CHAPTER 9

SHOOTING INTERVIEWS

I’ve found that video interviews are a very organic transition from stills to motion. Many people believe that interviews are a tiny niche within the film industry, and though that might be true when it comes to the overall productions, I strongly believe that interviews offer fantastic learning opportunities applicable to a wide variety of shooting situations.

While shooting video interviews, you don’t have to worry too much about camera movement, you can apply your photographic lighting skills to continuous lights, and once the lighting strategy is defined, there isn’t much you need to tweak. You already know which lenses and framing would be best for portraits, and since the subject is relatively still you can ...

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