CHAPTER 10 SHOOTING INTERVIEWS

Interviews are a staple ingredient of most news, current affairs or documentary programs. The quality of the interviews you obtain, and the way you shoot them, can often make all the difference to the success of your production.

Interviews consist of two elements; words and pictures. First and foremost, you need to think about the words and the people who are going to say them.

Example

You are shooting a story about a little old lady who is being forced to move from her terraced house into a block of high-rise flats.

Research and Preparation

Who are You Going to Interview?

First you need to make sure that the people you are going to interview have got something worthwhile to say and that they will say it well. ...

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