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How to Light & Frame for the Best Looking Interview Ever
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How to Light & Frame for the Best Looking Interview Ever

Description
Beginner
Learn the essential skills for working with a DP or for setting up and shooting your own interviews.
Overview

Overview

This course will give you the essential tools to work with a DP or for setting up and shooting your own interviews. Through discussion and hands-on activities, you will learn how to maximize your location, how to light the interviewee to best effect, how to set up the camer and how to make the right decisions on set that will positively affect the edit. 

Topics include: 

  • Who is the person you are going to interview? What is their role in the story you are photographing?
  • What perception do you want the audience to have about our interviewee?
  • Who is in your audience? How will they be viewing the final story?
  • What style of lighting and which camera/lens choices will best support your creative vision?
  • What are the location and/or studio logistics to consider? Small room? Large room? Furnishings?
  • What style of lighting and lens selection will offer the best cosmetic choice for the interviewee and the story you are creating.
  • Light quality &control, multiple lighting sources & color temperatures, windows & treatment, teleprompter, camera movement, sound issues.
  • How to decode interview portraits with both the images you’ve created and the work of others.

Rick Siegel, Director of Photography & Lighting Designer, has worked on feature length and short films in the narrative and documentary genres. He also photographs episodic television series – in music, comedy, fashion, home style, reality and magazine formats. See Rick’s website, IMDB and example interviews.

These exclusive workshops are information-packed classes giving you the essentials to work with a director of photography or set-up and shoot your own interviews.  Part discussion and part hands-on, this workshops cover how to maximize your location, how to light the interviewee to best effect, how to set up the camera and how to make the right decisions on set that will positively affect the edit.  You’ll then work hands-on with the skills you’ve acquired throughout the discussion portion of the workshop. By using the ABEL offices as our “interview locations”, we’ll explore many of the real world situations we all encounter.

Instructors

Instructors

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

  • DPs
  • Students 
  • Documentary Filmmakers
Certification

Certification

No certificate is provided with this workshop.

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