Filmmaking Tips: How to film an interview without a crew – #StoryStuck Ep. 2

Filmmaking Tips: How to film an interview without a crew – #StoryStuck Ep. 2


How to film an interview with a solo shooter.

Phil asked how we would recommend setting up an interview when the interviewer is also the camera person. What is the best way to set up so you can maintain a basic level of camera operation and still be engaged in the interview?

Key Moments:
0:26 Tip 1 – Set up in your favor so you can see camera controls.
0:49 Tip 2 – It’s a conversation and not a performance. Embrace that reality.
1:20 Tip 3 – Talk and check.

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