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Re: [videoblogging] Re: Video Interview Techniques: What Are Your Tips And Tricks?

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  • Bre Pettis
    Message 1 of 7 , Apr 1 11:18 AM
      On Apr 1, 2006, at 8:00 AM, Andy Carvin wrote:

      > Here are some of the basic ideas I try to teach students:
      >
      > Getting subject comfortable in front of camera. You generally don't
      > want to start peppering them with questions the moment you meet them.
      > get them situated in front of the camera and start rolling before you
      > ask questions; just chat and let them get settled. This works well
      > with sit-down interviews; if it's on the fly, of course, this doesn't
      > really apply.
      >
      > Eye perspective. Have them either looking at the camera or just
      > off-camera, but not both in the same interview. Off-camera is more
      > common.
      >
      > Avoid too many people behind the camera. Not usually a problem for
      > vloggers, but if you're working as a team, don't crowd around the
      > interviewer. If there are several people hanging out behind the
      > camera, the interviewee will make eye contact with all of them, which
      > looks terrible on film. Just get them to look either at the
      > interviewer or the camera, whichever you prefer.
      >
      >
      > Have subject repeat question as statement. You want to make sure their
      > answers convey the question. Compare these two responses:
      >
      > Bad response:
      > Q: When did you start the band?
      > A: In 2003.
      >
      > Good response:
      > Q: When did you start the band?
      > A: We started the band back in 2003...
      >
      > By having them incorporate the question into their answer, it'll make
      > for better interview footage.
      >
      > andy carvin
      > andycarvin@...
      >
      > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "pettisb" <pettisb@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> Hey Folks,
      >>
      >> I have an interview gig coming up in two weeks and my normal strategy
      >> is to just interview the person with my hand held sd300 and edit it
      >> all together and then record an intro and outro before and after the
      >> interview. This one has to be snazzier than that since I'm going to
      >> get paid for it.
      >>
      >> I've got a lowel light set to bring with two softboxes and some 500
      >> watt lights. I'm even bringing in someone else to point the camera
      >> and
      >> push the red button. I'm getting my old fluid head tripod out of the
      >> closet too!
      >>
      >> If you've had any experience with interviews, I'm curious about
      >> what's
      >> worked for you and what tips and tricks you've picked up along the
      >> way. What are the tricks and tips for a great video interview?
      >> What is
      >> the best way to light an interview? What are the best shots to go
      >> for?
      >> Are there any editing tricks that you would suggest? How much do
      >> you
      >> move the camera around? What are your favorite cut shots?
      >>
      >> Thanks in advance for helping me improve my interviewing skills!
      >>
      >> Bre
      >> http://imakethings.com
      >> http://wearethemedia.com
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