Filming and Editing Interviews

Two Day Course


The skills required to shoot and edit interviews and ‘talking heads’ are more and more in demand.

Whether you need to film interviews of satisfied customers for a promotional film or website or interview someone to accompany a news story, this course will provide the skills and expertise to ensure you produce well-prepared, well-edited informative on-camera interviews.

The course looks at the equipment you will need, how to set up and light your interview and make the best of the location, how to ask the right questions, how to edit your footage with Adobe Premiere to get your message across clearly and effectively, and finally how to optimise your interview for cross-platform viewing. You need no filming or editing previous experience to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

25/26th Jun 18 London Bridge £595 + VAT SOLD  OUT
16/17th Jul 18 London Bridge £395 + VAT SPECIAL  OFFER
16/17th Aug 18 London Bridge £495 + VAT SPECIAL  OFFER
10/11th Sep 18 London Bridge £595 + VAT RESERVE  NOW
11/12th Oct 18 London Bridge £595 + VAT RESERVE  NOW
  • Public Courses

    Maximum class size of five (the smallest in London) so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.

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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    Free Consultation

Course Outline

  • Preparation before filming
    • Researching your subject
    • What is your timeframe?
    • Selecting a location
    • What is the aim of the interview
    • Deciding what to ask and how to ask it

    • Understanding your camera
    • Tripods, reflectors and lights ‐ what do I need?
    • Microphones and audio equipment

    Setting up your interview
    • Lighting your subject
    • Working with natural light
    • Framing your subject
    • Composition
    • Using the location to tell the story
    • Getting additional footage to illustrate the story
  • Interview techniques
    • Opening gambits
    • Keeping an interview on-track
    • Asking open questions
    • Dealing with difficult or reluctant interviewees
    • Using body language
    • Adapting your interview style for different situations
    • Getting soundbites

    Editing your interview with Adobe Premiere
    • Importing footage
    • Understanding a timeline
    • Basic editing techniques
    • Editing to tell a story
    • Editing your footage to a specified duration
    • Importing and editing audio
    • Adding titles and captions

    Exporting your project
    • Optimising your footage for distribution
    • Optimising your footage for the web
    • Uploading to YouTube or Vimeo
    • Testing playback

    Questions and answers

Who Are We?

LCMJ is the UK's leading writing and journalism training provider.

Our courses are aimed at business people and writers who need to develop their writing skills to communicate clearly and effectively.

London Bridge Centre

Unit 5,
Suffolk House,
127-129 Great Suffolk Street,


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Why Choose Us?

  • We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

  • Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

  • The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

  • We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We won't send you out to the shops with a voucher.

Gnu Films
20th Feb

Very in-depth, despite only being a day long. The instructor really knew what he was doing.

10th Feb

The course covered a lot of ground but I felt like I learned a lot.

25th Nov

Really enjoyable and good grounding in the basics to get you filming.

14th Nov

Explained clearly, tailored, small group and at the right pace. Practical and interactive.

London South Bank University
11th Nov

Very knowledgeable and helpful instructor. Great to have one-to-one tuition.

Zenith Optimedia
4th Apr

The fastest and easiest way to learn!.