TUTORIAL- Do a Talk Show Interview

This is the tutorial for the assignment I created called “Do a Talk Show Interview.” You can click on the link to view the assignment in the ds106 assignment bank.

1. Download a clip. Find an appropriate talk show clip to use for your interview. Length is up to you, but you’re going to want to find something less than ten minutes. Try to find a clip where you can isolate a lot of footage of just the interviewer, not the person being interviewed. That way it will look better when you substitute in footage of yourself.

2. Trim the video. Put the downloaded clip into a video editing program, like iMovie or Windows Movie Maker. I used Movie Maker. Once the clip is uploaded to the program, cut out the parts of the video that you don’t want. When you’re finished with this step, all that should be left is footage of the interviewer asking questions.

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3. Plan your responses. Now that you’ve isolated the questions in the interview, come up with appropriate responses in order to make the interview flow nicely and seem realistic.

4. Record and format. Do a webcam recording of your responses, one at a time. Then put the responses into the appropriate places between the question clips. Play with the trim tool in order to make the video flow as well as possible.

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5. You’re done! Check out what my interview looks like. I did an interview with Jimmy Kimmel. It was a lot of fun. Enjoy!

Do a Talk Show Interview

This is the second and final assignment I created for the ds106 assignment bank. It is a four star video assignment that requires a lot of time and a fair bit of video editing skill. The full description of the assignment can be found here. An accompanying tutorial for this assignment will be up in the next couple of days. Enjoy!

Noir NOT The Father: The Reunion

Noir NOT The Father is here! Stella, Blair, Mick, Jack, and I spent MANY hours filming and editing on Friday and Saturday, and then Blair put in several more hours putting the finishing touches on the show. Finally we have finished. I have to say, I am very excited to make my television debut, but I’m most excited about getting to make fun of Mick on tv. In addition to starring in the episode, I also created one of the commercials that airs during the show (Blood Be Gone!). Let me know what you think of our show!

Billy Steel: The Interview

The major assignment that I had to complete this week, outside of my group’s video project, was to create an interview of myself, Billy Steel, answering some of the questions put forth by the Noir 106 professors. This was challenging in two aspects. First, it required thinking about my past as laid out in previous blog posts, as well as things about me that haven’t yet been blogged about. Secondly, I had to use some moderately difficult video editing techniques to splice the videos together.

As far as the creation of the video goes, I first recorded myself with my computer’s webcam responding to seven of the interview questions. I chose to answer seven of Burtis’s questions. I did this in seven different clips, which were recorded on Windows Movie Maker, my video editing software of choice. The next thing I had to do was download the video of Burtis asking the questions. I wasn’t sure how to do this at first, as the video was on YouTube, but I googled it and ended up using a website that converted the YouTube link into a downloadable MP4 file. I then uploaded this file to Movie Maker, split it after every question she asked, and inserted the appropriate clips of my answers in between her questions. Coincidentally, I think it came out very well! I have posted the finished product below. Make sure you check out Burtis’s face after I answer the last question!

PROGRESS UPDATE- Noir NOT The Father: The Reunion

This week my group and I, Billy Steel, are continuing and hopefully finishing our video sequel to our radio show “Noir NOT The Father”. We are planning on meeting twice this week, with the first meeting already taking place on Tuesday. At this first meeting, we checked out each other’s trailers that we created last week, and hammered out the script for our video. I would have of course gladly appeared on the show with no script, but I have been known to suffer from stage fright, so I figured it would be good to have my story down on paper before I went on tv. We decided to do our show in the following format: we will start with each person telling the viewers their personal backstory, and reminding them what happened last time “Noir NOT The Father” aired on the radio. Then everyone will be brought out for the live portion of the show hosted again by Stella Vaughn, where we will discuss what we have been up to since the last show, and I suspect some new secrets will be revealed!

After we met on Tuesday, we were each tasked with recording the audio for our own backstories. I have recorded mine and I am sure it will keep you on the edge of your seat! I have posted a little sneak peak below!