There is an art to being a good interviewer and these things can all be learned. In this video, learn some basic things to keep in mind while conducting an interview.
- The most common kind of interview you're going to do … is a single person interview. … This is where your subject's alone on camera, … and you're behind the scenes asking the questions. … We've gone over how to frame this, and how to set it up. … Now, how do we actually do the interview? … I like to break the interview down into five parts. … This is regardless … of whether it's a CEO delivering a statement, … a brand ambassador talking about the new initiative … or an investigative documentary. … The first section of an interview … is the pre-production planning. … May ask, I thought the interview started … when I started asking questions. … But how do you know what questions to ask … if you haven't done the planning beforehand? … Know what content you're going in to get. … The second part of the interview starts … when your subject comes into the room. … This is your chance to establish a rapport with them, … especially if they're uncomfortable being on camera. … Ask them how their day is. …
- 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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