Walking into an unknown interview location can be daunting. In this video, learn how aspects of a room can affect the quality of the video such as noise, light, objects in the frame, and room lights.
- Where do most interviews take place? … They're probably going to be filmed inside. … So what do we look for in finding a location? … You want to consider sound and light, in that order. … So first, try to find the quietest place possible. … That cappucino machine behind me? … Not a good thing. … (buzzer buzzes) … Copy machine (buzzer buzzes) … or places where people congregate, (buzzer buzzes) … a cafeteria (buzzer buzzes) … or anything else that could produce a distracting noise. … - Excuse me. … - This is not always possible, … but try to find the quietest location you can. … Try to find a space with some depth. … A great trick; use a hallway. … Don't put your subject directly in front … of a white wall, unless you're going to be stylizing it … because it ends up looking like a mugshot. … (camera clicks) … When it comes to objects in frame, … make sure there's nothing distracting behind them, … like a plant, (buzzer buzzes) … a sign, (buzzer buzzes) … lamps, (buzzer buzzes) … a screen or an exit sign. (buzzer buzzes twice) …
- 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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