews.
We’ll consider cinematography, development of interview questions, getting usable responses from a subject, selecting the best time and place for the interviews, making actors out of amateurs, and establishing the style sheet--or overall look and feel of the production. It’s hands-on. We’ll have a camera but feel free to bring your own (a FLIP or similar) will work well.
WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 2011 10am *Notice, the time has changed*
WHERE: Avatar Studios, 2675 Scott Ave