The Documentary Interview

The Documentary Interview

In this production based class, learn the technical skills and creative strategies for producing a successful interview-based project.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

In this class, students will get tips on how to conduct and shoot a successful interview as well as develop their own interview based project. At the beginning of the class, essential technical concepts will be covered, such as camera placement, capturing quality sound, and lighting. Additionally, students will view and discuss short docs that are based on interviews, and get a sense of both conventional and experimental techniques. As the class progresses, students and the teacher will give feedback on individual projects, and class discussions and presentations will focus on developing storylines and concepts. This class requires students to take out a production contract and turn in a short video for cablecast at the end of the class.

Pre-requistie: Field Camera I & Edit I: Beginning FCPX


  • Tue, 09/01/2015, 6:00 PM
  • Tue, 09/08/2015, 6:00 PM
  • Tue, 09/15/2015, 6:00 PM
  • Tue, 09/22/2015, 6:00 PM
  • Tue, 09/29/2015, 6:00 PM

All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Members with sufficient voucher balance may register over the phone (617) 661-6900; all others must provide full payment at the time of registration. Schedules are subject to change.