Question types: - open, closed, single, multiple, direct, suggestive Interview styling: - hard news, combative, light- hearted, entertainment, investigative, promotional Structuring: - introduction, developmental questions, confidence building, key questions, sound-bites, summary, wind- up Communication skills: - building rapport, active listening, body language
An in-depth personal discussion with the person you are interviewing. Key to the interview is to listen due to it being in- depth and maintain eye-contact with the interviewee. Ask the questions in chronological order. Factual Interviews The interviewee can provide context and background about the topic. Generally filmed from an over shoulder shot or from the interviewers point of view
Where a person is being interviewed while they are doing something (Walking, Building etc.). More relaxed type of interview than sit- down. Handheld camera or Tripod depending on the activity the interviewee is doing. Could be filmed from POV of interviewer of with the interviewer in front of the camera.
Having random people on the street talk to you about the chosen subject. Used for short clips that can be easily added to the documentary during the editing process. Make sure the interviewee knows what the documentary is about. Tend to be informal types of interviews. Collect the interviewees views on the subject. Generally filmed with the interviewer behind the camera.
Formal factual interviews Use of facts and statistics Highly professional – gains an older generation upper class audience Generally filmed from an over shoulder shot or from the interviewers point of view The interviewee can provide context and background about the topic
Casual interviewing style, with use of informal language in the questions Interviewer in usually on screen (participatory) Non-fixed camera composition is often used (hand held camera, camera moving from interviewer to interviewee) Interview questions and answers take the form of a friendly discussion/chat Often unplanned and improvised questions
• Research - finding out information• Enhancement of audience understanding• Informational - presenting information• Interpretive - expressing or explaining opinion• Emotional - allowing audience insight to a situation