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After The Shoot - A Blog About Story Driven Video Production

How To Prepare An Interview Subject

Posted by Jeff Brandt on May 30, 2017 10:44:00 AM

More and more organizations are seeing the benefit of producing videos that showcase meaningful conversations.  In this edition of "After The Shoot" Jeff offers up 5 tips to prepare your interview subject for a great interview.

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Topics: interviewing techniques

6 Essential Tips For Filming Kid Interviews

Posted by Jeff Brandt on Jan 5, 2016 4:04:01 PM

I produce a lot of interview style videos for corporate branding, product promotions, recruiting and fundraising. I’ve had quite a few projects where I’ve had to interview kids. These can be both fun and extremely challenging. Having just finished up another one with the good folks at BrightPeak, I thought I would share some useful tips.

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Topics: interviewing techniques

4 Steps for Producing a Powerful Testimonial Video

Posted by Jeff Brandt on Jul 9, 2013 10:28:00 AM
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Topics: content tips, interviewing techniques, video testimonials

5 Oscar Inspired Interview Tips For Your Non Profit Video Production

Posted by Jeff Brandt on Feb 27, 2013 5:35:00 PM

In an earlier post I preached about the virtues of interviewing people instead of using a script. Not only is interviewing better, it is easier. All this is very true…you may sense a "but" coming…and it is…BUT interviewing, like anything else, requires some level of skill.  And that skill plays a direct role in the quality of performances you get. Here are 5 tips to make that next interview performance Oscar worthy.

1. Pick the right people

The obvious choice isn't always the best. People in your non profit will feel pressure to have a subject matter expert or "an authority." This isn't a bad idea but in the interview game of "roshambo" (rock, paper, scissors), passion always trumps expertise. It just may be that one of your volunteers will have a much easier time making an emotional connection with your audience than a board member.

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Topics: nonprofit video production, non profit video production, interviewing techniques

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