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 9: Emotion Interview
Interviewing Hannah about general safety in Hyde Park, where she lives.
- 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.
- I managed to film some cut away shots, close up of her hands fidgeting, and her looking around the room.
- After the interview, (because fortunately I was interviewing in the house we were talking about), I went and got some relevant filler shots based on her answers. They were not filmed well, but gave more variety to use when editing.
- Most successful of all interviewing style I tried.
- Answers were detailed but clear
- She gave answers which expressed her emotions towards the situation, which was the purpose of the interview.
- It would have been better to have been in the video interviewing, to make the video more sensitive, person-to-person, rather than her just talking towards an anonymous camera.
- I would like to try this interview on camera, to see if it creates better responses.
- I used effects to de-noise the audio, and correct the colour of the visuals.
- Because I filmed relevant cut-away shots, I could layer these over the audio where they fitted with the topics, to help illustrate what she was saying, and also add interesting visuals.
- I used one of these cut away shots as a title background, to make a change from the usual black backdrop I had been using.
- Although her responses made sense, it may have been clearer if I had written the questions across the screen, to put her answers into context.
- If editing fully, I would have liked to have added quiet background music, to blend the titles with the interview footage.