You point your camera at your subject, but there’s a bit more to it than that. There are various ways to film an interview, and each produces a different look to your production. Plus, if your editing is going to be successful, you’ll need to have more than just the interviewee on screen.
Here, we go through the options you might need to film to make your interview look right.
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