Join Amy DeLouise for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting lower thirds in the field, part of The Art of Video Interviews.
…Female 1: Lower thirds is something your editor is going to struggle with…if you don't help them out by getting them in the field.…It's really important at the top of every interview to get the person's full name,…and make sure you find out if there are any nick names they want to be.…So they want to be Robert Bob Smith, or do they just want to be Bob…Smith, or they never want to be Bob Smith, and they only want to be Robert Smith.…Find out if there're any special precursors before the title, or…after it. Are they PhD, MD.…Some people have a lot of letters after their name that they need.…
So try to get that clarified.…Get it in your digital file, so when you're editor's…bringing up your footage, bingo, they've got all the information.…Right there.…The other thing that you might want to…do is have the person spell all that information.…I know some names seem really obvious but, pretty much the one that…you forget to get spelled is the one that gets misspelled on the screen.…So,…help the editor out.…These are just a few things that you can…
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- Planning interview goals
- Anticipating interviewee's answers
- Conducting background research
- Scheduling interviews
- Building rapport
- Teasing out supporting points
- Getting transcripts
- Avoiding obstacles with challenging interview subjects
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Preparing for an Interview
2. Production of Video Interviews
3. During the Interview
4. During an Audio-Only Interview
5. Getting Results
6. Minimizing Narration
7. Making Editing Easier
8. Avoiding Obstacles
9. Preparing for Post
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