Sometimes folks struggle to ask effective interview questions when they’re shooting video.
Good videos are frequently built around interviews. That’s why many people say that the most important skill a video creator needs is the ability to shoot great interviews.
I’m going to share three questions I personally find effective.
These questions tend to produce footage I can actually use in the edited video.
Sometimes I use long segments, and sometimes I just pull sound bites from them.
They’re straight-forward questions, but the answers you get can save your video.
Let’s get on with the questions…
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Many people don’t realize they’re making the same mistakes over and over when they shoot video of interviews.
There are a few mistakes that I see more often than others.
I’m not talking about the interview questions, etc… I’m talking about the setup of the camera, lights, and positioning of both the interviewer and the interviewee.
Following are the most common video interview mistakes I’ve personally noticed along with the solutions for fixing the mistakes.
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Most videos need a lot of B-roll. They help us cover edits, and they add variety.
As a shooter, you might find that you sometimes struggle to come up with ideas for B-roll.
This B-roll list can help you unleash your inner Sherlock Holmes and notice the details around you. Get more B-roll with ideas like the ones in the list below. I counted 113 sample B-roll ideas, separated into 31 categories.
First, a few things to keep in mind…
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The satisfaction that comes from completing a video project is nothing short of delightful.
It’s a great feeling, but it might be a little premature.
When you think your project is done, it’s a good time to check a few things just to make sure your video does what you intended.
If you want to maximize the quality of your project, here is a checklist of things to consider before you decide you’re done (in no particular order):
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Facebook video is likely a growing priority for you.
And that could be a smart thing. The Facebook video platform is getting better, and there’s no doubt that there’s a large audience on Facebook.
Lately I’ve been uploading more videos to Facebook. Because of that, I thought I’d share a few tips I’ve learned both by experience and by research. My goal here is to help you make Facebook video that gets viewed, liked, and commented.
Let’s get the technical stuff out of the way first…
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