The definitive guide to interviewing people for promotional videos

Come join us for great food, drink, learning, and networking at the Tavern Uptown.

Our presentation for this meetup will cover the basics (and more) of what you need to know about conducting an interview for a promotional video.

We'll cover the following topics:

•  A checklist of items to go over before you even show up on location for the shoot

• Reading from a script vs. Asking questions - Which one is better?

• Common mistakes made during interviews and how to avoid them

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  • Curt D.

    All I can say is WOW! I was tickled to see how many folks showed up and participated in making this a great 1st meetup for this group.

    Thank you Mark Belden for your excellent presentation. I pulled a bunch of useful nuggets out of it.

    Looking forward to our next meetup. We just need to pick a topic and find a presenter. Any volunteers?

    April 4

  • Mitch N.

    Great first meetup!

    April 3

  • Jason G.

    I want to thank Curt and Mark for putting together such a wonderful event. It was nice to meet so many like minded individuals. I'm very excited for the next one!

    April 3

  • Mark B.

    Thanks to all who attended! This thing will only grow and get better from here on out.

    April 3

  • Mitch N.

    Great event Curt, it was a pleasure meeting everyone!

    April 3

  • Robert L.

    What a great event. Thanks to Curt, Mark and everyone who made it. I can't wait for the next one.

    April 3

  • christine van h.

    thanks to the organizers, good group, good location.

    April 3

  • Anna L.

    Thank you so much to Curt Donohue and Mark Belden for setting up and hosting the first Denver Video Professionals Meetup. I had a wonderful time meeting a group of professionals with similar interests and expertise, I learned quite a bit of valuable information, and I look forward to our next Meetup session!

    April 3

  • Richard W. L.

    Got off to a GREAT start for the first meeting. I like the mix of people and the excitement of everyone sharing information. Denver had needed a group like for a long time. Thanks Curt and Mark for stepping up and making this happen. Onward and upward!

    April 3

  • Maxine D.

    What a great night everyone! It was wonderful to meet you all and I'm so excited to be part of such a talented and interesting group. Very much looking forward to the next Meetup and I hope everyone made it home safe and sound. Driving the turnpike (aka "The Gauntlet") to Boulder in the pouring rain was a little scary! Let's keep in touch!

    April 2

    • Curt D.

      Hi Maxine. It was really great to meet you tonight. I'm excited to hear more about your voice-over expertise!

      April 2

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shucks. I'm under two separate deadlines -- there's no way I can take tomorrow "off" from getting stuff done. Next one!

    April 1

    • Curt D.

      Bummer. We'll catch you next time:)

      April 1

  • Richard W. L.

    I've conducted interviews from the Vice President of the United States to people who work in industry. Each has its unique set of challenges. I can share a couple of my experiences over the last 30+ years if anyone would like to know.

    3 · March 31

    • Curt D.

      Hi Richard. I'd love to hear more. Let's catch up at the meetup. Maybe you'd consider giving a 30 minute talk at a future meetup? We'll touch on topic ideas at Wednesday's meetup.

      March 31

  • Curt D.

    I wanted to let everyone know about an upcoming class one of our members is teaching through the Open Media Foundation. It sounds interesting and I thought some of you might want to check it out. Here is the class description:

    Producers Reese Van Allen and Steve Hall will dive deep into the development process of reality television and the first steps to creating a marketable idea. During this interactive workshop, we will breakdown a few examples but will also dissect concepts from the class and give immediate feedback for improvement. Don't miss out on the chance to have industry professionals give you real world guidance on your project. Seating is limited.
    http://openmediafoundation.org/education/seminars-and-special-topics/turning-your-show-idea-reality

    March 25

  • Curt D.

    I'm hoping there's someone in the group with Glidecam experience. If anyone is experienced using a Glidecam HD-2000 or HD-4000, please let me know.

    1 · March 23

  • christine van h.

    i don't drive in denver... anybody going past broomfield on 287 at midway?

    March 19

  • Mark B.

    We would love to see you there Jo'el!

    March 18

  • Jo'el

    I have to work until 7, down in mid-city....sounds fascinating, though!!!! (I will see if I can juggle my schedule!)

    March 17

  • christine van h.

    i live in broomfield, anybody else? i'd like to car pool.

    March 17

  • Mark B.

    Thank you to all of you who have signed up so far! This meet up is for anyone who has an interest in video. Anyone from someone who is just curious to learn more, or someone who has been in production for 25 years. Our goal is to network and help each other learn more and become better at making top notch video.

    1 · March 17

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