When you’re making a video about cable knitting, start by collecting your interview.
Sit down with an expert and ask them to talk you through the process. We had ours introduce herself on-camera and explain what she’s about to do. Then film them knitting as they talk through each step out loud.
You’ll want to get a close-up shot of your subject’s hands as they knit. Notice how I knelt down to focus on my subject’s hands on her lap. Make sure you keep the iPhone mic pointing towards them so you can pick up good sound.
It’s good to ask them several follow-up questions too - have them talk about why knitting is an art form and why people like to do it. Record each answer as a separate sound bite.
Now collect your supporting shots. Get video of your subject knitting from different distances and angles. Notice how I stood farther away to film her knitting behind a table…and then got more close-up shots of her hands.
You’ll want to film examples of the finished products too! We got video of these fabric swatches laid out on the table. Notice how I got one shot to show the whole group - and then close-ups of individual swatches to show detail.
If you’re at a knitting convention, like we were - your subject might reference specific things to see. Notice how we got shots of this knitted Taj Mahal and this knitted teepee to support her references.
Now decide which sound bites you want to use. It’s good to end with a bite that shows why knitting is en vogue!
To put it together, open Videolicious. Select your supporting shots in Step 1 in the order that matches your sound bites. In Step 2, import your sound bites in the order you want them to play. Play back your sound bites and tap your supporting shots to follow them!