Review: How To Setup, Light, & Shoot Great Looking Interviews

lightshootThe sub-heading of this DVD training video is “using a light kit that costs under $1500.” Vortex Media has produced this excellent training video focused on the craft of shooting interviews.

I do a lot of corporate video production and interviews are the number one requested shot by a wide margin. As much as I like to think of myself as an ‘artist’, interviews are very much about craft. Doug Jensen, the host of this DVD, lays out a very organized process for evaluating a location, arranging furniture, and setting up lights and camera.

Doug also goes step-by-step through each piece of gear in the lighting kit he uses in the video. He clearly explains every item and it is all professional gear that you would be confident using in front of a paying client (the best kind!) His $1500 price tag is accurate, and you will be able to recreate every technique he demonstrates with the gear on his list.

I highly recommend this “How To Setup, Light, & Shoot Great Looking Interviews”. It delivers on its promise and is also extremely well made. The menus are attractive and well laid out. And, not surprisingly, the video is well lit!

If you find yourself shooting a lot of interviews, check out this DVD. You’ll be cranking out top quality material in no time and fighting off the hordes of new clients begging for your services.

Andrew Seltz

Andrew was born in Michigan, raised there and in Tennessee, and has since lived outside Orlando, in Chicago, New York City, and now Birmingham, Alabama. He produces videos and websites for a living and is married to a beautiful, generous, loving woman who also happens to be a talented actress and writer - They have two daughters.

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