How to Light and Frame for the Best Interview Ever - New York
You have a brilliant story that’s going to be an eye-catching film. Now you need to shoot the best looking interviews ever. This workshop is for you!
As part of the Working Professional series, AbelCine has partnered with Rick Siegel to present How to Light and Frame for the Best Looking Interview Ever.
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.
This exclusive two-part workshop is an information-packed class giving you the essentials to work with a director of photography or set-up and shoot your own interviews. Part 1 covers 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. For Part 2 of the workshop we’ll work hands on with the skills we’ve acquired in Part 1. By using the ABEL offices as our “interview locations”, we’ll explore many of the real world situations we all encounter. We’ll use two camera, lighting, and grip kits to analyze the various possibilities within each setup.
How to Light and Frame for the Best Interview Ever takes the following questions into consideration:
Part 1: January 30
Who is the person we are going to interview? What is their role in the story we are photographing?
What perception do we we want to engender about our interviewee?
Who is in our audience? How will they be viewing the final story?
What style of lighting and which camera/lens choices will best support our efforts?
What are the location and/or studio logistics to consider?
Part 2: February 1
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 our interviewee and the story we are creating?
Subsequent topics: Light quality & control, multiple lighting sources & color temperatures, windows & treatment, teleprompter, camera movement, sound issues.
Once you’ve completed Part 1 & 2 you’ll be prepared to Light and Frame for the Best Looking Interview Ever.
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