In a host shot the person on camera addresses the audience by looking directly into the camera as if he is talking to the cameraman. In the interview shot, the interviewee does not look into the camera but rather looks at the person asking the questions, the interviewer. The background of a good interview shot should relate to what the story is about, to create depth to your shot. When setting up an interview shot you need to avoid flat angles. A flat angle is a term used for shots with bad and boring backgrounds, such as a blank wall, a hedge, or a fence. These shots are boring and don't inform the viewer about the story, it doesn't create depth. When setting up for an interview shot you have to make sure that your interviewee has look room. To create look room you should positioning your interviewee to make it look like they are looking across the space. The shot should also be in the rule of thirds, with the eyes of your interviewee in either the top left or top right intersections. When setting up for a shot you have to create "the line". The line is a term used for the way your shot should be arranged, with the camera pointed at the interviewee with the interviewer just out of the frame with the interviewee looking at the interviewer, this angles your interviewee and allows to create look room.
The interview shot is the foundation of any good profile story. There are a lot of things that go into creating your shot but I believe the most important part comes after you hit record. I believe the most important thing is to get the story you need from your interviewee. This can be done by preparing good questions that will lead to the story you want. Another thing the interviewer has to do is ask follow up questions to make sure you get the most information out of the questions you have prepared. To make the interview process easier the first thing you should do is send the list of prepared questions to the person being interviewed in advanced to let them prepare. Another thing you should do is make the interviewee more comfortable.
ALD 5.1 Design a targeted digital media message or concept that addresses the needs of a client.
ALD 5.2 Plan and construct a digital media product from budgeted resources that addresses client needs.
ALD 5.3 Assess the collaborative process for its impact on the design, planning, and production of a digital media product.