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How to shoot video interviews

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How to shoot video interviews

  1. 1. Shooting Video Interviews By Serena Carpenter http://serenacarpenter.com
  2. 2. Stance <ul><li>Tripod </li></ul><ul><li>Camera Stance </li></ul><ul><li>Care </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cameras <ul><li>How to buy a camera: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mic Input </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Headphone Input </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manual Focus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Camera Kit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Handicam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tripod </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless Lavaliere Microphone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handheld </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>XLR to Mini </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>XLR to XLR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sony Cable </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your own headphones </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Interview Chunk <ul><li>Sound Bite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opinion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>:06-:15 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Getting Good Bites <ul><li>Nervous People </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Childhood, hobbies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid topics strangers talk about </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get facts beforehand </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Location matters </li></ul><ul><li>Sit before stand </li></ul>
  6. 6. Shooting the Interview <ul><li>Eye-level with lens </li></ul><ul><li>Spell and say name </li></ul><ul><li>Sit close to lens </li></ul><ul><li>Look at you, not camera </li></ul><ul><li>Videographer invisible </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t allow person to hold the mic </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid talking during interview </li></ul>
  7. 7. Framing the Interview <ul><li>Headroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forehead shots okay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch to make room for supers or titles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Noseroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance between tip of nose and edge of video frame </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Except when talking to people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chin </li></ul><ul><li>Depth </li></ul>
  8. 8. Lighting Your Subject <ul><li>Light source in front of subject </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sun in eyes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No windows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Close blinds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shoot window out of frame </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desk lights </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Light when possible </li></ul>
  9. 9. Alt Resume Examples <ul><li>http://mediaontwitter.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/themediaishirin </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/media_pros </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/cbotwell/visual-resume-presentation </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/7855449@N02/3258568672/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Video Resumes <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=resume+tapes&search_type=&aq=f </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skCWT6Fo2_Y </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFr0xd12kx4 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VPSu9g-L-g </li></ul>
  11. 11. Good video resume <ul><li>Part of the social media resume </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.visualcv.com/mikefoxphotojournalist </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Short </li></ul><ul><li>Explains why you’re the best person </li></ul><ul><li>What you believe </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about your accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Do a lot of takes </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Power Switch = film strip is video camera </li></ul><ul><li>Quick on=Goes to sleep mode instead of turning off – saves battery </li></ul><ul><li>Start/Stop = Record </li></ul><ul><li>W/T = Zoom </li></ul><ul><li>Hit Play bottom to see clips </li></ul><ul><li>Car/Suitcase= </li></ul><ul><ul><li>movie settings (wb), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sound = playback audio levels, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>photo settings > down arrow > flash mode > off </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Centers in the MIDDLE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Option (bottom corner) = auto focus (focus on LCD screen) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inside Panel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nightshot = turn on when recording in dark places </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Display = LCD panel cues turn on/off </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Shooting Interview Exercise <ul><li>Partner up </li></ul><ul><li>You will need to do both a </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Rule of Thirds” and “Looking into the Camera” interview about who you are, what you believe, what your accomplishments, and what you can contribute </li></ul></ul>

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