Task: Film an interview

– Creative Process Digital

Questions for interviewee and statements we want them to make (which will be open to interpretation)
– Name, workplace, what your workplace does and what you do there
– What the apprenticeship allows you to do
– Why apprenticeships are good
– What you enjoy about the apprenticeship

Main shots (of interviewee)
– Mid shot (top half of the body)
– Interviewee in right or left hand side of frame looking out of frame
– Interviewee looking at interviewer

Cutaway shots
– Establishing shot of Creative Process (inside and outside)
– Close up of working on laptop
– Wide shot of Creative Process tutor (Shane Speed) giving a lesson
– Peers working

– Natural light
– Reflector

– Ambient sound
– Background music

– Camera
– Tripod
– External microphone/audio recorder
– Headphone (to listen to audio)
– Adobe Premiere Pro

– Shot and sound bridges (cutting between main shot of interviewee and cutaway shots)
– Captions

Editing (in Adobe Premiere Pro)

Importing video and audio
File > Import > selected the clips to import and clicked Import

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I then dragged a clip from the Project bin to the Timeline.

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However, I do not want the audio attached to the video clip, I want the audio we recorded on an external microphone, so I right-clicked on the clip and unlinked the video/audio.

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I then deleted this audio clip and dragged the externally recorded audio into the Timeline.

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As you can see, the duration of the audio clip is a lot longer than the video, so I need to cut it. To do this I can either click on the edge of the audio clip and drag, or I can select the Razor tool (in the sidebar next to the Timeline), cut the clip and delete the unwanted audio.


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Razor tool

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To synchronise the video and audio I just need to watch and listen out for the clapping sound we had used during recording in order to be able to synchronise. I then linked the audio and video clip back together.

To cut into a cutaway shot, I dragged the shot into the Timeline, unlinked the audio (as it’s not needed, cut a chunk of the main shot out, and inserted the cutaway.

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Adjusting Audio
The audio is a bit noisy so to reduce this I went to the Project bin and clicked on Editing > Audio Effects and applied a DeHummer, DeEsser and Adaptive Noise Reduction.

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Adding captions
I created captions in Photoshop to insert into my Premiere project.


To import the caption I went to Graphics > New Layer > From file…

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The caption then appeared in the Timeline and in the Program window I placed the caption where I wanted it.

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In the Effect Controls panel under Motions I used keyframes to adjust the position of the caption at various points in the video, making the caption slide into the frame and back out again.

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Fading out
To fade out to black at the end of the video, I went to the Effects panel in the Project bin > Video Transition > Dissolve and dragged Dip to Black onto the video clip in the Timeline.

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Saving a project
To save the project I went to File > Save As and saved the file in my preferred destination.

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File > Export

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Final video