Duration: 1 day
Time: 10am - 6pm
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- FOCUS: Video Compression Techniques
- FOCUS: Color Correction and Grading
- FOCUS: Image Manipulation
- FOCUS: Using Social Media to Promote Web Videos
- FOCUS: DSLR Shooting and Workflow
- FOCUS: Documentary Storytelling & Structure with Steve Audette
- FOCUS: Green Screen Techniques
- FOCUS: Photoshop for Video
FOCUS: Shooting, Lighting and Conducting Interviews
This is an intensive, full-day workshop that focuses on stellar interview production from start to finish. Learn to assess your space and consider different options for different sets. Master the techniques necessary to light interviews for different mood, subjects, settings, or with a creative twist. Finally, this workshop will demonstrate how to handle your interview subject ‒ you’ll learn effective techniques for preparing and relaxing the interviewee and getting the best interview content in any situation.
Your FOCUS Instructor
Douglas Spotted Eagle is a giant in the video and audio industries, having received Grammy, Emmy, DuPont, Peabody, and many other awards. His music is heard in a wide range of films from "Last Samurai" to "Star Wars-Ewok" cartoons. His biggest project of 2005 is his musical compositions for PBS monster "The War that Made America," and in 2006 contributed several score pieces to "Lost Landscapes, another PBS full-run, which has been nominated for an Emmy. Douglas has also won many awards for his documentaries, including "Toubat: A Journey of the Native American Flute" and "The Way of the Powwow." His Azee' Choo'nii'gii' is the first film produced in the Dine' language.
Douglas has authored several books, the first of which was published world-wide when he was 18 years of age. His technical books include subjects such as Apple's Soundtrack, Sony's Vegas, Adobe's Encore, and DV Basics, and author of the industry best-selling "HDV: What You NEED to Know," and "Instant Vegas."
Who Should Attend
This workshop is for everyone working on interview production. The workshop addresses the roles of camera operators, interviewers, grips, directors, and corporate and event videographers.
Assessing your Environment and Determining your Set
- Clean, studio set
- Executive style office desk
- Standing sets: ballroom, conference, trade shows
- Outdoor sets
Lighting the Subject and Set
- Lighting kit for interviews
- Lighting the set
- Lighting the interviewee(s)
- Using reflectors
- Skin tone considerations
- Glasses, baldness, and other lighting concerns
- Lighting outdoors
Working with Talent
- Pre-production direction
- Makeup and wardrobe considerations
- On-set techniques
- Sensitive topics
- Working with challenging interviewee(s)