Join Amy DeLouise for an in-depth discussion in this video Positioning the interviewer, part of The Art of Video Interviews.
…Female 1: Let's talk about positioning you, the…interviewer, because you're just as important as the subject.…And, just like your subject, we don't want you in a swivel or squeaky chair.…Especially swivel chairs are bad for interviewers, because if you start…moving around, your subject's going to be moving around looking for you.…So you want a chair that's going to position you in a…way to keep your eye line with your subject, nice and calm.…Male 1: And this is going to be…important, because remember you're going to be leaning…in and trying to engage.…A lot of times a lean in is a very effective move to…just let the person know you're…actively listening, and this really become important.…
Now all of these movements, what's really…critical is that you maintain proper eye line.…And personally in me, I often find that I…need to have a conversation with the director of photography.…I also often ask, do you want me on this side or this side?…You know they have a, an idea of how they…framed it, and then you may have to adjust your height…
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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 Appropriate for all
Video Foundations: Interviewswith Anthony Q. Artis1h 55m Appropriate for all
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
Premiere Pro: Documentary Editingwith Jason Osder3h 48m Intermediate
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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