Chapter 16Shooting an Interview

Chapter Objectives

  • Learn how to make your interviewee more comfortable.
  • Become aware of audio challenges and how to deal with them.
  • Learn how to deal with your background challenges and why using a backdrop works well in some situations.
  • Understand the best way to phrase interview questions.

A common component of special interest videos is interviews. These can be shot in a home or hotel, in a studio or in the field. They usually have their share of challenges but with some experience and preparation you should be able to get a good interview.

For example, we had arranged to shoot a series of interviews in Venice Beach, California. I was concerned when I saw the tiny size of the room and the fact that the ...

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