Volume 2: Shooting Interviews


Volume 2: Shooting Interviews


Great stories start with great interviews. Volume 2 of the Video Coach, Shooter’s Guide will teach you tried and true techniques for shooting interviews. Each chapter is designed specifically for broadcast journalism teachers and students, using clear language and easy-to-understand examples.

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Material Covered

Chapter 1: Focus Statements
Dave Davis explains the importance of defining a story’s focus before rushing out to shoot interviews & B-roll.

Chapter 2: Run & Gun Interviews
Learn the simple techniques used to quickly capture sound bites on the fly when you’re shooting in the field.

Chapter 3: Formal Interviews
Building upon the previous chapter, students will learn best practices for preparing for and pulling off a scheduled interview.

Chapter 4: Lighting Interviews
How to use natural light, on-camera lights, and traditional three-point lighting to make your interviews look pro.

Chapter 5: Troubleshooting
Things go wrong in the field. This chapter is all about how to work around the unpredictable conditions of shooting interviews.

Bonus Material

  • 5 PDF lesson plans for use in the classroom
  • Interactive quizzes for each of the five chapters
  • Powerpoint version of the material on the disc on DVD-ROM