You might think that recording video interviews should be simple, right? All you really need to do is stick your subject in front of a camera and hit record.
Not quite. From preparation, to proper visual set up, to collecting clear audio, there are actually a lot of different elements to consider in order to capture interviews that are both compelling and aesthetically pleasing.
In This Lesson
Filming an Interview
- Preparing questions for a video interview
- Scouting your interview location
- Setting up your shot
- Capturing audio throughout the conversation
- Interview pro-tip tactics
[Click here to view and use the Google Slide Presentation “Filming an Interview”]
Go Out and Film Someone
Getting comfortable conducting video interviews is tricky. No only do they require lots of preparation and planning, but you may also be faced with having to put a camera shy subject at ease. This takes lots of practice. In this activity, students will plan out and interview a subject about their favorite hobby on camera, bulking up their multimedia skill set for the future.
[Click here to view and print the Google Doc handout “Go Out and Film Someone”]