How to Make a Storytelling Video

A basic overview of creating an interview-style video from start to finish.

What’s in the course?

Video 1 - The Interview

  • Tips on selecting an interview subject.
  • Selecting and setting up your camera.
  • Basic overview of natural lighting.
  • Basic overview of artificial lighting (includes basic three-point lighting setup).
  • Selecting audio equipment (on a budget).
  • General tips for interviewing.

Video 2 - B-roll

  • What is b-roll?
  • What do you shoot for b-roll?
  • How to make the most out of a seemingly boring setting.
  • 5 tips for shooting b-roll.

Video 3 - Editing

  • How to organize your footage for editing.
  • First steps in editing with Premiere.
  • My basic approach to editing.
  • How and where to find music.
  • Selecting an export setting.

It’s for you if:

  • You want to improve your confidence in creating great content.
  • You're not sure where to start when making a video.
  • You feel lost when it comes to camera settings.
  • You don’t know what camera you need to make something great.
  • You don’t know how to make your lighting look better.
  • You don’t know how to make your audio sound better.
  • You wonder how to make your video more interesting visually.
  • You’re stumped on what to shoot for b-roll.
  • You don’t know what b-roll even is.

Your Instructor

Nate Pfeil
Nate Pfeil

Nate Pfeil is an Emmy-nominated videographer and storyteller who has been creating videos since 2008.

He specializes in helping organizations tell their story through video, whether that's through a broadcast commercial, an "About Us" video for the web, or a testimonial of their product or services.

You can see samples of his work here.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
Yes, but how long is it?
Well, there are three videos, and the total runtime is under 24 minutes for the whole course. So you can watch them all at once or you can take your time and revisit when needed.
Who’s it for?
This mini course covers the basics of making a storytelling video, but it’s really for anyone wanting to improve their video skills.
What if I don't make interview-style videos?
I bet you'll still learn something! Since the interview style video is outrageously popular, learning how to do them can only help you as a videographer, regardless of the kind of videos you make,

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