After looking at the different interview styles in a previous post (see here), I wanted to try out recreating them, interviewing my friend Hannah from behind the camera, working on my interviewing and filming skills.
Interview 7: News-report style video
Interview about a burglary that she recently experienced.
- Used key light, fill light and edge light (as before).
- Set ISO and white balance appropriately
- Used microphone and headphones to accurately set audio levels.
- Didn’t really need extra shots/cut aways, because of the style of interview – not for entertainment so didn’t matter.
- I asked short, clear questions, this resulted in concise answers, and no waffling.
- I didn’t ask questions in an opinionated way, for an unbiased interview.
- Asked factual questions and got factual answers, apart from the occasional question about how she feels.
- I added the questions in lower thirds to put her answers into context. Originally I edited the footage on its own without the questions, but her answers made more sense when I put the questions on screen. (You can watch the original edit without questions here).
- I corrected the audio and colour using effects again.