Most top corporate video ideas circle around the interview style video. There are many different ways our Boston Videographer like to set up their interview. Setting up an interview has to do with the placement of different equipment. You have to decide the best lighting, direction, and background for your shot. Using these tips you can set up and shoot your interview .
Place the Chair
One of the first steps when setting up your interview is choosing where your subject is going to be. The placement of the subject with be the main focus of your shot. Behind them should have a nice background that features something that represents the topic of the video. Another big piece that comes with placing the chair is deciding which was the subject will be facing. In interviews you want the subject to be looking next to the camera instead of straight toward the camera. When you place the chair it will determine where you need to set up the lights and other equipment around the room.
Set the Lights
The best lighting for interviews is three point lighting. Have your main key light head on facing the subject. This allows you to illuminate the subject, while using diffusion will make the light not so harsh. Use a fill light to cancel out the shadows that the key light may be casting. Shadows can be distracting in an interview, so it is important to get rid of most if not all of them. Your last light should be facing behind the subject to add to the background. Setting up the lights is important, because you want them to be positioned to highlight the subject, while also not being in the shot. Make sure to tape down any cords that may stick up as well. Keeping the equipment organized will help the shoot run smoothly.
Start the Conversation
An important part of an interview is to make sure the interviewee is comfortable in front of the camera. The best way to start an interview is to get the interviewee to start talking about themselves. Starting a conversation about their lives and moving into the subject of the video is a good way to get them talking more natural. Make sure the interviewer is prepared with questions that are clear and easy to understand. It is also a good idea to allow your interviewee to see the questions before but make sure they don’t script their answers. Scripting interview answers makes it seem too forced, and you want to it to be natural and intriguing.
Interviews are a great video type to help inform your audience about your company. Skillman Video Group has worked with many companies to help create wonderful interviews. Using these tips you can create an interview to the standard of many Boston Video Production Companies.
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