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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Video and Audio tips for Interviews. Northeastern University 10/15/13

Here are a few of the videos that I'm going to show, along with the tips I'm going to share, at Dan Kennedy's Northeastern University Journalism class on 10/15/13.

1. Use the Camera You have With You, and if you can, Add a Microphone.


iPhone 5 with iRig Mic.

2. Keep rolling.


Keep rolling after the interview is over. Sometimes the best moments happen after the formal interview is over.

3. Lavaliere mic


A lavaliere mic is great for interviews. Captures more of the speaker nad less of the surrounding noise.

4. B-Roll


Listen to what the interviewee is saying and add B-Roll.

Make note of what is being said during the interview, then shoot extra footage to support what was said to add interest to the interview.

5. QUIET on the SET


Move away from the noise. If you are in a noisy area, move to where it's quiet.

6. Simulate Two Cameras With One


Think about how you might edit the video before shooting. Then use multiple shots to simulate multiple cameras.

7. Add Still Photos to Video


Still photos add interest and can also cover up video mistakes.

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