You will create a 60- to 90-second interview. Interview an interesting person and edit the interview into a concise package.
- have at least two b-roll shots that transitions in and out using a Cross Dissolve transition.
- use a Cross Dissolve transition if clips of the interview are cut and pieced together.
- have a lower-third title appear telling the viewer who the person is.
- be cleanly edited.
- have a song playing the in background.
- use the techniques we covered in class.
- be uploaded to YouTube and embedded in a post on your blog. Write a paragraph setting up your video. Write an SEO friendly headline for it, too, and put it in a category.
- Once the subject is in frame, press on the screen and hold it to lock in the white balance, exposure, and focus — AE/AF Lock. Pressing on the middle of the screen is usually good, but experiment around on the screen if it looks blue/tan, bright/dark, or out of focus.
- Make your body a tripod. Find any way you can to keep your camera from shaking during the shot. Shoot by keeping the camera close to the body or lean against a wall (even if you look funny doing it).
- Shoot in Airplane Mode so you don’t get interrupted.
- Grid Lines: Settings > Photos & Camera > Grid
Interview your partner about what their best memory or accomplishment has been in college so far (pretend grandma is going to watch this, though).
Then get a close, medium, and wide shot of them doing something on campus. Also, get a few shots of campus without your partner in the shot.