How To SetUp, Light, and Shoot Great Interviews
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DVD “How To SetUp, Light, and Shoot Great Interviews”
Shoot Great Interviews
Using a Light Kit that Costs Under $1500
Great interview lighting is essential to any production, but it doesn’t have to be expensive.
Regardless of your budget or which camera you have, there’s no excuse for not shooting interviews that look like they came from a network news magazine show. This DVD shows you how to shoot network quality interviews with an inexpensive light kit. You’ll learn which light kit to buy and exactly how to use it, even if you have NO experience in lighting. You’ll master all the fundamentals as well as advanced techniques for lighting a network quality interview – all with a basic light kit.
Interviews Are More Important To Money Making Videos Than Just About Any Type Of Scene
At least 95% of the time a video crew breaks out the light kit, it’s to shoot an interview or some other kind of head shot. If you can plan, setup, and light nice looking interviews, that’s just about all the lighting know-how most people will ever need.
Just look at the types of videos where interviews so important
- TV Network Magazine Shows e.g. 60 Minutes, 20/20, et al
- Business Videos use interviews as testimonials, as well as expert information
- Video Biographies – a great looking interview is one of the key techniques for producing $15,000 biographies
- Settlement Videos – Intervews are 90% of these expensive videos used by attorneys
And those are just the beginning. Shooting interviews are the key element of so many kinds of videos.
Not so long ago people could get away with just putting up a couple of umbrella lights and calling it good. But, times have changed, and the standards for interview lighting have risen sharply in recent years. It doesn’t matter whether you’re shooting for a major network news magazine, a live shot, a documentary, local TV news, or an in-house business video with your CEO – today’s audiences have come to expect interviews to look a lot better than they did in the past.
And, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t look great, because shooting a good interview instead of a mediocre interview barely takes any extra effort. But the first thing you need to understand is that good interview lighting doesn’t have very much to do with the equipment. You know the old saying that, it’s not the tools you have, it’s how you use them. Well, that certainly applies to good lighting.
With 20 chapters of detailed explanations, examples, tutorials, and tips, this DVD demonstrates how to get great results — without getting bogged down in jargon and unnecessary information. It will show you exactly what you need to have in your light kit, and then take you step-by-step through the process of choosing a location, setting up the lights, and solving common challenges in real-world situations — NOT in a studio.
- Richard Campbell
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