At least for me personally, I’ve always tried to do a really good job every day, with each interview, and treat each interview seriously, and make the person I’m speaking with feel comfortable, hopefully make it an ideal experience.
– Katie Couric
How do we Capture a Moment?
Planning an Interview
If you haven’t already, begin looking into planned interviews. Try different media sources, american sources like 60 minutes or 20/20, european sources like bbc, or other sources. You can find some tips on it online as well, search up video interviews. As your doing your research, you’ll need to keep track of your sources. You’ll need them in the final document accompanying the finished product.
As your researching, take notice how interviews are setup, the setting, the pacing, the shots and angles.
By the end of the week, you’ll need to have your main pitch, including who you’re going to interview, where your going to interview them, and the questions you’re planning on asking. I’d recommend having you main questions, and then a few extras that’d be nice to include if you need to. You never know how long they may, or may not elaborate on a topic. You also may need to be ready to ask a few follow up questions, which can’t really be planned out ahead, as they are dependent on their responses.
You’ll need to have a couple back ups as well, just in case you primary choice doesn’t work out. Have three backups.
We’ll talk about some basic scripts and storyboards, and what yours might look like for the project next time.
Your group needs to present your pitch to me today!
By the end of next class, you should have you script and storyboard turned in.