Shooting an exterior interview comes with its own set of challenges. In this video, learn how to approach these variables including sun angle, road noise, and wind.
- At some point, you're going to be asked … to film an interview outside. … Filming outside comes with its own unique challenges. … Sun, rain, people, cars, sirens. … Everything's around you, especially in a city, … but the same principles apply inside as they do outside. … Try to find a quiet space with indirect light. … Let me show you some workarounds … for some of the biggest challenges … you're going to face filming outside. … One of the major issues you're going to face is street noise. … Orient your subject so their back is facing the noise, … just like I am right now. … My back is facing the street. … My body is acting as a sound barrier to the sound, … so it's not hitting the mic. … This also works for winds. … Put your subjects back into the wind, … so the wind is not hitting your mic. … The bright, beautiful sun can also ruin an interview. … Having your subject directly lit by the sun like I am now … can cause them to squint or cause … big shadows underneath their eyes and their chin. …
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
Lighting a Video Interviewwith Richard Harrington2h 28m Intermediate
Mastering Common Interview Questionswith Valerie Sutton56m 14s Intermediate
Video Foundations: Interviewswith Anthony Q. Artis1h 55m Intermediate
1. Choosing the Right Gear
2. Setting Up the Location
3. Setting Up the Interview
4. Shooting B-Roll
5. Variations on a Theme
6. After the Interview
Backing up SD card1m 5s
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