Two camera interview shoot help.

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  1. eleven2brett macrumors regular

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    I'm shooting a series of interviews for my church and was wondering if anyone had any tips for shooting an interview with a two camera set-up. The interviewees are the only ones that will be on camera, and even the questions will be removed in post. Sometimes we will be interviewing couples and other times we will be doing just individuals.
    What is the best way to set up cameras in this type of setting, and what are some of the most important things to keep in mind while editing?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You could use one camera for a close-up of the interviewee, or if it's a couple of the other, not talking, person and the other camera can be used for a wider shot of the situation (from the torso upwards).

    They should also be positioned in a way, that the angles of view aren't crossing the line of the 180 degree rule.

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    What about watching some interviews with a two camera setup?
    Are you using the same camera models?

    What editing software do you use?

    Be sure to use one, that has Multi-Cam editing abilities like Avid or Final Cut Pro.
     
  3. eleven2brett thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the tips! We're using two camera of the same series and editing with Premiere Pro CS3. I just upgraded from 1.5 so the muti-cam stuff is new to me, but i'm starting to figure it out.

    What kind of background do you recommend? I don't really like nothing being there, but too much is distracting.
     
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    As you wrote, it would have something to do with your church, I would look around the church for nice spots, that have enough natural light.
    But the background shouldn't be that distracting.
    Outside the church could also be a nice spot.

    It all depends on the theme for the film.


    I don't know, how Premiere handles Multi-Cam groups, but I'm sure the manual has enough to say about it.
     
  5. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Only just become aware of this rule after a course I did in london! It can be really subtle but does make a difference and can be really annoying always having to think about when filming!
     

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