Today, we researched and watched videos about interviews, and how to correctly execute the process. For our next project we will be conducting an interview with an "expert". The way we are defining an expert is someone that has done a sport, hobby, or activity for 3-5 years. A few things I learned from these videos are lighting, composition, framing, and sound. I found the videos helpful because it went in depth and was easy to understand. It was nice to see a visual representation of how to interview. Most importantly, prepare beforehand and always be aware of your shot and subject at all times.
Some things to ask your Character to do:
Rephrase your question in the answer.
Wait a second before you answer.
Don't feel like your answers need to be perfect.
Don't look at the camera.
Try to avoid touching your face and moving a lot.
Say your name and spell it.
Some things you need to remember:
Choose a location with good lighting.
Watch for background noise and wind.
Proper looking room and head space.
How, why, what, and where are good questions.
Don't forget the "tell me" questions.
Shoot at an even, neutral eye level.
Turn of all cell phones.
Eyes should be seen clearly.
Ask the question: "Is there anything else you would like to add?"
During Broadcast Technology class I created a Six Word Story. Overall, I enjoyed this project. After a few days of brainstorming I decided on the story, "You never fail to inspire joy." I thought of the relationship my sister has with our dog, Griffin. I used color and angle to show her emotion. I enjoyed the freedom this project allowed us, and the ability to be creative. One limitation I faced was the location I filmed in. I filmed at my house, and was unable to get some shots that I wanted. In one shot, I had to prop a glass door open with my foot, while standing in the bushes. In another, I wanted to do a wide shot, but my hallway was too narrow and did not permit me to. I also had some difficulty with my original shots, so I decided to redo them. A few things I learned was the ability to redo shots, the importance of color editing, and the understanding that everyone makes mistakes. To watch my video click here.
I am a student at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. I am the executive producer of Ladue View and I enjoy making and staring in videos I create in class and out of class. I work hard in my contributions to the art of videography. I am passionate in my efforts to inform others and inspire many.