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Gather b-roll of your subject

While your main priority is the interview, it’s nice to have b-roll of your subject in the field, actually doing what they’re talking about on camera. This could be typing at a computer, pouring a cup of coffee, or running on a track field. This adds interest to your...

Start off with easy questions

To put your interviewee at ease, begin the conversation with light-hearted “throw-away” questions. I typically begin with simple facts such as their name, hometown, company, etc., and save some of my more important questions (e.g., what is the impact of climate change...

Share tips with your subject

While you’re used to filming video interviews, your subject is probably uncomfortable — bordering on nervous — so it’s your job to put them at ease.I start every video interview with a few tips to help them understand what I’m looking for and what they can do to...

Choose a clean and logical backdrop

A backdrop can either make or break your video interview, which why you should take the time to think it through. If you’re filming a company video, look for a background that reflects the vibe you’re going for (e.g., exposed brick if you’re a creative company, or a...

Use professional audio equipment

A video interview is only as good as the audio that comes out of it; that’s why investing in high-quality audio equipment is essential. Sound is an element that is often ignored in video production and it's certainly just as important as good quality footage. Your...

Tips for Better Video Interviews

Whether it’s a promotional video or documentary, virtually all professional videographerscan agree that audio isn’t just important; it’s essential. Video interviews can add helpfulnarration to move a story along and engage viewers on a deeper level.In a business intro...

Video editing tips for Beginners

So, you have just shot some video footage, and now it’s time for the other half of the battle, video editing. As with shooting video this next step requires a good mix of both creativity and technical knowledge. We want to share our video editing tips for beginners...

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