How to do a video interview like a pro

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<p>How To Do A <br />Video Interview<br />Like A Pro</p> <p>Bold Content Production<br /></p> <p>Getting the most from your interviews...</p> <p>HOW?</p> <p>Choosing The Right Location</p> <p>Choosing The Right Location</p> <p> The location is one of the first, and most important elements to consider when shooting an interview. </p> <p>#1: Select a quiet location, which will leave you undisturbed (closed off room for the entire interview)</p> <p>#2: Consider to leave enough space between the interviewee and the wall, otherwise the subject will look too cramped or closed in</p> <p>Lighting The <br />Interview</p> <p>Lighting The Interview</p> <p> Strategic use of lighting can help to correct any asymmetry in the appearance of the subject allowing them to look their best. </p> <p>#1: Use standard three point lighting</p> <p>#2: Avoid having harsh shadows on the interviewee's face use diffuse light which soften the features</p> <p>#3: In order to avoid silhouettes do not use too bright light behind the subject </p> <p>Checking The Sound Quality</p> <p>Checking The Sound Quality</p> <p> Before the interview begins the video production crew must check to make sure there is no ambient sound which could potentially ruin the interview. </p> <p>#1: Use hypercardoid microphones, which are most sensitive to sound from the front</p> <p>#2: A telephone ringing during the interview can be highly distracting with hypercardoid microphones you can isolate the sound of the subject</p> <p>Making The Subject Feel Relaxed</p> <p>Making The Subject Feel Relaxed</p> <p> Being interviewed can be a stressful experience especially if it is the subjects first time. </p> <p>#1: Brief the interviewee before the interview begins, so that they know what they will want to say</p> <p>#2: Try to learn about the interviewees when they are off the camera, to make them feel comfortable when talking</p> <p>#3: As the interview director you should be able to put the subject at ease - start with questions that are easy to answer if the interviewee is nervous</p> <p>Asking The Right Types of Questions</p> <p>Asking The Right Types of Questions</p> <p> Most often the persons asking the questions won't be recorded, so they have to make sure to ask open-ended questions. </p> <p>#1: Try get the interviewee answering in longer answers two to three sentences are ideal</p> <p>#2: The interviewees must include the questions in their answers for the video to make sense and to have a context to place the answer in</p> <p>#3: Make sure that the subjects' answers are clear for the audience give them little key points and make them rephrase the questions so that everything is explained best</p> <p>Overcome Language Barriers</p> <p>Overcome Language Barriers</p> <p> Its about finding those small things which will either make them laugh or comfortable. </p> <p>#1: Smiling and body gesture provide ways to communicate make sure to still giving your interviewees eye contact</p> <p>#2: Get your translators on board and make them part of your team</p> <p>#3: On the spot translations are very beneficial as this allows you to tailor your follow-up questions to unlock more interesting information.</p> <p>Further Important Key Points</p> <p>Know what key messages you need the interview subject to deliver</p> <p>Including nouns is very important for maintaining context later on when the interviewers questions are removed.</p> <p>If there is a key message that you want to get across you shouldnt be afraid to load the question so that your subject will hit the right points.</p> <p>Pre-interviews help you to get friendly with the subject and to really get to the bottom of what the message is about and see how they work as a person </p> <p>Need A Video Interview?</p> <p>We would love to help!<br /><br />Visit to learn more about our interview video production</p>