Doug Jensen - How to Setup, Light and Shoot Great Looking Interviews
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How to Setup, Light, & Shoot Great Looking Interviews is a hands-on, practical guide for television and video camera operators of all abilities.
It will teach you all the fundamentals and advanced techniques you need to know for lighting great looking interviews with nothing more than a basic light kit.
Great interview lighting is essential to any production, but it doesn t have to be expensive.
Regardless of your budget or what kind of camera you have, there s just no excuse for not shooting the kind of excellent looking interviews that you see on the best network news-magazine programs.
But, as you ll see, good interview lighting doesn t require expensive equipment. You can shoot network quality interviews with a light kit that costs less than $1500 to put together -- if you know what to buy and how to use it.
Why get 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.
About the Instructor:
Doug Jensen is the owner of Vortex Media, a cameraman, producer, director, editor, consultant and trainer with over 25 years of video production and post-production experience. Jensen combines his extensive production experience with his teaching skills to bring a wide-ranging, real-world perspective to his independent DVD workshops and live seminars.
As a member of Sony s Independent Certified Experts (I.C.E.) team he has taught high-definition XDCAM classes for Sony at NAB, Japan, Hollywood, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
He owns several cameras, including a Sony EX1, Sony EX3, Ikegami HL59 Betacam, Sony Z7U, Sony Z1U, and a Sony F350 XDCAM HD.
In recent years he has directed, and co-produced several popular training DVDs including: Mastering the Sony PMW-EX3 , HandsOnHDV: A Complete Guide to the Z1U and FX1, A Guide to Shooting with the Sony XDCAM HD F350/F330 Camcorders, and How to Setup, Light, & Shoot Great Looking Interviews. His credits and clients include: NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, CNN, PBS, BBC, NHK, EBU, TNT, Discovery, ESPN, E!, A&E, HGTV, WGBH, Food Network, NASCAR Images, MLB Productions, Travel Channel, History Channel, Sundance Channel, and NBA Entertainment.