Join David Pond for an in-depth discussion in this video Daniel Roth interview: Highlights, part of Video Interview Production Techniques.
- When kids dream about being a journalist, I always wanted to be a journalist my whole life. And you do it because you want to be able to ask questions that get people talking, and you want to be able to get answers that help people make sense of the world around them. I'm Dan Roth, I'm the Editor In Chief of LinkedIn. I oversee a team of editors spread around the world whose job it is to get professionals talking. We say our mission is to give professionals the news and views they need to talk about the things that matter, so our big focus is, what are the headlines that you need to know about? What are the trends happening in your world? What are the things going on that will help you connect dots or realize where you want to work, or how to make your own career better? Or how to make your business better? And then after you get that news and those trends and those items from us, how do we help professionals realize that their voice matters? How do we get them talking and sharing what they're uniquely qualified to talk about? So with so much churn going on with the questions about how AI and populism are changing how our careers and our countries are changing, this is the time when you need journalists the most. To help ask the questions about what's happening, to help people think through the answers. Video is essential as a storytelling tool. I think that when you can watch people's facial reactions, when you can watch them work or see a thought go through my head, like it's going through mine right now, and you can see the imperfections, that's where video really shines. What video can provide more than anything is an authentic look into people's lives. So I think you want to capture the sirens that are going on in the background. I think that you want to get people moving in and out of frame. I think that the little bit of imperfection in stuff with video is great because it is a much clearer way of seeing exactly how people are. Yeah, I'll give you one tip that I think has been hard for me, but is very useful. Which is be comfortable with white space. Be comfortable with long, long pauses. And one of the things that you do when you're an interviewer early on is you want to fill every second. I think as people we want to, you get this pause and it just gets uncomfortable and you want to fill it with something. The more you can learn to let that go, the better off you'll be. Your subject will fill in that time. Some of the best stuff will come when they are uncomfortable. Or they're thinking about something and they're preparing to say it, and you don't want to cut them off. So just wait with them.
- Picking the right gear
- Setting up audio
- Key features of the Sony a7
- Lighting your interviews with natural light
- Exterior and interior shooting
- Setting up the audio
- Properly framing your subject
- Interviewing off camera
- Shooting on smart phones