How to edit your interview for a film project.

A group of children look at editing techniques for a World War Two history project.

The seventh top tip is to 'edit your story!'

The young film crew's interview with World War Two veteran, Fergus Anckorn, has now ended and Maya and Maisie are editing it down, which is also referred to as 'doing the post production'. An explanation of film editing is given and examples of editing in action are shown to demonstrate how an edit can make information clear and more compelling.

We then see two clips that demonstrate how good editing can make the story told more interesting. The films were made by school children across the United Kingdom as part of the BBC's Make Film - Greatest Generation project.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used as an introduction to film editing, as it demonstrates some of the things that they will need to think about when editing interviews or other footage together?

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Media Studies and History at Key Stage 2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and at Second Level in Scotland.