11 February 13 videos
I produced this video for the AT&T California Public Affairs team.
10 September 11 videos
Promotional video for Washington DC based non-profit organization Food and Friends.
21 October 09 videos
Here's a little pre-roll ad I collaborated on. The amazing doodle animation was done by my pal Jael. This ran on MSN video.
10 April 09 videos
Everything you've ever wanted to know about an arcane telecom policy issue and more!
"Vox Pop" is short for Vox Populi, in the USA we call these kind of short video interviews "Man on the Street".
- Keep a shot list as you go.
Include the subject's name (double check spelling) and timecode. Make notes on particularly good interviews or sections of interviews.
- Have subject sign an appearance release form.
Alternately, ask them on camera if it’s okay to use the video on your website and other places like YouTube.
- Tell the subject to look at you.
Or have them look at the camera. Just don't let them bounce back and forth.
- Ask them to repeat the questions.
“What's my favorite flavor of ice cream? Why, it's vanilla.”
- It’s okay to ask the same question twice.
Ask the subject to rephrase their response, maybe it needs to be shorter.
- Help your interviewee self-edit.
If they say something interesting, and then move on to something else, ask them to rephrase the interesting part.
- Don’t record a conversation.
It’s really hard to edit chit-chat. Let them finish their thought completely before you speak again... Don’t interrupt / comment along the way “yup”, “un hun”, “really”. If you need to cut them off, do it with the knowledge that you’re starting a new cut.
- Get the microphone as close as possible to the subject.
Position the subject so that nothing behind them emits or reflects reflect sound.
- Light your subject from more than one source.
No harsh shadows.
- Frame your shot.
Place your subject relatively high in the frame. Use a tripod. Do not use hand held camera. Do not zoom or pan.
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