"How to Setup, Light, & Shoot Great Looking Interviews"
Running Time 60 Minutes
This comprehensive DVD Workshop is a hands-on, practical guide for television and video cameramen of all abilities. It teaches all the fundamentals and advanced techniques you need to know for lighting great looking interviews with nothing more than a basic light kit. With 20 chapters of detailed explanations, examples, tutorials, and tips, this DVD demonstrates how to get great results in real-world situations.
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Why Buy this Video?
At least 95% of the time a video crew breaks out the light kit, it's to
shoot an interview or some other kind of head shot. If you can plan, setup,
and light nice looking interviews, that's just about all the lighting
know-how most people will ever need.
Not so long ago people could get away with just putting up a couple of
umbrella lights and calling it good. But, times have changed, and the
standards for interview lighting have risen sharply in recent years. It
doesn't matter whether you're shooting for a major network news magazine,
a live shot, a documentary, local TV news, or even a corporate video with
your CEO - today's audiences have come to expect interviews to look a
lot better than they did in the past.
And, there's no reason why they shouldn't look great, because shooting
a good interview instead of a mediocre interview barely takes any extra
effort. But the first thing you need to understand is that good interview
lighting doesn't have very much to do with the equipment. You know the
old saying that, it's not the tools you have, it's how you use them. Well,
that certainly applies to good lighting.
With 20 chapters of detailed explanations, examples, tutorials, and tips,
this DVD demonstrates how to get great results -- without getting bogged
down in jargon and unnecessary information. It will show you exactly what
you need to have in your light kit, and then take you step-by-step through
the process of choosing a location, setting up the lights, and solving
common challenges in real-world situations -- NOT in a studio.
to Setup, Light, & Shoot Great Looking Interviews" was
created by Doug Jensen, a freelance cameraman and director of photography
who has been lighting and shooting documentary and film-style ENG/EFP
productions for hundreds of clients since 1982. He owns several
cameras, including an Ikegami HL59 Betacam, Ikegami DV7 DVCAM, Sony
Z1U HDV camcorder, and a Sony F350 XDCAM HD.
His credits and clients include: NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, Fox
News, CNN, PBS, BBC, NHK, EBU, Golf Channel, TNT, Court TV, Discovery
Channel, ESPN, E! Entertainment, A&E, HGTV, TV Land, TLC, Sci-Fi,
WGBH, Food Network, NASCAR Images, MLB Productions, HBO, Travel
Channel,History Channel, Sundance Channel, Warner Bros., WTTW, Weather
Channel, NBA Entertainment, and many more.