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How to edit an Interview Video in Final Cut Pro

This walks you through the basics of great method for how to go about editing an interview video in Final Cut Pro. It is built around the principle that the audio of your video will drive how the image feels. This is incredibly important for editing. It then takes you through the steps you need to follow in terms of seeing that happen in Final Cut Pro. It will also get you editing faster. If you’re new to Final Cut Pro, then this will be a great starting point. If you’ve been doing some editing already, then hopefully this will give you a fresh approach. If you think you’ve got some better tips, then I’d love to hear them – please leave a comment.

The video I was editing can also be viewed – ‘How to make an Interview Video’

Music: ‘In Christ Alone – Instrumental’ by Page CXVI. Used with permission under creative commons.

Permission for use: Released under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License

Critique:
• I couldn’t cover everything – eg capturing, compression. Let me know if you want me to try, or let me know about others who have already done this well.

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How to Make an Interview Video

This is an interview video on how to make interview videos – with me! In it, I explain some of the different things I do in order plan, film, and edit better interview videos, and try to show you what they look like in the final product (which you see before you).

The music was made in Soundtrack Pro.

Permission for use: Released under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License

Critique: You’ll see a few things that aren’t quite right.
• The most obvious is that in the close-up, I’m slightly out of focus and I’m at a slightly different angle. So, watch out for these things if you’re filming yourself! (shame on me)
• The other is that I’m much slower, less expressive, and more boring than I thought I was when I filmed myself. People always come off flatter on video – don’t be afraid to push them hard.


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