Setting Up A Television Interview

A television interview should be conducted precisely, leaving no room for any error. Television interviews reveal emotion, structure and content. To carry out an interview, one must prepare him/herself beforehand and a range of factors must be considered in this stance. There is more to a television interview than just asking good open-ended questions which will bring out compelling answers. The success of a great interview lies in how well the video is composed.

Depending on the person who is going to be interviewed, the location must be selected carefully. Look for somewhere interesting and relevant such as a playground for a sportsman, a kitchen for a chef or a school for a teacher. Although better results are supposed to be achieved on locations, studios are considered to be well-catered for intellectuals discussing abstract topics. Besides, studios are quiet, free of disturbances and acoustically neutral. This makes it easier to concentrate on the interview. Let’s have a look at the following factors that should be looked into when interviewing a person inside a television studio.
Lighting is an essential part of videography. Studio lighting Dubai can describe a situation or character, hide and enhance a person or an object and give definition to a program. Setting up the perfect lighting conditions for the interview should not be overlooked as it adds more depth and perspective whilst illuminating emotions of people.
The audience is able to see where the interview is taking place through the setup of studio lighting. Shadows distract and confuse the viewer. Therefore, make sure to place the brightest light source facing the subject/s.
Shot Composition
Compose the shots you intend to use throughout the interview. Focus more on medium shots where there is head room above the subject. Try to shoot closer from time to time to establish context. Follow the golden rule of television where the subject’s eyes meet the horizontal line on top towards the left or right end. It is very difficult to make the viewer visualize what is seen on TV in 3D format. Try out different angles to create the sense of depth that is needed.
Audio set up
Capturing the audio of the interview is equally important as capturing the images. Position the microphones close to the subject and test them before you begin shooting. Monitor the volume levels and adjust it to a medium to avoid the popping sound.Likewise, if you arrange the interview well, it will turn out excellent. Take measures to uphold the quality of the video and audio you capture in the interview, at all times.